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I am the maintenance supervisor for a rural school district with just over 500 students spread between 3 campus sites. I work in the field, and have one other maintenance tech. I am struggling with the benefit of the program given our dynamic. I already receive work orders through e-mail, and my tech and I have smart phones that receive those requests. We are in constant contact with each other as I assign his daily work. I like the idea of being able to track time and costs associated with work orders, however I already do a fair job of that mentally because I am so involved in every process. My biggest problem is that in order to track anything, someone has to input the data. I do not have a secretary, and I do not have the time needed to keep the system up to date. I see school dude as having much greater benefit to a larger district with lots of employees to keep track of. I have zero problem keeping track of my employees and what they are doing.
Are there any other school districts out there that are of a similar dynamic to mine to give me constructive feedback as to real benefit to using this program? The sales reps are very tenacious, and I receive regular calls wondering why I have not signed up yet. The reason is I have yet to be able to speak to an organization near my geographic location that is in the same situation to be able to tell me that it is worth while or not. I feel like it could actually create work for me on the record keeping side.