This Is What Good Inventory Software Can Do
A software for managing assets is recommended if it has a basic framework that can in principle be used in all sectors – whether trade and services, construction industry, public administration, healthcare and schools. In addition, it should be possible to adapt the programme to individual requirements, e.g. to change forms and fields or deactivate modules that a company does not need.
Central Inventory Management
Customised Set Up
Allocate & Dispose Inventory
Integrated barcode scanner
Maintenance & Service Management
Track Performance & Defects
User & Role Administration
Record GPS Locations
In order to simplify use for as many employees as possible, modern equipment management should be available for Apple, Android and other mobile devices. It must also be easy to access on desktop devices and notebooks. Access to device management via smartphone app (QR code scan) is one of the pillars of the increasingly popular Timly inventory management software. Another basic principle is the central storage of device data in the secure European cloud.
Optimally, the functions of a good device management software go beyond pure inventory. Many companies have already confirmed the usefulness of Timly’s “maintenance planner” to schedule maintenance as well as Timly’s “inventory mode” modules. A satisfied Timly user is the cooling technology specialist Hauser from Linz, Austria. The company opted for modular equipment management software to better manage its more than 5,000 appliances.
Specific concerns were, for example, the faster identification of inventory that is prone to repair and the automation of maintenance and service management. Hauser’s inventory consists of IT resources, tools and other equipment. According to company officials, the introduction of the software went smoothly because the digital device management is self-explanatory for employees.
So far we have only had good experiences. We have already activated Timly for about 90 of the 250 planned technicians, and there have been no problems whatsoever. Requests for minor (display) errors were dealt with quickly. On the part of our technicians, the go-live and also the introductory phase went very smoothly. The feedback was that everything was self-explanatory after about one hour of training.
Is Free Equipment Management Software Useful?
Some companies try to solve their asset management problems with a freeware management solution. But in the area of device management, open source and irregular updates are less helpful than fixed, expert contact persons when it comes to customising the asset tracking software to the company’s needs.
Inventory management with freeware is at best an option for voluntary associations or very small businesses. As soon as it comes to larger inventory quantities and the responsibility for high-priced objects, you need a really reliable, proven software solution.
Inefficient management with static Excel lists or even paper tables and lists in the warehouse or workshop often results in chaos rather than successful device management. Loan processes are not correctly noted, magnets fall off the table, Excel files are not saved in time or documents are misplaced because the person in charge was not present at the time.
The list of possible human and structural errors is long. As a result, a lot of information is lost, equipment is not adequately maintained or cannot be found and used at the right time.
Investing in Well-Designed Mobile Equipment Software Is Worthwhile
An inefficient equipment management system and inadequate inventory management ultimately lead to financial losses in the company. Moreover, they worsen the working atmosphere. The cleverer option is to ensure software-based recording and management of work equipment, vehicles and devices in good time.
With Timly’s customisable equipment management software, you and your employees can keep track and manage pieces of equipment in real time thanks to the mobile app and have access to experienced and friendly support when needed.
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Manage Your Inventory Intuitively
With Timly you get access to an device management software. A wide range of sophisticated functions makes it easy to digitalise your inventory.
Manage All Assets
Mobile Available Everywhere
Localise your assets with the integrated barcode scanner for smartphones & tablets.
Easily assign assets to people, projects, rooms, locations or external service providers.
Digital File Management
Save the exact GPS location of your assets with one scan. All GPS data historically verifiable.
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