Creating Asset Types

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AssetTrack allows you to track any kind of fixed asset from IT equipment to vehicles, furniture, artwork, and anything else on which you can stick a barcode tag. To make it easier to access your asset information, your assets can be grouped by Asset Type.

Before you start using AssetTrack, add some of the most commonly used Asset Types in your environment using the Management Console. You can add additional Asset Types later.


Example Asset Type lists

Some examples are provided below to help get you started.

Example 1 - IT Hardware Assets

If you are only tracking IT hardware, you can set up a basic flat Asset Type list like the one below.

Asset Type Example 2 - A Two-Level Asset Type List

If you are tracking a more complex set of assets, say, IT Equipment, Furniture and Vehicles, and need to separate entire classes of asset types from one another, then a more complex hierarchy is in order.

The following is an example of a "two level" asset type hierarchy:

If you need to set up a multi-level Asset Type hierarchy like the one above, see Managing Asset Types for instructions on how to do this . The section below will walk you through creating a basic flat Asset Type list.

Creating your Asset Types

To add Asset Types:

  1. If you haven't done so already, open the Management Console. If you require instructions on how to open the Management Console, you can find them here.

  2. Double click the Asset Type node in the Server Navigator.

  3. The Asset Type list appears. It will be empty to start with. To create Asset Types, click the Add Items button.

  4. The Add Items dialog will appear allowing you to enter one or more Asset Types in one step.For each asset type you want to create, enter the Name.  You can also optionally enter codes and information for depreciation. Enter your Asset Types into the list and press OK.

  5. Your Asset Types will be added and displayed in the Asset Type list. You can make edits directly to the Asset Type list and changes will automatically be sent back to the server as you type.

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