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I had the opportunity to become a member of the “Dude family” almost a year ago and today I’m proudly focused on smalls schools as a part of the Marketing team. My job is to educate small schools on the benefits of a work order and facilities usage software solution and on how it will improve the learning environment. I enjoy helping small schools feel confident in their decision to implement SchoolDude.
Generally, districts with less than 5,000 students don’t think they can move away from a paper process. 'We are too small' or 'We don’t have the budget' is often the thought. But, a work order management solution isn’t just for big districts.
Let’s quickly debunk the 3 most common myths about schools’ needs (or lack thereof) for a work order solution, especially smaller schools and districts.
1. We are too small:
Your size doesn’t matter. Actually, districts with a smaller student population get the most benefit from a work order management solution because they are typically required to juggle many jobs. You’ll be surprised by the amount of work you’re doing when you finally see it being tracked and can run reports. Over 2,000 schools with less than 5,000 students are using a work order management solution and report it has improved communication tremendously and allows them to track data they didn’t have access to previously.
2. We don’t have the budget:
You don’t need a big budget. When pricing is based on number of students, a smaller district won’t pay the same price as a large district with over 20,000 students. The ability to have an affordable solution that can scale as you grow should be an important factor in your evaluation process.
3. We don’t have the staff:
That’s exactly why smaller districts implement work order management solutions – to automate a process with minimal resources! If you do need more staff, you’ll finally have the reports to justify it. Plus, allowing customers to submit work order requests empowers faculty and staff outside of the Maintenance Department to get involved and remain in the loop as they are completed. This will free up your maintenance staff to spend more time completing work orders rather than entering requests from hallway stops, post-its, or phone calls.
Click here to see how some of our small school clients are achieving success.