PlaySmart is one of the most popular toy libraries in South Mumbai which aims to enhance the intelligence of kids with their exclusive collection of Toys, Games and Puzzles of National and International brands for children of age between 1-6 years.
The PlaySmart Library lends toys and games to its members as per their subscription plan. The library wanted to automate their circulation system and modernize overall library processes.
The PlaySmart Toy Library implemented the SLIM Toy Library solution to overcome challenges they were facing with manual work and increased the efficiency of their library services. 5000+ toys of various categories have been catalogued and barcoded in SLIM. Toys category master has been implemented to categorize toys as per the child’s age group.
There are different charges for different membership plans. Members select a plan which suits them the best and pay the corresponding Registration charges and Security deposit. Each plan has a specified number of issues allowed, but issue of toys more than the limit is allowed by paying extra charges.
The library issues toys by calendar week. On return, if the whole toy (with all pieces) is not returned by a member then it is treated as a partial return and the library can send email reminders only for non-return of parts of a toy.
If toys are damaged by kids the member can choose to replace them with new toys or pay for them. Old toys are scrapped from the system. An invoice receipt is generated automatically for every deposit, subscription and transaction from SLIM. Also, automatic notifications for subscription renewal and recurring payments are sent by the system.
Under SLIM, PlaySmart has successfully automated all its processes thus reducing their labour, cost and overall efforts considerably.