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Learning Pathways Inc.

A school is more than just a building — and a rewarding educational experience for students and teachers alike requires a comfortable well–maintained facility. Helping school systems to keep up with their maintenance challenges is what Maintenance Tracker's all about — a powerful task–management tool built around FileMaker Pro, the award–winning database software application from FileMaker Inc.

Overview

  • Keeping ahead of the maintenance needs for busy school systems, Learning Pathways' Maintenance Tracker takes full advantage of the capabilities of FileMaker Pro.

Industry

  • K-12 Education
  • Small Business

Their deployed solutions run the gamut of commercially–available products. All of our clients use a combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, and FileMaker Unlimited in the deployment of our solution.

— Joe Vulgan, President, Learning Pathways Inc.

Business Challenge

Maintenance Tracker is the signature product of Learning Pathways, a California–based software development company focusing on the unique needs of school systems. "Maintenance Tracker meets the needs of primary, secondary, and tertiary school clients who are looking to automate, track, and report upon their maintenance operations," explains Learning Pathways President Joe Vulgan whose California customers include Cabrillo College in Aptos, the Sulphur Springs School District in Santa Clarita and the Romoland School District in Homeland.

The Maintenance Tracker software allows administrators and maintenance managers to keep ahead of their tasks — they can view requests for maintenance from various departments at a glance, with just the click of a button. They can track work orders, contractor estimates, and job timetables, and can generate written reports at any stage of any job. From painting a classroom to re–roofing a school, from patching tiles in the restrooms to installing new fixtures in the lab — maintenance jobs are organized, monitored, and always under control.

Successful Solution

FileMaker Pro makes it happen. "We chose FileMaker Pro as the platform for our Maintenance Tracker solution because of its ease of use, simplicity to program, and performance stability," Joe continues, "as well as its ability to catalogue and report upon information capture on behalf of our clients. The Maintenance Tracker solution makes our clients more competitive by allowing them to more quickly respond to the needs of end users for maintenance help. It is also easy for them to implement, is quite reliable, and is less expensive than other commercial platforms.

And, it's flexible — easily adapting to local needs regardless of hardware or platform. "Our clients use a heterogeneous mix of PC, Novell, and Apple–based networking, operating, and software solutions," Joe adds. "Their deployed solutions run the gamut of commercially–available products. All of our clients use a combination of FileMaker Pro, FileMaker Server, and FileMaker Unlimited in the deployment of our solution."

We chose FileMaker Pro as the platform for our Maintenance Tracker solution because of its ease of use, simplicity to program, and performance stability.

— Joe Vulgan, President, Learning Pathways Inc.

Customer Benefits

FileMaker Pro was a part of Learning Pathways' plan from the company's beginnings in 1997 — and Joe is counting on that cooperation continuing and expanding for years to come, helping the schools of tomorrow to meet the maintenance challenges they're sure to face. No matter how high–tech the education may be in the classroom, there'll always be walls to paint and floors to fix — and Maintenance Tracker will make sure the jobs get done on time!

For FileMaker:

Kevin Mallon
Public Relations Manager
FileMaker Inc.
408-987-7227
kevin_mallon@filemaker.com
http://www.filemaker.com

For Learning Pathways Inc.:

Joe Vulgan
President
Learning Pathways Inc.
310-475-4561
jvulgan@lpmaintenancetracker.com
http://www.lpmaintenancetracker.com