Asset tracking has a lot of benefits, many of which we’ve talked about on this blog before. However, the process would not be possible without asset tagging.
What is Asset Tagging?
Asset tagging is the process of using physical tags to pull up information about that asset on a database. Used in tandem with an asset tracking platform, asset tags help you find equipment records, and keep your files regularly updated. Physical assets like IT hardware, warehouse machinery, vehicles, and supplies can be easily tracked with the appropriate tag.
How Can Asset Tagging Help Me?
Using asset tags is an efficient alternative to using a manual system to track your assets. The tags allow your companies to scan each asset and pull up the entry in the database then and there, instead of needing to search for paperwork in an office.
Having a more sophisticated system will help you effectively track a lot of information. You can easily see who is using each asset in real time, as well as access maintenance records, licensing, and warranties associated with each entry. Many tracking systems will allow you to access this information from anywhere in the world.
One of the biggest benefits of implementing asset tags is the amount of time saved using them. Tracking down paperwork can take time away from more important tasks. And if you need asset records in a hurry, being unable to find documentation can be especially frustrating. By implementing an asset tagging system, you’ll eliminate the need to sort through large amounts of potentially outdated information.
With saved time comes saved money. When your employees have more time to dedicate to your customers and the jobs that keep your organization running, you can more effectively run your business. Asset tracking software is meant to not only make the entire process easier, but to help you streamline your workflow process and spend less time on the tasks that don’t bring in any profit.
What Types of Asset Tags Are Available?
The two most popular types of asset tagging and tracking systems are barcodes and radio frequency identifications (RFIDs). Barcodes work the way they do in the grocery store: simply use a barcode scanner or a scanning app to immediately access the relevant asset entry.
RFIDs work somewhat differently. The technology is similar to badges that allow employees into specific areas of the office. Instead of using scanning software, RFIDs use radio waves to transmit information. They don’t need to be as close to the tag as barcode scanning systems do. However, other radio frequencies can interfere with the technology.
Make sure your asset tags are tamper-resistant. You want to make sure they can’t be easily removed. Having inaccurate asset tags will make your job more difficult. Your tags also need to be clearly identifiable as such. If your employees don’t know where to look for the asset tag, they won’t be able to access your database.
Asset Panda uses bar code technology to store your asset entries. Your employees can easily pull up asset information from your database using free bar code scanning mobile apps. This app makes it so your company doesn’t have to spend more on costly bar code scanners that are easy to misplace.
We believe in making the asset tagging and tracking process as easy as possible. Systems that are hard to implement and understand are less likely to be used. We want to help you save your organization time and money in the easiest way possible.
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