Capterra, an online service offering the most comprehensive list of business software solutions on the web, recently put out an article comparing 5 Church Asset Management Tools, and Asset Panda was included in that list.
Churches are no longer comprised of just Sunday services and Sunday school. Many religious institutions have to stretch their already tight budgets even further. Everything, from tracking finances and attendance to creating state-of-the-art visual and audio experiences, in person and now viewable over the Internet—has become more important to keep congregants and staff engaged.
Church leaders are taking on more tasks to lead and run their churches. From the largest cathedrals to the smallest chapels, religious institutions require a great deal of organization, especially with the increasing amount of assets they have to keep up with. It is often challenging to keep track of shared equipment and supplies for the growing number of programs and services offered on a daily basis.
In the Capterra article, they emphasize that church asset management software is an important part of your overall church management software package. Knowing what you have and its condition is important for cost-savings measures and asset tracking. Capterra uses the example of what happens if you’re upgrading all your church’s laptops and you need to find out how many you own and how much the replacements will cost? Knowing what you already have can save thousands of dollars in unnecessary replacements for items that “might” be lost or stolen. Today’s asset tracking software gives users instant access to data that shows where an asset is, who has it, its repair/maintenance history, and even GPS coordinates. Knowing what you have is the first step in big cost savings.
The article also references the IoT, or Internet of Things, which is the inter-networking of physical devices, vehicles, buildings, and other items—embedded with electronics, software, sensors, actuators, and network connectivity that enable these objects to collect and exchange data. These types of items are actively used in churches and religious institutions. According to recent Gartner research, “IoT and the emergence of digital business mean that IT leaders no longer have purview over the technology assets that will increasingly determine business outcomes.”
Asset tracking management software, like Asset Panda, is proving to be very valuable for churches. Users can scan barcodes using their own smartphone or tablet (which is a great cost-saving measure) and instantly find location, quantity, maintenance history, user history, and much more on each asset. Many programs offer multiple database fields which can be customized for specific use and/or users. This new way of tracking assets via the cloud keeps church staff accountable for the quick and safe return of valuable assets.
Many churches are praising Asset Panda and its suite of asset tracking and management tools:
There are so many useful features to Asset Panda that have impacted our day-to-day operations. From pictures and video to reporting, assigning and storing warranty information, and documenting detailed purchase information on each asset we possess … the list goes on and on with how useful Asset Panda has been for us. There is no other solution like Asset Panda.
– Huber Memorial Church
Using Asset Panda means we can keep better track of our video production equipment. The software lets us record the value, receipts, serial numbers, warranties, etc. of every item we use during a particular shoot. Essentially, Asset Panda makes keeping an inventory of what we have much easier than other methods.
– Christian Vision North America
We are a multi-campus church with locations situated among multiple cities and states. IT equipment is a very important tool used daily across all of our campuses. Keeping track of IT equipment that was being transported from church to church was becoming much more challenging for us. The need finally arose for us to find a legitimate, web-based solution for IT asset tracking that was also easy to use and could be customized. Asset Panda was the perfect fit for our needs.
– The Rock Family Worship Center
Highly configurable, Asset Panda is the perfect asset tracking solution for churches that quickly integrates with existing systems, changing as your needs change for unlimited ways to organize and access the information you need throughout an asset’s entire lifecycle. Completely customizable, Asset Panda is not just incredibly powerful; it’s also very simple to use. Using devices your team is already using, our free Mobile App makes it simple to scan an asset for on-demand access or necessary information. Add pictures or documents, access full histories, generate reports, track maintenance schedules, audit, and get full check in/check out status on every asset entered into the system. The depth of this information enables users to make better, more informed decisions, eliminates guesswork and costly errors, and ultimately, wasteful spending.
Church asset management does not have to be expensive or hard to implement. By choosing Asset Panda, you will be leveraging a world-class system used by some of the largest organizations in the world at a price that fits your individual church’s budget. To learn more and start your free 14-day trial, go to assetpanda.com.