Case Studies

Wondering how educators have solved their problems using Follett Software solutions?

Read our customer profiles to see how schools and districts like yours are using Follett Software products to meet the needs of today’s educators and students.

Columbia, SC (South Carolina Department of Education)
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  • Destiny Asset Manager™

    Smithfield, NC (Johnston County School District)

    32,000 Students, 42 Schools
    VISION: Johnston County wanted to more easily allocate technology funds wisely and fairly throughout the fastest-growing school district in the state of North Carolina, reduce asset loss and increase accountability. Pinpoint location and usage of overall asset inventory.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Asset Manager school inventory software, which was implemented at Johnston County’s 42 schools, allows the district to confidently manage inventory and reduce loss while maximizing the value of fixed and portable assets.

    RESULT: With Destiny Asset Manager in use, Johnston County School District now has a centralized asset database that allows for accurate district-wide inventory tracking, accountability and reporting. Asset losses have been reduced by up to 75 percent, and technology purchase redundancy has been eliminated.
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  • Destiny Library Manager™

    Estes Park, Colorado (Park School District R-3)

    • 1,186 students, 3 schools • With limited technical support resources, Park School District R-3 adopted Destiny Library Manager utilizing Destiny Hosted Service. Results included reduced technical support requirements, upgrades requiring no staff time and effortless support of state standards and Accelerated Reader.
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    Groton, Connecticut (Groton Public Schools)

    VISION: To reduce textbook losses, improve tracking and accountability, easily transfer textbooks from the warehouse to the classroom, and ensure that all students within the district have the materials they need to succeed.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Textbook Manager, the solution that provides a district-wide view of textbook inventory, was implemented in Groton’s 10 schools, giving them an accurate view of what textbooks they possessed and what they needed to purchase. It also allowed the district to easily transfer instructional materials and lower replacement costs. Destiny Textbook Manager makes it easy to ensure that all teachers and students throughout the district are provided with all appropriate curriculum materials.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager supports Groton’s ability to control textbook costs and ensure that students have access to the right books at the right time. The district has also been able to increase its efficiency and improve accountability.

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    Rialto, California (Rialto Unified School District)

    30,172 students, 26 schools
    VISION: Rialto Unified School District wanted to create an integrated system to manage the district’s library and textbook resources. At the same time, Rialto hoped to find a system that would sharply reduce the amount of time devoted to library management and transferring textbooks to new schools.

    SOLUTION: Once Rialto implemented the Destiny Resource Management Solution™—a single, centralized system that would manage both library and textbook resources—throughout its 26 schools, the district realized cost savings, an increase in efficiency, and a new integrated approach to library and textbook management.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager helped Rialto save up to $40,000 per year on file server purchases, and reduce maintenance time by 200 hours per year. Destiny also gives Rialto’s management and site administrators easier access.
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    Riverside, California (Jurupa Unified School District)

    20,469 students, 24 schools
    VISION: The goal for Jurupa Unified School District was to increase savings by curtailing textbook loss and to reduce costly and time-consuming maintenance of the current catalog system. Additionally, Jurupa knew that a better system would boost teacher reliance on library resources to support standards-based teaching, and promote textbook sharing across schools.

    SOLUTION: The Destiny Resource Management Solution—a single, centralized system that would manage both library and textbook resources— implemented throughout Jurupa’s 24 schools, allowing the district to identify lost books, reap hardware savings, and operate more efficiently.

    RESULT: Destiny Resource Management Solution helped Jurupa identify more than $140,000 in lost books in the first three years, and realize a hardware savings of $15,000 per year. Centralized barcoding frees hundreds of hours of site library staff time.
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    Smithfield, NC (Johnston County School District)

    32,000 Students, 42 Schools
    VISION: Johnston County wanted to more easily allocate technology funds wisely and fairly throughout the fastest-growing school district in the state of North Carolina, reduce asset loss and increase accountability. Pinpoint location and usage of overall asset inventory.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Asset Manager school inventory software, which was implemented at Johnston County’s 42 schools, allows the district to confidently manage inventory and reduce loss while maximizing the value of fixed and portable assets.

    RESULT: With Destiny Asset Manager in use, Johnston County School District now has a centralized asset database that allows for accurate district-wide inventory tracking, accountability and reporting. Asset losses have been reduced by up to 75 percent, and technology purchase redundancy has been eliminated.
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    Waupun, Wisconsin (Waupun Area School District)

    Schools: 3, Students: 1,900

    VISION: To improve efficiency by having a single, centralized library system for the entire district that could be accessed from any building within the district. The Waupun Area School District knew that a better system would boost teacher reliance on library resources to support standards-based teaching. Additionally, with one district media specialist in a district that previously had three, time savings and efficiency were key.

    SOLUTION: Waupun Area School District turned to Destiny Library Manager to provide a powerful, centralized library management system that would save time, increase efficiency and expand student and teacher access to library resources.

    RESULT: Destiny Library Manager allows the district media specialist and her staff to easily access all library resources from anywhere, and helps them more closely collaborate with teachers and students. Along with increased efficiency, Destiny Library Manager and its integration with FollettShelf™ supports Waupun’s goal of being a 21st century library system.
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    Weber County, Utah (Weber School District)

    Schools: 42, Students: 30,423
    VISION: Weber School District sought to implement a new library automation system that was user friendly and intuitive. The district had been struggling with its previous system, which was complex and cumbersome. They wanted to move to a system that would increase productivity and efficiency, save time and frustration, and grow with them as the library transformed into a 21st century learning center.

    SOLUTION: After an extensive search and comparison shopping, the name that came up again and again was Destiny Library Manager. Weber saw Destiny as the solution that would not only match the district’s current needs but also would stay abreast of future needs.

    RESULT: Weber School District saves time and effort in all library-related tasks now that Destiny Library Manager is in place. Destiny Library Manager was quickly found to be much easier than the former system and a positive reaction was unanimous.
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  • Destiny Textbook Manager™

    Columbia, SC (South Carolina Department of Education)

    86 districts, 1,100 schools, 676,000 students
    VISION: To reduce textbook losses, improve tracking and automate manual processes, establish accountability for all textbooks and ensure that all students within the state have the textbooks they need to succeed.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Textbook Manager, the solution that provides a districtwide view of textbook inventory, was able to be implemented as a statewide solution in South Carolina’s 86 districts, allowing them to facilitate the transfer of instructional materials and lowering replacement costs. Destiny Textbook Manager makes it easy to ensure that all teachers and students throughout the state are provided with all appropriate current curriculum materials.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager supports the state of South Carolina’s ability to control textbook costs and ensure that students have access to the right books at the right time. The state’s Department of Education has also been able to increase its ability to collect fines for lost and damaged textbooks, and support student accountability.
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    Groton, Connecticut (Groton Public Schools)

    VISION: To reduce textbook losses, improve tracking and accountability, easily transfer textbooks from the warehouse to the classroom, and ensure that all students within the district have the materials they need to succeed.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Textbook Manager, the solution that provides a district-wide view of textbook inventory, was implemented in Groton’s 10 schools, giving them an accurate view of what textbooks they possessed and what they needed to purchase. It also allowed the district to easily transfer instructional materials and lower replacement costs. Destiny Textbook Manager makes it easy to ensure that all teachers and students throughout the district are provided with all appropriate curriculum materials.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager supports Groton’s ability to control textbook costs and ensure that students have access to the right books at the right time. The district has also been able to increase its efficiency and improve accountability.

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    Kansas City, Missouri (Park Hill School District)

    10,000 students, 16 schools
    VISION: Park Hill School District sought to adopt and implement a textbook management solution for several reasons. Their main goals were to provide accurate data on existing inventory levels, sharply reduce costs associated with the purchase of replacement textbooks and provide a system of accountability to minimize excess purchasing and share responsibility of textbooks with individual schools.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Textbook Manager, which was developed specifically for K-12 schools, was implemented at Park Hill School District’s 16 schools, allowing them to confidently manage inventory, lower textbook replacement costs significantly, and improve accountability.

    RESULT: In less than two years, the district – with 10,000 students – reduced its textbook replacement expenditures by $100,000 and now has a fully functioning, accurate accountability system in place.
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    Pomona, California (Pomona Unified School District)

    • Destiny Textbook Manager created a single textbook database for the Pomona Unified School District, facilitating the transfer of textbooks and surplus textbooks from one school to another. • By identifying surplus books in the district, Destiny Textbook Manager supported a significant reduction in textbook replacement costs, saving over $130,000 in one year.
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    Rialto, California (Rialto Unified School District)

    30,172 students, 26 schools
    VISION: Rialto Unified School District wanted to create an integrated system to manage the district’s library and textbook resources. At the same time, Rialto hoped to find a system that would sharply reduce the amount of time devoted to library management and transferring textbooks to new schools.

    SOLUTION: Once Rialto implemented the Destiny Resource Management Solution™—a single, centralized system that would manage both library and textbook resources—throughout its 26 schools, the district realized cost savings, an increase in efficiency, and a new integrated approach to library and textbook management.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager helped Rialto save up to $40,000 per year on file server purchases, and reduce maintenance time by 200 hours per year. Destiny also gives Rialto’s management and site administrators easier access.
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    Riverside, California (Jurupa Unified School District)

    20,469 students, 24 schools
    VISION: The goal for Jurupa Unified School District was to increase savings by curtailing textbook loss and to reduce costly and time-consuming maintenance of the current catalog system. Additionally, Jurupa knew that a better system would boost teacher reliance on library resources to support standards-based teaching, and promote textbook sharing across schools.

    SOLUTION: The Destiny Resource Management Solution—a single, centralized system that would manage both library and textbook resources— implemented throughout Jurupa’s 24 schools, allowing the district to identify lost books, reap hardware savings, and operate more efficiently.

    RESULT: Destiny Resource Management Solution helped Jurupa identify more than $140,000 in lost books in the first three years, and realize a hardware savings of $15,000 per year. Centralized barcoding frees hundreds of hours of site library staff time.
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    Baton Rouge, LA (Central Community School System)

    5 schools, 4,100 students
    VISION: Guided by forward-thinking teacher-librarian Tiffany Whitehead, Central Community School System set out to turn the library into a collaborative place where teachers, students and librarians work together, and expand upon their existing district resources to move the library into the future.

    SOLUTION: The district turned to Destiny® Library Manager™, the Follett Software product already in use in its library, as well as Follett’s Digital Content Subscriptions. The district began using Destiny’s TitlePeek™, Standards, WebPath Express™, One Search™ and Reading Program Service to increase collaboration and achievement while engaging students in a fun, fulfilling search experience.

    RESULT: Central Community School System’s library is no longer a “take-the-information-and-leave” facility. By fully utilizing Destiny Library Manager and its Digital Content Subscriptions, Whitehead and staff have strengthened the library-to-classroom connection and transformed their library into a 24/7 knowledge center that reveals increased student interest, motivation and engagement and new levels of information sharing between teachers and students.
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