Let’s Embrace Good Asset Management Technologies
In the past few years, we have seen the available solutions for Enterprise Asset Management evolve quite significantly. Six or seven years ago, Cloud Hosting, Standardized Web APIs, Mobile Asset Tracking and Inventory Audit were relatively new. However, in 2018, they are all common features of asset management solutions. In fact, buyers expect these to be integrated as part of the standard solution they choose.
At E-ISG, we believe there are 10 trends that are relevant to those looking to deploy an enterprise asset management solution. In doing this research, we have analyzed many enterprise asset management solutions and talked to many existing and prospective customers to look for common themes and expectations.
Using a Cloud-Based Software as a Service Asset Management Solution Supported by an Annual Subscription Payment Model
Using Mobile Phones to Make Auditing Inventory Easier and More Convenient
Facilitate Easy “Checkout and Check In” of Assets, with Signature Capture and Email Approvals Outside of the Application
Support Different Barcode Types and Rules
Use Straightforward, Self-Generated Templates to Import Asset Data
Ability to Import Asset History
Ability for Users to Configure and Update Workflow Rules
Intuitive Admin Tools That Enable Users to Change Software Options and Set Up Roles/Permissions for Users
Stop Pretending that IT Service Management Solutions Can Meet the Needs for Managing IT Assets
Connect to ERP Systems, Enabling Full Lifecycle Management of Physical Assets