On-Demand Operations Management Solution Provider Helps School Districts, Private Schools, and Universities Save Money and Time
Wellesley, MA - September 28, 2009 - THINKstrategies, Inc., the leading strategic consulting company focused on the business implications of the on-demand services market, announced today that SchoolDude.com has been named the latest winner of the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards program, which is aimed at promoting the measurable business benefits being delivered by today's Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions.
The BoSS Awards program was announced in January 2009 as the latest initiative by THINKstrategies to bring attention to SaaS and cloud computing companies which are producing tangible business benefits for specific user organizations. These benefits include increased sales, lower costs, higher customer satisfaction, faster operations, and greater profitability.
SchoolDude.com provides a suite of on-demand operations management solutions that help school districts, private schools, and universities save money and time by managing their IT, facilities, and business operations more efficiently. This includes functions such as preventive maintenance, facility work order management, inventory management, IT incident and IT asset management, community use scheduling, and utility use tracking and analysis.
SchoolDude.com works with more than 4,100 public and private educational institutions. Here are some of the measurable benefits users of SchoolDude.com's solutions have achieved:
Brick Township Public Schools, NJ
Increased IT help desk efficiency saves the equivalent of up to two technician salaries, or $72,000, without compromising service.
South Lyon Community Schools, MI
150 percent improvement in work order completions/week.
Reduced time to complete work orders from 1-2 weeks to a single day.
3x productivity gain in the maintenance & operations department.
'On time completion' rate is now 85 percent.
St. Lucie County School District, FL
Saved approximately $204,000 per month.
Avoided spending nearly $2,000,000 or 19 percent of utility budget, over nine months.
University of South Carolina
Achieved15 percent utility cost savings.
Discovered $82,979.68 in errors and overbilling by utility company.
"We are honored to be recognized by THINKstrategies and the SaaS Showplace for the tangible savings that our services provide to the public and private schools and universities that we serve," said SchoolDude.com Co-founder and President Lee Prevost. "SchoolDude started with a mission to save schools $1 billion in operating costs by 2010. We have already well surpassed that goal and we firmly believe that when coupled with good leadership and management processes, SaaS technology can help solve some of the budget and staffing challenges plaguing America's educational institutions."
"Today's economy has had a particularly detrimental affect on public and private education institutions," stated Jeffrey M. Kaplan, the founder of the SaaS Showplace and Managing Director of THINKstrategies, the strategic consulting firm that conceived and administers the Showplace."SchoolDude.com's SaaS solutions are clearly helping these institutions achieve their objectives in a more cost-effective fashion."
IT/business decision-makers a quick directory of the leading SaaS providers and a convenient source of valuable insight regarding SaaS trends.
SaaS providers a targeted tool to increase their visibility among enterprise decision-makers, and gain access to key enabling technology suppliers.
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The SaaS Showplace is now the largest and highest ranked, vendor-independent, online directory and resource center of industry best practices in the SaaS market. For more information, go to www.saas-showplace.com or www.thinksaas.com.
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About the Best of SaaS Showplace (BoSS) Awards
The BoSS Award program is an ongoing initiative to identify and promote SaaS, and 'cloud computing', companies which are offering on-demand solutions which are generating measurable business benefits for their customers.
BoSS award winners are given special designation on the SaaS Showplace, with a summary of their award-winning solution(s) and customer success story. Award winners are also recognized in the SaaS Showplace newsletter, and are able to promote their award designation on their website and in pre-approved company material.
THINKstrategies, Inc. is the only strategic consulting services company formed specifically to address the unprecedented business challenges facing IT managers, solutions providers and investors today as the technology industry shifts toward a services orientation.
THINKstrategies' mission is to help our clients re-THINK their corporate strategies, and refocus their limited resources to achieve their business objectives. THINKstrategies helps enterprise decision-makers with their sourcing strategies, IT solutions providers with their marketing strategies, and VCs with their investment strategies.