I’m delighted to announce that we’ve added a new mobile asset management add-on and application (on iOS), which provides barcode scanning, audit, and reporting capabilities to the SysAid Service Desk/Help Desk. This is available as an add-on to our Configuration Management Database (CMDB).
The add-on (which has been driven by SysAid customers), will help those facing challenges such as:
The add-on allows you to create a new asset by scanning its barcode; it is then synced with your SysAid account. Subsequently, you will be able to track the asset in the CMDB for the rest of the asset’s lifecycle..
In addition, you will be able to add the cost and asset type, as well as the condition and depreciation formula to be used. Once an asset is scanned into the CMDB, you can immediately check out that asset to a person or location.
At regular intervals, with the use of a barcode reader or using the SysAid barcode app on your mobile device, you can scan assets and access them in real time from the CMDB record. You can also update the record to include things such as: asset condition, ownership, and location. This data will then sync with your CMDB.
Using the app you can process inventory intake and audit different people and different locations (rooms, floors, buildings) that have been assigned ownership of the assets. You can also create reports for different departments that may require this data for financial and purchasing forecasting, as well as to reduce loss of assets.
The SysAid barcode add-on will assist additional departments within the organization, not just IT, by providing a robust asset management solution, which includes:
The add-on allows all departments within the organization to track and control the receipt, issue, use, maintenance, and removal of assets. It also allows for snapshot reporting on asset condition, cost, and depreciation – to help improve financial forecasting and purchasing decisions.
Here’s a few example scenarios that briefly show how the SysAid barcode add-on could be used in your organization:
If you’re interested in seeing the barcode add-on and application in action, then you can watch the brief demonstration video below. Or for further information you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.