Frisco-based Asset Panda, the most robust, user-friendly mobile asset tracking system on the market, has just announced the addition of Microsoft’s Active Directory integration to its already powerful series of cloud-based asset tracking tools.
Microsoft’s Active Directory serves as a central location for a company’s network administration and security. It is used both as a source of information on computers, users/specific groups of users, applications, services, files, distribution lists, and organizational units as a unified point which manages user roles and permissions. The application stores objects that provide information about the real things, i.e. assets, that exist in an organization’s network and that are associated with one or more domains. It then makes this information available to users and applications throughout the organization, making accessing online documents, digitized information, digital assets and data easier to access for end-users.
“Active Directory gives Asset Panda users a central, standardized network service for user management integration,” says Rex Kurzius, founder and president of Asset Panda. “Asset Panda leverages this service by allowing the customer to create user accounts and have employee lists for reference purposes, so that there is no need to double manage user accounts. Active Directory greatly improves an organization’s security and gives customers an ability to streamline and manage data continuously pushed into Asset Panda’s suite of services.”
One of the key benefits of Active Directory to Asset Panda users is that Asset Panda accepts employee and computer data in a seamless manner and assets can be registered directly in the designated fields using the integration tool via the web interface. The data collected through Active Directory and passed through Asset Panda can then be compared to the data already stored in Asset Panda in real time and updated as necessary.
Additional benefits to Asset Panda’s active directory integration tool includes:
- A central location in network management and storage of application data
- Scalable to both large and small customers across different geographical locations
- The ability to synchronize directory updates across multiple servers
- Lock or unlock users’ accounts
- Easy check-in/check-out of equipment within organizations and status of use or location
- Application of critical updates and policies within a company’s network for optimal IT asset management
“We started Asset Panda with the simple idea that people would rather user the smart phones they are already carrying to track their assets,” says Kurzius. “We’ve created apps that are easy to navigate giving our clients the ability to easily deploy across the organization. With a system like Active Directory now in place, users can link the login data directly into Asset Panda ensuring that managing all users company-wide is a breeze.”
Asset Panda’s asset tracking and management platform is the most flexible and customizable system in the industry for tracking and managing assets. The ability to manage the information down to the location, area in the location and actual asset gives Asset Panda users the ability to allow the mobile users to see and track only the assets they are responsible for tracking. Asset Panda optimizes and streamlines everything from auditing to facilities management, equipment support ticketing, compliance, and purchase order management. Unlike other systems, Asset Panda is highly configurable, so it can become whatever companies need it to be, and adjusts as their needs change.
“Our goal is to create the best fixed asset management system available in the market,” sums up Kurzius. “In order to make it happen, we need to constantly evolve and expand our platform, and the addition of Active Directory integration allows us to do just that.”
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About Asset Panda
Asset Panda, the most powerful, yet simple to use free asset tracking software in the world, enables clients to track their IT assets exactly how they want, and from the mobile devices they already carry. The platform may be accessed either online or via free mobile iOS and Android apps that sync with the cloud. The apps include a mobile barcode scanner, so there’s no need to purchase a separate handheld barcode scanner. Users can add voice notes, videos, documents or photos to the asset’s information. The tool allows users to view check-in/check-out status, GPS location, lease/purchase information, complete maintenance history, insurance information, and the depreciation and inflation calculations your accounting and compliance teams require. Companies of every industry sector and size – including some of the world’s biggest brands – have chosen Asset Panda to help them manage millions of dollars’ worth of vital assets.
For more information, visit www.assetpanda.com.