Quick Stats innovation justifies new kit purchases
The ability to build tight business cases to support new kit investments will be massively supported as new analytical displays go live this year in connect2. The new developments in the online inventory management system – to be revealed at this month’s BVE media tech and entertainment expo – are making child’s play out of understanding resource usage patterns and demand.
The connect2 system, widely used by academic institutions to loan and track valuable collections of media equipment to students and staff, is launching a suite of ‘Quick Stats’. The analytical displays provide instant insight into several years’ worth of usage for each item or collection of equipment. Users will see how often items are being used at full capacity, lending confidence to decision-making and funding requests for increasing stock. Similarly, the software displays future booking data, highlighting if demand for resources is likely to outstrip supply, and whether there’s a need to purchase additional resources.
Part of the Quick Stats new analytical displays in connect2
Easy access to specialised equipment and resources is a significant driver of student satisfaction, and connect2 customers in university and college media stores are eagerly anticipating the new analytical capabilities. Not least, it will provide the data they need to justify purchasing new kit and maintain optimal stock levels.
Managing Director Anna Crilly says: “Each year our academic customers make tough decisions on where to spend their equipment funds to get best value for their departments. These new Quick Stat displays provide deep understanding on what’s needed most without the need for lengthy data crunching. Now purchases of the latest kit can be made with sharpened deliberation and greater confidence.”
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