Best Practices for Effective Property Management

Property Management Organizations (PMOs) can generally break down their responsibilities into the following categories: asset acquisition, asset identification, records, physical inventory, utilization and asset moves, reports, maintenance, and self-assessments. Not surprisingly these responsibilities mirror the life-cycle of an asset. Accordingly, it is necessary to develop a set of inventory management best practices, which will serve […]

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Grant Allocations Require Creativity, Collaboration

Inadequate funding is the Achilles’ heel of many emergency management organizations. Funding as, or rather lack of funding, appears to be the major obstacle preventing incident commanders from accomplishing their mission critical tasks. In today’s age of restricted budgets every property manager and incident commander needs to become more creative in the way they identify […]

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Maintain Total Asset Visibility in the Age of Reduced Budgets

The Federal Government may have just dodged a bullet by passing the painfully negotiated U.S. budget legislation. While President Barack Obama averted the prospect of the first default in the 224-year history of the United States, the economy remains weak. What does this mean for emergency management organizations that rely on Federal grants to subsidize […]

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Never Use Spreadsheets to Determine Asset Depreciation

Spreadsheets are an all-too-common solution for organizing data and running important financial calculations. However, just because every business and organization has relied on a spreadsheet at some point in time does not mean it’s the effective, reliable choice. After all that’s why part of Visual Asset Manager’s mission is to take your organization from spreadsheets […]

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