ACS Group introduces two new features from AMTS (Asset Management Tracking System) on #StageUp webinar: RFID Modules and Database (db) Staging. Adding from the current application that can add, edit, dispose, commence stock take, create a parent-child connection, etc; AMTS Enterprise Edition v.6.1 may be deployed On-Premise or On-Cloud
In db staging module, AMTS supplied APIs that can be used as the “middle ground” to upload File Master(s) of Location, Asset Class, Cost Center, Vendor, User, and Asset. This will save considerable time Asset Management / General Affairs division in fitting pre-formatted template from your ERP to AMTS-fit template.
After processes done by AMTS, APIs are also available to update the existing Master File in the backend server with transaction information such as Movement, Lend Extension, Opname, Disposal, and Transfer between branches. What we need to point out though is that because both of this activity involves backend system that we have no control of, sending data from existing ERP to db staging has to be done by the customer, as well of sending data from db staging to ERP.
The 2nd feature that is introduced is RFID modules. Previously we have discussed the differences of RFID and barcode implementation here: https://youtu.be/1xFtEt4OuhU
RFID modules can be used for two transactions: Movement and Opname.
1. Movement Transaction
The most essential must-do in moving an asset utilizing RFID technology is that the tag has to be placed at a readable position, and it has to go through a “gate” with RFID Antenna (that is connected to a RFID Reader, then to the corporate network, and eventually to where the AMTS database is in the server). Then all we have to do is to pass the gate (display monitor can be added to ensure movement is recorded) and the asset would automatically recorded as moving to another zone/area
2. Opname Transaction
Using an additional hardware of RFID mobile, we can conduct fast stock taking. Instead of searching and scanning each asset one by one, with RFID we can just swipe the room while holding a trigger and any tagged asset will be read.
We would still recommend having barcode / QR Code label set up on top of the RFID tag as best practice, to avoid hindrance of process if a RFID tag is somehow not readable.
RFID tag that is not readable needed to be replaced, while a tag itself can be overwritten thus used again for other purposes/asset if currently is idle. More on RFID Technology: https://youtu.be/kKDv3-fpBaQ