Frisco ISD Saves Millions and Adds Efficiency with WebCRD
Frisco Independent School District (FISD) is one of the fastest growing districts in the nation. They are expected to grow by 2,500 students each year for the next 10 years. To help them handle the growth by maximizing production capabilities while controlling costs, the district’s Print/Mail/Sign Services department chose RSA’s WebCRD in-plant Web to print. Over time, they have evolved their WebCRD solution, adding modules (like WebCRD Dynamics for variable data) and other RSA software, including QDirect (for queuing, grouping and job batching) and the ReadyPrint prepress suite module as their volume has increased.
We recently visited the district to present an award, talk with them about how the things were before they started using our Web to print software, and understand what the impact of our solutions have been for the district. Watch the four-minute video now to hear how adding WebCRD has saved the district millions and that everyone from teachers to administrators to the print center love their efficient solution. Hear about the improvements, including:
- Saving district dollars
- Slashing turnaround from one week to 1-2 days
- Bringing in more volume with less staff
- Teachers spend more time in the classroom
Turning Publicity Into Opportunity During In-plant Awareness Month
Sherri Broderick, Manager Print/Mail/Sign services at this K-12 print center turned the launch of the video into an awareness, promotional and employee engagement opportunity during in-plant awareness month. After learning that the video would go live on Valentine’s day, Broderick spread the news with staff and administration (the department reports to communications).
Everyone who was prominently in the video received a gift bag with an invitation to watch the “premiere of the Frisco movie,” a floor walk of fame star graphic with their name on it, a bag of popcorn and popcorn box, a movie-themed decoration, and a box of Valentine’s conversation hearts with their name on it.
Broderick alerted the district communications team about the video so that it would be included in “School Beat,” FISD’s eNewsletter that is sent to parents, students, community members and relocating families.
The Print/Mail/Sign center decorated their department with Valentine’s and movie decorations and held a video “watch party” for staff, even filming a quick video of them watching both the video and In-plant Graphic’s coverage of the video.
Employees of the Frisco in-plant held a "watch party" to launch the new video about how their shop uses RSA's solutions to save money and increase efficiency.
Broderick stated, “All of our staff have really liked the video and think it was professionally produced. It is definitely a conversation starter about WebCRD and the issues or concerns we were having, how the Print Center looked a few years ago, and when we first started the Print Center. The staff are really glad to have validation of how well perceived we are by other in-plants and districts and appreciate the acknowledgement of the District, as well.”