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I've worked on the marketing team at SchoolDude since 2013. I currently am the Public K-12 Marketing Manager and serve the Public K-12 market with helpful resources and trends that can help them in their day-to-day work. I work closely with the sales organization and several other departments to ensure clients and the public have a clear understanding of what SchoolDude does and the benefits our solutions provide to educational institutions. It’s exciting to work in marketing everyday and see clients succeed and schools benefit from using SchoolDude. I grew up in Virginia and graduated from the University of Virginia with a degree in Business- Wahoowa!
To help evaluate their facility usage processes and learn about areas in which they can improve, Sandra Lente from Albuquerque Public Schools turned to the Dude Data Dashboard for help. Albuquerque recently implemented SchoolDude’s facility usage solution, FSDirect. Now with a good grasp of the system, they’re working toward continuing to improve cycle times and increase their cost recovery.
Sandra explains, “After viewing our Facility Usage KPI’s, I noticed we were doing well in many areas, but also had opportunities for improvement. Our Average Number of ‘Days to Activate Permits’ is quite a bit longer than what we would like. To help improve our cycle time, we will be showing our KPI Dashboard to our staff of FSDirect approvers at our monthly facility usage meeting and explaining why it’s so important. We hope this will encourage them to help improve this statistic.”
Albuquerque manages over 53,000 events per year. The costs to host those events add up quickly with wear and tear, energy costs, personnel time, AV needs, etc. It was eye-opening for Albuquerque Public Schools to see what they were invoicing compared to other Public K-12 districts.
Sandra adds, “Another area that the Dashboard helped us with was seeing how we compared with other Public K-12 districts on ‘Dollars Invoiced per Student per Year.’ We knew we wanted to start low on what we charged for facility usage. However, seeing that other districts were invoicing a lot more than we were helped support our thinking that we need to soon start recovering additional costs and raise our charges.”
Awareness is key - Sandra and her team are using a very valuable resource available to SchoolDude clients to help spread that awareness and to set goals for her department.
To see where there are opportunities for your organization to improve, start by viewing your data on the Dude Data Dashboard. Watch this video about the KPI Dude Data Dashboard to learn more today.
Hayley Moore has been working with our Success Operations team of Client Services since January of 2012. Hayley assists clients with KPI reviews, content delivering, and new account owner transitions.