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    Question physical inventory of assets

    Hey all,

    I have a feeling this is a common issue in education, but I can't find a (cheap) solution.

    Basically, my goal is to have a database that will accept input from barcode scanners and allow me to truly run an inventory and return results similar to:
    12 items missing
    382 items out of place
    1002 items scanned, etc

    You know, normal stats you'd find when running inventory.

    To go a step futher, being able to enter new assets into inventory via scanner would be nice.

    We have a library automation product in place that would give us this, but would cost just about $3000 USD / site, or about $18,000 USD. Seems there should be an open source solution for this problem.

    Ideas?

    As an aside, I just installed Spiceworks. My god what a great program, if you can get WIM working on your PC's. Why pay for anything else?

    Looking forward to the suggestions. Thanks, as always.

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    parago do a product aimed at education. Ozan is working on this as a standalone and boltable addition to his On-demand Help desk, Customer Support & Service SaaS from OP Software - My Little Helpdesk product

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    havent got SharePoint have you?
    Will be a doddle if so

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    A lot of barcode scanners just output what they scan as an ascii string which can be input into anything you like i.e a DB so no problem there.

    Ben

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