Technology has brought about some pretty impressive tools to daily business operations in the past few years! Think back just 10 years ago … who would have thought that we could run an entire organization from a laptop computer, a tablet or a smartphone? And now with the introduction of multiple types of inventory apps included as part of inventory and asset tracking and management platforms, businesses can be managed 24/7 from virtually anywhere.
Assets and inventory are the lifeblood of many organizations and their survival depends on them. Without the knowledge of basic data such as where these vital tools are, who has them, and their maintenance status, many businesses would be closed for good.
Tracking inventory and assets has always been a rather time-consuming and rather frowned upon task. There used to be a time when every asset or SKU of inventory had to be entered by hand. Think of how long writing all the information about assets or inventory would take — serial numbers, dates, quantity, pricing, location, who checked it in/who checked it out. What if you wrote a number wrong or a fellow employee couldn’t read your handwriting? And not to mention that you can’t attach pictures or video to your handwritten notes to document the condition of an asset or inventory item when it’s received.
Eventually, technology eliminated the need for handwritten ledgers with the emergence of online spreadsheets. But these aren’t a perfect solution either. These are easily accessible by anyone, and anyone can accidentally delete data or copy the sheet over, making multiple versions available. When companies have multiple people needing access to the same data at the same time, and counting on their fellow employees to provide accurate data, well then spreadsheets aren’t a fitting solution either.
Today’s mobile technology and the emergence of an asset and inventory app that can do all the things that ledgers and spreadsheets can’t do have revolutionized the way companies manage and track inventory and assets. These apps do some pretty amazing things in and of itself, and the fact that employees can use them right from their very own smartphones and tablets is something that was unheard of 10 years ago.
One of the most valuable features that asset and inventory apps give their users is that companies no longer need to purchase extra equipment such as separate handheld scanners to scan barcodes. Inclusive apps, that go through the Cloud have built-in barcode scanners that record data instantly about an asset or inventory item anytime and from anywhere. This gives fellow co-workers immediate access to the data they need to do their jobs better, and gives the company as a whole more accountability and saves them both time and money.
Asset Panda is one such platform on the market that has completely changed the way companies manage and track their vital assets and inventory. Our cloud-based software, paired up with mobile asset and inventory apps, is the most versatile asset-tracking platform on the market. Asset Panda gives its users a highly customizable platform that is flexible, easy to use, and does not require extra software or equipment.
With unlimited fields and configurability, Asset Panda can change as your business needs change so that it’s always the perfect platform to meet goals or solve problems for any sized company in any industry. Asset Panda’s inclusive mobile app allows users to reference, update, report, support, and audit assets on the go. It brings employees the coveted freedom to work however is most convenient at any time, day or night. All team members have access to vital assets’ most up to date location, check in/check out status, and maintenance history. Additionally, Asset Panda allows users to upload images, videos, voice notes, and relevant documents.
Thanks to Asset Panda’s asset and inventory apps, our platform allows your employees to collaborate in real time to promote accountability and transparency every step of the way. Give Asset Panda a try for 14 days at assetpanda.com and see how our asset and inventory app technology will change the way you do business!