Follett Rolls Out Enhancements to Destiny Resource Manager Platform
- By Kristal Kuykendall
Follett School Solutions, one of the largest U.S. providers of educational materials and tech solutions for K–12 schools, this week unveiled new features and capabilities for its Destiny Resource Manager platform, the company said in a news release.
The enhancements are aimed to better help districts track and manage student and staff devices in light of the significant increase in 1:1 deployment during the pandemic, Follett said.
The new Destiny Resource Manager features and enhancements include:
- Digital Signature Agreements: This accelerates 1:1 device rollouts and general resource distribution. The digital signature agreements allow signatures to be captured online ahead of time or during checkout phase. The consent forms and other approval documents are then stored within Destiny Resource Manager.
- Mobile Device Management Integration: This enhancement allows for an automated data exchange between Follett Destiny and MDM systems, such as Google Workspace (Chromebooks) and Jamf Pro (iOS). Systems can synchronize in real time, and districts can easily load data on devices into Destiny Resource Manager — saving time and limiting barriers to implementation and usage.
- Destiny Back Office Mobile App Update: This brings the power and versatility of Destiny Back Office functionality to iOS and Android devices. Resources can conveniently be checked in or out with mobile devices. Moreover, school staff can now complete inventories/audits with smartphones or iPads.
- Enriched Reports: Destiny Resource Manager now features Microsoft Power BI-based reporting and a visualization tool set that complements and enhances existing Destiny reports. This allows users to generate a growing set of pre-defined reports.
More than 25,000 schools use Destiny Resource Manager, the company said, and 90% of those schools also use Follett’s Destiny Library Manager solution as well.
To learn more about Destiny Resource Manager, visit FollettLearning.com or watch Follett’s new webinar, “What Your Year-End Looks Like with Efficient Resource Management,” on the Follett Community website.
Kristal Kuykendall is editor, 1105 Media Education Group. She can
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