With competing demands for funding it’s important equipment loaner services get the recognition they deserve. Fortunately, with Connect2 it’s easy to demonstrate their immense value.
Connect2 software supports equipment checkout services in universities and colleges. It ensures these services are always delivered with glowing service standards and levels of efficiency. This is important given the number of students that rely on them and the costs involved.
Equipment stores require good investment in the latest gear – it's something that can really stack up. The staff that run them need the right skills, often with specialized knowledge of the resources provided. Then there are the maintenance costs involved with ensuring the equipment is always in good condition. It all amounts to a class act, a service that ensures students are always well equipped to perform at their best.
Connect2 features an online catalog of all the equipment available to students along with a central database of all lending activity. This activity quickly accumulates in the database to offer a rich source of data – perfect for creating reports that highlight all that services have provided to students each semester or academic year.
The catalog itself gives important stats on resources available. For managers, it takes the grunt work out of inventory management. For students, it acts as a shop window effectively showcasing all on offer for them to borrow.
In summary, connect2 provides a reliable and instant audit of all equipment in the store or cage. It also builds a central database of all loan activity, eliminating the need for any paper records. This is on top of the vital reservation and checkout processes it supports.
The result is a system that enables managers and their staff to spend their time more productively, freeing them up from the administration of running services. At the same time, they have a rich source of management reporting, including checkout volumes, number of students supported, stock ROI and more.