How Asset Labels Improve Your Asset Tracking
How Asset Labels Improve Your Asset Tracking
Asset labels complement asset tracking software. While not essential to keeping an accurate log of your assets, asset labels can unlock a range of functions, improvements, and abilities when it comes to managing your assets.
Asset labels are physical tags that you stick onto your assets and link with unique asset profiles. Then, every time you scan an asset’s tag, the last seen location will update and the asset’s profile will open up, ready for you to log your edits.
Time Saving Benefits
First of all, asset labels give you a range of time-saving improvements and benefits. Without asset tagging, you need to find your assets on an asset tracking app using a search function. Asset tags remove this need.
Therefore, asset discovery is sped up with tagging capabilities. This means that the process of reporting an issue is scanning an asset’s tag and reporting the fault using a dedicated feature. This process takes seconds, as opposed to moments without tags and hours without asset tracking software.
Every time you scan an asset’s tag, too, the last seen location updates using your phone’s GPS. The time of the scan and the user who scanned the tag is logged too, thus automating a transparent audit trail.
Improve Accountability With Asset Labels
Asset labels then unlock further capabilities. These are great for managing bulk changes or updates to your system as your operations are simplified by a “scan” mentality.
So, if you need to audit your assets and ensure that they’re all in the location they should be, this is simple when you use tagging. All you need to do is select the location you’re in and hit “audit”. Then, you can scan the tags around you and the app will do the rest.
Similarly, if you need to log that a bulk of assets has moved from one location to another, this too is simple. You need only enter the location you wish to move the assets to and press “quick add”. Then, you can scan all of your assets into that new location. Doing this also automatically unassigns them from the location they were in previously.
Customise Your Asset Labels
So, are there any gaps with asset labels? An obvious thought may be how usable they are. If your assets go through weathering, wear and tear, or are used in extreme conditions, how can an asset tag work?
The answer is simple, the code the label itself contains (whether QR or barcode) doesn’t need to be lengthy or complex to be unique, it just needs to be visible. This means that all you need is a good enough contrast between the printed code and the material it has been printed on.
Therefore, you can use anodised aluminium QR tags, for example, for assets that go through more weathering. This improves the labels’ durability and keeps your asset tracking operations running smoothly.
Mix & Match Asset Tagging Hardware
Asset labels don’t only need to be QR tags and barcodes, however, they can also be RFID tags, for example. RFID asset tracking allows you to track hands-free and from a distance, which is critical for certain environments, such as a hospital.
Therefore, you can customise your asset labels, use them anywhere and use them to improve any asset tracking operation. Overall, these tools save you time and money and provide a hefty return on investment.
Only itemit allows you to mix and match asset tracking capabilities and hardware. With itemit, you get a dedicated asset tracking system with great features built on customer feedback from industries across the globe.
You can either use your own tags with itemit or purchase some from the team. itemit’s tags contain a unique profile code that unlocks a public issue-reporting feature and are durable and effective in almost all environments, from the Chilean desert to acres of land in Tanzania.
To find out more about itemit’s tags, you can contact the team at firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also start your very own 14-day free trial by filling in the form below. Use your own tags!
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