Until recently, logging the barcode on an asset meant writing it down or entering it into an Excel spreadsheet. What happens after that? Often, a lot of confusion. Let’s say you have multiple employees assigned to the task of managing and tracking your fixed assets. Human error is an all-too-common occurrence. A typo here, a missed keystroke there, and those mistakes can throw off your record keeping. You might have duplication of efforts or simple oversight as your employees become distracted by all of the day-to-day tasks for which they’re responsible. When it comes time to locate any one asset, if you’ve been relying on manual processes, your employees might spend hours spinning their wheels in search of the item. Confusion, frustration and wasted time are the results. And, if there are gaps in your records of any kind, you could very well end up paying insurance on assets that aren’t even in your inventory anymore. Those items, called “ghost assets,” could remain undetected for months. With manual record keeping, it’s also easy to overlook the periodic maintenance or updates your assets need. So a minor repair could morph into a major overhaul or even a premature equipment replacement. It’s clear that tightening up your procedures with a more automated, centralized approach can significantly add to your bottom line in terms of money, time and morale.
And that’s where Asset Panda comes in. Years of research, development and user testing are behind this platform, the most powerful, yet simple to use approach for tracking and monitoring your fixed assets. This free app, available for both iOS and Android, contains everything you need to track the complete lifecycle of any asset, and includes a mobile barcode scanner – so you won’t need to purchase a separate handheld scanner or any additional hardware or software, for that matter. Everything you need is already in the palm of your hand. From your smartphone or tablet (or use the web app, if you prefer), scan the barcode for each of your assets, then add supporting documents, photos, videos or voice notes, if you’d like. Track an asset’s exact location, the identity of the person who has it, its check-in/check-out status, depreciation figures, complete maintenance history, insurance policy information, lease/purchase information, and more. All of your data is served up in real time 24 hours a day because Asset Panda syncs with the cloud – and that gives you the assurance that you’re making decisions based on timely, accurate information.
You can use Asset Panda to create custom reports, schedule maintenance, even cut down on your support call volume if you use the tool as an enterprise service desk. You’re entitled to an unlimited number of users at no additional charge, and given complete access to our entire features offering, which continues to grow. We believe our clients should be able to track their assets any way they want, which is why Asset Panda is completely customizable, from the dashboard, fields and columns to the notifications, alerts, security settings, calendar feature and more. The app is flexible enough to incorporate new technologies as they become available in the future, and it’s incredibly intuitive and easy to use. Even the most technologically shy employee will find Asset Panda simple.
Clients throughout the world trust Asset Panda to help them manage millions of dollars’ worth of vital barcode assets. Find out why – try Asset Panda free for 14 days. To get started, visit assetpanda.com