Use Cases for ELTON and Fixed Asset Tracker
There are lots of use cases for both our products, scroll down to read some of the more common use cases that our customers tell us about. They all have a few things in common; knowing where equipment is, who is responsible for it and important information like; warranty, service contracts and other date based information.
Evaluation & Demonstration Equipment
The pool of equipment that you loan to a customer or prospective customer for evaluation purposes is really hard to track. First you assign each piece of equipment to a salesperson, then each salesperson loans equipment to customers. Two layers of tracking. Then it gets harder; salespeople borrow equipment from each other as theirs might be in use. No wonder its hard to keep track of this stuff.
Make it simple on your field personnel. They already carry cell phones or tablets. Now they can use those existing portable devices to record transactions about your evaluation equipment. They just scan the QR Code on the equipment enter the date, an estimated return date and then select who they are loaning or assigning the equipment to. Then they click save and the work is done. Using our Mobile software allows you to use your existing iOS or Android devices to allow data entry from anywhere.
Your sales team has assets that you may not even capitalize. Cell phones, tablets, computers and more. Just because they aren’t traditional Fixed Assets doesn’t mean you shouldn’t track them. In fact a typical sales person has $3000 – $5000 worth of your equipment. Know who is responsible for your equipment.
Date based reporting lets you know in advance when equipment has reached the end of it’s useful life. With ELTON or Fixed Asset Tracker you can even keep track of Service Contracts, Insurance Policies, Warranties and more.
When sales people leave your company you can produce a definitive list of the equipment that they need to return to you. Just keeping track of who is responsible for each piece of equipment reduces loss. Using our Mobile software allows you to use your existing iOS or Android devices to allow data entry from anywhere.
Your service team has test equipment and tools as well as computers and cell phones. Probably even a van full of your equipment. Know who is responsible for this equipment and conduct periodic asset counts to confirm your internal inventories. Keep track of the in service dates for every piece of equipment and know when it is time to replace equipment.
Think about the total cost of equipment you have assigned to your service teams. It is not uncommon for a single service technician to have $100,000.00 worth or equipment in their complete control. Then many service techs have a loaner pool they use to offer your customer loaners while the original equipment is being repaired. Loans should have estimated return dates so that you can keep track of when the equipment is due back. Using our Mobile software allows you to use your existing iOS or Android devices to allow data entry from anywhere.
You have lots of small parts and pieces in your data center. Switches, Firewalls, Security Devices, Power supplies and of course Computers. The list never ends.
Every piece has different warranty dates, service contracts details and finance contracts. You need to think about new service contracts, warranty expiry issues and the remaining life of the equipment every day. You need a system that pro-actively warns you before you need to take action. With Fixed Asset Tracker you receive alerts in your email 30 or 60 days in advance.
Record Maintenance transactions so you know what each piece of equipment has cost to keep in service. Run reports on any piece of information in Fixed Asset Tracker and of course using Salesforce Reporting and Dashboards you can create any report you want. Using our Mobile software allows you to use your existing iOS or Android devices to allow data entry from anywhere.