Reduce school costs
Now, more than ever, schools need to make their funds go further and ensure they are spent wisely. NetSupport DNA, our complete solution that includes award-winning IT management and online safety tools, helps you do just that…
Reduce your energy bills
In these energy-conscious times, switching off unused devices is a no-brainer.
NetSupport DNA’s Energy Monitoring and Power Management tools keep you informed by showing you how many PCs are left on out of hours – and, most importantly, how the costs of this can significantly add up over time.
You can then set Power Management policies allowing selected PCs to be set to power off automatically and power back on – all at once, or in stages – the next morning.
In addition, “inactivity policies” can be applied, allowing rules to be applied for systems to sleep, log out or power down if they have been inactive over a period of time. NetSupport DNA can begin to provide you with the awareness you need to start saving from day one.
“NetSupport DNA saves us money on power and technician time – great product, every school should use it!”
Cut your printing expenditure
Another easy save for companies is to cut back on printing costs. Unnecessary printing can often spiral out of control, incurring high paper and toner costs. The high-level Print Monitoring component of NetSupport DNA shows you exactly where your print costs are being generated, allowing you allocate funds accordingly. Of course, there will be departments/lessons where a high volume of print is expected – but DNA can often reveal surprise figures, allowing you to drill down and find out the reasons why.
The Efficiency View dashboard helps you to see at a glance if your technology is being used efficiently – helping to reduce any wastage. Showing key data (i.e. how many PCs were left on out of hours, the number of unused PCs, those with the lowest spec/disk space, and more), it informs you where improved efficiency can create cost and time-saving benefits. You even can save and export the data as a report – making it easy to evidence improvements.
“Now, we can check we’re maximising the use of all of our devices and unused ones can be reallocated to a more relevant area where they will be used more effectively. “
Save money on software licensing costs
NetSupport DNA keeps track of your installed licences, helping you to reduce unnecessary spending on those that aren’t needed − as well as avoid potential fines for using more than you own. And, for greater cost savings, it also highlights software that has no or low usage – thereby avoiding costly renewals for applications you no longer require. To help you track your software spending, NetSupport DNA can record all the “extras” associated with software management (e.g. supplier details, invoice details, contract renewal dates), giving you the opportunity to make active and considered decisions on renewals.
“We chose NetSupport DNA for its robust hardware and software inventory features that provide up-to-date information on all devices and allows us to see what items need re-deploying or replacing – helping to better manage licenses and contracts while reducing overspend.”
Why monitoring application use is good for your budget
Monitoring applications ensures software licences are assigned to the right staff/students based on their usage level. It highlights who is using applications, programmes and even store apps, more than others, allowing you to either reallocate applications to where they are needed or restrict use to specific devices and save additional licence spend or maintenance renewals on under-used applications.
NetSupport DNA includes these great IT Management and Online Safety features…
- Hardware inventory
- Device discovery
- Software licence management
- Internet and application metering
- Remote control and admin tools
- User management/activity monitoring
- Multi-site support and management
- Data protection toolkit
- Endpoint security
- System-wide alerting
- Keyword monitoring
- Contextual intelligence-based Risk Index
- Word cloud of trending online safety topics
- Online safety alerts
- Track ‘at risk’ student activity
- Screen capture/record
- Language packs for EAL students
- Enforce Acceptable Use Policies
- Prevent Duty/KCSIE/CIPA compliance
- Student ‘Report a Concern’
- Teacher ‘Add a Concern’
- Online support resources
- Plus much more!