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Tricks Of The Trade: Asset Tracking Recommendations

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Published on February 03, 2010 with No Comments

By James C. Elledge, IFMA Fellow, CFM, FMA, RPA, RIAQM
Published in the February 2010 issue of Today’s Facility Manager

Q Can you recommend a software product that can track vehicles, forklifts, training, work orders, fuel, mileage, and all company assets?

Gary Grimes
Facilities Manager
Miami, FL

A Depending on the size and the number of assets you need to track, you may be able to start with a template for Microsoft Excel or Access and develop your own system. Access templates are available here. A free template for Excel on asset tracking can be found here.

If you have the budget, I am sure there are multiple programs out there that can track vehicles, some that can track work orders (either as a standalone package or Web-based), and some that will track company assets. Some of the ones I found include:


Elledge,facility/office services manager for Dallas, TX-based Summit AllianceCompanies, is the recipient of the Distinguished Author Award from theInternational Facility Management Association (IFMA), is an IFMA Fellow, and isa member of TFM’sEditorial Advisory Board. All questions have been submitted via the “Ask TheExpert” portion of the magazine’s Web site. To pose a question, visit this link.

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