All business boils down to a simple equation: sell all you can; spend only what you must. The first part is pretty straightforward, but what about containing costs? What assets are necessary for capitalizing on every opportunity and which are, in effect, simply eating into the bottom line? While what’s necessary depends on whom you ask, most managers and CEOs would agree that giving an employee a brand new laptop while a perfectly serviceable unit gathers dust on a shelf is, in effect, canceling out sales until that new laptop is paid for.
Yet, businesses do it every day, usually because managers don’t know what they have in stock and what they don’t until it’s too late — if ever. SAManage IT asset management solution helps to contain these kinds of unnecessary costs by making it easy to catalog assets by type, configuration, condition, or any other value.
Let’s say your business has 200 Dell laptops running Windows XP Professional. Some are just a few years old and quite capable, so your employees snap them up fast. Some are beyond use due to dead screens, coffee-soaked keyboards, and the like, but are still waiting for disposal. However, scattered among them are some functional laptops with low-end specs. Most employees pass them over, but they’re still suitable for field work that requires only lightweight legacy software.
With SAManage, asset managers can filter computer asset databases by CPU, OS, manufacturer, and many other supplied and user-defined criteria. This allows them to quickly find and provision older, but still serviceable, equipment, potentially saving their businesses many thousands per year without impacting the core sales mission.
Making sales can be tough in any economy. Why erase them by purchasing unneeded assets? To learn more about SAManage, our SaaS IT asset and service management tools, and how advanced asset management lets you keep the profits from your hard-earned sales, sign up for a free trial today or download our complimentary whitepaper, The Business Case for IT Asset Management.
About Laura Miller
Laura Miller is the Senior Director of Sales Operations, ITSM at SolarWinds. She works one-on-one with customers ranging from SMB to Fortune 500, providing them with a modern way to look at service management. Laura's ITIL experience and ITIL v3 Foundations certification provides her with a unique understanding of the service management industry. Her guilty pleasures are anything chocolate, ice coffee, and reality TV.
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