If You’ve Sunk Thousands Into Your IT, PC Asset Tracking Should be Your Next Investment

You’ve invested thousands of dollars in your information technology equipment – and that’s why a powerful, yet simple to use PC asset tracking system is the next investment you should make.

The larger the organization, the larger the task. You’ve got PCs and other IT equipment distributed throughout your company, and each of them must be tracked and managed for a multitude of reasons: maintenance, insurance, accounting and compliance, to name only a few. A good PC asset tracking system allows you to make informed decisions about the allocation of your IT assets, protecting your bottom line and equipping your employees with the tools they need for success.

When companies first start out, they may rely on an Excel spreadsheet to track their IT and other assets. That may work in the early days, but as organizations continue to grow, and the volume of data they have to manage increases, those manual spreadsheets become downright difficult and error-prone. IT assets are often on the move, changing hands among employees. That information alone is tough enough to track as your company grows. But that’s just the beginning of the challenge. Each one of those assets is tied to a service contract, has a unique maintenance history and specific lease/purchase and insurance information. And every asset’s depreciation figures must be reported for accounting and compliance purposes each year. Asset data is fluid and ever-changing, while an Excel spreadsheet is static.

And, of course, when you’re dealing with humans, errors are going to happen. Typing in a large volume of data is a risky proposition. You’re going to have typos, missed assets, duplication of effort, guesswork and the occasional asset that gets lost in the cracks. Perhaps even more consequential, your employees are going to waste time searching for assets, a time-sucking activity which increases frustration and decreases productivity. As if this weren’t concerning enough, the inherent inefficiency of manual record-keeping can even result in your continuing to pay insurance for assets you don’t have in your inventory anymore. An asset may have been long ago stolen or missing, and you’re continuing to pay for it. Worse yet, that missing asset puts the security of your data at risk.

If you’re on the lookout for PC asset tracking software to get your systems up to speed, how do you determine which product is best for your needs? A lot of these software solutions sound great on paper, but their features, flexibility, user-friendliness and price point may not make them a good fit for your needs. What you need is a product that’s not only powerful, customizable and simple, but also flexible enough to incorporate new technologies as they become available – because let’s face it: Technology isn’t slowing down. You need a solution you can stick with long into the future.

Asset Panda offers a mobile PC asset tracking solution that syncs with the cloud, includes an incredibly robust features offering and yet couldn’t be easier to use. Our free mobile iOS and Android apps include a mobile barcode scanner and eliminate the need for any additional hardware, software or software licenses, therefore saving you money. The cloud enables the app to serve up your data in real time 24 hours a day, and you can add an unlimited number of users at no additional cost. Choose the features most relevant to your business; you have access to all of them as an Asset Panda customer. And those features are completely customizable, from the dashboard, asset listing view, fields and columns to notifications, alerts, security settings and reports, among others, so you can track your assets any way you want.

Asset Panda’s mobile platform puts the entire lifecycle of every one of your vital IT assets the palm of your hand. You no longer have to wait until you’re back in the office to view such details as depreciation, maintenance history, insurance expiration, service contract information, check-in/check-out status or GPS location. Create work orders, schedule maintenance, and communicate with stakeholders while you rest assured that your data is both real time and accurate.

If you’re ready for an easy, powerful PC asset tracking solution that will save you time and money – and promote accountability and accuracy throughout your organization – visit assetpanda.com, and start your free 14-day trial.

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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