How Automation Helps: IT Asset Management Best Practices

What makes a company run smoothly?  All of its Hardware and Software assets are tracked seamlessly and maintained before they fail.  There are five stages to complete asset management excellence outlined in The Beginner’s Guide to Enterprise Asset Management.  Each stage delineates a different way of handling asset performance and operation, approaching the holy grail of “Enterprise” Asset Management: improving and sustaining asset performance throughout multiple lifecycles, by synchronizing both purchasing and procurement, and investing in organization personnel and skills-building.   

Theoretically, IT Asset Management (ITAM) software is supposed to track all registered assets, flag assets near certain milestones of their lifecycle, and provide holistic usage metrics.  In actuality, if an ITAM tool is not used correctly and consistently, the value is lost.  This is where automation comes in and provides several stacked values on top of the base functionality of a typical tool, especially when the tool is driven by best practices.  Oomnitza does several things to make it the best possible tool for asset tracking by capturing and automating the workflow about every kind of asset:

Oomnitza Automation:

  • Customized Smart Fields: detailed, unique parameters can be defined about every single asset, in order to exactly track and outline the lifecycle.
  • Asset Onboarding: mobile tools for instant device absorption into the current tracking database
  • Complete Lifecycle Mapping: easy-to-use, unique workflow creation for every type of device, including alerts, and approval requests.

 Best Practices:

  • Exercise the power of data to characterize each device through smart fields
  • Be exhaustive about adding each device and type of device to the ITAM platform
  • Build workflows for every type of device to automatically maintain overall device inventory performance 

In the long-term, using Oomnitza demands a fraction of the current time and cost for ITAM.  Automation typifies and divides manual processes into singular, bulk processes that just need to be launched, but not monitored.  Instead of IT owners constantly polling the device, each device will have it’s own voice when it needs attention.  This is THE epitome of low-touch IT Asset Management.