The new widespread availability of inexpensive and free barcode scanner software apps for PDAs and Web-connected smartphones makes Web-based asset tracking software a better choice for enterprises than desktop-based software systems, according to Aestiva Software
, a manufacturer of low-IT-overhead asset tracking system, Aestiva Asset
, for medium-to-large enterprises.
CTIA has reported that more than 89% of US wireless handsets are capable of browsing the Web. With Web-based software like Aestiva Assets
and a typical smartphone, mobile employees can scan assets and inventory in the field using a wireless handset. They gain all the benefits of mobile asset tracking and barcode scanning, without having to purchase $2,000 single-purpose barcode scanners or lug around laptops, as required in the past.
“Now with Web-based software such as Aestiva Assets
, you can scan stock items, conduct physical audits, check stock and inventory, update your asset register, and track your assets in the field—
all using a wireless handheld, whether an iPod touch, iPhone, Android, BlackBerry or similar device,” says David Silverberg, president of Aestiva Software.
Users can access remotely access the Aestiva software and their company’s asset tracking data via the Internet or corporate intranet from any browser (Internet Explorer, Safari, Firefox, and others) running on any Web-enabled mobile device or end-user computer operating system (Windows, Apple Mac OS, Linux).
Unlike single-user software packages that run on a local desktop, Aestiva Asset requires no desktop installation, saving significant corporate IT overhead expenses.
Aestiva Assets is installed on standard servers, is highly customizable, and includes a maintenance-free database engine. For more information on Aestiva Inventory, visit http://www.aestiva.com/assets
Aestiva Asset is part of a family of products spanning expense management, purchasing and procurement, time tracking, human resources, IT and operations support.