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Top-Notch Programs for Top-Notch Tools

The education landscape is changing, and at Hayes, we love being part of it! A couple of weeks ago, Education Dive published a piece by Marquitta Mitchell of the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools in North Carolina.Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools have been customers of Hayes Software Systems since 2017, utilizing our TIPWeb-IT & TIPWeb-IM to efficiently manage their assets and inventory. In the article, Marquitta shares some...

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Simplify Your Tech Refresh Plan Using Your Asset Management System

An asset management system is a powerful tool with the exact data you need to plan your tech refresh. By Morgane Le Marchand The use of technology in K-12 education brings unique challenges to school districts who must protect their investments and ensure that technology remains operational. Due to the significant investment in technology and the long-term budgeting cycle, it’s crucial that...

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Think You Know What IT Asset Management is? Think Again.

By Kelly Jones To understand what IT Asset Management (ITAM) is, you need to understand what ITAM isn’t… Many school districts think they have an asset management system in place because they have one or many of the following: Fixed Asset Systems: Financial professionals within a school district will most likely prefer a fixed asset system as the system of record since it...

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5 Tips for Creating a Successful Asset Inventory Management Program at Your District

By Lyn Wilkerson This week, we pass the reins over to guest blogger Lyn Wilkerson, Inventory Control Manager at Dallas Independent School District. Dallas ISD is the 14th largest district in the country serving 160,000 students with over 294,000 of below capital value assets. We asked him to share some best practices and lessons learned from his experience creating and implementing an inventory...

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6 Inventory System Integration Trends You Need to Know About – Part Three: Procurement Systems

By Jessica Zaleski Welcome to part three of our six part series on inventory system integration trends, where we will discuss how your procurement system and inventory management system can complement each other and save your district time, effort, and money. The other parts in our series address systems management, fixed asset, help desk, cash management, and network management systems.  Check back to our...

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Education Code Requirements 101: California Code Section 35168

By Jessica Zaleski Staying up-to-date on every education code can be a hefty task—and staying compliant can be even more challenging. With that in mind, we’ll be interpreting important education codes that apply to your inventory management strategies and supplying the information you need to meet the requirements. This week, we’ll review California’s Education Code Section 35168. What Does the Code Say? Education Code...

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6 Inventory System Integration Trends You Need to Know About – Part Two: Systems Management Software

By Jessica Zaleski In part two of our six-part series on inventory system integration trends, we will discuss ways your systems management and inventory management software can be valuable complements to each other by helping reduce manual data entry and increase information transparency of laptops, tablets, desktops, and smartphones. Others systems we’ll be addressing in our series include purchasing, fixed asset, help desk,...

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5 Inventory Management Implementation Tips Straight From Tyler ISD’s Instructional Technology Specialist

By Jessica Zaleski An effective inventory management system can automate processes and result in more accurate data, improved staff satisfaction, and more efficient buying. Getting to that place is dependent on having clean data and coordinated processes, which can be difficult with legacy systems and piecemeal procedures. The key to success is effectively making the move from those antiquated tracking methods...

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5 End of School Year Tips for Successful Textbook Inventory Management

By Jessica Zaleski As the semester winds down, school district instructional materials coordinators begin looking ahead to their end of year processes. With everything that your campuses need to complete this time of year, you may start to feel overwhelmed about getting your coordinators to quickly accomplish these processes. But fear not! We’ve compiled a list of best practices that will...

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Why We Now Love School Inventory Management (And You Can, Too!)

By Leonard Chance Our friend Leonard Chance has been an asset manager for over ten years. He started managing assets while in the Marine Corps and now he is the Technology Asset Manager for Cypress-Fairbanks Independent School District. Below is a blog post that he wrote about his district’s experience upgrading their outdated inventory management system in order to take control of...

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