In order for a company to completely monetize their work efforts, skills, and services, it’s important to know the assets you have under your supervision. This will help get your company where it needs to go with the assets you currently own. A simple practice of managing your assets through asset tracking will provide your company a variety of IT management assistance to make sure your business is ready to tread full steam ahead, or at least keep trading full steam ahead with the current assets you have.
Why Do Asset Tracking?
Most businesses have a lot of responsibilities. Sometimes your employees are given a variety of roles they need to uphold for your company, meaning they wear a lot of hats to fill. One problem most new employee’s face is understanding the tools and assets the company they work for owns. There is probably a lot of mishandlings going on with your IT equipment due to employees doing a variety of work not suitable for their current skill level.
That’s why it’s important to make sure all your IT assets, and assets in general, are functioning properly. Just by mistake, a new employee could have modified their voice mail setup, simultaneously smashing buttons to get their voice mail setup option to pop up. That employee could have reengaged his phone line connection with a different extension number during the process. If you didn’t have an IT manager there to help you, this could certainly have been a timely, and perhaps costly mistake (let’s say your new employee was a sales representative, who needed his extension number to get direct calls from potential clients).
But what if your IT manager wasn’t around that day, nor did anyone spot the mistake until later. If you had to adjust the extension number all on your own, asset tracking service would have listed the model of your multi-line business phones, and you could have done the research (or call that company that made the model of multi-line phones) on your own to fix the problem aka find the solution.
Asset tracking is a useful tool to have, because it keeps records of the models and information of the manufacturer’s that created your current IT assets (and other assets). When you need to identify the current model of your assets, let’s say for investing in a replacement product, you will learn how outdated, or if there is any need for updates for the current product. Hence, this will save you money on spending for new equipment, if your current equipment only needed a little update to be optimized.
Here Is a List of Items That Can Be Listed for Asset Tracking
- Software licenses
- Safety equipment
- HVAC equipment
- Desktop and laptop computers
- Copiers / MFD fleet
- Mobile devices
- Break room appliances
- Other IT equipment
As you can see above, there are a variety of assets you can manage through asset tracking. Some asset types include information management assets, facility-related assets, and employee’s personal equipment.
It’s always good to make sure that all your assets are functional and monitored. Last thing you’ll want for your business is to have its productivity slowed down due to improper asset management and tracking.
I suggest investing into an asset tracking software of your own. You can also hire an IT company that will optimize your asset management tracking for you. Having a professional to help your asset tracking can also give you great inputs on how to even better your company’s current production, with their knowledge of IT equipment.