The Dangers of a Homegrown Inventory Management System at Your School District

By Adam Rosenfield 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 exceed the initial benefits. Many districts today are replacing their homegrown… Read More

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

Why Building Level Asset Management is the Perfect Complement to Your Fixed Asset System

By Anna Maxin Fixed asset system. Building level asset management system. What’s the difference? Why would a school district ever need both? A fixed asset system is primarily a financial tool designed to manage capital assets above a set monetary threshold to fulfill district accounting needs. A building level asset management system, on the other hand, is the campus counterpart to… 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