Instructional Material Contract Negotiations 101

By Jessica Zaleski Contract negotiations for new instructional material adoptions can have a huge impact on the inventory processes of a district, and with many districts depending on the Teaching & Learning Curriculum Department or Purchasing Department to handle contracts with vendors, it’s not uncommon for the district inventory manager to miss out on some important details of the contract… Read More

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 Below is a blog post that he wrote about his district’s experience upgrading their outdated inventory management system in order to take control… Read More

5 Best Practices We’ve Learned From District Textbook Coordinators

By Jessica Zaleski We recently had the pleasure of joining a group of district-level textbook coordinators for a user group meeting in Virginia. Attended by TIPWeb-IM users from North Carolina, Virginia and Maryland, these textbook coordinators (whose districts range in size from 15 campuses to 150) shared their best ideas and practices that help them manage their inventories. They also collaborated on… Read More

Houston ISD’s “Power Up” Initiative Aims to Make Sure Every Student Has Access to Technology

Houston Independent School District, one of the largest school districts in the country, has recently rolled out a new initiative to ensure that every school, student, and teacher has access to technology. Education Week just recognized the district as a “leader to learn from” because the “215,000-student Houston district is setting the bar for how to manage the digital transformation of… Read More

How Your Ideas Become a Part of Our Software in 5 Steps

By Jessica Zaleski Here at Hayes Software Systems, we recognize our current and potential customers as invaluable collaborators when it comes to our product development process for inventory management automation. Our focus on K-12 enables us to always understand what new goals our customers want to accomplish and need in our inventory management software products for school assets and textbooks.… Read More

Don’t Let This Be You! The Case for a Centralized Inventory Program

By Megan White We often hear of school districts going through unsuccessful inventory audits where purchased assets are unaccounted for and policies intended to control assets are nonexistent. With separate processes and a lack of oversight, things can quickly get out of hand. Your school closets could end up with boxes of unopened laptops or iPads that your students and… Read More