Decision Center

Today’s libraries need more than just circulation statistics to drive optimal operational efficiency and achieve top-notch service for their patrons.

Decision Center is a comprehensive collection management and analytics solution that provides timely and focused action recommendations for budgeting, selection, weeding, floating, and more. Decision Center helps libraries match supply and demand to deliver optimized service. By using current and complete data—about circulation, holds, transits, patrons, and acquisitions—Decision Center provides you with actionable insights to help your library improve patron-driven acquisitions while streamlining collection management workflows.

Key Features

  • Shows where to weed or expand collections to align with supply and demand
  • Direct integration with Sierra provides Decision Center with the most comprehensive data for decision-making

  • Comprehensive circulation statistics are updated daily for timely analytics

  • Highlighted areas to weed or expand collections help you better align with your library’s supply and demand

  • Budget guidance for effective spending on collections and staffing is based on your real budget numbers

  • Suggestions identify how you can optimize collections to reflect community demand and usage

  • Recommendations utilizes library-selected thresholds and strategic targets to suggest changes for operational effectiveness

  • Tools helps manage floating collections across multiple branches to minimize transit times

  • Trend analysis lets you anticipate demand for new titles to minimize hold wait times

Other library reporting products have a narrow view and only show a periodic “snapshot” of data, leaving out the rest of the picture. Only Decision Center utilizes dynamic library information, leveraging comprehensive data and your patron and acquisitions staff preferences through time, to automatically make recommendations never before available to library staff. Today’s libraries need intelligent analytics in order to achieve the best possible service and streamline collection management in a challenging budgetary environment.  That’s what Decision Center can do for you.

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