Software for tracking assets has been around for a few decades. Traditionally, specific instances of the software were only available on a local network and was not accessible from other machines. Legacy systems were once costly and complex, making them only available to large organizations that couldn’t get by without some sort of management system. However, with the rise of the internet, web-based asset tracking has become more popular and available.
Knowing where your assets are at any given time can be a challenge, especially if your company operates from multiple locations. Having a web-based solution can help you track equipment loaned to other facilities in real time, reducing the likelihood of asset loss or damage.
You can’t afford to lose valuable information about your business. Web-based asset tracking is more reliable than older in-house systems. It keeps your information in the cloud instead of on-site, so your data won’t disappear in natural or man-made disasters, server failures, or power outages.
Software based in the cloud does more than tell you about your asset purchases. It also tells you about the current condition of each asset, as well as its condition over time. Such software also keeps you informed about maintenance records, and helps you schedule asset repair so you can make sure your team stays productive. Scheduling repair at the right time ensures your team won’t go without the equipment they need to get the job done.
One of the biggest benefits of web-based asset tracking is the ability to track your assets in real-time. Staying current on the workings of your company helps you in many areas:
- Worker Productivity: spreadsheet based or physical asset tracking systems take time to access, update, and manage. Companies that don’t use any kind of system are subject to losing employee time. Instead of consulting a system, workers have to spend time manually locating equipment they need to do their jobs, or specific products they need to fulfill a customer’s order.
- Inventory Management: reduce hours of inventory often subject to errors and frustration. When you have a system updated by your entire team, there are multiple sources and people to make sure your information is correct.
- Asset Location: issues come up, and sometimes you need equipment you didn’t think you would need. When you have a system to track all of your equipment, you will know where a specific vehicle has gone instead of spending time chasing it down.
Cloud-based systems are easier to maintain than on site ones. Most of these kinds of software come with mobile apps, so your team can check and update your database from the field instead of traveling to the office.
With Asset Panda, you can take advantage of our web-based asset tracking software and make it work the way you do. Our software will become what you need it to be, so you can configure it to your needs instead of adapting to it. Our customizable system does more than track fixed assets; it helps you keep track of upcoming audits, manage multiple facilities, streamline ticketing for equipment support, and supervise purchase orders.
You can create different security settings based on location and employee role. Specific configurations help protect your company’s information and make it accessible from work areas only. Managers need more information than the workers they oversee, and security settings allow them to see asset information their employees don’t need to know.
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