Capital equipment investment is a significant expense for any organization. Machines and tools wear out over time. Eventually they deteriorate beyond repair and must be replaced. IT gadgets — laptops, monitors, hard drives, tablets and cell phones — inevitably break or become obsolete.
Operations and finance managers seek to derive the maximum ROI from equipment budgets. That means using assets to their full advantage via an intelligent device management system that will extend the useful service life of the resource for as long as possible.
Managers require that all assets of the same type and date-in-service, such as laptops, are being used at consistent and similar levels so that they depreciate at the same rate. Another major management problem is maintaining a record of assets, such as who is in possession of an item at any given time.
proxSafe Smart Storage cabinets and lockers offer a convenient and effective asset management system for laptops or other devices. These systems record:
- Who previously had or presently has the managed device
- When the resource was last used
- The condition of the returned item
A smart storage system allows asset management personnel to observe which cabinet slots are accessed most or least often. Material placement adjustments can be made to utilize equipment in a more uniform fashion. Users are identified by card, PIN or biometrics and can be restricted to specific equipment. An integrated charging system ensures that the device is ready for the next employee.
Not only does an automated asset management system save money by extending the life of company equipment, it also simplifies, audits, and reduces property loss and damage. In the long term, the high-quality proxSafe Smart Storage system pays for itself.