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The Dangers of a Homegrown Inventory Management System at Your School District

Published by Jessica Zaleski at May 23, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

You’ve put a lot of time and effort into your homegrown inventory management system. You built it because your district didn’t find existing software that met your unique needs. However, while the advantages of a completely custom system can be significant, the risks and costs over time outweigh the benefits.

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Measuring Inventory Management Effectiveness: 5 Metrics You Need to Track

Published by Jessica Zaleski at May 10, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

When managing an asset inventory program, districts have a litany of data points from which to make strategic decisions to optimize people and processes. All this information can sometimes cause paralysis at your district and stall your program. How do you know which data to track to get the most out of your inventory management program?

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What Your District Needs to Know About Property Insurance

Published by Jessica Zaleski at April 25, 2016 | Categories: IT Asset Management

Your district is full of valuables within the walls of each building, millions of dollars’ worth of assets and materials. So if a disaster strikes, knowing exactly what you have could save your district a lot of money.

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4 Tips for Making the Most of Your IMA Funds

Published by Jessica Zaleski at April 5, 2016 | Categories: Budgeting, Instructional Materials, IT Asset Management

We’ve enlisted Duncanville ISD’s IM Coordinator Misty Fisher to give her insight into how districts can ensure they are maximizing their IMA funds. Read on as Misty shares the top four tips she’s learned during her nine years as an IM coordinator. Misty also serves as a Board of Directors on the IMCAT board and is the current President for NTTCA.

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Understanding California’s Williams Settlement Textbook Requirements

Published by Jessica Zaleski at March 28, 2016 | Categories: Instructional Materials

At Hayes, we understand how education laws affect your inventory management strategies. The Williams Settlement, a law passed in California back in 2004 helped to change the game for students and school districts, enabling more students to get access to textbooks. We review how the settlement applies to your inventory management strategies and what you need to know about meeting the requirements.   

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