How do you maximise your 2021 budget?
Tackling your school’s technology strategy might not seem like the most important goal in 2021, but, thinking about your investments and framework is vital if you want to support and provide the best possible education for your students.
That’s why we have put together this blog for you, outlining all you can do to ensure the best for your budget!
If your ICT strategy is all about having the latest technology, then you will be inundated with expensive, unnecessary equipment. To save money in the long-term for things you really do need, then you need to be investing in the most suitable, upgradeable, long-lasting technologies.
You first need to think about what you want to achieve that academic year and the years after too! How would you like your classroom to look like and what are the necessary devices needed? Once you have produced an outline for the things you need, then you need to think about how you are going to achieve these goals. Having a reseller that can help find an all-in-one solution for you and your school, means less stress when it comes to the end of the budget year.
Having a strong relationship with your reseller who understands all your school’s needs will benefit you immensely in the long-term. Here at Interactive Education, we pride ourselves in our knowledge and know-how of school’s needs and wants when it comes to AV solutions.
We advise to place the desired products in the order of priority. If your budget is incredibly low, there are leasing models that have the versatility to opt out of the deal if it turns out these solutions are not tailored to your school. We provide a leasing model that means you can pay monthly if budgets are tight!
Here at Interactive Education, we are also providing a 'Buy Now Pay Later’ scheme. So, if your budgets are tight and you are in desperate need of a product or software; you can buy it and pay us when your new budget comes in! Saving you stress is what we do, and during these unprecedented times, we only wish to makes things easier for you.
Alternatively, if you have extra money at the end of your budget year, we provide Genee Credits. What are Genee Credits? Genee Credits are used to purchase apps from the Genee App Store; software or Genee products!
1 Genee Credit is equivalent to £1! / 1 Genee Credit = £1
Genee provides a service where you can bank this year's budget. So, if you’re worried about losing the remaining budget or wasting it on unnecessary things, then this is perfect for you. With your leftover budget you can purchase Genee credits which you can later use to buy Apps from the Genee App Store or other Genee Products such as a Touchscreen, Visualisers or Genee software.
We support Genee and has found that this to be one of the best ideas to maximise your budget moving forward. Whether you budget is tight or you have room for flexibility, we are here for you and all your needs.
Your school can then analyse the positives and negatives of each ICT approach and consider how well it suits your goals. Overall, when adopting an ICT plan, consider how and why new investments will lead to the overall strategic goals and resolve the pressure points of your institution, both now and in the future.
Are you going to be using any of the above to maximise your budget? Let us know!