Get started with MaintenanceEssentials

Get started on your path to success with SchoolDude

This implementation guide is here to assist in setting expectations on what your next steps in your implementation should be as well as your next action step. Each step gives you a general time frame of both the When and the Who in the implementation process. Please use this as a reference as you begin your journey with MaintenanceEssentials.

1. Define your Champion

Task: A champion will work with SchoolDude to develop an implementation plan to accomplish your goals and help guarantee success.

Action Step: Contact SchoolDude at 877-868-3833 to schedule your personalized implementation plan and first training session.

2. Schedule a training session

Task: We want to get you trained as quickly as possible, so you can begin utilizing the benefits of MaintenanceEssentials. As soon as you purchase the product, SchoolDude will schedule a comprehensive startup session with your MaintenanceEssentialschampion and other key stakeholders. If your training is not scheduled, please contact SchoolDude to schedule your startup session.

Action Step: Review the pre-training workbook prior to your session.

3. Implementation & planning session

Task: This instructive webinar with a Software Analyst will walk you through setup and work flow. You will talk about goals and develop an implementation plan tailored to your unique needs. Your team should budget between 1 to 2 hours for the training.

Action Step: Be prepared for this session with a list of goals you want to accomplish as well as a list of questions.

4. Account setup and data entry

Task: After your training session, you will want to begin setting up your account by setting up locations, Areas, Crafts, Purposes, Labor Types, New Requests Routing, Users, etc.

Action Step: To make the most of your system, you may want to enter all outstanding requests from your previous system as you begin the transition to SchoolDude.

5. Train staff and end users

Task: Start training your staff and end users. Also, pick a date to roll-out the MySchoolBuilding page to end-users.

Action Step: Leverage role based documentation, help videos, and webinars in the client community to train your end users and staff.

6. Roll out your requester portal

Task: It’s time to roll out MySchoolBuilding, the web-based request portal, to your institutions website. Begin allowing your end-users to submit help desk tickets online.

Action Step: After you have been using MySchoolBuilding for a few weeks, survey your end-users to find out how it is being received.

7. Continuous improvement

Task: Let MaintenanceEssentials work for you! Automate recurring reports to stakeholders and staff. Evaluate your approval and work flow process and look for opportunities for improvement.

Action Step: If you need a little extra help, sign up for training review or log in to the client community to ask for help.

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