School Stories | Fairmont Schools
August 19, 2020
Take a few minutes to read why Fairmont Schools decided that Vidigami and Picaboo Yearbooks was the right solution for them and how they were able to save $50,000 by signing up with Vidigami.
This month, we shine the spotlight on Fairmont Private Schools, a premier private school in Orange County, California. With five campuses serving 2,000 students and families enrolled in Pre-K to grade 12, Fairmont was struggling with the challenge of managing tens of thousands of photos that are taken throughout the year by their staff, students, and families.
After a thorough evaluation of their requirements and options, Fairmont chose Vidigami to help centralize, organize, and share all their school memories. This includes digitizing more than 25 years of school yearbooks, providing a digital library for their photo archives, hosting custom Vidigami sites for each of Fairmont’s five school campuses, and a new yearbook publishing solution that is saving Fairmont more than $50,000 EACH school year.
“Our staff and teachers were spending countless hours trying to manage the photos and videos that were being captured throughout the school year,” recounts Tanya Courchaine, Director of IT at Fairmont Private Schools. “With this content dispersed across a variety of devices and servers and unorganized, we weren’t able to effectively share it with our families. We were thrilled to find the Vidigami solution.”
Tanya further adds, “Then, I learned that Vidigami was integrated with Picaboo Yearbooks and that all our photos would easily flow into the Creator Studio application for yearbook publishing. I thought, what a great way to enhance collaboration and streamline the yearbook publishing process.”
“But wait,” says Vidigami with a beaming smile, “there’s more!”
“Vidigami showed me how we could save $50,000 in this year alone, by choosing Picaboo Yearbooks. To make sure we were comparing apples to apples, I brought in our expert yearbook advisors,” recaps Tanya. “We were all amazed! Not only are we getting equivalent quality yearbooks that can be more easily produced, but we are also guaranteed there are no hidden fees and a 3-week turnaround. Once the yearbook is published, a digital version is automatically added to our online Vidigami library.”
On behalf of Vidigami, thank you Tanya for sharing your story with our schools.