For an up-to-date and continuous inventory of your IT environment, you need a network inventory tool that can be operated as intuitively as possible by several employees. After all, a comprehensive overview of existing resources and network components is the basis of any successful IT documentation.
Not only during the annual inventory should a company ask itself which devices are used in the network and what their condition is. Rather, modern asset management relies on company employees being able to find and independently update data on their devices and programmes at any time. Nowadays, complete network inventory is possible without much effort. After the initial setup of cloud-based inventory software, the ongoing collection of device and software data is spread over several shoulders and therefore becomes more reliable.
Device locations, maintenance periods, licence periods and other data can be accessed (with appropriate passwords) from different computers, tablets and smartphones. Since a specific person no longer has to be contacted for every device search or software licence question, the overall time spent on inventory management is reduced for company stakeholders from different departments.
Network Inventory With OCS Software?
Some IT departments decide to manage their network components with OCS software. Such “Open Computer and Software – Inventory Software” automatically collects data about hardware and software in the network. Here, IT assets are listed by a kind of crawler that goes through Windows, Linux and other operating systems to collect information independently – similar to an internet search engine.
For Windows computers, many administrators rely on Active Directory Services. These are helpful, among other things, for assigning authorisations to users in the network, for example, when it comes to who may use which network device and when.
Central inventory management
Integrated barcode scanner
Maintenance & service management
Track performance & defects
User & role administration
Record GPS locations
However, these two low-cost options for network inventory do not help to make physical locations of devices visible to employees outside the IT department or to make user manuals easily available to end users. Nor do they allow computer users from different departments to update licence data or enter defects into the inventory database on their own.
A network inventory with asset tracking software such as Timly, on the other hand, can be understood by people with very different educational backgrounds. Device information and software data can be kept up to date more quickly through the participation of the actual users. Should questions arise about digital IT resource management with Timly, a support team is also available to conduct training sessions with your employees if required.
Software licence management has gained in importance since subscription models have prevailed over one-off software purchases. Especially in the case of user licences, management software is helpful in planning on which device a licence is to be used and when.
For IT infrastructures as well as for vehicles or production machines, the responsibility for maintenance and inspections must be clarified in good time. Timly can be used as a maintenance planner for the entire network. Since employees outside the IT department also see the inventory data, due maintenance and inspection dates are noticed sooner and equipment is maintained more reliably.
The network inventory software can be customised during the initial setup. For example, a field for the IP address can be part of the database entry of a network component. The specific data of your hardware and software that you record in Timly is entirely up to you and your staff.
Manage Your Assets Intuitively
Our inventory software offers you a wide range of sophisticated functions. This way, your inventory is digitalised easily and reliably.
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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