If you are just like any other business, it is highly likely that you are in possession of different software and hardware that needs to be managed in a sane manner. Unfortunately for you, while you can always hire an IT guy, the fact is that an IT guy may only good in specific programs and it is highly likely that he’s a dud at managing the different software programs as well as hardware assets that you have.
Fortunately for you, there is what you call an IT hardware asset tracking software. What is it? It is the type of software that you use to track your IT asset inventory so you will know when to do what. It also tells you what to do in order to maximize your assets.
If you search for “IT asset tracking” on Google, you will see that there are many program brands out there. The only question is, which one do you choose? Well, the first thing you need to decide on is whether or not you want a downloaded program or a web-based one. We don’t think there is much of a difference between the two types of software in terms of power and features, and your choice will really depend on your preference as well as computing resources to host the management software.
If you have decided on the type of software that you like (download or web-based), you should proceed to look at the different features that a software brand may or may not have. And what are these features? These include asset tracking, audit, depreciation, contract management, among others. If you want to know what your options are in terms of features, take at least three management software and compare their features.
Whether you are a small business or a large one, there is no doubt that you need to have a management software for your hardware as well as software. Just like any other asset, you have to know whether or not you are utilizing them in the best possible way. But when you have so many items to track, it’s impossible to keep track and not commit any mistakes if you are doing it manually.
With a management software, though, you can easily search for an asset and find the information you need such as the model and serial number, track the assets through their lifecycles, and track service requests.
As we said before, there are many asset tracking software brands out there. What you want to do is to check out at least three different software brands by using a trial version first. As well as the features, you will want to make sure that an asset has an easy to use user interface.
How much does a software cost? Well, that really depends on the brand and the features that you are using, but if you really want to know, go ahead and check out the websites of the different software brands.