Chromebook Getter Alternative
Firstly, we have a lot of respect for Chromebook Getter. Chromebook Getter is a simple utility which updates Chromebook metadata in the Google Admin Console via a Google Sheet (spreadsheet).
Schools come to us when Google Sheets or Excel spreadsheets have become too overwhelming to manage. VIZOR for Chromebooks is first and foremost an IT Asset Management solution built on our 30 years’ experience in ITAM.
VIZOR integrates with the Google Admin console, in a similar way to Chromebook Getter, but provides many additional benefits including the ability to manage all asset types such as Windows PCs, projectors, carts and smart boards.
Unlike a static spreadsheet VIZOR has out of the box processes and workflows to make district administrators lives easier. For example, if a student loses a Chromebook, in one click an IT administrator, teacher or parent can flag the Chromebook as lost or stolen, VIZOR will automatically disable the Chromebook and send relevant emails to the students’ parents letting them know what they need to do to get a replacement.
A Google sheet, or spreadsheet, is a simple way of knowing which student has which device. However, as school districts move to a 1:1 program managing such initiatives in a spreadsheet alone can soon become overwhelming. VIZOR has out of the box processes to help such as sending email reminders to students and parents when their device needs to be returned and simplifying loaner replacements during a repair.
So, if you’re managing your Chromebooks and other assets in a spreadsheet today you may want to look at what VIZOR for Chromebooks has to offer as an alternative.