There are so many different apps available to businesses who need to track inventory and assets. Sometimes sorting through them is more challenging than the act of tracking itself! For businesses who are tracking and managing expensive pieces of equipment, finding a fitting equipment inventory app can really change the entire process in which they conduct their tracking activities. And save them time and money as well.
The easiest and most efficient way to track assets and inventory is via barcodes and a barcode scanner. Many companies used to rely on expensive handheld scanners to track and manage equipment. Because of their high cost, many companies don’t have a large inventory of them and users have to wait their turn to use them. Not exactly efficient. And just like any hardware, those scanners can break and go out of service for repair. Again, holding up workflow.
Many of today’s asset and inventory tracking platforms come fully equipped with an equipment inventory app that allows users to scan and record data on any piece of equipment right from their own smartphone or tablet. This is especially convenient with equipment that is constantly on the go. Data is instantly recorded and viewable anytime, from anywhere. See if equipment has been loaned out. Who has it. Where it is. When it will be returned. And even its maintenance records.
When taking a look at the different equipment inventory apps, here are a few important features you should make sure your selected app offers you:
- Comprehensive directory of all of your vital equipment
- Ability to look up the complete history of the equipment
- Track assets by vendor
- Look up parent/child relationships among equipment
- Check-in/out – you know where your assets are at any time
- Notify technicians of lease expirations
- Schedule routine maintenance
- No additional hardware/software needed – use the mobile devices you already carry
Asset Panda comes with a built-in equipment inventory app that gives users full capabilities to track and manage equipment in one central location. Gone are the days of handwritten ledgers or shared online spreadsheets that were full of errors. Now data can be recorded instantly and is kept in sync with the easy to use app, allowing all allocated users to submit and edit items as needed.
Companies can no longer afford to guess where equipment is or what its maintenance status looks like. The viability of the business and its employees’ jobs are on the line. The equipment a company uses every day is the backbone of the operation. If the equipment is missing, stolen, broken, then work stops. And in today’s competitive business environment, no one has time for that. Asset Panda works as a scheduler as well providing custom alerts to help schedule service for future updates or when the next service is due. Asset Panda helps you build a service history for each piece of equipment for auditing purposes. You can even create and manage work orders against equipment maintenance.
Based on free mobile iOS and Android apps that sync with the cloud, Asset Panda requires nothing but the smartphones and tablets your employees already carry. No additional hardware or software is needed because the app includes a mobile barcode scanner. Because it’s cloud-based, Asset Panda delivers real-time data on which you can depend, day or night. Add an unlimited number of users to your account at no additional charge, and take your pick of the features most relevant to your business. This incredibly user-friendly platform is totally customizable, from the custom dashboard to the fields, notifications, alerts and role- and location-based security settings.
Check out our easy to use equipment inventory app with a free 14-day trial at www.assetpanda.com.