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Secondary School Testimonials
“We chose Parago initially because we needed a comprehensive asset and premises management system and we were attracted by the reasonable price and how straightforward and easy to use the system is. We now utilise the additional modules such as Helpdesk, Policy Document Manager and Room / Asset Booking just as much and it’s great that staff can access all these features within one system, and remotely wherever they are on site, as they’re cloud based. I rely heavily on Parago Software to help manage our 36 rented properties; it makes the arduous task of keeping track of risk assessments, tenancy agreements and documenting photo so much easier. The Contract Manager module has definitely helped us save money by utilising the alerts which have stopped us rolling over. Parago makes my life easier by simplifying and quickening tasks which used to take much longer, I have less paperwork lying around as it’s all saved on the system and I can produce reports in a few clicks and a matter of minutes. I can tell Parago are committed to continually developing the system to meet their school’s precise needs, as they always take on-board my feedback and make adaptions whenever they can. Also, their customer service is great- being able to get hold of someone and resolve any issues (usually) immediately is fantastic!”
“Parago looks like a very well designed and user-friendly system, I can’t wait to use it! The trainer was very helpful and answered all my questions clearly and patiently. Thank you!”
"We found the system easy to pick up, visually pleasing and had the flexibility to tailor the system specifically to our needs."
“Very pleased with the Parago staff who worked at our site – fitted very well around our normal school working pattern”
"The system seems very comprehensive, explained well - should work well for our needs!"
"The auditor was very professional whilst working on site for 2 days, looking forward to using the premises management software"
"The system looks easy to use and very detailed"
“Excellent trainer, provided thorough overview of all aspects of the system. We are pleased we have chosen Parago as the system is very user friendly and will meet all our asset management needs”
"The auditor was very helpful and supportive"
"Very good training, clear, concise and just what we needed to implement the system. Thank you"
"Excellent training day/asset audit took place, quickly done, professional, extremely happy with the services provided"
"The software is good and useful"
"The auditor was very professional and worked well"
"The trainer was very helpful and ensured we were happy with what we required. The software is very easy to use and the visual icons make it so easy to navigate."
"Very impressed with Parago asset management software - easy to use and does what it says on the tin. This will save me hours of time."
"So far the service we have had has been very good and to an excellent standard. The auditor was great to work with and very knowledgeable about Parago services."
"Once again the auditor provided us with an excellent service and conducted himself in a very professional manner"
"The auditor did a wonderful job, very approachable and made the training very clear."
"Very efficient and friendly service. Thanks."
"We have introduced Parago into a number of north east schools through a collaboration exercise. The company has been efficient with their implementation and in getting the systems up and running. The system itself performs multiple functions and will serve our schools well in terms of asset management, contract management, service agreements and in meeting our targets around SFVS"
"I found the auditor to be very helpful and knowledgeable. He worked well within the school with no disruption at all to us."
"Being responsible for all assets of a large secondary school, I found it increasingly difficult to keep up to date with a spreadsheet system. Having purchased Parago in 2014, managing assets has become a much easier task. After some large purchases and relocation of assets, we asked a Parago auditor to come in and assist with an audit and additional training. After spending a couple of days with the auditor I am now extremely confident that we are maximising the potential of the Parago system. I would highly recommend this system and the support we’ve received from Parago has been second to none."
"Very knowledgeable staff, they did exactly what they promised."
"Very happy with the training and service from the Parago Auditors."
"A much smoother implementation than I was expecting. Thank you."
"A very comprehensive overview and detailed explanation of the areas I was most interested in. Many Thanks."
"Excellent service, very friendly and helpful. I would highly recommend Parago."
"The auditor was very helpful and his training on the product was very good."
"Experience has shown that not all software lives up to expectations, however Parago is one of the few which to coin a phrase, does exactly ‘what it says on the tin’. A great easy to use and comprehensive application".
"Fantastic Service. We could not have done this without the Parago Auditor."
"The Auditor is very knowledgeable about the product and this ensures an easy and quick tutorial of its benefits. The service is excellent value for money as without it the process would take the school weeks to finish."
"The auditor was very friendly, and good support was offered. Welcome anytime!"
"The Auditor was very helpful and I feel we now have the right system for us."
"The auditor was on time and very reliable, his professionalism was good and his knowledge regarding Parago was excellent. He was able to communicate with all staff effectively and during the 3 days he managed to train 4 staff. We are very pleased with your service and look forward to implementing it within the school."
"We have reduced our insurance premium by £6,000 per year as a result of using Academy Asset Manager from Parago."
"Our audit and training was delivered to an excellent standard and the auditor quickly adapted to the schools ethos. The training session was well delivered and gave us a greater understanding of the Parago system. His time and patience was greatly appreciated. Many thanks."
"The training day was really useful and we are now looking forward to using the system!"
"Prior to using Parago Academy Asset Manager the different departments within the school would record data pertaining to assets on an Excel spreadsheet. We were looking to achieve a centrally held system that would allow us to fulfill our Academy accounting obligations. We wanted the system to be easy to use, universally accessible to our staff and produce multiple reports. Burntwood decided to adopt the Parago system because of the ability to map the site and track assets by mobile device; the quality of its flexible reporting and the knowledge of the Parago Representative. The asset auditor managed the installation of the system in a competent, pragmatic way. He considered the location of the departments and which of the new blocks they would be moving to. He always managed the use of his time to be of most benefit to Burntwood, and worked alongside our technicians and staff on ‘asset finding days’. The training that followed was comprehensive, informal and interactive. Burntwood School now benefits from an asset system whereby the various departments are represented by ‘virtual rooms’ in a useful and current format."
"We have been using School Inventory Manager from Parago since 2009. The product has had so many new features added to it over the years, and their implementation service is excellent. We are a unique school and the needs of our pupils mean that we offer a lot of specialist equipment. Any school – specialist or not – needs to be able to track its assets. We quickly found that there was nothing like Parago available on the market and the implementation was great; the system is clear and intuitive and we quickly found our way around it. We’ve had some real ‘thank goodness’ moments since the system has been implemented. Recently we had to track all of our motor vehicles, a task that would usually take a considerable length of time but with the Parago system it was fantastic and very easy to complete. Having a solution that lets you record information, produce full inventories and audits at the click of a mouse is most certainly a time-saver."
"The Holt School started using Parago in the summer of 2012. It was simple and quite rewarding to set up and it didn’t take long to quickly attach photographs of rooms and equipment. The ‘discovery’ tool also quickly identified all of the computer equipment on our network for allocating to rooms. We were broken into in December 2012 and a suite of 20 IMac’s were stolen. We were able through Parago to produce a detailed schedule of the missing equipment and photographs for the police and insurance company the same morning. It ensured our claim was dealt with very smoothly. I would recommend the system to other schools."
"We are really pleased with the product and the service. The auditor was excellent and ensured we had a useable system from the off-set. Thanks."
"I cannot praise the auditor enough, he was a pleasure to work with and I am confident the school will benefit hugely from Parago. It is a simple to use programme that can be managed very easily and without consuming lots of time. To list all the assets that are now on the system would have taken a huge amount of time, so I strongly recommend Parago doing that as part of the set up."
"The training was excellent and well-focused on need."
"This is an excellent product: chosen for its user friendliness and functionality. Its visual attributes make it easy to follow, understand and creates a novel way of maintaining the system. I was very impressed with the efficiency of set up (Asset Discovery). Faster than we could have done with five people! The training was also very good – top marks all round."
"As a very large junior school who became an Academy converter in 2010 our Asset Register was still spreadsheet based and labour intensive. We chose Parago initially for the comprehensive Asset Discovery service and bespoke system set up that allowed us to satisfy our auditors very complex requirements this year. Having been through our first audit using Parago they are now happy that our register and reporting can give them the information they need in the format they need it in. The system is intuitive and easy to use and anyone familiar with SIMS will see the similarities in the report writing module. The support we have received from our consultant has been second to none and no question too stupid. As a non financial person working with the asset register for the first time - I couldn't have asked for more. Thank you Parago!"
"The auditor was great. He spent a lot of time working with the team and providing updates on progress. The job was large but he managed well."
"We have been using Parago for a year now, and are happy with the product. We like the simplicity of the interface, with a very visual layout of our somewhat complex school structure. Our requirements were for a system with bar coding, that was easy to use, and also allowed us to store and meter all IT software, such that we had one central repository for all IT assets. In addition, it needed to have an ipad/android app, so that technicians could easily register and update assets over wifi whilst out and about. Parago ticks all these boxes, works well, and is cloud-based, which takes away the headache of any on-site management and updates. I would certainly recommend this system to other schools."
"Parago is an excellent package. The auditor was a joy to work with, very professional and always polite and sociable."
"An Excellent training session. Very relaxed worked at groups pace. Very patient. Re-visited areas not understood. Appears a comprehensive, easy to use system. Very visual."
"It’s been a pleasure to have the Auditor onsite. He has been very professional, polite and patient. His communicational skills are second to none and we were always kept informed on what area of the school he was working and adhered to our health and safety rules. He is a credit to the company."
"The Training was really good and was pitched at the right level for both staff and the students who will be assisting with the asset management process over the summer holidays. The software seems very user friendly."
"The Auditor was very pleasant to work with and very knowledgeable with all the assets at the college."
"Our Academy has found the Parago system an invaluable tool in the management of our assets. It is easy to use and has become a key component in the tracking and recording of all Academy assets. The Auditor was excellent. Made it very easy to undertake the audit and understand the system."
"The use of the Asset Discovery Service has enabled us to get the Asset Management package installed and fully up and running within a couple of weeks. It would have taken us months to have done this ourselves."
"Very good training, funny and informative."
"Time saving, user friendly and efficient. As a busy school these attributes are without doubt going to save time and money."
"Parago’s auditor has been very efficient and in particular worked hard to gain trust and engagement in the system from a wide number of different members of staff. He is clearly an expert on the system and has additional knowledge such as asset values"
"I would like to thank you for a very efficient support service. I would also like to thank everyone who assisted with my support call last Friday and on Monday 5th November, I am very impressed and equally impressed with Parago software."
"A very user friendly system that saves time and provides a robust recording system for all school assets with excellent reports produced very quickly and easily."
"The Auditor was very helpful and approachable."
"Parago is now very much embedded at The Arnewood School and is one of the school systems we rely on to ensure we are providing the best service for our students. It allows us to reliably record and track assets and also make management decisions relating to value for money."
"We have been very impressed with Parago and the clear potential it offers schools to strategically plan their ICT development in a coherent and timely manner. The easy to navigate interface disguises the underlying complexity of an application that is not only effective as an asset management tool, but also as an expert system guiding school leaders towards sensible purchasing decisions. We can use this information to make carefully considered decisions on what equipment we need to invest in for the future. But the key benefit of online asset management : it takes the burden of auditing away from staff and allows them to do what they do best – teach. As an Academy we would not be without Parago."
"Very pleased with system and training."
"We think the Parago system has finally cracked our problems of keeping on top of our asset management – with several separate buildings the mobile application is also proving very useful."
"I saw the Parago system in action at a local school and we knew it was the solution for us. The fact that it is incredibly user friendly is almost an aside – the solution does exactly what it says and means I don’t have to spend time filling in data, juggling numbers and chasing details. We are also due to have a full audit in October and I can breathe a sigh of relief because we have all the necessary information on the system and we can run reports at the click of a button. I am a business manager for two primary schools in addition to our school. The fact that I have implemented the solution in both of the primary schools too says a lot. I’m happy to tell other people that this is a very worthwhile system and they should definitely go for it!"
"Very happy with training and communication. Highly recommend."
"Parago system has enabled us to make significant improvements to our ability to track assets, incidents and jobs on anything from iPads to heating boilers."
"We no longer dread the annual asset checks and waiting for responses from members of staff. We just zap round with the iPhone and job done. Just what we needed."
"Time saving, user friendly and efficient. As a busy school these are attributes are without doubt going to save time and money."
"Limited asset management has been a constant complaint by our external Auditors. After installing Parago the auditors have been able to make positive comments about our Asset Register."
"Asset tagging made simple."