Asset tracking software and SMBs
Small businesses are the backbone of the global economy. In the United States, over half the working population – around 120 million people – are employed by small businesses. Not just this, but they’ve generated around 65% of all new jobs since 1995! This means that helping SMBs be more productive can be one of the best things that can be done to boost confidence in the business sector. Because of their size, middling margins, and competitive nature, though, small businesses can face problems that are completely unique to them. Technology has a huge part to play in helping alleviate or even eliminate these problems. Below, we’ll look at 6 of the most common problems faced by SMBs, and how businesses can tackle them head on using asset tracking software. Continue reading
Asset tracking software and quick adoption
Why should you be concerned about the learning curve of asset tracking software? Last year, companies spent around $333 billion on business software. One only has to think of the number of software products a company uses on average to wonder about the costs associated with this kind of use. A significant cost associated with software use is that of onboarding. A company hiring just a hundred new employees can face up to $40,000 dollars a year for onboarding alone, not including any recruitment or training costs! This can be extremely discouraging for businesses. Not only do they have to make sure new employees have all the tools necessary to get the job done, but they also have the added pressure of ensuring that the employees know exactly how to use those tools!
The global enterprise software market has been growing steadily. Source.
In today’s corporate context, specialized business software can be a particularly gnarly prospect for new employees. A lot of these products require a lot more than just basic computer literacy – they can be complex, tedious to use, and even temperamental! This is why it is particularly important for tools like asset tracking software to be intuitive and easy to grasp on the first go. This won’t only make it easier for employees new to the system to grasp the nuances of the software with ease, but will also lower the amount of calls made to the IT department and take some weight off a company’s sysadmins! Continue reading
As far as New Year’s Resolutions go, EZOfficeInventory kept up its end of the deal in grand fashion! We can’t wait to show off the enhancements that have been made for you – all based on your feedback. Our asset tracking software now includes streamlined procurement workflows, a long-awaited Salesforce integration, and a robust Computerized Maintenance Management System. How’s that for a New Year treat?!
Read on to find out what we’ve got in store for you in our latest feature release! Continue reading
Nonprofits and Asset Tracking Software
In 2015, around 1.5 million nonprofits were registered with the IRS, and this number has only increased in recent years. These organizations have their work cut out for them; they must establish themselves as legitimate, get the right people interested in their initiatives, and manage well-intentioned but inexperienced volunteers all at the same time. Nonprofits can also be extremely asset-intensive, trying to use all the tools and equipment they can get to ultimately lower overheads, streamline operations, and make volunteer effort count. As an example, 35% of all nonprofits registered with the IRS in 2013 identified $5.17 trillion in assets.
How does an organization juggling all the characteristic responsibilities and expectations of a nonprofit manage all its equipment? Below, we’ll look at three of the major problems faced by nonprofits, and how an asset tracking software can help overcome them.
2016 in Review – EZOfficeInventory, leading asset tracking software
Asset Management has never been easier, with us working hard throughout the year to bring you innovative new features. We released a number of updates to meet your requests and vastly improved the usability of EZOfficeInventory, the complete asset tracking software!
Here’s an infographic to show what we have accomplished together in 2016: Continue reading
Why use Equipment Tracking Software for your business?
When implementing solutions to manage assets and equipment, businesses are often faced with three choices: traditional spreadsheets, on-premise software, or cloud-based equipment tracking software. Spreadsheets are usually plagued with errors and inefficiencies that can be easily avoided in automated software solutions. There are two types of equipment tracking software solutions available: cloud based which is accessed via the web and stores data on the provider’s servers, and on-premise which hosts data on local servers.
With the development of the internet and mobile apps, people want software solutions that give them instant and on the go access to their information. This need for faster and agile software solutions has led to an increase in the demand for cloud-based software. In fact 82% of new commercial applications are now built specifically for cloud-based delivery. Here are 5 reasons why businesses are choosing cloud-based equipment tracking software over on-premise software. Continue reading
Why fixed asset management software?
Fixed asset management is a tough nut to crack. The cost of acquiring and maintaining these assets is high, and deciding on a process that best utilizes and optimizes the performance of these items can be difficult to get right. Businesses want to keep storage and maintenance overheads low, while at the same time increasing ROIs and asset longevity. Trying to track and manage assets through spreadsheets can be painstakingly slow and ineffective; equipment gets missed, lost, or stolen, and there are no checks in place to ensure accountability or data accuracy. This is why fixed asset management software is a safe bet for businesses wanting to improve asset productivity. Let’s look at how this kind of solution helps businesses streamline fixed asset management. Continue reading
Why is asset tracking software important?
An organized workplace is definitely more effective and productive than an unorganized one. However, many managers shy away from discussing their asset management strategies. In most cases, organizations have no clue about the number of assets that go missing every day or the financial losses that they incur due to mismanagement of assets. However, keeping track of each asset can be a daunting and time-consuming task. In fact in cases where the asset count is in the hundreds and thousands, it is impossible to manually track them all. Fortunately, asset tracking software is designed to automate asset management providing managers with a bird’s eye view on the status and needs of all their assets.
This blog details the top 5 tips for better asset management. Continue reading
Asset tracking software to stay competitive
Another year has gone by! As we say our goodbyes to 2016 and welcome the new year, we stop to investigate the latest trends of 2017 that we could all benefit from moving forward.
The start of a new year always opens us up to anxiety about the future. We’re all a little scared and excited by our year end performance reviews; will we get that raise and bonus we were waiting for or are we in some trouble? For businesses as a whole, the yearly review holds a whole different meaning; are we reaching our growth targets or is our business waning? In today’s competitive day and age it’s important for businesses to stay ahead of their industry trends. Continue reading
How does equipment management software make a difference?
The new year is a time for both reflection and new beginnings: what did we do right this past year and what did we miss out on? Most importantly, were we happy and did we accomplish the goals that we set for ourselves? Our personal and professional goals are not always that different, what with the ultimate objectives of success and happiness. Therefore, when businesses set financial and productivity goals for the new year they should also consider planning for a happier work environment. The importance of keeping our employees happy is further illustrated by Dee Hock, the founder and CEO of VISA Inc.:
“An organization, no matter how well designed, is only as good as the people who live and work in it.”
In a happy work environment, employees look forward to working and are subsequently more engaged, motivated and productive. Having an organized management process in place helps in creating such a stress-free and constructive work environment. Here is how an equipment management software allows professionals to smooth out their workflows and make equipment management easier in order to achieve a more favorable work environment. Continue reading