Real Asset Management has launched a smartphone app so that housing providers can conduct physical audits and update their asset registers using mobile devices. The app is available now on iOS, with Android and Windows Mobile versions coming soon.
Working with RAM’s existing Series4000 software, the app will help users improve the accuracy of their asset register by providing an easy way to update and maintain assets securely and in real-time on a day-to-day basis. The app includes barcode scanning capability via the smartphone camera to log any changes to company assets.
Karen Conneely, group commercial manager, Real Asset Management, said, “Users can simply download the app and access the secure asset register without the need for large, ruggedised and expensive devices. This will help our customers develop a clearer picture of the assets they have and avoid the unnecessary procurement of new equipment.”
Anyone with access to the RAM back-office system and a mobile device can use the app and take part in auditing tasks. The app requires an initial internet connection in order to retrieve the data, but thereafter holds the data locally, enabling it to be used in any location with or without an internet connection.
Conneely said, “The simplicity of the app means that housing providers can involve more employees in the auditing process. This transforms the formal physical audit into a more informal exercise with multiple users all verifying data on a daily basis. This in turn makes the asset register much more accurate and much less taxing on the finance department to maintain.”