Predictive Budgeting for your Chromebook Fleet
Every year school districts across the country have to take inventory and refresh their Chromebook fleets. The amount and timing all depend upon how many years of AUE the devices that were purchased have, the total number that were purchased during that time, and the amount of growth that has been predicted for the district. This can be made even more difficult due to the static budgets that most school districts deal with. Now there are government funds and various grants that can be accessed. However, these types of funding usually have to be used in very specific ways. With some of the funding, the spending even has to be tracked and audited to prove that the money is being used only in the intended area.
As school districts continue to grow, it will be more important for IT departments to stay on top of the demands that they will have for computers, laptops, Chromebooks, and other devices to keep their schools running at the level that is needed. It is due to this, that the ability to run reports to know how many Chromebooks will need to be replenished on a yearly basis, along with the numbers that the district central office runs on predictive growth, to put together an accurate budget to make sure that the demands are met.
Using software such as Chromebook Getter can help IT departments plan out budgets over the timeframe of the AUE dates that their Chromebooks have. This can be accomplished by using the AUE report. This report gives a breakdown of how many assets in each organizational unit that your district manages. Having this information to pair with the price you pay for your Chromebooks gives IT managers the hard data and numbers that they need to let the people in the central office know exactly what it will take to keep their 1:1 initiative running. You can download and try out the free version of Chromebook Getter and make up to 500 changes a month per domain. To learn more about Chromebook Getter, check out the documentation page.