What is registration?
Whether you are migrating from another asset tracking system or you are deploying one for the first time, TrackAbout makes it easy to get started. Registration includes everything you need to import your existing assets into TrackAbout. Get an asset tag on every asset in a few short steps.
How does registration work?
TrackAbout can import data from any system by using a spreadsheet. Add as many properties to an asset as you would like. This could include fields like the following.
- Part number
- Manufacturer serial number
- Asset tag number (Typically a barcode number or RFID tag ID)
- Expiration date
- Next maintenance date
- Medical batch number
- Warranty ending date
Once you import your assets or add them individually, the next step is to make sure that each asset has an asset tag. This is typically a rugged barcode label, but it could also be a combo RFID tag and barcode label. Most customers order pre-printed barcodes from TrackAbout, but you can also use existing barcodes or print your own. TrackAbout makes it easy to support every scenario.
Registration built for the real world
In addition to supporting unlimited properties per asset, TrackAbout allows you to define custom rules for each property. Use your own terminology and decide which fields must be kept up-to-date for each kind of asset you track.
To make registration even easier to use, TrackAbout includes a few conveniences for quick registration.
- Serial numbers can be required or optional based on the type of asset.
- Multiple assets of the same type can be added together.
- Product codes can be dynamically determined from a set of an asset’s properties
Also TrackAbout has built features to handle the kinds of problems you are likely to encounter.
For example, TrackAbout can:
- Handle duplicated serial numbers
- Reject invalid number formats and scrub serial number data. Was that the letter “O” or the number zero in a serial number? We treat them all as zeros.