Asset Tracking and Management solutions
Comware has over 30 years of experience with Asset Tracking and Management solutions: Technology, Software & Services for asset tracking, asset auditing, real-time locating, asset security, and asset life-cycle maintenance.
Assets types that are most commonly tracked & managed include: IT & T assets, portable tools & machinery, vehicles, critical care assets, furniture, scientific or testing equipment.
The type and cost of an appropriate solution will be very much driven by such issues as your ability to implement something with minimal assistance, or your desire for a more comprehensive ‘turnkey’ solution.
Also determining your project’s functional & financial requirements is essential.
It is extremely important for you to know the return on investment (R.O.I.) that you can expect to receive so that you can get approval for an adequate and realistic budget.
However a simple, stand alone solution which can be implemented quickly and inexpensively could be appropriate.
We can cater for most budgets for small through to medium and large Enterprises. The software packages we can offer range from low cost with basic features to moderate cost with many advanced features.
- single or multi user
- support for barcodes and/or RFID
- check in / check out functions
- PC based, server based or web based (traditional licence or Cloud)
- support Windows based mobile Barcode computers and/or cabled or cordless barcode scanners
- all-in-one or modular design
- user configurable fields
- standard and custom reports
- barcode printing
- and much much more
As a guide, a complete solution (software, hardware plus professional & technical implementation services) can start from under $10,000 for a single user system and under $20,000 for a multi-user system however total cost are often higher.
In addition to software Comware can also supply:
Hardware for use with an Asset Management System ranges from a simple cabled barcode scanner with a notebook or tablet PC or Android tablet with a Bluetooth barcode scanner through to an all-in-one Android based Mobile Barcode Terminal (with optional RFID capabilities).
- Cabled scanner (connected to PC or notebook): $100.00 + ex GST
- Codless barcode scanner (connected via BlueTooth to a tablet or smartphone): $300 +ex GST
- Notebook PC or Tablet – POA, highly dependent on features & ruggedness
- Android based Mobile Terminal – $1,500.00 ex GST to $4,000.00 ex GST
The type of labels and how they will be printed is very dependent on 1) the type of asset, 2) where the asset is located, 3) how often new assets are added, 4) control & issuing of asset labels.
Comware is able to provide the following:
- Pre-printed Asset Labels – Synthetic and Metal
- Blank Roll Labels – Synthetic
- Sheet Labels for Laser printers – Synthetic
Prices for the above can only be supplied once label type, quantities and size are known.
Some customers will choose to purchase a Label Printer so that they can print their own asset labels (from around $700.00 ex GST) or simple mobile asset label printers (from around $350.00 ex GST).
There are literally thousands of options when it comes to deploying R.F.I.D. tags.
Our recommendation is that Comware is engaged on a consultative basis to ensure the specification, evaluation and selection process delivers the best outcomes.
Comware is able to assist with all aspects of implementing an Asset System – if you just want to purchase an “off the shelf package” we can just provide the software, hardware, labels etc.
However many poorly planned software implementations (both small and large scale) fail so we recommend you consider professional services to assist with implementation planning, documenting, integration, data import, training and on-going support.