Asset Tracking Software

What Does Asset Tracking Software Mean?

Asset tracking software is a type of software that enables tracking the movement of IT devices, equipment and software within an IT environment.

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It provides an inventory of all technology that makes up an IT environment or infrastructure and can track the location of each asset.

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Techopedia Explains Asset Tracking Software

Asset tracking software is used by network, system and IT administrators as a means to have a quantitative record and physical monitoring over all IT assets. Asset tracking software generally has the ability to scan the entire IT infrastructure for IT assets and compile an organization-wide IT inventory. Some of the tasks performed by asset tracking software include:

  • Software inventory management
  • Hardware inventory management
  • Network inventory management
  • Software licenses and vendor contract management
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