ICT Asset Management - hardware / software
Posted on 2011-09-07
I am looking for a complete solution to record and store all our ICT assets. We currently have thousands of devices such as PC's Laptops, Monitors, Mobile Phones, PDA's etc etc.
Our manually updated database is way out of date and has been created / updated by someone manually writing down all serial numbers and model numbers by hand, then returning to an office and entering the information into an access database.
We could do with a solution e.g. a barcode scanner to take around all offices scanning serial numbers then record information such as
Location, Equipment type, Make, Model, Users name, purchase date, Cost, warranty period.
We understand that even the best of barcoding solutions would require quite an element of administration work to get a full up to date database. However, the idea is that the next time we go to offices we scan a device and can confirm the users details and device location etc are correct and cut down time.
We also have a mobile phone database with about 700 devices which works very much the same way and likewise with a lot of our hardware we have to store IMEI numbers and serial numbers accurately for insurance claims. The idea that we could check a phone out against a person then allocate a different phone or hardware device to another person would save us a lot of time. Our mobile phones are all being replaced soon so a good asset solution would save somebody several days administration work.
Please note I am in the UK, so if you recommend companies who potentially could give us a demo this is worth considering.