This blog explains how to make a Stock Request for inventory items in EZOfficeInventory. You can read our accompanying blog on Purchase Orders for a full picture of handling procurement with our software.
- How to make Stock Requests as a Staff User
- Actions that Administrators can take on Stock Requests
- Approving and Confirming POs
- Approving and Adding Items to your Product Catalog
- Denying Requests
- Email Alerts for New Stock Requests
1. How to make Stock Requests as a Staff User
To do this, an admin can give staff users the option to ‘Request Stock’, from Settings -> Add Ons -> Purchase Orders -> Check ‘Allow staff users to create purchase order requests for Administrators to review and replenish stock’. Hit ‘Update’ to save the settings. (Note: This feature is only available for inventory stock items for now) Continue reading
We all understand the importance of staying on track and meeting deadlines. However, when employees have to juggle a multitude of tasks every day, something important usually gets left out. Such oversights and delays in projects have the potential to aggravate costs and damage brand reputation. In fact, 1 in 6 businesses overrun project costs by 200%, with an average overhead cost of 27%! In the competitive market, these costs can make or break a business. To overcome such hurdles, businesses adopt a number of productivity and management tools that help them stay on top of their employees, equipment, and tasks. This blog will detail how having a work order management module in asset tracking software can benefit businesses. Continue reading
Why is asset tracking software the best bet for tracking tools?
The construction industry has a lot of elements to constantly monitor and track. Do we have all the details mapped out and ready to go? Are we accounting for the weather? Are the workers where they need to be? Do they have all the equipment they need to get the job done?
This last question opens up a whole new set of questions. Your inventory needs to be fully stocked, safety gear well-maintained, and you should have all the details of who has custody of which tools! This can be tough to do manually. Spreadsheets tracking small tools can get unnecessarily complicated and messy, and a single incorrect log can throw off an entire year’s worth of calculations and planning. This is why asset tracking software is a boon for tool tracking in the construction industry. Let’s have a look at 5 sweet features you can use to optimize tool management and get things done with a lot less effort! Continue reading
Mobile apps have changed the game for project, asset, and time management. The smartphones we carry are more powerful than all the computers used in the moon missions of the 1970s. Impressive computational power aside, the real party trick of the smartphone is its ability to instantly connect data with the internet. The same technology we use to share cat pictures with our friends also allows us to track resources in real-time from anywhere. Continue reading
Why should you use asset tracking software online?
Using asset tracking software online offers a completely different experience to using a solution that needs to be installed and accessed in-house. On-premise solutions can be a hassle. They offer limited support channels, have steep setup costs, and constrain your ability to use the program outside of work. We discussed these benefits earlier (Read: Cloud-Based Equipment Tracking Software vs On-Premise Tools). Now, let’s discuss 5 more reasons to move asset management online! Continue reading
From managing maintenance and service requests at a medium-sized 50 unit apartment building to keeping track of ongoing equipment maintenance at a large construction site, equipment maintenance software, commonly known as a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management System) can be a very helpful tool.
When choosing CMMS, businesses look for preventive maintenance, seamless equipment management, solid asset assignments, insightful maintenance reports, and above all foolproof ways to reduce maintenance costs. Continue reading
EZOfficeInventory is the leading equipment management software. It is a key tool enabling KAYAK to streamline its workflows and create a viable managerial ecosystem.
We helped KAYAK manage employee needs and bring down administrative overheads. This was done by enabling them to cater to all incoming equipment without allocating additional resources. In addition to this, EZOfficeInventory’s dynamic ‘on the cloud’ records reinforced accuracy of asset management data and made updates instantaneous. This immediacy of information improved efficiency and helped employees avoid administrative hurdles. The ability to use QR Codes to track equipment was especially useful, as items could now be scanned in quick succession to bring up all relevant details.
Fixed Asset Management Software and Taxes
With the date to file annual taxes approaching, companies are in the typical rush to gather documents and necessary information. Preparing your balance sheet, income statement and statement of cash flows requires extensive information from multiple employees spread across different departments and offices. Adequately and accurately handling tax returns is crucial to preventing overpayment or underpayment of taxes; the former affecting the company’s power to reinvest and grow as a business and the latter potentially exposing the company to tax fraud. Fixed asset management software plays a significant role in getting your taxes in order. The software will help you conduct asset audits, calculate depreciation, and track asset value, maintenance and procurement costs. Here is how fixed asset management software can make one of the most grueling tasks of the tax season a breeze. Continue reading
You can use the Dashboard Calendar to keep track of all ongoing events, asset assignments, and upcoming reservations, and have a bird’s eye view of asset tracking and operational workflows.
- Quick View Counters
- Actions on Counters
- Email Alerts for Counters
- The Calendar View
- Syncing the Calendar
- Service Events
- RSS Feed
- In-App Updates
- Mobile App
Quick View Counters
The top of the dashboard displays the count of the following sections of asset management in EZOfficeInventory, explained in subsequent sections:
– Assets which are overdue
– Assets which are due on the current date
– Reservations which start on the current date (relating to all items – Asset, Asset Stock, and Inventory) Continue reading
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