Barcode Asset Tracking

Most modern organizations understand that barcode asset tracking is vital for their success – at least for accounting and compliance purposes. But the manual processes traditionally associated with barcode asset tracking – which rely on employees to enter barcodes into a spreadsheet -- are not only time-consuming, but also incredibly inefficient and error-prone. With a manual system, you don’t have the luxury of accessing information easily when you’re on the go, nor can you trust that the information is accurate. Excel spreadsheets make it very difficult to pinpoint where an asset is at any given time, what condition it’s in or who has it. In fact, it’s quite possible that you’re continuing to pay taxes and insurance on an asset you don’t even have in your inventory anymore. It may have been lost, broken or stolen, and if your records weren’t updated to reflect that, you could be none the wiser.

So it’s not enough to have an asset tracking system in place; you need one that’s accurate, portable, real-time and secure. Our world is filled with technology designed to make our lives easier. When employees come to work, they expect technology that will support them and help them do their jobs better. They don’t want to have to wait until they’re back at the office to have access to the information they need now. They don’t want to spin their wheels hunting down assets that are lost, question if the data in front of them is reliable, or work for a company that has to cut back on benefits and perks to compensate for bottom-line waste. Savvy companies realize the overwhelming benefits of keeping their employees happy – including higher revenues.

Tying the asset tracking function to a mobile app provides immediate, real-time and accurate results, eliminates the inefficiency and potential for error associated with manual asset tracking, and saves companies significant time and money while promoting accountability.

Asset Panda’s mobile app syncs with the cloud and includes a mobile barcode scanner. That’s a critical point of difference. A lot of asset tracking companies on the market require separate barcode scanners, which ultimately need servicing, repair and replacement when they become lost, stolen or broken. When your barcode scanner is tied to an asset tracking app, the entire lifecycle of each of your vital assets lives in the palm of your hand. You’re able to access your data anytime, anywhere within seconds – and you can rest assured that it’s accurate. From your smartphone or tablet, you’re able to enter and view such information as check in/check out status, maintenance schedule, purchase/lease information, depreciation statistics, to name but a few. You’ve got the ability to schedule maintenance, generate email notifications, issue work orders and use Asset Panda as your Enterprise Service Desk. From a cost savings standpoint, your asset tracking system doesn’t require the servicing or replacement associated with handheld barcode scanners. You’ve reduced the complexity of the asset tracking process, having condensed it to a single app. You’ve saved immeasurable time, since your employees no longer have to hunt down lost assets. And you’ve closed the communication loop by including all stakeholders in the conversation.

Many of our competitors often require additional software or hardware, each of which require a license to use; and others charge their clients based on the number of users. Asset Panda entitles clients to an unlimited number of users at no extra change, and no additional hardware or software is needed to use the tool, which means we’re able to offer our clients the most powerful mobile asset tracking system in the world at an extremely competitive price point. Every one of our accounts is a premium account, meaning that every client has access to our robust and continually growing features list.  Technology must be easy to use, or your employees won’t support it. Asset Panda’s mobile app is extremely user-friendly, with a simple and flexible user interface, custom dashboard, sortable columns, user configurable views, custom reports, built-in search and many more features designed with the needs of our clients in mind.

If you’re ready to find out what technology can do for your asset tracking system, your employee morale and your bottom line, start your free 14-day trial today. Visit


Courtney Roush

Courtney Roush is a freelance writer, editor, and communications strategist with 25 years of experience. Her favorite discipline is crisis communications – and it’s a highly relevant one in our present times.

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