Asset labels give you the ability to track, manage, and oversee your assets. With asset labels, you’ll be able to reduce the number of assets you lose, as well as create a tight asset history to track the movements of your assets.
If you’re beginning to implement asset tracking in your business, there are a few things to know about asset tags and labels. To get the best use out of them, you’ll need to know how they work and how you can link them with your operations.
What Is Asset Tracking?
Asset tracking is the discipline of logging, managing, and controlling your assets. You can use asset tracking in a variety of different ways, such as to track your IT assets, track your fixed assets, and track maintenance.
Asset tracking is incredibly helpful as you’ll be able to create unique digital profiles for your assets. Therefore, if an asset needs maintenance, you’ll be able to indicate specifically which asset requires attention.
Overall, asset tracking will save you time and money by showing you all the data you need to know about your assets. If you use an effective asset tracking system, too, you’ll be able to use an app which is integrated with a web portal, meaning every change you make on your phone is reflected on your laptops in real-time.
How Can I Use Asset Labels?
The way asset labels work is by linking your physical assets to their digital counterparts in your asset tracking system. So, every time you scan an asset’s label, its unique digital profile will open.
As well as this, the last seen location of the asset and the user who scanned it will update in the asset’s history. This creates an audit trail of asset locations, meaning you can verify what is and isn’t onsite.
After you scan an asset label, you’ll be able to edit and manage the data in your asset’s profile. Therefore, all you need to do to check equipment out, is open your asset tracking app, scan an asset’s tag with your smartphone and press “check out”.
What Types of Asset Tags Can I Use?
The type of asset tag you’ll use will depend on your use-case. For example, if you’re tracking high-value assets, it may be best to opt for RFID asset tags, as you’ll be able to scan and audit from a distance and with greater ease.
There are a few types of asset tags, including QR code asset tag, barcode asset labels, and RFID asset tags. The different types of tag give you different types of functionality.
Barcodes and QR codes work in a similar way, as you’ll require a line-of-sight to scan them. What this means is that you’ll need to use your phone’s camera to pick up the tag.
RFID tags require third party readers. You’ll be able to fully automate your asset tracking with fixed RFID functionality, or create more ease of use with standard RFID asset tracking.
You can also customise your tags. So, if you have assets that go through a lot of wear and tear, you’ll be able to purchase metal QR code asset tags, for example.
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