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A system for tracking Fixed Assets ?

Hi we are in professional service business ( legal business) and need a system to track our fixed assets by using the bar code number. Currently we use Sage inventory management solution system , but some of us are not happy of it. Is there any recommendations for other system to do the same type of tracking ? so we know where the assets are, who owns it, and which assets to dispose. Thanks in advance!

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Anonymous
(Director of Finance) |

Are you using the system to just track the assets or will it be used to maintain information regarding depreciation expense and accumulated depreciation? If depreciation is involved, will it need multiple "buckets", ie book, tax, etc.?

EMERSON GALFO
Title: CFO
Company: C-Suite Services
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(CFO, C-Suite Services) |

Have you tried looking at FIXED ASSET modules that Sage (I am assuming that is also your GL) offers? I am not sure how you made an INVENTORY system work for FIXED ASSETS.

BTW...just a cursory Google search revealed this... http://www.sage.com/us/sage-fixed-assets/barcode-readers

Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

Anon
Which country/countries are you located in? US GAAP or IRFS?
Do you need book and tax depreciation calculations?
Are you single or multiple entity/do you transfer assets between entities?
What accounting system(s) are in use?

If you could help with more information, you may get better responses.
There are many fixed asset solutions, but your needs will drive you to a short list of viable options.
Best regards

Anonymous
(Sr. International Accountant) |

We have Sage fixed assets module to run our depreciation and accumulation depreciation, but we need an inventory tracking system for our fixed assets and new assets going forward. We are in US, but we are not public. We followed IRS rule instead of GAAP. We have multiple offices across US. We use Aderant as our ERP system. Thank you all for the help!

Len Green
Title: Performance Improvement Consultant and E..
Company: Haygarth Consulting LLC
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(Performance Improvement Consultant and ERP Strategist, Haygarth Consulting LLC) |

Anon
When you say "inventory tracking" I think you mean "location tracking" for the assets-is that right?
If you are using a SAGE FA product I would get their product expert on the line/in the office - this is not the first time this question has been asked of SAGE and they should know what to say/propose options.

Additionally, when it comes to IT assets (from servers to desktops, tablets, phones, routers, telcom equipment) there are IT apps that manage all devices on the network. This won't address tracking of leasehold improvements or desks though.

If you need asset location tracking for state/local personal property tax filing, then there are specialist packages out there like PTMS - see http://www.taxcomp.com/SolutionsPTMS.html

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