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Expanded Inventory Control Services

By Debbie Disler We’ve been offering services that have had a positive, lasting impact on school district operations for over 23 years.  With our extensive experience, we understand that school district inventory control is an ever changing process of meeting current, relevant initiative goals.  With this in mind, we are constantly reevaluating how we communicate and deliver our consulting and training...

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Why Building Level Asset Management is the Perfect Complement to Your Fixed Asset System

By Anna Maxin Fixed asset system. Building level asset management system. What’s the difference? Why would a school district ever need both? A fixed asset system is primarily a financial tool designed to manage capital assets above a set monetary threshold to fulfill district accounting needs. A building level asset management system, on the other hand, is the campus counterpart to your fixed...

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The Key to Effective Textbook Management? Clear Policies and Procedures

By Anna Maxin When it comes to managing instructional materials, it takes a team of people to keep everything running smoothly - especially with the many tasks this staff is responsible for. School districts are actively seeking opportunities to simplify processes, improve communication, and increase the accuracy of information used for decision making; all while being budget minded.  Furthermore, school systems are...

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Can Better Building Level Asset Management Solve Your Problems?

By Anna Maxin Effectively managing assets critical to instructional and administrative operations is a growing challenge in K-12 schools districts since so many of these assets are no longer “fixed”. Tracking and auditing assets is particularly challenging because of the rapid adoption of technology in the classroom, limited personnel resources, and the short life-cycles of many IT assets. Luckily, a modern school district...

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TASBO Conference 2013 Presentation: Klein ISD and Hayes Software Systems – 1:1 Initiatives and TBSI

By Anna Maxin Klein ISD has been on the forefront of integrating technology in the classroom, launching incredibly successful initiatives that foster engaging learning environments.  These initiatives require much planning and a strong infrastructure to ensure success.   At last week’s TASBO conference in San Antonio, Pam Armand from Klein ISD and Anna Maxin from Hayes Software Systems gave their insight on how...

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4 Textbook Management Requirements Every District Should Have

By Anna Maxin Let’s face it: managing district instructional materials isn't a one person job. When every district is employing the motto “do more with less”, effectively managing your district instructional material purchases is crucial to both your bottom line and student success. Trying to accomplish that with your existing staff can be challenging without proper organization. It’s important to give your...

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1:1 Initiatives Require Unexpected Infrastructure

By Anna Maxin There is no doubt that 2012 was the year for 1:1 initiative buzz at school districts. From large to small districts, getting technology in the hands of students has been front and center in administrative meetings and news mediums all over the country.  Districts are realizing the potential of implementing an effective instructional technology program to increase student achievement.  However,...

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3 Decisions to Make Before Implementing Inventory Automation Software

By Anna Maxin Automating your physical inventory processes utilizing an enterprise software solution can seem like a daunting task.  Although we make the process as painless as possible (see our Services Experience Infographic), inventory automation can require a significant amount of initial work. In order to guarantee success there are three key decisions to make before you kick off the project.  It doesn't...

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The Hayes Software Systems Services Experience [INFOGRAPHIC]

By Anna Maxin Hayes Software Systems’ number one goal is to make your job easier.  Everyone, from developer to customer support, is dedicated to making sure every member of the Hayes family has an amazing experience.  Making happy customers is the most important thing that we do. This goal has driven us to develop a service and support experience that sets the...

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