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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  • Aspen

    Miami Dade, FL (Miami-Dade County Public Schools)

    344,210 students
    VISION: Miami-Dade County Public Schools needed to replace their aging software used for scheduling in its middle and high schools. Administrators hoped to find a single system that would improve efficiency, be easy to use and allow for scheduling of all 344,210 active students in the district.
    SOLUTION:Aspen Student Information System, with its powerful scheduling engine, was implemented at 127 schools. Schedulers were excited to use all of Aspen’s features to create great schedules that met their student, staff and building needs.
    RESULT: With Aspen, Miami-Dade County now has all of its data in a single, secure, web-based system. Even though their database contains over 566,661 active and inactive student records and 42,000 staff records, application performance is as fast as at districts with only a few thousand students.

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    Oakdale,CT (Montville Public Schools)

    2,800 Students
    VISION: Saddled with a student data product that was not web-based, did not have its own grading program and was stored in different data bases, Montville Public Schools sought a new platform that was web-based and fully integrated all student information, including conduct, grades and attendance. Special Education management would be a huge plus, as well as a parent/student portal and the ability for customization.
    SOLUTION: The quest for a new, state-of-the-art student information system (SIS) resulted in Montville Public Schools selecting and implementing Follett Software Company’s Aspen platform.
    RESULT: Teachers in the district now have access to data that drives individual instruction for students, while dramatically improving communication between parents and teachers.
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  • Destiny Asset Manager™

    Barnesville, Georgia (Lamar County Schools)

    2,547 students, 4 schools
    VISION: Lamar County Schools wanted to improve tracking and eliminate redundant, unnecessary purchases of their largest investments – fixed and portable assets. In addition, they wanted to ensure that assets could be shared and utilized wherever they were needed across the district.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Asset Manager helps the district improve their bottom line by reducing the cost of managing fixed and portable assets. With features designed to support the circulation of assets, promote accountability and improve resource efficiency, Destiny Asset Manager allows K-12 districts to maximize and extend the value of their inventory.

    RESULT: Destiny Asset Manager has promoted much-needed accountability for staff, teachers and students throughout the four-school district. As officials at Lamar County Schools continue to finalize their asset inventory, they universally agree that a significant savings will ultimately be recognized after implementing Destiny Asset Manager.
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    Gilbert, Arizona (Higley Unified School District #60)

    10,000 students, 10 schools
    VISION: Higley Unified School District needed a way to track and manage circulated assets and textbooks and easily locate items purchased with categorical or special funding. Administrators wanted to improve accountability and visibility, redistribute and better allocate resources throughout the district, and save money by not buying items they already had but couldn’t find.

    SOLUTION: Implementing the Destiny Resource Management Solution in Higley’s 10 elementary, middle and high schools, the district realized cost savings, an increase in efficiency and a new integrated approach to asset and textbook management.

    RESULT: Higley saved $500,000 by eliminating the need to purchase textbooks for the initial opening of a new elementary school. Implementing the Destiny Resource Management Solution in Higley’s 10 elementary, middle and high schools, the district realized cost savings, an increase in efficiency and a new integrated approach to asset and textbook management.
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    Naples, Florida (Collier County School District)

    43,000 students, 44 schools
    VISION: Collier County wanted to more easily share district assets, reduce purchasing redundancies and optimize utilization of existing assets—while making wise use of taxpayer dollars.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Asset Manager, which was developed specifically for K-12 schools, was implemented at Collier County’s 44 schools, allowing them to confidently manage inventory, reduce asset losses and make required reporting easier and more accurate.

    RESULT: With Destiny Asset Manager in use, Collier County School District is better equipped to reduce asset losses through accurate tracking and advanced planning capabilities. Additionally, the state-mandated reporting process has been simplified, and expired software certificates are a thing of the past.
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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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    Walla Walla, WA (Walla Walla Public Schools)

    6,000 Students, 11 Schools
    VISION: Walla Walla public schools wanted to more easily locate the thousands of inventory items owned by the district, provide an accurate accounting of those assets, make informed and wise purchasing decisions based on proper inventory, and increase staff efficiency.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Asset Manager, which was developed specifically for K-12 schools, was implemented at Walla Walla’s 11 schools, allowing them to confidently manage inventory, lower replacement costs significantly and maximize the value of fixed and portable assets.

    RESULT: With Destiny Asset Manager in use, Walla Walla Public Schools has experienced cost savings and can better plan for future needs as they eliminate purchasing redundancies. Now with a comprehensive, efficient, state-of-the-art asset inventory database, Walla Walla can provide students with the resources they need to achieve, and generate fast and accurate reports.
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  • Destiny Library Manager™

    Bronx, New York (NYC Department of Education, Region 2)

    • 97,327 students, 116 schools • The Bronx School District used Destiny Library Manager to provide a powerful, centralized library management system that would expand student access to library resources. • While the school district began using Destiny Library Manager in an effort to improve literacy skills, the software also provided the elimination of $80,000 in service-related staff costs.
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    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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    Fayetteville, North Carolina (Cumberland County Schools)

    • 53,403 students, 88 schools • Library circulation and parent involvement increased dramatically after Cumberland County Schools implemented Destiny Library Manager in its schools, drastically improving return on investment for library materials. • The web-distributed and centrally-installed system allowed access from anywhere to participating libraries and the ability to create an inter-library loan program.
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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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    Providence, Rhode Island (Providence Public Schools)

    • 29,604 students, 46 schools • In order to centralize the library management of 46 schools, Providence Public Schools used Destiny Library Manager to provide a web browser-based and easily accessible library management system. • The district was able to convert individual site-based library data to work with Destiny Library Manager, eliminate costly technical staff site visits, and most importantly-- give students, teachers and parents access to district-wide library information from home.
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    Redmond, Washington (Lake Washington School District)

    • 23,500 students, 46 schools • Until it found Destiny Library Manager, Lake Washington School District was about to give up the search for a cost-effective, web-based library management system •Destiny Library Manager was able to expand resource access to every child, classroom, and home with browser-based access, increase the system license from 200 users to unlimited users at no extra cost, and provide a district-wide catalog of resources.
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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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    Tyler, Texas (Tyler Independent School District)

    • 17,500 students, 26 schools • Tyler Independent School District needed to find a new library management system that would qualify for No Child Left Behind funding to upgrade its older, site-based library automation system. • Destiny Library Manager significantly expanded the amount of material available to each student with its centralized system, providing district-wide access to library resources.
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    Vista, California (Vista Unified School District)

    25,000 students, 26 schools
    VISION: Vista Unified School District wanted to increase staff and student use of library services, allow sharing of library resources districtwide, and create a single system to manage libraries and textbooks. Additionally, the district needed to convert to a new textbook management system.

    SOLUTION: Vista implemented the Destiny Resource Management Solution. With Destiny Library Manager throughout the district and Destiny Textbook Manager in the middle and high schools, Vista realized cost savings and a new integrated approach to library and textbook management.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager helped Vista achieve up to 151% increase in circulation of books to teachers, reduced loss of library books and textbooks, and allowed for greater availability of library resources for class use. Also, the district has seen an increase of 26,000 books circulated by elementary libraries in the first year of the program’s use.
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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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    Pensacola, Florida (Escambia School District)

    41,000 students, 80 schools
    VISION: Escambia School District wanted to curtail the growing loss of textbooks in the district and to discourage schools from hoarding textbooks. Administrators knew that the right system would facilitate more accurate textbook inventories and hold students accountable for fines and fees on books.

    SOLUTION: Destiny Textbook Manager, the solution that provides a district-wide view of textbook inventory, allowed Escambia to easily transfer instructional materials and lower replacement costs. Destiny Textbook Manager made hoarding impossible, reduced loss and ensured that all teachers and students are provided with appropriate curriculum materials.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager helped Escambia save $100,000 the first year and $130,000 in the first ten weeks of the second year. More efficient distribution of surplus textbooks saved the district time and money in handling school closures and consolidations.
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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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    Vista, California (Vista Unified School District)

    25,000 students, 26 schools
    VISION: Vista Unified School District wanted to increase staff and student use of library services, allow sharing of library resources districtwide, and create a single system to manage libraries and textbooks. Additionally, the district needed to convert to a new textbook management system.

    SOLUTION: Vista implemented the Destiny Resource Management Solution. With Destiny Library Manager throughout the district and Destiny Textbook Manager in the middle and high schools, Vista realized cost savings and a new integrated approach to library and textbook management.

    RESULT: Destiny Textbook Manager helped Vista achieve up to 151% increase in circulation of books to teachers, reduced loss of library books and textbooks, and allowed for greater availability of library resources for class use. Also, the district has seen an increase of 26,000 books circulated by elementary libraries in the first year of the program’s use.
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  • Digital Content Subscriptions

    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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