Many school districts are still using a paper-based or manual approach to facility use request management. In these districts, it’s typically a process that has been around for decades and most likely follows the old adage of “If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it.” It’s most likely a process that isn’t broken and probably functions ok, albeit a time-consuming one. At some point, even the smoothest manual systems have breakdowns and points in time where staff members question if there’s a better way. Manual systems often suffer when senior staff retire or move to other districts, taking years of knowledge about the system with them.
Here are some common problem areas school districts encounter with manual space request management that software systems address.
Moving the Process to the Cloud
The alternative to managing through manual systems is moving to a cloud-based solution that centralizes your data, calendar, people and processes. Moving it all to a cloud-based application is safe, reduces administrative costs, increases efficiency and makes everyone’s life easier.
Here are some the main benefits of moving to a cloud-based system: