March 20, 2018

The Advocate's Toolbox

Follett’s New Destiny Resource Manager Helps School Districts Track Assets


This week, Follett introduced Destiny Resource Manager, a new, universal system that enables K-12 districts to track and manage all school assets, including barcoded textbooks and traditional assets such as laptops, tablets, and equipment.

“Follett Destiny Resource Manager will provide school districts with greater organizational efficiency and effectiveness, and meet the demand for administrative accountability as well as student learning responsibility,” said Tom Schenck, president of Follett School Solutions. “It also will help districts with the print-to-digital transition, by managing all 1:1 devices.”

Follett Destiny Resource Manager is designed to give administrators the data and insights they need to track and circulate all school assets, Schenck said, as well as ensure accountability to make accurate, fact-based budgeting and purchasing decisions. “It will save districts the lost budget dollars that occur when assets come up either missing or misplaced, and more importantly will maximize access, ensuring the right resources reach the right hands at the right time,” he said.

The new resource management product will have the ability to provide a complete view of each student’s responsibilities, including print and digital textbooks, tablets, and band instruments, as well as special ed, STEM, and sports equipment. For teachers and staff, assets such as computers, IT networks, audio-visual equipment, facility property, and confidential records all can be efficiently tracked and monitored.

Collectively, more than 61,000 schools in the U.S. are using market-leading Follett Destiny Library Manager, Follett Destiny Textbook Manager, and Follett Destiny Asset Manager. Destiny Resource Manager will replace Destiny Asset Manager.

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