Education Technology Asset Management Programs

Education Technology Asset Management Programs

Here are just a few of the many products available on the market specifically geared toward the K12 environment.

Destiny

?Follett Software

Follett offers several products in its Destiny software suite, including asset, media, library and textbook managers. Destiny Asset Manager is designed to track inventory and audits, as well as the condition of everything from furniture to computers, projectors and laptops. Destiny is also available as a hosted version, which does not require on-site servers or maintenance. www.follettsoftware.com

GlobalViewer Enterprise

? Extron

GlobalViewer Enterprise is a server-based program that allows administrators to remotely manage A/V systems across a district from any Web browser. The program also provides enhanced help desk functionality, enterprise-level global scheduling and monitoring, and time-stamped A/V system data collection for reporting purposes. An intuitive interface offers a view of the entire enterprise in a single window and access to detailed room data with just a click of a mouse. www.extron.com

ITAMDirect

? SchoolDude

An entirely online, SaaS product, SchoolDude’s ITAMDirect gathers and reports information about unlimited computer assets in a network, including hardware, installed software and software utilization. This product is also capable of “network discovery,” which means that it can detect IP-enabled devices including printers, switches, routers, servers, IP phones and networked video cameras for the purpose of tracking and gathering status information. www.schooldude.com

Netsupport DNA

? Netsupport

DNA (Dynamic Network Administration) is the remote PC management product from classroom management software maker Netsupport. The program combines hardware and software inventory with software distribution, application and Internet metering, Web-based help desk and PC remote control, with a focus on ease of installation and use. www.netsupportdna.com

Series4000

? Real Asset Management International

RAMI’s Series4000 suite is comprised of 10 comprehensive modules, which specifically include asset tracking, depreciation, asset budgeting and forecasting, capital project control, document management, inventory control, help desk support and maintenance management. RAMI also offers Asset4000i, an online, fully hosted version of its asset management module, Asset4000, which is remotely accessible from any Web browser. www.realassetmgt.com

Web Help Desk

? MacsDesign Studio

Web Help Desk software addresses critical IT and support areas such as incident and problem management, knowledge management, and approval workflow, but it also includes an asset and desktop management component in the Pro Edition. The program is available for installation on local servers or as a fully hosted version and can accommodate an unlimited number of assets and users. www.webhelpdesk.com


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