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SchoolDude Features 47 Campus Champions Using Cloud Services to Achieve Operational Excellence
|By Business Wire
|June 24, 2014 10:48 AM EDT
SchoolDude, a leading cloud-based software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider
of facility management solutions, has featured 47 “best of the best”
Campus Champions to recognize individuals and schools leading the nation
in performance compared to their peers.
SchoolDude analyzed more than 75 terabytes of data from more than 6,000
educational institutions to measure performance and identify the top
performers. The selection as a Campus Champion is a testament to saving
significant money and time. Campus Champions demonstrate how schools
across the nation save hundreds of millions of dollars every year by
adopting cloud services to manage facilities and streamline operations.
“Excellence is a journey, not a destination,” said SchoolDude President
Lee Prevost. “The ongoing excellence achieved by our Campus Champions
highlight their best practices. In an increasingly challenging
environment, Campus Champions have embraced the power of technology to
improve school operations. A dollar saved in operations is a dollar more
for education. As Campus Champions, they are helping their schools and
their peers across the nation best apply education resources for
SchoolDude’s cloud-based services streamline maintenance and information
technology help desks for a school’s entire operations including
facility management, community use of schools, IT helpdesk and asset
management, and management of energy consumption and transportation
resources. Across the nation, a work order, event or IT issue is
submitted to SchoolDude every second of every day. Increased
productivity is achieved through web-based tools that faculty, staff and
students can easily use.
Campus Champions rank within the top 20 percent among their peers in the
nation in the categories of Facility Use, Energy Management, Inventory
Management, Preventive Maintenance and Information Technology
Management. Champions participate in the SchoolDude Online Community
answering questions posted by peers, as well as joining in discussions
and offering expert advice. They also help shape the future of
SchoolDude services by assisting in new product testing, enhancement
evaluation, and overall concept and idea discussions.
Eileen Mode, office supervisor of Kennedale Independent School District
in Kennedale, Texas is a Campus Champion for excellence in maintenance
and operations. “We have been able to eliminate paper and now have a
quick turn around on our work,” Mode said. “Establishing accountability
has been a major improvement compare to the ‘olden days’ of triplicates
and faxes that often got lost in the shuffle.”
Derek Senn, technology division facilitator for Homer Community
Consolidated School District in Homer Glen, Illinois, is a Campus
Champion for excellence in preventive maintenance. “We have used
SchoolDude to streamline our maintenance, custodial, technology and
preventative maintenance work. It has created an instantaneous line of
communication between teachers and support staff within our district,”
Senn said. “The time between work order submission and job completion
has been significantly reduced. The data metrics that we have been able
to acquire from the system has been incredibly valuable. We learn things
about our district everyday with the data that we are able to derive
from leveraging SchoolDude.”
Peter Lindner, director of maintenance for Wheaton Christian Grammar
School in Winfield, Illinois, is a Campus Champion for excellence in
preventive maintenance. “With SchoolDude’s web native system tracking is
a breeze to use, history is easy to retrieve, and reports are quick and
informative,” he said. “Credibility and confidence has been gained from
both the school board and administration because I have been able to
demonstrate reliable data history to support recommendations for large
equipment purchases or replacements.”
Denise Wooldridge, facilities usage manager for Rockwood School District
in Eureka, Missouri, is a campus champion for excellence in facility
use. “SchoolDude provides a one-stop shop for facility scheduling. We
have seen tremendous improvements in the accuracy of our data related to
facility usage in the district. The detailed reports generated by the
system are amazing. They have proven extremely valuable as we make
decisions that allow us to continue our commitment to making facilities
available for use by the community while ensuring we are doing so in a
fiscally responsible way.”
A full list of Campus Champions can be found online at: http://tinyurl.com/2014campuschampions
For the past 14 years, SchoolDude has served as the market leader in
education enterprise asset management, delivering Software-as-a-Solution
applications to help both small and large institutions better manage
their facilities, IT and business operations. More than one million
education professionals from more than 6,000 educational institutions
are using SchoolDude products to streamline maintenance work order and
IT help desk management, schedule preventive maintenance and plan for
capital replacements, increase inventory accountability, maximize
after-hours facility use and utility consumption. We help clients
stretch budgets by managing support services effectively and
efficiently, making a difference by helping institutions improve and
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