Asset Software Finds Its Place Within the Education Sector
Asset Software Finds Its Place Within the Education Sector
Barcode technology plays an integral role in education systems. Whether it’s an elementary, secondary, higher-education, or extracurricular study, utilizing barcodes and asset tracking software has proven beneficial in all sectors of the academic field.
And so, in a field that is shaping the next generation of leaders, young individuals look to mentoring groups for advice and guidance for their academic future. In this case, a Chicago-based organization, that provides mentorship for college admissions, access to summer internships, and career guidance, needed to examine a different dilemma: ways to track high-value assets.
In examining the group’s tracking needs, amongst the most important goals was the need to be information-savvy. In our technology-dependent world, academic institutions are progressing by moving all application processes online. In this shift, students, who balance school, work and leadership roles, needed a handy laptop to rely on – and public library computers just won’t cut it.
In order to fix the technology hold-up, students on the cusp of college, are allowed to check-out a laptop from the organization. In line with the mentoring system, the student issued the device needed to complete a set of college forms; this way the organization could tell who used the checked-out computer for its intended purpose. And long-term, they needed to provide a history of a student check-outs, so individuals writing yearly reports, could see how often a student used their services.
Mentoring Group Shifts to Asset Tracking
We recommended the Wasp MobileAsset solution. While this tracking software is a great source for tracking fixed assets, it also has an easy, yet comprehensive check in and out process.
By adding a barcode scanner with MobileAsset’s full import and export function, their team is able to load their student’s information in advance, making it very easy to quickly scan the student’s ID Card. Following, individuals were able to scan the laptop tag number, speeding up the checkout process.
The transaction log that the solution has also allows them to see the life history of each laptop; to knowing every student that checked out a specific laptop. They were also able to gain the student’s multi-transaction history by quickly running one of the many included reports.
A Solid Solution:
A quick call with EMS Barcode addressed a broad problem with a fitting solution. The simplicity of our recommended software package made the transition process, an easy one step shift. Along with its agile ability to check assets in or out to students, many education departments see the importance of asset software investment.
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For years we’ve been helping Global Shop Solutions customers automate their warehouses and manufacturing facilities with rugged barcode scanners, printers and media. Whether you need to scan a barcode on a clipboard from a few inches away or scan a pallet 50 feet away, we have you covered.
We’re excited to announce a new addition to the Global Shop Solutions certified family of barcode scanners (available July 18) which fits a special niche between the GSS-MOBILE-1 and GSS-MOBILE-2 scanners: The GSS-MOBILE-3.
GSS-MOBILE-3 Pistol-grip attachment, optional Docking station/charger, included 4-slot battery charger, optional
This rugged Android touch computer is designed for transportation, field mobility and government applications. It has the same form factor as the GSS-MOBILE-2 but it’s more rugged and has a barcode read range of up to 10 feet (compared to the GSS-MOBILE-2’s 15-inches-read-range). Plus, the GSS-MOBILE-3 features a pistol-grip attachment option (like the GSS-MOBILE-1). If you need to scan barcodes on shelving that’s just out of reach, this is a much better option than climbing a ladder with a GSS-MOBILE-2 and leaning toward the pallet.
Each GSS-MOBILE device is backed by our 3-year warranty and includes an extra battery and a charging and communication cradle. Additional accessories are available, too, including a 4-slot battery charger and a snap-on micro-USB cable.
Don’t Take Our Word for It—Try it Out! It’s not always clear which kind of barcode scanner is the best fit for your users and work environment. As an EMS Barcode Solutions partner, you don’t need to guess. We offer free demo equipment and 30-day trials for everything we sell. Not only that, but we provide you with various types of test barcode labels (with magnetic backings) that you can place in your work environment to give your employees a realistic feel for how everything works — without having to install any software or configure any equipment.
Contact your EMS Barcode account manager today at 972-535-5555, ext. 1204 to request a demo of the GSS-MOBILE-3 and see for yourself if this is what you’ve been missing. Also, check out our eBook to see all the Global Shop Solutions certified solutions we offer: https://www.emsbarcode.com/gss.
A large veterinary hospital in Texas, with three locations in Houston and one in San Antonio, was looking for an inventory savior to help monitor their fluctuating inventory levels. The hospital spends time providing care for animals in emergency situations, therefore, lacked the time to properly check in and out used items. With this dilemma, the clinic managers reached out to EMS Barcode to figure out a fitting inventory-solution, to ensure enough equipment was available and the clinic stock levels are within range.
One of the many reasons I enjoy and believe in what we do at EMS Barcode Solutions is the sheer number of applications where asset and inventory tracking applies. Just about every company that exists has either got internal inventory, valuable assets to track, or both. Our client today was a fellow software company in need of tracking their IT equipment, office furniture, and anything that gets assigned to their workers.