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6 Benefits of Asset Tagging to Optimize Your Infrastructure

Posted by Melissa Huntley on Aug 30, 2016 8:13:09 AM
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Asset tagging helps you locate, distribute, and configure your hardware assets by interlaying a CMMS (Computerized Maintenance Management Information System) to your fixed assets. This program is also another security checkpoint, to make sure that you know where your hardware is at all times, further minimizing the threat of a data breach. Whether it be with RFID, barcoding, or serial numbers, asset tagging has many benefits for both the consumer and the enterprise company. 

Benefits:

  • Helps with your overall Return on Investment and Data Center Cost Avoidance- Making sure that hardware is accounted for, inventoried, tracked, and shipped to the proper location. Asset tagging also better evaluates the assets' lifecycle since it is being better managed, resulting in cost savings.
  • Computerized Maintenance Management System-  Once an asset has been scanned into inventory, the system will help you identify and evaluate hardware that needs to be repaired or replaced.  Rather than maintaining outdated hardware, CMMS helps you utilize what you actually need, which will increase your cost savings. 
  • Location and Distribution- Helps you analyze which locations your hardware is located in, how many parts are there, and if any spares are available. These analytics will drive asset distribution, optimizing your Reverse logistics of existing hardware, reducing CAPEX and saving your company money. 
  • Minimize Human Error- The process of counting by hand leads to increased risk for error, not to mention the additional time needed.  Asset tagging helps to decrease these miscalculations through a computerized system and tracking. It also closes gaps where hardware may get lost or minimizes the unapproved moves of the assets. Let software and equipment do the work for you.
  • Ease of Navigation and Time Saving- Helps you identify quickly where your hardware is stored, the best allocation of hardware across all sites, and quick transportation of that hardware when needed. It also saves employees difficulty of navigating where assets are located in a normally large inventory center or across multiple stocking locations.
  • Seamless Training and Transition of Employees- You're able to create standardized and seamless instructions for employees resulting in faster training. Standard procedures in place will set better benchmarks for employee performance.

Simple enough, right? To optimize your infrastructure, asset tagging has a variety of benefits to not only streamline and simplify the hardware lifecycle process, but also to reduce your company's CAPEX. Through a CMMS for your fixed assets, hardware can be analyzed, managed,  and distributed in the most efficient manner as it is streamlined to your company protocols.  

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