IT Asset Management Simplified

IT Asset Management Simplified

IT Asset Management Simplified

At itemit, we do what we can to keep asset management simple, and we succeed. We know that no one needs to have a complicated app to help them track their IT assets. They need IT asset management software that’s easy to use and works well. 

Thanks to the way that our asset management software works, managing IT assets has never been easier. 

Let’s take a look at just some of the ways that IT asset management can be simplified using itemit.

Managing and Reporting Issues

Our IT asset management software allows users to manage and report issues with ease. From time to time IT assets can fail to work as well as they should. This could potentially become an issue if the assets are not repaired. However, thanks to the way that our software works, managing and reporting issues is easy. 

Should an issue with IT equipment arise, users can scan the equipment’s QR code and create a ticket. The ticket can detail their concerns with the asset and be sent to the maintenance team. As a result, the maintenance team will receive an alert and upon reading the ticket can get ready to repair the asset. 

IT assets can be repaired as and when repairs are required. This ultimately means that there will be more working IT assets available at all times.

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Booking IT Assets In Advance

Every member of your team can book an IT asset in advance, should they wish to. Thanks to the way that our IT asset management software works assets can be booked at the touch of a button. As a result, users can gain quick access to the assets they need. 

When someone books an asset other users will see this should they also wish to book the asset. This can prove to be quite useful. Users can negotiate between themselves when each of them can use the asset. 

The ability to book an asset is a unique feature that allows for simplified IT asset management. Within moments it is possible to see who has an asset and where it is. It is also possible to join the asset queue. As soon as an IT asset has become available, users can gain access to it. This ensures they can undertake much-needed tasks as and when required.

Tracking Your IT Assets

itemit’s IT asset management software can help users to track their assets. As soon as an asset has been added to the system, users can assign a QR code or barcode to it. As long as the code is attached to the asset its location can be tracked. 

This feature has proven to be highly useful to businesses that have multiple assets in multiple locations. They can see where each of their assets are at all times. Additionally, tracking fixed IT assets has also proven beneficial. It allows users to see what the IT assets have been used for and who has used each asset.

This can prove to be beneficial should something have gone wrong with the asset and the issue has remained unreported. Additionally, it can help businesses to see whether they have enough assets or need to purchase more. 

Creating An Asset Register

Creating an asset register is very simple. All that users need to do is to add every IT asset to itemit’s menu. All that users need to do is to:

  • Add each IT asset’s name, model, make, and serial number
  • Include the IT asset’s insurance details and warranty information
  • Add each asset’s estimated value, depreciation value and resale value
  • Enter any other information that could prove to be useful such as photographs of the user instructions 

Ultimately, our IT asset management software allows users to add as many details about each asset as they please. All of this can be achieved at the touch of a button. It allows users to create a profile of each IT asset the business owns. This can prove to be hugely beneficial as it helps businesses of all shapes and sizes to monitor their assets. 

Users of itemit’s asset management software can also download reports. This is very useful when it’s time to do the accounts, for example.

Use itemit’s IT asset management software

Use itemit’s IT asset management software so your business begins to reap the rewards. Our software simplifies asset management. There are no complicated menus or systems, we have made it as easy as it should be. 

If you would like to speak to someone about how itemit can work for you contact our friendly expert team today. You can reach them at team@itemit.com. Alternatively, you may wish to begin a 14-day free trial. Simply fill in the form below to get started. See how simple it is to manage your IT assets with itemit.

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How to Manage Your IT Assets with Ease

How to Manage Your IT Assets with Ease

How to Manage Your IT Assets with Ease

In the digital era, more and more of an organisation’s value is tied up in its IT assets. From computer equipment to software licences, all these different components come together to support the smooth operation of the online workplace. As a result, it is increasingly important for organisations to look after their IT assets. Tracking and managing such a range of assets can pose logistical challenges when relying on manual processes and spreadsheets. IT asset management software offers a streamlined solution to this, with a centralised dashboard and far greater automation capabilities that can completely transform the way you do business.

What Is IT Asset Management?

IT asset management is the practice of monitoring, maintaining, procuring and decommissioning IT assets. An IT asset encompasses hardware, software and even data that a company or organisation values. With increasingly complex cloud technologies, licence-based and usage-based software, IT asset management can seem like an overwhelming mission. However, IT asset management software does the heavy lifting for you through automation and a streamlined workflow.

How Asset Management Software Can Help You

Most organisations know they need to track and manage their IT assets but not as many actually do it, often from fear of investing extra time and money into doing so. But IT asset tracking doesn’t have to be as complicated or resource-heavy as you might think. Getting started with IT asset management software can be broken down into three steps:


1. Create an asset inventory

IT asset management software starts with creating a detailed inventory of all IT assets. This enables easy identification and allows organisations to store all the information associated with an asset in a single, readily-accessible location.


2. Tracking

Use an IT asset management system to continuously monitor IT assets. Information collected for tracking each asset includes financial (asset costs), contractual (warranties, licences and service-level agreements) and inventory data (location and condition of physical assets).


3. Maintenance

With an IT asset management system you can log when updates, upgrades and repairs are due as well as when licences expire so you never risk asset downtime. This way, IT assets are maintained according to their lifecycle stage. All maintenance activities performed on an IT asset so that the data can be used to assess the performance of the asset.

Why You Should Use Asset Management Software to Track IT Assets

There are many reasons why you should use asset management software to track your IT assets. Here are just a few:


Track Licences

For many organisations, computer and software licences underpin their entire operations making these assets some of the most important to track and manage. But remembering when the updates are needed for the numerous different assets is a big burden even with the assistance of spreadsheets. IT asset management software does this for you. Input your licence details into the system and it will notify you when you need to take action. Never worry about expired licences again.  

Improve Lifecycle Management

IT assets have a finite period of use. Therefore, to get the most out of their IT assets, organisations need to proactively manage asset life cycles. This can be a difficult task given that not all assets behave or perform the same. It is important to understand the total cost and value of an asset across its lifespan as well as optimise its use.With IT asset management software you can stay informed about the behaviour of your assets, allowing you to make better and more well-informed decisions.


Increase Productivity

Modern workforces are increasingly relying on digital infrastructure to deliver products and services. Organisations need IT assets that are reliable and available to operate effectively and efficiently. IT asset management software allows organisations to gain more control, visibility, and assigned responsibility. As a result, teams can reduce asset downtime, overconsumption, and utilise their assets better. All of this contributes to increased productivity while avoiding unnecessary costs.


itemit’s IT Asset Management Software

It’s time to start managing your IT assets effectively. With IT asset management software you can maximise the value of your inventory, ensuring both the longevity and utility of your investments. Our cloud-based, user-friendly service is designed to be onboarded with minimal interference to your operations. Keeping an accurate track record of your IT assets’ performance will free up a lot of labour and headspace. With all that taken care of you can put your mind to the bigger picture. 

To find out more about how itemit’s IT asset management software can help you track your assets, you’ll be able to contact the team at team@itemit.com. You can also fill in the form below to start your own 14-day free trial.

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Why Your Business Should Have An IT Inventory

Why Your Business Should Have An IT Inventory

Why Your Business Should Have An IT Inventory

All businesses need to keep an inventory so they know what they have in stock. When it comes to having an IT inventory, however, many businesses fail to have one. The issue with this is that IT equipment can be very expensive. Additionally, when IT equipment fails, it can potentially cost a lot of money to replace it. 

Thanks to the way that itemit’s software works, businesses can successfully create an IT inventory. This inventory can benefit each business in many different ways. Here’s how:

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IT Equipment’s Life Span is Extended

As soon as every piece of equipment is added to the inventory, it has a potentially longer life span. This is thanks to the fact that a maintenance schedule can be added. Whenever there is an issue with some equipment, users can log the issue into itemit’s menu. When this occurs, the maintenance team will receive an alert. As a result, the equipment will be in the queue for maintenance.

Regular maintenance can ensure that equipment’s lifespan is increased. Issues can be dealt with much quicker than they otherwise would. What this means is that IT equipment is more likely to be in a good state of repair and therefore, last longer.


The Location of Equipment Can Be Tracked

When IT equipment is added to the inventory, it will be possible to track it. Using an QR code on every piece of equipment will show its last-known location. This feature can prove to be very useful when laptops and tablets, for example, are taken off site. By simply logging into itemit’s menu, users can see where the laptops are at all times. 

There is a real potential here for lost or stolen items to be retrieved. An additional benefit of location tracking is the fact that lost or stolen assets may not need to be replaced. Therefore, costs are lowered and funds can be used elsewhere.


IT Equipment Can Be Booked in Advance

If every business always had the IT equipment that is needed, it could mean that jobs could be undertaken a little quicker. However, as every business owner no doubt knows, IT equipment can be costly. When using itemit, users can book equipment in advance, allowing employees to have access when they need it. An additional benefit of this booking feature is that it’s possible to see when more equipment needs to be purchased. This in itself can help to keep costs down as managers can see just how many printers, for example, need to be purchased.


Equipment Can Be Assigned

It’s crucial that every employee has the tools that they need to get their tasks completed. Here is where itemit can help. itemit allows users to assign equipment as and when it’s required. In addition to this, it is possible to see which employees have the equipment they need and which ones don’t. 

Users of the IT equipment will also feel more responsible for the laptops, etc. that they use. This ultimately means that there could be fewer breakages and losses.


New Equipment Can Be Added Quickly

It is possible to quickly add new equipment to the IT inventory. Thanks to the way that itemit’s menus are set out, it’s so easy to add those new tablets and printers to the system. By simply adding an RFID tag or QR code to the new equipment, it can be added to the IT inventory. Users can then update the inventory with the equipment’s details such as the:

  • Name and model number
  • Serial number
  • Insurance details
  • Instructions for use 
  • Cost of purchase
  • Date of purchase
  • Estimated life span
  • Current estimated value
  • Maintenance schedule

Photographs of the equipment can also be added if required. This can help with fast identification. Thanks to the way that itemit’s IT inventory software works, every piece of IT equipment can be tracked. Equipment can be found very quickly and used just as quickly. There will be no need to ask every member of the team if they know where the equipment is. As a result, more work is likely to be carried out. This ultimately means that a business can be even more productive.


Use itemit’s IT Inventory Software For Your Business

If you would like to have access to easy-to-use software that can help you track all of your IT equipment, itemit can help. itemit’s IT inventory software makes tracking very easy. Additionally, it ensures that creating an inventory is very easy. It helps to remove all of the hard work associated with tracking IT equipment. 

To find out more about our inventory software please contact our helpful team at team@itemit.com. Alternatively, you may wish to start a 14-day Free Trial to see just how well our inventory software can work for you.

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Why is Asset Management Important for IT?

Why is Asset Management Important for IT?

Why is Asset Management Important for IT?

IT assets are a hugely important part of almost any business. From helping a business to communicate with its customers to creating orders, assets such as these need to be managed correctly. 

Using the right asset management software, businesses can run more efficiently. itemit’s IT asset management software is ideal for businesses everywhere. Thanks to its ability to track assets while also offering other features, every aspect of a business can run more smoothly.


Offers A Complete Inventory of Equipment

One of the major features of itemit’s software is that it offers users a complete inventory of IT equipment. Users can scan all of their assets into the system and, therefore, have a complete inventory. This can prove to be very beneficial to businesses as it’s possible to update the inventory with details of upgrades, patches, and updates.

When an inventory is continuously updated, it means that every user can thoroughly track each asset. For example, when they log into itemit’s software, they can see that computer 1 in the human resources department was updated 2 days previously. Users can also see that there are issues with computer 4 in the customer service department. 

With this knowledge, it is possible to understand which computers are functioning and which are out of action. It will, therefore, be easier to fix any possible issues.

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Creates Inspection Schedules

From time to time, IT assets fail to work well, if at all. Here is where using the right IT asset tracking software can help. Every time a new asset is added to the inventory, an inspection schedule can be created. This allows users to understand when a computer needs to be inspected. 

Frequent inspection potentially uncovers any issues that may have arisen. Issues that have been discovered can be rectified. This ultimately means that there are few computers, for example, that are out of action. When every employee has the tools that they need to complete their work, they can work more effectively.


Monitoring Each Asset’s Condition

It is possible to monitor each asset’s condition. Whenever an employee uses a photocopier, for example, they can note its condition. For example, should a printer fail to function, users can add the details to itemit. The maintenance team, for example, can receive a notification that there’s an issue with the printer. Maintenance can then repair the printer so that it’s back in action ASAP. This ultimately means that the printer will be out of order for a limited amount of time. Anyone who works in IT will know that having just one printer out of action can create issues. However, when the right tracking software is used, malfunctioning IT assets can be up and running again in no time.


Creates Detailed User History

Every time an employee uses an IT asset, they can log their action into the tracking software. Those who monitor the tracking software can see that Employee 6 used the computer in their office for 7 hours on July 11th, and there were no reported issues. 

IT assets that move from location to location such as scanners and mobile phones may have multiple users. Every time an employee uses such equipment, they can note why they are using the asset and if there are any issues with this. This allows a detailed user history to be created and ensures management can see how useful the IT asset in question is. 

Management can also see when the asset was last used. This can prove to be useful if an asset is lost, stolen, or broken.

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Improves Each Asset’s Life Cycle

As assets are looked after, they will have an improved lifecycle. Not only does this mean that assets will last longer, but it also means that costs will be reduced.

It may be that assets don’t need to be replaced quite as often as they currently do. This is thanks to each asset being repaired when there’s an issue while also being tracked. Users can locate the IT assets in question when they log into the software. This means fewer assets will get lost or stolen. It also ensures that every employee feels more responsible for the assets they use. 

With an improved life cycle comes reduced spending and a more efficient workplace. Businesses, therefore, have the potential to become more successful thanks to the fact that every IT asset is looked after.


itemit’s IT Asset Tracking Software

itemit’s IT asset tracking software combines technologies for the greatest power. With a range of tools at their disposal, users can track and manage their IT assets no matter where they are. Ask the friendly team at itemit how our tracking software can benefit your business. You can reach them at: team@itemit.com. Alternatively, you could opt for our 14-day Free Trial and find out just how well our IT asset tracking software works for you.

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How to Manage Your IT Assets Using itemit

How to Manage Your IT Assets Using itemit

How to Manage Your IT Assets Using itemit

In the modern world, IT assets are invaluable to almost any business. Keeping track of your IT assets helps you to protect your hard-earned investments. With itemit’s IT asset management software you can keep track of your assets throughout their entire life cycle, helping you to make more informed business decisions. Our IT asset management software is packed with helpful features to give you greater visibility and control.

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What is IT Asset Management Software?

IT asset management software is an all-encompassing, centralised system that allows your organisation to track important details about each asset in real time. IT asset management is specifically aimed at managing the lifecycles and total costs of IT equipment and infrastructure. Assets include all elements of software and hardware that are found in the business environment.

You can use IT asset management software to automate how you track and manage your IT assets. With all your assets’ information stored in a fixed register your business gains greater visibility and control over its IT assets. This information can be used to make smarter purchasing and asset utility decisions. Make sure your IT assets are in the right place at the right time with the right people.


How Does IT Asset Management Software Work?

IT asset management software works by communicating with asset tags that are physically attached to your IT equipment. These tags assign the asset a unique identification code that links to an online profile where all the information about the asset is kept, by doing this the digital profile is linked with its physical counterpart. All you have to do is scan the tag to complete the link.The various asset tags available offer different uses and benefits depending on the application but they all achieve the same outcome: identifying and communicating the location of your asset. 

You can add various information to the digital copies of the assets in the online register, such as who the assets are assigned to, where they are, and what state they’re in. So, instead of finding specific information within a spreadsheet, you’ll be able to open an asset’s profile to view all of the data you need to know about that asset. With recent advancements in asset tracking software, you can also access information on asset value, inventory management, maintenance planning, as well as real-time data on asset lifecycle management.


What Is An IT Asset?

An IT asset covers both hardware and software. Examples of hardware include PCs, network devices, data centres, and physical servers. Software IT assets cover both in-house developed software and off-the-shelf software where your business has purchased a licence to use it, but keep in mind that the licence and not the software is the asset in this case. 

IT environments are becoming increasingly broad and complex so it can be somewhat difficult to define exactly what an IT asset is and definition can even flex between different businesses. Today, more and more companies are considering data to be an IT asset.


itemit’s IT Asset Management Software Features

Know where your IT assets are all day, every day with itemit. Our IT asset management software is jam packed with features that can completely optimise your operations. Discover how it can make a difference to your business.


Track The Location of Your Devices

The most obvious but arguably the most beneficial feature of IT asset tracking software is that you can quickly see where your equipment and hardware is by checking its last-scanned location. This translates into a whole host of benefits, from greater security and visibility to extending the life of your assets.

With greater visibility of where your assets are and how they are behaving you can make more informed strategic decisions for your business. This will help you to manage your assets, make purchasing decisions  more effectively and ensure optimum utilisation.


Assign PCs and Devices to Staff

When you create an online asset profile, you can add various information to it, such as who the assets are assigned to, issues for maintenance and even user manuals. As a result, any time the asset is scanned you can see who is responsible for it, helping to ensure accountability and lowers the risk of theft or loss. Assigning assets is quick and easy with IT asset management software, making it ideal for use during the onboarding process since you can quickly assign assets to new staff members.


Manage Hardware Issues

With a large inventory, reporting and managing hardware issues can soon become very time-consuming when relying on spreadsheets. IT asset tracking software lets you manage inspection schedules and monitor the condition of your assets at a glance . You will be able to report and manage issues raised against unique pieces of kit. Our powerful reporting, filtering, and exporting capabilities will transform how you complete your daily tasks. 

IT asset management software enables you to optimise your inventory management. Good inventory management underpins the success of any business. The goal of inventory management is to have the right products in the right place at the right time. Another benefit of itemit’s IT asset management software is that you can use it as fixed asset tracking software simultaneously, ensuring you get the most accurate overview of what your business owns.


Book Equipment in Advance

You can use itemit’s IT asset tracking software as a booking interface and schedule equipment in advance. You can use itemit to log rentals to other users, companies, or anyone else for that matter! Overall, itemit asset tracking software creates a simple, effective, and transparent view of where your equipment is and how it’s behaving.


Quickly Add New Hardware

As you grow and scale your business, naturally you’re going to need to add new hardware to your asset inventory. The process couldn’t be simpler with itemit’s IT asset tracking software. Instead of needing to manually add new assets to an asset register you can use our image recognition technology to simply scan a new asset which will recognise the item and automatically add it to the database. Our range of additional features and tools that are designed to stop admin tasks snowballing.


On-the-go Asset Management

One of the best features of itemit’s asset management software is that it’s mobile! With the app and the web portal, you can track the movement of your assets without being tied to a desk. itemit provides a fast and accurate way to store and track your most valuable assets. 

The simplicity of the mobile app design allows you to quickly and easily pull your mobile device to update your assets at a moment’s notice.


Check-In and Out Your Equipment

With our tagging technologies you can ensure your assets are where they need to be and with the right people. When your team checks a piece of equipment in or out the asset manager is automatically notified. Plus, every time an asset is tracked, entered into the system, checked out, or repaired, data is collected. Less manual work means fewer errors, greater accuracy and speedier operations for your business. Using itemit’s IT asset tracking software ensures you know what is happening to them as they move around set and from site to site. Using itemit’s IT asset tracking software you can completely streamline your audit and daily operations.


The Benefits of IT Asset Management Software


Improved lifecycle management

With IT asset management software you can keep track of your assets through every stage of their life: from procurement and maintenance to depreciation and disposal. By managing and tracking your assets all in one place, you can see a timeline of your assets at a glance. 

Using our IT asset management software you can even schedule maintenance reminders. Set monthly, bi-monthly, quarterly or annual maintenance schedules or use your own schedules ensuring all assets are looked after. IT asset tracking software can improve how you manage the lifecycle of your assets. Maintenance reminders can help to improve the longevity of assets. Regular maintenance also reduces the risk of replacement asset procurement. As a result, you experience less costs and less time wasting, leaving money to be better spent on other parts of your business.


Reports and Analytics

Monitoring and tracking your assets will allow you to identify bottlenecks, make more informed decisions, improve your delivery and generate reports at the click of a button. With itemit you can view your entire asset register in one place and pull all the information together into customisable and exportable reports.


Automated Workflow

With IT asset tracking software,  you can track assets and their changes with automatic, periodic updates. Since all your system’s capabilities are located in one place you can completely optimise your workflow. You can create an automated schedule that reduces repair costs and reduces the impact of depreciation. You can see where your equipment and hardware was last scanned, manage inspection schedules and monitor asset conditions, and be notified when a software licence is about to expire. An automated workflow allows you to react to these issues as they happen, greatly saving you time and money.


Increase the Security of Your Assets

An up-to-date and accurate inventory will increase the security of your assets. IT asset management software allows you to identify the location of your assets across the supply chain, which can help to prevent loss, damage and theft. 

The scary thing about hardware security is without automated asset tracking, it’s hard to know if you have a problem. Protect your investment with itemit and ensure the integrity of your operation.


Reduce costs

IT assets are both costly to acquire and maintain and therefore correct asset management is critical to ensuring a business uses its money effectively.  Asset management software plays a critical role in helping businesses ensure efficient use of the organisation’s resources in supporting the needs of users and business functions.


itemit’s IT Asset Tracking Software

With a robust asset management system, you can review and monitor all types of IT assets within your business. Our IT asset management software will transform your operations and give you the security and efficiency you need to take your business to the next level. Make the best use of your assets with centralised information on all your software, hardware and licenses. Changing your mode of operation can be daunting but itemit mitigates the risks by blending in with your current environment. Our IT asset tracking software is scalable, transparent, and efficient. With a fully-equipped suite of helpful features, from equipment check-in and check-out functionality to bulk actions, you can seamlessly update and improve your current processes. And you’ll finally be able to move away from those dreaded spreadsheets. 

If you’d like to find out more information please contact the team at team@itemit.com or you can get started straight away and try the 14-day free trial by filling out the form below!

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How itemit Can Help Those in The Film Production Industry

How itemit Can Help Those in The Film Production Industry

How itemit Can Help Those in The Film Production Industry

For those of us that have not been on a film set, or worked in film production, it is difficult to imagine just how many moving parts there are to the film making machine! If you work in film, you will know only too well that there is way more to think about than just pointing the camera in the right direction!

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Asset Tracking Challenges in Film

Lots of Assets      

Let’s start with a big one! There can be a huge amount of assets involved at every step of the production process. Lights, mics, booms, tripods, light reflectors, editing equipment, lenses, the list is long and gets bigger depending on the size of the production. Needless to say, this is a logistical nightmare to keep on top of.

Multiple Companies

Most productions rely on various teams and companies to work collaboratively to bring a vision to fruition. This complicated the asset tracking process. With a central asset tracking software you can make sure you keep track of what is where and who it belongs to, which helps ensure insurance compliance. 

Hired vs Owned

No two productions are the same, so it doesn’t make sense to have equipment that can cope with the largest production, as a lot of the time assets will be gathering dust! So, you need to hire a lot of equipment. This comes with an added risk of spiralling costs if the asset breaks. Asset tracking software lets you back yourself up by guaranteeing that you are compliant with your insurance.


    Approaches to Asset Tracking in Film

    Like all modern asset tracking, film asset tracking relies heavily on tagging. Let’s look at the most common and effective asset tracking technologies and how they apply to the film production industry.


    QR Tracking

    Asset tracking with QR code has become a familiar part of our daily lives. QR codes are those squares of dots and black boxes that you see all over the place. These are unique patterns that represent sets of information. This technology is not just a powerful marketing tool, it has huge implications when it comes to asset tracking. They are cheap to produce and can be added to asset tracking software quickly, meaning that you don’t need to spend ages manually tracking assets.


    RFID Tracking

    A real benefit of RFID tracking for film asset tracking is that RFID trackers don’t have to be visible. So if an asset is going to be on camera, you don’t need to worry about hiding a QR code.

    Simply stated, RFID (radio frequency identification) is a means of communicating info about an asset. You can add and delete info as and when needed, which makes them great for using equipment on different sets. 

     


    GPS Tracking

    GPS is a really important part of film production asset tracking. 

    Like QR tracking, we are all using GPS tracking in our day-to-day lives. Most people have a sense of how GPS works, but for the sake of thoroughness, let’s remind ourselves how this works. GPS stands for ‘Global Positioning System.’ GPS trackers are linked to satellites which send signals that let us know the location of the tracked object. There is a tracker in every smartphone, SatNav and a range of other handheld devices.

    When it comes to film production the applications are vast. Production schedules are often have a variety of different locations at which they need to set up quickly and capture content efficiently. Multiple GPS trackers without a central database is a little like talking to an empty room. The information is out there, but no one can manage and react to it.

    When it comes to asset management GPS is probably most commonly used with vehicles. Production companies can keep track of where vehicles are at time. This makes it possible to streamline the production process.

    So far, we have focussed largely on production companies. Of course, there are a variety of disparate businesses that specialise in the film-making or production industries. For example, catering. Most large-scale productions have catering trucks to feed the masses of technical staff and on-screen talent. A large catering firm that is working on multiple sets, can really benefit from a central system for tracking vehicles.

    However, this is not the only application of GPS technology. Trackers can be added to individual items and scanners which make it possible to find the locations of smaller items that have been checked out. For example lighting rigs and cameras.

    By focusing on idle and underused hardware, Hardware Asset Management helps you get the most out of your assets. You can accurately keep track of your hardware inventory and avoid overspending on hardware assets that end up on shelves. 

    Having a clear overview of your hardware inventory and knowing what is available will let you avoid purchasing hardware that you already have.

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    Use itemit to for Film Asset Tracking

    Not only can itemit give you access to all the features described above, it has been built to scale with your production. That means that whether you are working on a small scale short film, or a feature length production, itemit can support you. If you are a production company working on multiple films, you can use itemit for each without purchasing new licences. You can assign equipment to the production so that you can look ahead at your filming schedule and work out what additional equipment you need to hire or purchase.

    Furthermore, you can use asset management software to track the location of your assets. Ensuring that all equipment is where it needs to be and the right people are in charge of it! Itemit turns a monumental logistical challenge into a digitally powered, streamlined system.

    We understand that it is vital that productions are working to incredibly tight budgets and filming schedules. itemit is cost-effective both as an initial investment and in terms of providing a measurable, fast return on investment.

    That’s why itemit adds value to a production. We understand that a great idea on paper that is poorly implemented or half-baked creates more issues than solutions. itemit have completed multiple successful implementations. We are confident that once your new system is in place, you will immediately see the benefit of relying on automated asset tracking software.

    If you are using spreadsheets as a film production asset register, then asset tracking software is a guaranteed upgrade that will take the stress out of complex filming schedules.

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