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    Hi

    Just wondered what software/systems others are using for asset management?

    Just been tasked with putting together something a bit more substantial than an excel s/sheet.

    Cheers

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    wrote our own in MYSQL / PHP

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    I use spiceworks, did look at buying something but for free it does everything we need really.

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    Depends what you mean by asset management.

    Do you mean 'asset management, for accounting purposes', 'asset management for insurance/inventory purposes' or 'IT asset management'.

    We use AssetTrac for our accounting/insurance registers - Asset Management - Asset Identification, Audits and Asset tracking software

    For IT asset management, we use Spiceworks.

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    I just wrote a little PHP script for this

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    Parago... Plus if you then choose to use Parago and tell them I sent you, I get 6 months free subscription!

    I don't hesitate to recomend them.

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    Thanks for those, Im starting from nothing, so it will need to be for IT and non IT equipment.

    Im interested in what minimum value people assign to define a fixed asset?

    It will be from an Accounting, insurance and inventory point of view.

    All I can find so far here is an old excel spreadsheet....

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    Anything over 10 years old gets a value of £0 here I tend to work from £50 up

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    Depends for what purpose.

    For accounting purposes, our de minimis value is £500. This is also our insurance excess I believe.

    However, for internal purposes, anything over £50 is logged on our inventory, and even less if the item is particularly steal-able (cameras, microphones etc...).

    We record the following values:

    Replacement cost
    Current book value
    Last year value

    So, that way we have the cost of the item when it was bought, and then values for depreciation purposes. We use straight line for that, with differing percentages for different types of asset.

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    We use School Asset Manager | The Solution to Better Asset Management which isnt too bad, there still are some improvements needed but works a treat for what we require

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    I set up an Access database with tables for Item, Supplier and Owner and tied them all together. Nothing too fancy but quick and easy to setup and maintain. Minimum value was £50 anything "not new" was a judgement call.

    Can track what we have, who has what, what we've bought from whom and what we've disposed of which is mainly what I get asked.

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    we use Lansweeper which works very well for us

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    Spiceworks here, not a bad program, but you do have to turn about 90% of the stuff it comes with off after installation.

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    also using spiceworks here love it

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