What do the different asset statuses mean?

Document created by Joseph Brown Employee on Jan 24, 2017
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This question comes up often so I thought I'd answered it here for everyone:

 

Broken: If an asset is broken and is still part of your tracked inventory, use this status.

 

Disposed: If an asset is disposed and you no longer want to track it in inventory, use this status. NOTE: This is the recommended option over deleting assets to keep the asset history intact. It will remove the asset from any software license counts so your compliance reports will be accurate. Also, by selecting this asset status, you will free up a Samanage asset license so you can use it on a new asset. Also note that you will need to remove the client off of the asset so it stops reporting back.

 

Duplicate: If an asset is a duplicate and is still part of your tracked inventory, use this status. Often, these assets are deleted once the duplication is confirmed.

 

In Repair: If an asset is in repair and is still part of your tracked inventory, use this status until the asset is fixed.

 

Lost:  If an asset is lost and is still part of your tracked inventory, use this status. In most cases, this status is used as a placeholder until the asset has been verified lost and then usually switched to disposed. Some may want to mark it as stolen instead to report on all lost and stolen assets together and still free up a Samanage asset license.

 

Operational: If an asset is operational and deployed, use this status.

 

Replacement: If an asset is replaced and is still part of your tracked inventory, use this status. This status can be used instead of Operational in cases where you want to report on replaced assets.

 

Spare: If an asset is a spare and is still part of your tracked inventory, use this status. Often, a pallet of computers will come in, that need to be entered in manually. You can enter them in manually and select the status as spare until you deploy them (make Operational).

 

Stolen: If an asset is stolen and is still part of your tracked inventory, use this status. NOTE: This will also remove the asset from any software license counts so your compliance reports will be accurate. Also, by selecting this asset status, you will free up a Samanage asset license so you can use it on a new asset.

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