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Smart Inventory System for Tracking Assistive Technology in School Districts

San Jose, California (PRWEB) November 18, 2014
ASAP Systems, a prominent provider of stock inventory and fixed asset tracking solutions, makes a breakthrough in Educational Services by effectively automating MCES’s inventory management and recordkeeping processes. Using Passport in combination with a mobile barcode scanner has allowed MCES to easily distribute and accurately track government funded assistive technology (assets) throughout county schools.
“We wanted a system that could help us track the real-time location and cost of our assets, and how long they were kept within the district,” said Amanda Anderson, Autism Specialist at MCES.
ASAP Systems enhanced MCES’s asset tracking procedures so they could easily and automatically determine the status of assistive technology loaned to special needs students. The organization had over 10,000 assets spread out among nineteen schools within five school districts. This large scope of operations, combined with manual methods of record keeping, contributed to the misplacement of roughly 7% of total assets over the years. …

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Unveils its Inventory Assembly Feature for Improved Manufacturing Traceability in the Cloud

San Jose, CA (PRWEB) November 11, 2014
ASAP Systems, an industry leader in providing barcode inventory systems, today released the Inventory Assembly feature in BarCloud, its cloud-based SaaS application. BarCloud users now have the ability to easily build assemblies or finished goods from a detailed bill of materials. The new feature enables businesses with inventory for work-in-process (WIP) and light manufacturing to boost end-to-end traceability, productivity, and control.
“We know businesses with light to complex manufacturing processes are tired of using workarounds or multiple software applications to track assemblies along with standard inventory. That is why we designed BarCloud to be a comprehensive inventory solution,” said Greg Wachowiak, Senior VP of Engineering.
Essentially, if you are managing assemblies, BarCloud provides you with the tools you need to make your manufacturing more organized and efficient. You can specify the raw materials and components needed to manufacture each specific product.
For example, in PC assembly, the product requires a predefined motherboard, …

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General Availability of its Military Inventory Solution Piloted by the US Air Force

San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 21, 2014
ASAP Systems, a longtime provider of high-performance inventory systems, proudly announced its reimagined Passport inventory solution, available to all branches of the United States Military and Armed Forces. Since implementing the system, Hickam Air Force Base has experienced sustained success using its barcode-based capabilities to manage over $1.8 million worth of medical supplies and equipment. Passport’s newly enhanced and configurable inventory and asset tracking modules, which includes user-defined reporting and system access levels, has improved the visibility and security of military inventory procedures.
“We rely heavily on the configurable report feature in Passport, which provides a distinguished benefit to my team. The system grants the Air Force complete visibility with regard to having the right supplies and amounts in the right locations,” says Captain John Fowler, Critical Care Air Transport Team IT Consultant and Coordinator at Hickam Air Force Base.
Passport’s reporting feature enables military bases to configure report criteria …

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BarCloud Proves Invaluable in Tracking Assistive Technology Inventory for Special Needs Organization

San Jose, California (PRWEB) October 14, 2014
ASAP Systems, a specialist in cloud-based mobile solutions for inventory and asset management, today announced the full implementation of BarCloud at Down Syndrome Connection. The organization of educators, therapists, and caring individuals has served families who have members born with Down Syndrome since 1998. Utilizing the barcode-based system has saved this educational services organization immensely by reducing the time and effort needed to monitor their inventory of Assistive Technology (AT). In addition, the organization has reduced instances of missing devices and school resources.
“We liked BarCloud because of its ease of use and its options to configure data fields, which are what we needed in order to meet our needs here at the connection,” said Karen Baca, Assistive Technology Specialist at Down Syndrome Connection of the Bay Area.
BarCloud has strengthened Down Syndrome Connection’s educational alliance to eighteen school districts with the ability to easily manage the loaning of thousands of Assistive …

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Inventory and Asset Tracking Solutions for the Healthcare Industry using Passport and BarCloud

San Jose, California October 08, 2014
Leveraging already proven software with modular and configurable tools, ASAP Systems released a packaged solution for inventory and equipment management for end users in the healthcare industry. Medical offices, hospitals, and clinics require material, consumable, specimens, and asset tracking systems that can handle ever-changing business environments and specific stock inventory needs. With Passport, ASAP Systems’ locally installed system, and BarCloud, its cloud-based system, healthcare companies now have the tools that give them the highest probability of matching their business processes and requirements. They also have the flexibility to start with base functions and add advanced modules as they go.
Passport and BarCloud continue to redefine how medical supplies and equipment are tracked and managed. For example, the systems allow users to automatically track all types of medical supplies by expiration dates as well as serial, batch, or lot numbers. Another built-in feature allows medical offices to automate supply chain functions …

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ASAP Systems and Intuit Join Forces to Seamlessly Integrate BarCloud with QuickBooks Online

Today, ASAP Systems proudly announces the launch of BarCloud into the Intuit App Center. Intuit’s QuickBooks Online engineers teamed-up with ASAP Systems’ developers to integrate BarCloud inventory functions with QuickBooks Online accounting tasks. BarCloud is the only barcode-based Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) in the App Center that complements QuickBooks Online by providing complete and mobile inventory control.
“The QuickBooks Online ecosystem makes it easier than ever to tackle complex business management tasks,” said Ronny Tey, Group Marketing Manager for QuickBooks “By integrating BarCloud into the QuickBooks Online ecosystem, we are providing small businesses with a new option for managing their inventory on the go.”
With this integration, users are able to easily synchronize data between the two systems including vendors, products/items, and customers. Also, BarCloud automates inventory tasks in QuickBooks Online. For example, when you receive items into inventory (via smartphones, tablets, and handheld scanners) BarCloud can automatically create bill payments. When you …

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BarCloud Reduces Inventory Control Costs with a Complete Roll-Out at TelePacific Communications

San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 10, 2014
TelePacific Communications, the largest competitor to AT&T and Verizon in California and Nevada for small and medium-sized businesses, wanted to improve inventory and asset control. Specifically, they wanted a cloud-based solution that could track items in real time using barcodes. TelePacific now fully implemented ASAP Systems’ BarCloud inventory and asset tracking system.
“BarCloud was so user-friendly and easy to follow that we just gave it to end users and just asked them to start using it,” says Mukesh Tikarya, VP of Internal Audit at TelePacific Communications.
Using the BarCloud mobile app on smartphones, compared to a desktop inventory application, allowed TelePacific to take advantage of the user-friendly and easily configurable online system. The organization saved money by eliminating the need to purchase barcode-scanning equipment. Additionally, the company received further savings on employee training since the system was intuitive; it required no user training at all to begin tracking inventory.
BarCloud also minimized …

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ASAP Systems’ Passport Saves California State Parks Time and Money Through Inventory Management Automation and Barcode-Based Inventory Tracking

San Jose, California (PRWEB) September 03, 2014
Since 1864, California State Parks has helped preserve the state’s biological diversity and protect its most valued natural and cultural resources. Among the organization’s 280 park units, San Clemente State Beach purchases and issues stock inventory items to state beaches in Southern California. In order to improve the efficiency of their inventory management, the park needed a barcode-based inventory system that could automate inventory tasks in the stock room.
The State Park had been unsuccessfully tracking their stock inventory manually. It consisted of over 2000 items, including electrical parts, office and cleaning supplies, documents, and various materials. “Counting what we had and writing down orders by hand was a nightmare; the process was totally unorganized,” said Laura Griggs from San Clemente State Beach’s purchasing department. The team wanted to avoid guessing which items filled their shelves, the quantity of items, and who the vendors were. Also, they needed a …

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The Release of Passport 6.0, the Newly Redesigned User Interface for Its Stock Inventory Management and Asset Tracking System

San Jose, California (PRWEB) August 27, 2014
ASAP Systems, provider of the most configurable barcode-based system for inventory management and asset tracking, releases an impressive redesigned user interface that allows users to choose between a few user interfaces, color schemes, and fonts, among other settings. The new Passport 6.0 user interface settings were engineered to serve a variety of technical skill levels, ranging from beginner to advanced. Performing inventory and asset management tasks is now easier and faster than ever before.
In the user settings area, users can now choose between the “classic” user interface view, and the new “multi-pane” or “tile” views. Passport users that are most comfortable navigating through the “classic” view can continue to use it with the same functionalities. Alternatively, for Windows users, the “tile” view mimics the look and feel of the latest Windows OS user interface. It displays tiles for different transactions, reports, and graphical analysis as the user scrolls horizontally. …

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Abilities to Compare Shipping Rates and Print FedEx, UPS, USPS, and DHL Shipping Labels Directly from Its Online Inventory System, BarCloud

San Jose, California (PRWEB) August 13, 2014
BarCloud, ASAP Systems’ cloud-based inventorymanagement and asset tracking system, today enables users to select and print shipping labels from UPS, USPS, DHL, and FedEx. In addition, users can now compare the cost of each shipping option without leaving BarCloud. These enhancements increase the efficiency of the stock inventory shipping process by allowing users to select the best rate possible based on delivery timeframe, price and shipping carrier.
Previously, BarCloud users were limited to only printing FedEx shipping labels directly from the system. Also, users could choose different shipping options, but only view the price of one individual shipping choice at a time.
The BarCloud shipping process can be completed in just a few steps. First, users issue out a quantity of specific items from their stock inventory database. Then, users navigate to the pack feature to generate a pack number and confirm that the selected inventory barcodes have been scanned …

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