I just answered an Asset Management question on Quora. What do you think?
Arthur Lozinski stashed this in Enterprise Asset Management
Oomnitza is built for physical assets as mentioned in the title. It's easy to get started and completely cloud based. The mobile version runs on Android, iOS and Windows 8. The web version runs on all standards-based browsers (ie. Chrome, Firefox, Safari, Internet Explorer 8+).
With that being said, I'll share Oomnitza's approach and you can judge for yourself if it's a good fit for you:
Two primary reason for implementing an Asset Tracking system is to increase asset uptime and improve resource efficiency. Asset uptime means keeping the asset functioning at full capacity for the longest duration of time, minimizing any time that asset could be underperforming or not working.
Asset uptime is maximized through "Preventative Maintenance" planning. It's simply a calendar that shows you the manufacturer specified interval check-ups of the asset and/or replacements of items within that assets. You can also assign "Preventative Maintenance" as a task to a specific user so he or she is automatically reminded.
Resource efficiency is referring to the individual(s) interacting with the asset. Time spent interacting with the asset should be as low as possible. That means giving the resource the information he or she needs before, during and after the maintenance takes place.
Resource efficiency is maximized when the technician has access to the prior history of work preformed on that assets, technical videos and documentation, spare part inventory and contact information. For instance a part inventory list can tell you which "Inventory Levels" need attention.
Below you can see a snapshot of what "Inventory Levels" looks like in the Oomnitza Dashboard:
The system's job is to predict which items need "Immediate Restock" and which are fine for the time intervals expected. Having information like this in the field gives technicians additional knowledge when fixing an asset.
I think it's worth mentioning our focus on mobile, as well. Since most workers are physically next to an asset, accessing this data from a laptop is not always ideal. That's why everything we've built is mobile first. Here is a look at the mobile screenshots of Oomnitza:
I hope this is helpful to anyone looking to learn more about Asset Management. For additional questions regarding asset tracking, our software or general Asset Management questions, please feel free to reach out to me. I'm always happy to help.
Asset Management SaaS, available on Android and iOS and Windows mobile devices, right?
Asset Management SaaS is great for a fast solution you can use anywhere! And Asset Management on Mobile let's you access your asset information everywhere! Everyone wins :)
When I googled "Asset Management SaaS" this is the top result:
I don't see your answer on that page...
There's actually different types of Asset Management. In this case they're referring to Digital Asset Management which deals with digital content like pictures, documents, etc. (reminds me a bit of Pandawhale actually...) Big players in the space are HP's Autonomy and Peter Thiel's Palantir. They provide access to millions of documents over hundreds of systems which have come together over years of M&A or On-Prem vs. SaaS solutions.
Oomnitza on the other hand focuses on physical assets. Assets we can touch. Examples include HVAC Units, Manufacturing Equipment, Oil Drills, Pipes, etc. This industry alone is a $3B yearly industry.
There's a lot of assets in the world, including IT Asset Management which in itself is a monster industry!