IT asset management software can benefit businesses, both large and small. These benefits overlap, but there are some specific areas where IT asset management software can help your growing business.
So, how can IT asset management help your small business?
One: You Can Diversify your IT Assets
Not everyone will need to have the same IT assets, and you’ll be able to cut costs this way.
The other team will be creating content, talking to clients, creating campaigns online and using their laptop or desktop in a very, very different way.
Therefore, there is little point using the same hardware for everyone. Hardware asset management will show you how your IT hardware assets are used, and so you can cut costs by diversifying the hardware you’re purchasing.
Instead of giving everyone the latest model with 16GB RAM, you can use your IT asset management software to see how assets are actually used and pick and choose what each of your employees needs.
In this vein, if you’re providing phones for your employees, there’s little point that developers have a business phone. Being able to track contracts and who has a phone means that you can predict your finances much better.
Two: Fewer IT Assets are Needed
Yes, everyone will still need to have their own laptop. Any cost that can be cut should be, though, when you’re working towards a fully-scaled business.
Being able to log, book, and monitor your IT assets, means that non-crucial costs can be curbed.
It would be nice if everyone had an iPad to test how an app works or what the website looks like, but it simply isn’t necessary.
The problem without IT asset management software is that these shared IT assets quickly become unaccounted for. How many times have you searched a while before giving up and asking the entire office where x y z has gone, before discovering that nobody knows?
Tracking your shared IT assets means that you won’t purchase unnecessary duplicates in an attempt to replace “lost” assets. It also means that you can see the bare minimum amount you need.
Being able to track IT asset use is also helpful. If nobody uses an IT asset, the transparency will prevent a purchase of another asset that nobody is going to use. If everybody is using an asset day-to-day, in terms of productivity, it may be more economical to purchase another one.
Three: Speed Everything Up
Speed and automation are crucial when it comes to scalability. If you have a small team and often feel a bit stretched, then any automation will always be more than welcome.
With IT asset management software, you’ll be able to automate a lot of your physical processes, as well as assist with training. Being able to add user manuals to IT assets means that everyone can instantly access them and know how they work.
If you have a tester phone with a lock screen, you’ll be able to add what the unlock code is to your software for all of the employees who need it. That same tester phone will be a lot faster to find and then utilise with the use of effective IT asset management software.
More time means more time for customer service, accounting, decision-making, and all-round scaling. If automation doesn’t limit the quality of work, you should go for it, and with IT asset management software, a lot more of your processes can and will be automated.
More Than Just IT Asset Management
You can also track the rest of your fixed assets with itemit’s customisable and effective asset management suite. itemit is the simple asset management software, meaning that you can easily apply all the benefits of tracking and managing IT assets to other things.
If you want to track other fixed assets, you can with itemit. Simply download the itemit app, contact us, or fill in the form below to find out more.
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