When choosing an asset management software it’s important to weigh out all the pros and cons. Here are a few questions you should ask yourself during the selection process:
ARE THERE ASSET AUDITING OPTIONS?
Asset audits are used to determine what assets your company owns and where they are located. This is one of the key features to any aviation asset management software, therefore if this feature is not available, then the purchase of that software is most likely not worth it.
DOES THE SOFTWARE INCLUDE ASSET TAG?
Asset tags are placed onto each instrument and are a vital component. If a software program is not offering this feature, chances are traceability is not an option, therefore the software would not be beneficial.
IS THE CHECK-OUT PROCESS USER FRIENDLY?
A check-out feature should be easy to use and time-saving. This feature is meant to allow individuals within the lab know who the last to check-out a certain instrument was and if the instrument was checked back in. If this feature is hard to use or will not work for multiple personnel, then the software is not right to use.
ARE ASSET REPORTS EASILY ACCESSIBLE?
When investing in an aviation asset management software, it is important to choose one that allows you access to instrument reports and calibration certificates.
IS THE SOFTWARE CLOUD-BASED?
Using a software that is cloud-based is ideal. Cloud-based software is more cost efficient and reliable. For example, if your company computers where to crash, the software and all the data within the software would not be affected because cloud-based systems do not need to be downloaded onto your server. Another positive to this feature, is that is can be accessed anywhere are any time.
IS TRACEABILITY FOR MULTIPLE AND IDENTICAL QUANTITIES AVAILABLE?
It’s important to look for an aviation asset management software that allows multi-quantity items to be easily traceable. For example, the chances of having more than one thread gage in a laboratory is likely. It is important that the software is able to track all the thread gages individually but also under one ID number to identify that it is indeed a type of thread gage.
DOES THE SOFTWARE HAVE A NOTIFICATIONS FEATURE?
Technology these days is meant to communicate with individuals to ensure software is user friendly and helpful. Choosing a software that can notify you with specific alerts is necessary. This feature is useful for keeping track of recalibration schedules for each instrument a laboratory owns.
IS THE SOFTWARE SECURE?
The biggest thing should be to ensure that the software you choose has a firewall and is completely secure from the outside work. Some software’s even allow for companies to set restricted areas so that only certain individuals can see it.
e2b calibration offers an aviation asset management software, Anytime Assets. Anytime Assets is a cloud-based software designed specifically for the aviation industry and is available to users anytime and anywhere with a secure internet connection. Anytime Assets offers a handful of features including, built-in reports, inquiries and alerts.