The Washington Post Company (WPC) needed a system to manage tax and asset
depreciation from 25 companies, while allowing each company to independently add fixed
assets and generate reports. With more than 100,000 fixed
assets throughout the company, this was no minor task. But with the new Web-hosted fixed
assets management solution, WPC accesses all data in real time, saving time and ensuring accuracy. Find out how. PubDate: 5/23/2008 3:56:00 PM
Abstract: In asset-intensive industries, the reliability of capital assets is essential to success. Maintenance of these assets can dramatically impact the overall performance and useful life of an asset. Accordingly, asset owner–operators and asset service providers are continually trying to improve their maintenance practices—which is why they’re deploying key strategies and technologies to refine the effectiveness of their operations.
Abstract: Radio frequency identification (RFID) technology is fast replacing ScanCode technology in asset tracking and inventory management. Traditionally, asset tracking and inventory management in retail supply chain or manufacturing or service units depended heavily on manual scanning of bar code printed on each item at every strategic point. This white paper focuses on details of RFID technology and how you can automate asset tracking and inventory management of your enterprise using it. The white paper takes aid of a case study on how FicusSoft has developed and successfully implemented RFID integrated asset tracking and inventory management solutions for a reputed manufacturer of ultra-sensitive instruments used in the field of biotechnology and pharmaceutical research.
Abstract: Asset management cannot be successfully implemented by your accounting department alone (or any other single department). That’s why you should be on top of today’s asset management climate and the tools available to improve controls. Learn about approaches that are getting results, and find out what doesn’t work (and why). Finally, get the lowdown on best practices which have proved both effective and durable.
Abstract: This note is intended to provoke thought regarding some of the dramatic incidents that occurred in the field of asset management in 2003, as well as address some of their more immediate consequences and ramifications of changing societal attitudes regarding the failure of physical assets. In particular it examines the impact of these events on issues such as the selection and implementation of enterprise management software, the use of call centers and the outsourcing of asset management functions. There is also an overview of the evolution of asset management throughout the world that has brought us to this point.
Abstract: Asset life cycle management is an increasingly important strategic initiative for asset-intensive industries to explore. Innovative organizations can use their assets for competitive advantage and thereby improve the profitability of their business. Learn how advanced asset life cycle management strategies can contribute to organizational agility, security, and flexibility, and improve responsiveness in a demanding marketplace.
Abstract: On January 6, in an effort to expand its customer base and reseller partner channel Great Plains, a provider of financial management software for midsize businesses, announced it plans to acquire RealWorld Corp., a developer of accounting and business solutions. In a separate move, Great Plains also unveiled plans to acquire Fixed Asset Management LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of The Forestar Group to gain the rights to Forestar's Fixed Asset Management product, which allows a company to record, track, depreciate, and analyze its fixed assets.
Abstract: In addition to offering buyers a fixed price guarantee for upgrades to its SCE software, HighJump is challenging competitors to do the same.
Abstract: For Sequa, a manufacturing company with 60 major operating units, the challenge was to replace its old fixed assets management system—which didn’t support tax law changes— with a remotely accessible solution to eliminate manual calculations. Sequa’s new Web-hosted solution allows accurate results, better reporting, and up-to-the-minute tax change support—with no need for IT maintenance. Learn more about the benefits.
Abstract: Among the areas where modern enterprise asset management (EAM) systems provide substantial benefits is the driving out of inefficiencies in business processes. This is why the development of effective maintenance policies is generally the foremost consideration for modern asset managers.
Abstract: With increased competition from a growing spectrum of alternative investments, evolving regulatory demands, and rising client expectations, asset managers face an onslaught of challenges in an already complex business. Discover how customer relationship management (CRM) software can help mutual fund wholesalers and institutional asset managers address these core industry challenges and foster better relationships.
Abstract: As financial resources become scarcer, maximizing return on assets (ROA) is becoming a key corporate strategy. Unfortunately, metrics governing asset performance are not always available in real time, and are often of low or mixed reliability. Improving visibility into asset performance can help management streamline processes and make better decisions that can ultimately deliver superior corporate results. Find out more.
Abstract: IT asset management (ITAM) can provide insight into your information infrastructure and enhance your ability to control IT asset performance. Through better management of IT assets, you can ensure that every piece of hardware and software is fully used. Get tips on how to spell out to your stakeholders the benefit of ITAM, including improving service levels to users and eliminating compliance risks, to your stakeholders.
Abstract: Unlike large manufacturing companies, small and medium facilities often handle asset management and maintenance with cobbled-together manual and semi-automated systems. This results in many lost benefits, including uninterrupted production and simplified regulatory compliance burdens. As you explore asset management solutions, you should know five critical factors that can determine the success or failure of your project.
Abstract: It’s common knowledge that asset downtime disrupts production and drives up both process and per-unit operating costs. However, executives often lose sight of this because they focus on output, not on the assets used to create it. The irony is that companies can use asset performance management not only to make more widgets, but to make each widget more profitably.
Abstract: Utilities have always held information about their assets, but traditionally this has been held in different parts of the business and not integrated into single coherent systems. Good asset management is increasingly about being able to feed information from business processes across the company into an asset management system, and using information from that system for financial and operational improvement.
Abstract: A company’s IT assets account for the largest portion of its overall IT budget; properly managing and accounting for these assets is therefore crucial. By implementing an effective IT asset management program, companies can view every asset in their enterprise, allowing them to control and manage IT assets, eliminate waste and redundancy, and comply with ever-tightening government compliance regulations.
Abstract: US companies spend approximately $300 billion (USD) annually on asset maintenance and operations, with 80 percent going to fixing asset failures. This situation can now be drastically improved with the advent of enterprise asset management (EAM) solutions that incorporate closed-loop diagnostics. This best-of-breed maintenance functionality extends the boundaries of traditional software by providing specialized failure analysis features that are fully integrated with core business processes. This paper examines how EAM solutions can support closed-loop diagnostics to provide a number of significant benefits.
Abstract: PepsiCo Italia needed an information management system to manage and track assets it loans at no cost to clients, such as coolers and fountains. It also sought to increase operational efficiency and trace every event involving every piece of equipment during the entire asset life cycle. Learn about the integrated enterprise asset management (EAM) system PepsiCo chose to supports all equipment asset management processes.