Is it worth considering asset management software?

Choosing the Right Asset Management Software

Clients often ask the question, “Is it worth considering asset management software?”

Well, if you’re open to ways to improve and streamline your operations, you might be interested in my answer.

Why consider assessment management software?

If keeping track of numerous assets on spreadsheets sounds like a nightmare, asset management software might be exactly what you need.

You see, asset management software is a centralised system that allows your business to track important details about each asset… in real time. This decreases your admin costs, improves your service and gives you greater visibility into asset utilisation, costs and maintenance. Critically, it also ensures that you stay compliant so you can get on with what you do best.

Key factors to consider in choosing software

How do you choose the right software solution?

There’s a wide variety of asset management software solutions available in the market. But they’re not all made equal.

Here are some key factors to consider – from process compliance to operational efficiency – in choosing your software:

    1. Standards. Only a few software packages fully comply with the international standards, such as ISO 17025, FDA 21 CFR Part 11 etc. So if this is important to you, choose carefully.
    1. Data retrieval. A good Calibration management software should facilitate easy retrieval of data and information. Interactive dashboards, search enabled pages etc would make a lab technicians life a lot easier.
    1. Validation. The software should be validated for installation, performance and operation qualification. Ask the software vendor to give a declaration of validation and the necessary IQ, OQ and PQ documentation to support the claim.
    1. Security. The software architecture should provide a security framework which supports the following:

      – Prevent unauthorised access

      – Prevent data tampering and loss

      – Maintain integrity of data and avoid cross-contamination

      – Provide necessary logs for audits

    1. Instructions. The software should ship with standard operating instructions, user manual, reference data etc and this should be made available to the users of the application at all times.
  1. Accuracy. All calculations and data transfers procedures in the system should be checked in an appropriate and systematic manner.

If the software ticks all of the above boxes, then it’s worth considering for your organisation. If you make the right selection, it can streamline your operations, improve your efficiency, ensure compliance and contribute to your success as a business.

For a specific asset management software recommendation for your organisation, get in touch with our expert calibration technicians, or call us on 1300 450 335.

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