Category: Fixed asset management

The value of asset inventory software in surplus computer sales

While it may not be commonly known, federal and state government agencies are in the business of selling surplus items that many people use on a daily basis. From homes and automobiles to computers and other electronic equipment, many of these goods can be purchased at very low, discounted prices and represent cost savings for consumers and businesses, as well as revenue generators for governments at the federal, state and even local levels. For example, USA.gov offers many items that can be purchased via auction from both federal and state agencies. The website features products used by the military, heavy machinery most commonly found…

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Buying used equipment heightens need for asset inventory software

The scientific industry is one that is heavily dependent on the use of equipment and fixed assets to conduct research and accomplish other tasks. It is commonly understood that without these tools, it would be impossible for scientists to accurately do their jobs. However, as it is with most equipment – whether it's used on a construction site or in research and development -  there comes a time when it will inevitably have to be replaced with newer models. Azom.com recently conducted an interview with Ben Potenza, vice president of marketing at Equipnet, a company specializing in the sale of used R&D equipment. Potenza said…

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Americans care about sustainability when choosing food brands

Thirty-eight percent of more than 1,000 U.S. adults said they want to support companies that are being more sustainable, while 43 percent want to do their part to improve the environment, according to recent data compiled by Cone Communications. Today’s food producers may want to keep this information in mind when it comes to the processes and equipment they use to bring their items to market. Many companies have been stressing the importance of sustainability and reducing pollution. Now consumers are holding them to their promises and rewarding the businesses that are reducing their carbon footprints. To ensure that food…

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3-D printers are changing how manufacturers operate

The 3-D printing phenomenon is taking the manufacturing industry by  storm. Leveraging the technology can give firms in the architecture, construction, industrial design, automotive, aerospace and many more fields the opportunity to make prototypes and improve the speed of bringing products to market. In fact, a new study from IT, software and telecom industry research specialist Business Advantage Group showed 26 percent of American computer-aided design companies are using 3-D printers. In addition, all of such businesses expect to be using additive manufacturing in the next two years. The 3-D printing trend doesn't appear to be going anywhere anytime soon. Keeping this in mind,…

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Businesses are changing their equipment acquisition strategies

With the economy beginning to turn around, small-business owners are beginning to feel more optimistic about their opportunities to grow in the upcoming year. A new survey from loan provider and equipment financing company Balboa Capital revealed three-quarters of more than 300,000 small-company owners believe the economic problems plaguing the country are in the rear view mirror, while 84 percent expect to experience higher levels of revenue in 2014. "Our latest survey is a follow-up to one that we conducted six months ago, and the results show that business owners continue to be more optimistic in 2014," said Jake Dacillo,…

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