There is no such thing as a greenfield site, so any form of Asset Tracking must integrate with a chaotic baseline. Success with this integration is predicated on flexible reporting; the ability to import historical procurement data and, importantly, network discovery information for reconciling hitherto orphaned IT Assets
IT Asset Management and Software Asset Management have many aspects of Asset Tracking in common. Chief among them is the ability to check-in and allocate assets. In the case of SAM these assets are software licenses, and with ITAM they are the hardware devices upon which the software is installed.
Delivery manifests, barcodes, software procurement data, license keys and a variety of other information sources are used to define the basic characteristics of the assets being tracked within the organization. Any Asset Tracking solution needs a flexible way with which to integrate such information sources
Perhaps more than any aspect of IT Asset Management, Asset Tracking has many organizationally unique elements. From the statuses of the asset to the asset allocation and accounting model. A successful Asset Tracking solution will embrace customization as a core feature