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9 Must-Haves for Asset Tracking

By Tom Watson | November 9, 2017

  A lack of efficient asset tracking results in poor quality asset data, limiting your ability to make cost-saving decisions, increases your risk, and degrades confidence in your IT Asset Management (ITAM) program as a whole. Common indicators your current asset tracking system isn’t optimal: When items are purchased and received – model numbers don’t…

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AssetTrack for ServiceNow

Six Reasons Why AssetTrack is #1 Ranked in the ServiceNow Store

By Tom Watson | July 21, 2017

  AssetTrack for ServiceNow is the only barcode and RFID hardware asset management solution available that is “serverless,” meaning that it runs entirely within the ServiceNow platform. AssetTrack requires no third party server or cloud service. Because of this, the total cost of ownership of AssetTrack is far lower than server based solutions, which come…

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Four Ways to Improve Hardware Asset Tracking Initiatives With Your Field Services Team

By Tom Watson | April 24, 2017

To be really good at hardware asset management (and avoid expensive physical inventories) you need the field services team to participate. After all, they’re on the front lines deploying, fixing, moving, and reclaiming assets on a regular basis. Generally speaking, IT asset tracking is not typically a concern of field services because they don’t directly benefit…

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AssetTrack for ServiceNow

AMI Simplifies Asset Tracking for ServiceNow

By Tom Watson | March 29, 2016

March 30, 2016 – Seattle, WA: Asset Management International (AMI) today introduced a new version of AssetTrack®, the barcode and RFID asset tracking solution for ServiceNow. The new version of AssetTrack® requires no external server, removing complexity, simplifying deployment, and enhancing data security for IT Asset Managers. “AssetTrack® is fully integrated in the ServiceNow platform, enabling…

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buy vs build

Building vs. Buying Asset Tracking Software

By Tom Watson | September 11, 2015

There are many blogs arguing both sides of the build vs. buy software argument. The “buy” camp believes you get more for your money purchasing off-the-shelf software, while the “build” camp believes you get more of what you want by creating software yourself. Is there a single correct answer? No, but when it comes to…

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Getting field services to track assets

Getting Field Services to Track Assets

By Tom Watson | June 23, 2015

To be really good at hardware asset management, you need your field services people to participate. They’re the ones in the field deploying, fixing, moving and reclaiming assets on a regular basis.  Without their help updating the asset repository as things move around, it’s extremely difficult to maintain accurate inventory without doing expensive physical inventories. Service…

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better process

12 Reasons You Need a Better Asset Tracking Solution Now!

By Tom Watson | May 20, 2015

Without an organized IT Asset Management process, you have an open door to bad data. When an item is purchased and received, and models don’t match the invoice, they are not checked in correctly. When service tickets demand the retirement of assets, equipment is often removed physically but not from asset inventory. When employees leave,…

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Receiving

Preparing for Receiving Success

By Tom Watson | March 25, 2015

Efficient receiving starts well before assets show up at the dock.  It requires laying the proper foundation and integrating relevant data ahead of time.  This post outlines AMI’s best practices for receiving, which you can implement on your own or with our assistance. Integrate procurement data Efficient receiving is made possible by integrating purchasing information…

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RFID cost analysis

Simple Cost Analysis for RFID Options

By Tom Watson | October 29, 2013

Not surprisingly, lately I’m being asked more and more about RFID. As prices drop on this technology, its benefits become more and more attractive. I’m a strong advocate for RFID. I’ve written about its value in comparison to other tagging methods (see a summary here). I also produced a webinar titled “Finding the Sweet Spot…

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RFID tag

RF Code Launches a new, smaller active tag

By Tom Watson | October 3, 2013

RF Code announced today the release of the new M174 active tag, which is much smaller than its predecessor. My customers love the automation of active RFID as it completely removes the human factor. However, the tag size has been an issue.  The RF Code tags are smaller than most, but they do still stick…

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