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    Asset Management/Tracking

    Hi all, I've spent soo long looking for some software to fit my spec as close as possible for this. What I'm after is a web-based asset management, or more importantly asset tracking system (pref in php/MySQL). I have been currently using the Hardware Management System from MST Software which has been fine for me to use, but now I'm having problems using it on Vista/Server 2008 plus i prefer web based apps as I tend to forget the laptop!!

    My biggest difference to most of the threads on here is that i don't want it to discover anything, just a manual entry. the reason for this is we have several bases/units on seperate sites but I manage all the kit and it's on 'my' stockbook.

    I like the look of IRM but there seems to have been no movement with the project for a few years, the guy has posted on edugeek a few times.. (budgester?)..

    I've just come across one on sourceforge here

    I'm using One or Zero for the helpdesk so that aspect isn't needed as such, but if I can get one that does both then thats great!

    Has anyone another one I've missed, or any experiance of these?

    tia

    Buz

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    briefly, I've downloaded it but it looked a bit "too much" if you know what i mean, I'll have another look at it and see whats what!

    Thanks

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    +1 for GLPI. We've recently moved to this and once over the initial learning curve its very good.

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    Have to agree here. GLPI combined with OCS Inventory NG (OCS Inventory NG - Welcome to OCS Inventory NG web site !) makes asset management easy.

    OCS audits your hardware. GLPI can then plug into your OCS repository. PM me if you would like more info
    Last edited by tosh74; 15th October 2008 at 09:58 AM. Reason: bad speeling

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    I know exactly what the TS is saying,

    It sounds as if he wants a straightforward fixed asset solution, web based front end that updates a central database so that he doesn't have to worry about syncing handheld devices and other issues with keeping data consistent.

    And with such a system you want to be able to modify the tables and fields in a straightforward manner.

    He doesn't want auto-discovery of IT assets as that adds more complexity to the app that he doesn't require, now if GLPI and OCS can do the fixed assets while avoiding having to setup other features and is straightforward to setup then that would be a good recommendation - but x number of features and capapbilities normally means complexity you don't need......and perhaps it would be an idea to recommend a purely fixed asset system aswell as a complete enteprise asset management system like GLCI/OCS.

    The only system i've seen that does the job of fixed asset tracking well is unfortunately a propreitory solution, and it can get quite expensive. I've been looking for some time for a cheap or open source solution for fixed asset management, that is client-server and web based front-end but i haven't really found anything good enough. GLCI/OCS look great for EAM but as someone has said i think there is going to be a learning curve to get over with such a full featured product.
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    You can do fixed manual asset tracking with GLPI, you just don't bother setting it up to use OCS and then you can add/edit stuff to your hearts content manually.

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    After taking a look at GLPI again I think it's a go, just need to set it up on a test server and see what I can cut out of the interface that I don't need.

    I need to work out a way to make it look better as well! I assume you can change them in a cp somewhere!

    I'll update thi when I get somewhere with some feedback, thanks for your replies!

    BUz

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    How does GLPI work with pocket pc's as barcode scanners.....i..e is there a windows mobile front end for updating from handhelds.

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    how do you get glpi to read barcodes

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    can you use a barcode scanner with this software?

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    Most pc connected barcode scanners can be set to just dump the barcode they have just read as text into whatever application you have open at the time.

    So if it's a webbased system then you go to the serial number field and scan the item?

    Ben

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