The benefits of asset tracking software are clear – accurate, real-time and comprehensive data, anytime access, the elimination of guesswork and errors, better communication and the ability to make informed decisions about your asset needs.
Why Mobility Matters
Mobile asset tracking software takes asset tracking to the next level by moving your data within arm’s reach for 24/7 accessibility and convenience. In the past, if you needed to know the location of a particular asset, you had to be near a desktop computer. But as we all know, work doesn’t stay at work anymore. Mobile technology has given us the ability to answer questions, resolve issues and “be on” after hours. Inevitably, you’ll need to look up information about an asset when you’re away from the office. With mobile asset tracking software, the entire lifecycle of each of your fixed assets is in the palm of your hand, it’s in real time, and it’s organized exactly how you want.
Ease of Use is Critical
Mobile asset tracking software is powered by mobile apps that enables you to add new items with supporting documents like videos and pictures, set up custom security settings, notifications and alerts, create custom reports and even generate work orders. Some apps also contain mobile barcode scanners, eliminating the need to purchase an expensive handheld barcode scanner.
With increased mobility, comes increased ease of use – and that’s vitally important for the success of your asset tracking efforts. If you purchase an asset tracking software product and 50 percent of your employees don’t use it because they find it confusing or not user-friendly, you’re in a worse position than you were before. The idea is to find a solution that includes every one of your asset stakeholders into the communication loop, increasing accuracy and accountability throughout your entire organization.
Start with an Audit
Once you’ve selected your mobile asset tracking software, you need to conduct an audit to determine your current inventory of assets, their condition and location. Not only does this give you a realistic picture of your asset needs, but having access to this information helps ensure better compliance with accounting and regulatory requirements.
Tagging Your Assets
You’ll also need to figure out how to tag your assets. Companies who own identical assets can easily make mistakes by creating duplicate asset records or retiring the wrong asset. Assigning unique barcodes to each asset helps avoid those type of errors. Barcode labels are easy to order and available in a variety of durable, tamper-resistant materials that can withstand extremes in temperature and other challenging conditions.
Asset Panda’s mobile asset tracking software was designed to be one an intuitive solution. You’ll have everything you need to track and manage the complete lifecycle of your assets by downloading Asset Panda’s free mobile iOS or Android app. The app syncs with the cloud, so your data is available in real time, anytime and anywhere. You’ll also have the ability to add as many users as you’d like and with an app as user-friendly as Asset Panda, it’s simple to get all of your stakeholders on board. To learn more, visit assetpanda.com
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