A Tool is Only as Good as its User

Successfully transforming your organization isn’t just about software… You might have the best tools and the most powerful engine, but you need the right people and the right processes in place to ensure your system is performing at maximum capacity. Districts across the nation constantly face difficulties like lack of documentation, systems changing, or turnover at any level. As your… Read More

4 Reasons Your Homegrown Inventory Management System Will Fail

Your homegrown inventory management system isn't a sustainable solution. By Emily Frazier 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 custom-designed system can be alluring at first, the risks and costs over time… Read More

Measuring Inventory Management Effectiveness: 5 Metrics You Need to Track

By Sara Arthrell With the influx of technology at your campuses each year, it’s crucial to measure how effective your processes are for managing these devices rather than just assuming your policies are working. Each decision you make should be informed by data, and the result of these efforts should be cataloged for future reference. When managing an asset inventory… Read More

How to Succeed with Inventory Management at Your District: Change Management

By Adam Rosenfield Change, whether as a result from external influences such as the community, funding, and regulation, or from internal forces, like instructional initiatives or student population changes, is common in the environment of a school district. If not managed correctly, change can catch some people by surprise and can result in missed opportunities for a district and its… Read More

Psych 101: Updating your District Asset Inventory Practices

By Anna Maxin Many districts are feeling the pain of outdated asset management processes and procedures, utilizing practices put in place before the days of highly mobile, low cost technology devices now considered necessary to our school and work days. These instructional changes can be an opportunity to address inventory problems that have been frustrating staff for years. It goes… Read More