3 Ways to Turbocharge Your SCCM Infrastructure

Does your organization use Microsoft SCCM? If so, you may not be aware that there is much more you can do with it. An asset management add-on is the best way to get the most out of the information that SCCM provides. With Vector SCCM Vizor, you can have a system that tracks, allocates, and manages your firm’s hardware assets, making for a highly efficient and streamlined process. Here are just 3 ways in which Vizor can turbocharge your SCCM infrastructure through asset management:

1. Better allocation of assets in your organization.

With SCCM Vizor, there are a number of options for allocating assets within your organization. The user may choose to allocate by location within the system, meaning by country and city as well as right down to the exact location and building floor when applicable. Simply log into the system, and see exactly how many assets are in stock at that specific location and to whom they are assigned. In addition, assets can be assigned to employees within the organization, and the user can see who has which assets assigned to them, as well as choose specific employees to assign assets to. The last option is the most complex and intelligent of the three, for those firms with a need for role-based provisioning. This process involves automatic assignment of tasks and/or projects based on the employee’s role within the organization or location. In a situation where an employee changes roles, the system can assign a different asset based on this, whether it is due to a role, project, or location change. It may sound intricate, but think of the system’s intelligence as a way to take care of the allocation process for you, so you don’t have to deal with the complexities yourself!

2. Improving efficiency in the asset lifecycle.

Vector SCCM Vizor monitors and manages your hardware assets throughout their complete lifecycle, whether at the purchase stage, or the end-of-life and retirement. For instance, if an asset needs repair and this has remained the case for longer than a given period, you will receive a notification to remind you that it is overdue and should be taken care of right away. Vizor also handles approvals in various forms. If one of your IT assets is lost, you can get approvals from the security compliance officer, and assets at the purchasing process can receive approvals from purchasing departments. Notification emails are sent at the end of warranty, to help you manage the EOL of particular assets, and de-provisioning assistance is provided at the retirement stage of your assets. Properly managing the entire asset lifecycle is critical to keeping your organization’s asset suite compliant, organized, and up-to-date.

3. Proper management of IT asset costs.

Vizor stores loads of financial information in order to help your firm correctly and efficiently manage IT costs – something that can save you money in the long run. The system allows for a number of tasks such as linking assets to purchasing orders, getting approvals from others within the organization, and knowing the cost of an IT asset and who it was purchased from. Users are also able to link assets purchased on the same invoice, making for much smoother and easier management. Depreciation over time is another critical factor in asset management, and Vizor offers five depreciation schemes to choose from and assign to each specific asset. This provides further insight into the expected life of an asset, which is an essential aspect of that the owner and the organization should always be aware of.

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