Recorded Webinar: How 5 Districts are Solving Critical Asset Inventory Challenges

By Anna Maxin It’s a fact - there is more costly “stuff” circulating around your school buildings than there was 10 years ago. Assets are being purchased without you knowing about it and issued to people without standard practices – How do school and department inventory spreadsheets and district financial asset systems keep up? Without adopting new inventory control processes… Read More

5 Questions to Evaluate Your District’s Inventory Management Capabilities

By Anna Maxin Transferring, assigning, auditing and budgeting for instructional initiatives is a district-wide, all building, all department challenge.  Think of a typical school day. Assets are moving from room to room, person to person, and even building to building – How do school and department inventory spreadsheets and district financial asset systems keep up? Districts across the country are… Read More

Auditing School Technology Assets – 3 V’s to Avoid Headaches

By Anna Maxin As a district administrator, you know how difficult it is to keep accurate track of the technology assets being purchased and assigned to schools.  Ideally, your department is able to track inventory information to demonstrate what you have, where it is located, and how old it is. However, you know that your asset spreadsheet is only as… Read More

Can Better Building Level Asset Management Solve Your Problems?

By Anna Maxin Effectively managing assets critical to instructional and administrative operations is a growing challenge in K-12 schools districts since so many of these assets are no longer “fixed”. Tracking and auditing assets is particularly challenging because of the rapid adoption of technology in the classroom, limited personnel resources, and the short life-cycles of many IT assets. Luckily, a modern… Read More

TASBO Conference 2013 Presentation: Klein ISD and Hayes Software Systems – 1:1 Initiatives and TBSI

By Anna Maxin Klein ISD has been on the forefront of integrating technology in the classroom, launching incredibly successful initiatives that foster engaging learning environments.  These initiatives require much planning and a strong infrastructure to ensure success.   At last week’s TASBO conference in San Antonio, Pam Armand from Klein ISD and Anna Maxin from Hayes Software Systems gave their… Read More

3 Decisions to Make Before Implementing Inventory Automation Software

By Anna Maxin Automating your physical inventory processes utilizing an enterprise software solution can seem like a daunting task.  Although we make the process as painless as possible (see our Services Experience Infographic), inventory automation can require a significant amount of initial work. In order to guarantee success there are three key decisions to make before you kick off the project.… Read More