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By jill-eugena ·
I am starting a new job Monday as an IS Manager. One of the first things I want to do is a physical inventory of all hardware, and software. I will have over 200 PCs etc to inventory. I was wondering if anyone has created a form to allow for easycounting. If you have could you please let me see it, that way it will help me design my own.

THANK YOU,
JE

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by robert.stewart In reply to Inventory

Hi

TechRepublic have 2 forms available in the download section. The first one is a Word document that can be used per PC (You will probably want to add things like RAM, CD-ROM etc to this form). The second is a spreadsheet to keep a complete inventory.

ftp://ftp.techrepublic.com/support/template/inventory.rtf

http://www.techrepublic.com/download_item.jhtml?id=dr00620000801gcn01.htm

I haven't used them myself but I'm sure they could work for you.

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by jill-eugena In reply to Inventory

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by caleb_cooper In reply to Inventory

Being an IS manager is a very demanding job (I KNOW). What you need is an asset tracking tool. this will record your inventory, who and what. this is very important as all your purchasing will be done through this system. The number of licenses etc.You can get software such as trackit 4 that provides both asset tracking and helpdesk functions. The second part is connected to the asset management tool when a fault is logged it will enable you to see what system and software the user has. There are many systems out there and i use one as excel spreadsheets can become very complex very quickly when you are dealing with a very large number of machines.

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by MrsPost In reply to Inventory

Keeping track of over 200 PCs manually will be very problematic. We're using LANauditor software to perform the inventory and maintain the database.

Having done this sort of thing several times there are some issues you should address:

How will assets be identified? (I prefer asset tags with bar codes)
Which assets will be tracked?
Who will perform the initial inventory?
Who will maintain the inventory?
How will this inventory be used?

There are other issues but these are the biggies.

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by jill-eugena In reply to Inventory

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by donq In reply to Inventory

We track both Network components (hardware objects) and Object Warehouse components (software objects) with an Access database that uses the stored data to estimate (very accurately I might add) software development time and costs + network expansion time and costs. By including purchase (or last update) dates the accounting system software can then automatically devalue our network equipment very accurately on a monthly basis where different components have different annual life expectancies. TechRepublics forms should get you started, and congrats on the new job. Buy some hair color for later on - ha ha

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