The voting equipment are distributed in more than 40 different locations throughout the state. These offices not only need to track these equipment, add new ones and retire old ones, report on the total number of machines, their locations and the costs, they also need to conduct annual inventory audits to physically verify the location and state of these machines.
Before the deployment of the eQuip! asset tracking system, SBE used spreadsheets to track these machines. It was inconsistent, time-consuming, and labor intensive.
MBE needs a web based inventory and asset tracking system. Different offices will enter, track, maintain, and retire physical equipment in this web based system, so all the data input is consistent across the offices and centralized reporting can be easily done. The asset tracking system should support using scanners to audit inventory, saving time and improving inventory audit accuracy.
After reviewing different asset management and asset tracking systems, MBE has selected the eQuip! asset management system, based on its flexibility, easy of use, and mobility.