The advantages provided by mobile asset tracking are incredibly powerful – and most obvious when you consider an employee out in the field. Let’s say she needs to determine the whereabouts and condition of a specific asset. Today, it’s often as simple as pulling out her smartphone and clicking an app.
In the not-so-distant past, that employee probably would have had to contact a point person with access to the data or wait until she was back in front of her desktop computer to pull up the information herself. The data upon which she was relying may have been compiled in an Excel spreadsheet, where another employee or group of employees were charged with entering and managing such details as an asset’s check-in or check-out status, its maintenance history, insurance policy expiration and depreciation. And, unfortunately, that data probably contained errors. Why? Humans make mistakes. We all know how easy it is to enter a typo, inadvertently skip over a field, or forget to log a piece of data because we were pulled away by some other task. Errors are the inevitable result of manual record keeping – and that means confusion, wasted time and lost revenue.
Mobile asset tracking has introduced incredible efficiencies to the asset tracking and management process, enabling any stakeholder to pull up at a moment’s notice the entire lifecycle of an asset, and make informed decisions. When your records are accurate and in real time, it’s much more difficult for items to go missing or otherwise fall through the cracks. Ghost assets become a thing of the past. And tracking the values of your fixed assets no longer involves guesswork.
With mobile asset tracking, you can add a new asset to your records the second you acquire it. You can add supporting information to the asset, like documents, videos, voice notes or photos; pull up its complete maintenance history; send work orders; create reports; set up alerts and reminders about maintenance; establish equipment refresh schedules and plan your budget based on reliable data.
You’ll find several mobile asset tracking solutions on the market today, and not all of them are created equal. Products contain varied features and flexibilities, so it’s important to do your research. You need a solution that will adapt to your needs not just today, but long in the future. Every organization continues to evolve, so you should be looking for a mobile asset tracking platform that’s scalable, easy to use and yet powerful at the same time. That’s a tall order, but it does indeed exist. Asset Panda offers the most cost-effective, customizable and intuitive mobile asset tracking solution in the world. Our free mobile iOS and Android apps include a mobile scanner, effectively eliminating the need for any additional hardware. All you need is the smartphone or tablet you already carry – or use the web app, if you prefer. Asset Panda is designed to bring all of your stakeholders into the communication loop for maximum accountability and accuracy. Our customizable suite of features enables you to track your assets any way you want, anywhere you want. Exporting and importing data out of and into the tool is easy, and integration with legacy systems is simple. You won’t need any special training to get up to speed quickly.
Asset Panda syncs with the cloud, giving you anytime access to the accurate data you depend on to keep your business running smoothly. Whether you need to locate an item’s check-in/check-out status, depreciation or inflation, maintenance history, lease/purchase information, create a work order, set up a custom notification or generate a report, everything you need to manage the lifecycle of your vital assets is as near as the palm of your hand.
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