What Your District Needs to Know About Property Insurance

By Adam Rosenfield Are you prepared if a major disaster hits your school district? Your district is full of valuables within the walls of each building, millions of dollars’ worth of assets and materials. So if a disaster strikes, knowing exactly what you have could save your district a lot of money. The first thing you’ll need to do if… Read More

EDGAR: What You Need to Know

By Jessica Zaleski There are a lot of rules to remember when it comes to EDGAR (Education Department General Administrative Regulations), and you particularly care about how this impacts inventory and technology. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released new regulations in December of 2014 that affected EDGAR. In short, EDGAR is a structure that is used to ensure… Read More

Is Your District Ready for These 2016 Education Trends?

By Adam Rosenfield 2015 was a year celebrating milestones in educational technology. According to Audrey Watters, who runs the website HackEducation, this past year was the 25th anniversary of the first one-to-one laptop program (at the Methodist Ladies College in Melbourne, Australia), and the fifteenth anniversary of the Maine Learning Technology Initiative, which made Maine the first state in the USA to provide laptops… Read More

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… Read More

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… Read More

6 Inventory System Integration Trends You Need to Know About – Part One: Help Desk

By Jessica Zaleski Welcome to part one of a six part series about inventory system integration trends! There are opportunities to increase the accuracy of inventory information accessible by district- and school-level staff simply by interfacing systems like your purchasing, fixed asset, systems management, help desk, cash management, and network management that may all hold valuable asset data. In this installment, we'll… Read More

Quick Guide to E-Rate 2.0 Compliance for Schools

By Jessica Zaleski E-Rate 2.0 is here, and there are some important changes that might help you and your district provide broadband connectivity to your students and increase the reach of digital learning in your classrooms. For those of you not familiar, let’s begin with a quick overview of what E-Rate is. Then we’ll dive into some of the details about… 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

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