Genesis² for Self Storage

The Future of Self Storage Management Software

Designed for self storage operators with small to mid-sized portfolios, Yardi Genesis²™ streamlines property management and accounting with best-practice workflows in a web-based, cloud-hosted solution. Genesis² is our cost-effective Software as a Service (SaaS) site management and accounting solution that combines your operational and accounting data in one system with access anywhere you have an Internet connection.

Self storage property management software

Powerful functionality built for the storage operator to manage your business better.

Genesis² features a powerful general ledger with accounts receivable (A/R) and payable (A/P) functions, check writing, and bank reconciliation. With an intuitive interface that lets users operate the program with ease, Genesis² delivers built-in security, dashboards, analytics and reporting, automated prospect and renter workflows, and a valuable correspondence package to help you run your business more efficiently.

With Genesis² you can manage several property types, including residential, commercial, condo and HOA, self storage, and mixed portfolios.

Product Highlights

  • Streamlined Reporting

    Genesis² combines a comprehensive property and tenant database with report writing capability, and comes with over 140 industry-standard reports that can be exported quickly to Adobe® PDF, Microsoft Word®, or Microsoft Excel®. This wide-ranging suite of reports and powerful real-time analytics features drill down from summary to underlying detail that can be accessed with a single mouse click.

  • Optimized A/R and A/P Functions

    Processing tenant receipts can be labor-intensive, but Genesis² automates this process for you. Smart input methods and optional OCR scanning streamline the recording of tenant receipts. And whether you are dealing with simple residential rent or complex commercial leases, Genesis² provides all the easy-to use tools you need to track your payables in both cash and accrual accounting.

    Genesis² can post monthly charges with the click of a button. With the Detailed Receipts function, dollar amounts are automatically applied to charges as receipts are entered. Payable features include vendor-based expense accounts, electronic payments to owners and vendors, and partial payments. Other controls include the ability to put holds on individual invoices and vendor accounts, and stopping payments to vendors whose insurance has expired.

The Yardi Genesis² Suite

Adopt optional self storage add-on products from the fully integrated Yardi Genesis² Suite that will improve your bottom line and provide enhanced services for your tenants.

  • RENTCafé Self Storage

    RENTCafé® Self Storage includes prospect and tenant portal features with an easy online process to attract more prospects, capture more leases, and retain residents. The tenant portal includes valuable features such as the ability to accept credit and debit card payments.* Use our simple marketing website templates and ILS data syndication for improved web presence.

  • GoodShield Protection Plan**

    When your tenants lease a storage unit, they might not realize they need insurance to protect their goods from damage or loss. GoodShield® Protection Plan™ offers tenants affordable protection for belongings stored at your facility – with easy signup and attractive, competitive pricing.

  • Yardi Payment Processing

    Allow your tenants to make convenient payments online. Automate rent processing and eliminate bank runs for your staff to save time and maximize cash flow. Yardi Payment Processing™ streamlines payment collection, cuts operational costs, and reduces processing errors.


* Must license Yardi Payment Processing to accept these payments
** GoodShield, Yardi CHECKscan, and WIPS not currently available in Canada

Key Features
  • Web-based, browser-agnostic software platform with best practices built-in functionality
  • SaaS hosting including data backups and software updates
  • Integrated general ledger with A/R and A/P functions, cash and accrual books
  • Comprehensive automated workflows including prospect, transfers, and lien processing
  • Check writing and bank reconciliation
  • Electronic payments to owners and vendors
  • Real-time analytics reporting with drilldown
  • More than 140 standard reports
  • Correspondence package to track tenant and owner communications
  • Bulk email tool for tenant statements and owner report packets
  • Maintenance and work order management available on a mobile device
  • Built-in installation checklist functionality for fast and easy setup
  • Fully integrated optional products: tenant and marketing portals, online and cash rent payments, check scanning, tenant insurance
Key Benefits
  • Reduce costs and gain efficiency with automated workflows
  • Streamline A/R and A/P and automate tenant receipt processing
  • Increase business intelligence with portfolio-wide analytics and reporting
  • Benefit from lower IT overhead and hassle-free upgrades with SaaS