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Press Release: Follett [February 14, 2017]

Follett announces key updates to its market-leading Destiny solution

McHENRY, Ill., Feb. 14, 2017 –With the addition of key reporting capabilities and new homepage customization options, Follett's Destiny 14.5 is giving users a more efficient, streamlined experience from start to finish. The updates encompass the company's market-leading products for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Discover.

"We're listening as our customers share their needs and challenges," said Nader Qaimari, President, Follett School Solutions. "Destiny 14.5 gives educators features and capabilities that not only will save them time, but also help them better manage digital resources and make smart decisions on behalf of their students."

Destiny's basic reporting features have been improved across the board, explained Don Rokusek, Program Director for Follett Destiny Library Manager. New district reports, for example, give users an at-a-glance view into each school's resources, and while another improved report allows users to see prices of overdue materials in Destiny Resource Manager.

"These latest updates make it easier to complete a variety of tasks – such as printing labels and exporting data to Excel – as well as gathering valuable data on usage and circulation, which can be used to support funding and curriculum decisions," Rokusek said. "Customers can spend less time searching for the data they need to create reports and more time with students."

Additional Destiny 14.5 improvements include:

  • Usage reporting for Follett Lightbox titles;
  • The ability to manage the ordering and visibility of collection ribbons on the Destiny Discover homepage, and easilyfeature preferred digital resources in a new "links" ribbon;
  • New renewals functionality has been added to Destiny Resource Manager; and
  • Account information for access to Follett eBooks and audiobooks is automatically maintained with changes to patron information in Destiny.

To fully introduce Destiny 14.5, Follett recently hosted a free webinar. The recording can be accessed on Follett Community, using this link.

To update to the latest version of Destiny, customers must be on Destiny version 12.0 or later.

For more information about Follett Destiny, visit FollettLearning.com/library-manager. For more information about Follett, visit FollettLearning.com.

About Follett's PreK-12 Business

Follett is the largest provider of educational materials and technology solutions to PreK-12 libraries, classrooms, learning centers and school districts in the United States, and a major supplier to educational institutions worldwide. Follett distributes books, reference materials, digital resources, ebooks and audiovisual materials, as well as pre-owned textbooks. Follett also is one of the leading providers of integrated educational technology for the management of physical and digital assets, the tracking, storing and analyzing of academic data, and digital learning environment tools for the classroom focusing on student achievement.

About Follett Corporation

For more than 140 years, Follett has been a trusted partner to pre-K and K-12 schools, districts, and college campuses, taking care of the critical details that make it easier for schools to run, teachers to teach and students to learn. Every day, Follett serves more than half of the students in the United States, and works with 70,000 schools as a leading provider of education technology, services and print and digital content. Follett is higher education's largest campus retailer and a hub for school spirit and community, operating more than 1,250 local campus stores and 1,700 virtual stores across the continent. Headquartered in Westchester, Illinois, Follett is a $2.6 billion privately held company.


Summary: With the addition of key reporting capabilities and new homepage customization options, Follett’s Destiny 14.5 is giving users a more efficient, streamlined experience from start to finish. The updates encompass the company’s market-leading products for Destiny Library Manager, Destiny Resource Manager, and Destiny Discover.
Publication Year:2017
Type of Material:Press Release
LanguageEnglish
Date Issued:February 14, 2017
Publisher:Follett
Company:
Company: Follett
Products: Destiny
Subject: Product announcements
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