PARIS is a full-featured billing and receivables system, custom built for monthly parking management. Click on the topics below to learn more.
PARIS supports billing by Rate Code, where each parker is billed a specified amount each month, and it also supports billing by Contract, which allows for multiple levels of charges and minimum billings (or must-takes). Rate increases may be scheduled to take effect automatically at a future date.
For each Account, you may choose to bill every month, or only once per specified number of months. Before creating next month's invoices, you may preview the billing for an account, or for all the accounts in a garage. PARIS not only tracks the actual amounts billed, but also the amount of any discounts included in the billing.
Late Fees may be billed with a variety of methods (flat fee, percentage of balance, etc.), and Past-Due notices may also be printed or emailed. PARIS supports multiple-level tax computations, and the calculation of special Parking Taxes, such as those for Miami and Baltimore.
PARIS keeps complete Account History online for all active accounts. You may drill down on any item in the History to view its details, and you may permanently store Notes about the customer in its Account History.
You may customize your invoices with your logos and watermarks, and print messages to your customers on the invoices. You may also choose to email invoices, instead of printing and mailing them. If you have customers with parkers in more than one facility, you may use PARIS's Invoice Builder utility to print a consolidated invoice.
PARIS enables you to automatically charge your customer's credit card to pay their monthly bill, or pull the payment from the customer's bank account via an ACH. We support a variety of credit card settlement agents, and PARIS can create a NACHA format file for your bank to use to initiate ACH payments.
The Customer Service Screen enables your phone operators to look up monthly parking near landmarks and immediately see availability, rates, restrictions, and any other details your prospective customer needs to know about the lot.
This screen also shows the current number of parkers, and the number as of the first of the next month, by Category of parker, with the number on the Waiting List for each Category.
PARIS provides for tracking receivables from billed validations separate from the monthly parking activity for each location.
You may print permits (hangtags) directly from PARIS, and you may export permits' Paid/Unpaid status to a variety of handheld devices for your lot checkers.
PARIS produces nearly 100 reports, all tailored to parking management and auditing (click here for a small sample). A complete audit trail is provided for every transaction: who entered it, and when. Executive Scoreboard provides executive-level personnel a quick overview of their facilities, and numerous charts are available for presentation to management and property owners.
Paris-on-the-Web fits seamlessly into your existing company web site. It enables your customers to view their recent account history, pay for monthly parking online, and edit basic account and parker information, freeing your staff from routine maintenance. If you choose, you may allow new customers to find and sign up for monthly parking from your web site. Also, you may allow your clients, such as property owners or managers, to view their property's receivables information.
Built as a series of ASP or PHP templates and housed on your web host, Paris-on-the-Web may be customized with the same graphics and styles as the rest of your web site.
Click here to see the Paris-on-the-Web templates, using the system as if you were a monthly parking customer. To use the property owner screens, click the Client Access link on the next page.