We’ve offered school booklist software free for several years now. It’s a web based application which allows newsagents to collate school booklist orders across schools, classes and students. It uses traditional booklists as well as ad hoc ordering to enable the small business owner to collate all orders into one for bulk purchase.
As we have done in other parts of our business we made the software available free of charge. This open approach ensured use and provided some excellent feedback.
Having worked with newsagents for many years and seen all manner of approaches to managing school books, we felt that a free software model was best if we were to encourage more newsagents to get involved.
The Booklist site is live today. It’s still free. Newsagents maintain their own data under their own password. We never access their data.