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The Secret to Simplifying Your Hardware Asset Management Process

Yvette Mathews
January 11, 2021

Tracking and managing hardware assets is necessary for keeping tabs on your physical devices and their data across your organization.

Not only is it a requirement for compliance purposes, but it also helps businesses save money by leveraging their current assets and budgeting appropriately for future expenses. However, as any IT professional will tell you, efficiently managing hundreds (and sometimes thousands) of assets from procurement to disposal is easier said than done. 

Hardware Asset Management Doesn’t Have to Be Hard

Modernizing your hardware asset management might sound daunting, but it doesn’t have to be. If you haven’t already done so, the first step to asset management freedom is to get out of those spreadsheets and into a digital process that offers advanced workflows and automation. 

Say Goodbye to Time-Consuming Spreadsheets

Manual data entry and tracking leave a lot of room for human error and inaccurate information, not to mention that it is a considerable time commitment.

With ServiceNow’s Hardware Asset Management Application, HAM Pro, you can quickly and easily identify what assets you have, where they are located, and if you are utilizing them to their fullest potential. 

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Here are a few of the benefits of integrating HAM Pro into your ServiceNow Platform:

  1. Effectively Identify Your Owned Assets 
    Through automated data normalization, you will easily recognize and report on what hardware assets you own and whether they are being utilized.
     
  2. Improve Lifecycle Management and Visibility
    Gain valuable insights into asset lifecycle, providing leadership with the visibility they need to make better budgeting decisions, and purchasing new equipment. 

  3. Ensure Regulatory Compliance
    Audit stockrooms more effectively with mobile scanning and automated search capabilities allowing you to record, track easily, and report on inventory data for audit requirements.

  4. Appropriately Dispose of Assets
    Automatically remove software and licensing from the ServiceNow platform once an asset has reached the end of its useful life.

  5. Mitigate Security Risk
    Avoid lost or stolen assets through increased visibility and data accuracy regarding IT assets.

Skip to the Good Stuff

Ok, I know what you’re thinking:

This all sounds great, but we have enough trouble trying to keep up with our asset management inventory and reporting; we don’t have time to implement an entirely new process.

Luckily, we’ve already done the heavy lifting for you. With years of experience integrating successful hardware asset management processes for organizations of all sizes, we’ve identified a wide variety of prescriptive workflows based on industry knowledge and best practices. What does that mean for you? It means you can skip right to the results of an effective hardware asset management process without the hassle of starting from scratch.

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