Under the Scanner: Feature Release September 2017 – Asset Tracking Software

asset tracking softwareThis month, our asset tracking software is all about offering you greater control over your business! Add barcodes to bundles, schedule custom reports to monitor business insights, and create dynamic lists for carts. We’ve also brought out a whole host of other minor tweaks and customizations that are going to help you get things done a bit more quickly! Continue reading

Use Custom Fields in EZOfficeInventory

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For efficient asset tracking and inventory management, EZOfficeInventory comes with a predefined set of fields. However, we understand that every business is unique and you may need some Custom fields as per your specific needs. To customize your inventory data depending on your needs, we provide Custom Fields, which can be used to track any data point with an item, cart, or purchase order added to our asset tracking software.

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Customization in Asset Tracking Software: Supercharged Features Tailored to Your Business

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As a business, your ultimate goal is to achieve excellence in your niche market, develop exclusive products that are different from the competitors’ and attract buyers by your ability to cater to individual needs. This is where customization comes in. Customized products are better suited to manage a client’s needs and give an opportunity to add special features to cater to their business model. These kinds of products are all the rage in the software industry, as they allow companies to execute unique administrative workflows quickly and seamlessly. Below, we’ll take you through some of the benefits of customization your business can avail when using asset tracking software!

So what type of custom changes can be made to asset tracking software?

The process of customization makes the product better suited to your asset management needs. Here are some handy features that enable your company to carry out diverse operational processes with little effort: Continue reading

Track Anything and Everything Using Custom Fields

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This is an older blog. See the latest post on Custom Fields.

For efficient asset tracking and inventory management, EZOfficeInventory comes with a predefined set of fields. However, every business is unique and you may need specialized attributes for your specialized needs. For this we provide Custom Fields to track any data point with an asset/inventory.

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Protection of Physical Information Assets using Custom Fields [Archived]

An updated version of this blog post is available here.

Here’s an interesting insight from one of our customers who is using EZOfficeInventory for the protection of information assets.

Through the use of custom fields that have both history and staff user edit enabled, they are able to track why and when an asset is being checked out. In addition to the default tracking associated with check-in and checkout, the firm has ensured adequate protection of information assets that primarily constitute of:

  1. Access keys
  2. Computers
  3. Printed documents related to Intellectual Property
  4. Portable Magnetic Drives

The company setting was changed from its default of ‘Full’ to ‘Limited to Checkout’ and arbitration was ‘Enabled’

Extending Inventory Management through Custom Fields [Archived]

An updated version of this blog post is available here.

We’re excited to announce the launch of a much-awaited feature, custom fields. Custom fields enable enhancing the data associations of an asset. This facilitates tracking different types of assets as well as ensuring any specific business data points are catered to. As an example, for tracking office car fleet you may want to add mileage as a custom attribute.

To add custom attributes, use the following steps:

  1. Click on settings (currently only available to the account owner, although will be available to all admins in the coming days)
  2. Select the Custom Attributes tab
  3. Click the button ‘Add Custom Attribute’

There are currently 6 types of custom attributes:

  • Single Line Text – Recommended option if you’re looking to add a generic field that has  alpha-numeric input
  • Paragraph Area – Similar to the description field for an asset, its allows for carriage returns and a larger area to enter information
  • Date Box – A field for entering dates
  • Number Field – A field for entering in numeric values such as price, mileage etc
  • Multiple Choice – A list of options from which a single item can be selected. Also known as radio buttons
  • Check Box -A list of options from which multiple items can be selected

When adding a custom attribute, you’ll further have options to:

  • Restrict its visibility to administrators. This is useful if the information is deemed confidential and should not be shared with staff
  • Make it mandatory. When adding an asset to the system, entry of this custom attribute will be required. For previously entered assets the admin will be prompted to respond to the custom attribute questions when editing the asset
  • Associate the custom attribute to a group. Currently, this cannot be select since it is planned for a launch in the next few days. This’ll allow for custom attributes to be added to certain groups, hence you may want mileage to be added to group Cars while RAM for group Laptops
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