End of Year Device Collection Checklist

Prepared by Hayes Software Systems, below is a checklist to ensure your end of year device collection process runs smoothly.     Prepare for Device Collection  Establish collection locations   Identify roles and responsibilities of team members   Create device drop off schedule  Design traffic flow plan (i.e. one way lines for car drop off, etc.)  Determine team member training requirements on processes and procedures  Develop Device Collection Processes and Procedures  Choose workflows for statuses and notes (i.e. damage, storage)  Decide receipt delivery method (i.e. printed, email, signature capture)  Communicate Device Collection Process  Email parents and guardians collection… Read More

How to Streamline Your End of Year Device Collections

The school year is winding down and districts across the United States are preparing to collect devices from students and teachers alike. With more devices than ever before, end of year collections can be a daunting task. Utilizing your asset inventory management system will help keep the collections process organized with up-to-date data and reporting. Here are some quick tips to remember while tackling the end of… Read More

Avoid a School Budget Crisis with Asset Inventory Management

Each year, school districts are tasked with managing thousands of assets such as computers, textbooks, furniture, vehicles and more. Being unable to track fixed assets can result in billions of dollars wasted. As we work through closing out one budget season and moving into the next, many school districts face a similar question: How to make up for shortfalls in… Read More

How to Maintain Your K-12 Help Desk Knowledge Base

Maintain your K-12 help desk knowledge base by making content evaluation and creation a regular task for your team. is a great accomplishment - give your team a round of high fives! You’ve created a powerful resource to deliver immediate answers to your students, teachers, and staff… Read More

3 Best Practices to Manage School Help Desk Tickets

School technology staff should follow these best practices when working in your help desk ticketing system. By Gena Blankenship Help desk ticketing systems are a great tool to streamline the daily management of school help desk tickets from teachers, students, and school administrators. They also hold a goldmine of data that you can use to drive decisions to provide the… Read More

The 3 Types of Inventory Audits That Will Boost Your Data Accuracy

Performing these 3 types of inventory audits throughout the year will improve your data accuracy and usability. By Gena Blankenship School districts need to know where their assets are at all times, and a reliable inventory tracking system is the first step to having great data at your fingertips. The next step...audits! One of the best ways to boost the… Read More

The Best Time of Year to Conduct an Inventory Audit (Hint: It’s not May!)

Think you know the best time to audit inventory? Consider these 5 reasons to change your audit schedule. By Gena Blankenship Many districts complete inventory audits at the end of the academic school year when staff, teachers, and students are already stressed to the max. Often, crazy schedules and competing priorities cause the audit to go undone, forcing you to… Read More

3 Secrets to Success from an Inventory Champion

By Greg Wright When your district invests in an inventory system, the success of your technology adoption depends mainly on its users. Staff must use the system regularly for the system’s data to be accurate and provide value. We recommend that school districts have an inventory “champion” who continually encourages and educates staff to use the system effectively. Greg Wright,… Read More