Revolutionising Asset Management with RFID Technology.
Ramp’s RFID solution transforms asset management for the Australian Department of Finance.
Streamlining asset management with RFID
The Federal Government Department of Finance faced a challenge in tracking thousands of ICT assets. With approximately 10,000 desktop computers, docking stations, monitors, laptops, and tablets that needed regular auditing, the task was time-consuming and difficult. They turned to Ramp for an RFID solution.
A recent homogenisation project across the organisation saw the replacement of thousands of ICT assets, with new equipment seamlessly and cost effectively added to the database.
Inefficient & inaccurate manual asset auditing
Keeping tracking of thousands of ICT assets used to be difficult and time-consuming for the asset management team. Audits were undertaken with a combination of manual processes (pen and paper) or hand-held barcode scanners connected to a laptop and spreadsheet. This method was not only error prone, but it took a long time as well.
The challenge was not just about the number of assets but also about the control and spread of sensitive documents, a very important feature for the Department of Finance.
Implementing an integrated RFID for accurate auditing
The RFID solution is completely integrated with RFID tags and readers feeding into the Ramp asset management software. For an audit, scans are done during the day then in the evening a bot reconciles updated data from the Ramp software into the corporate asset database to provide up-to-date organisation-wide information.
The labour time savings are significant, with staff able to be deployed to higher value activities, along with a significant cost saving for audits and replacing lost assets. The solution also facilitated the rapid auditing of ICT equipment and ensured no false positives or errors in reporting.
Enhanced Asset Management
& Security with RFID
The Ramp RFID solution provides a reliable system to track and manage thousands of technology assets and sensitive documents.
Complete an ICT asset audit of an entire building in just one day. Additionally, benefit from incidental audits enhancing security.
The RFID system is easily scalable, allowing for the addition of new assets for as little as 20 cents each. Allowing for the system to grow.
The solution provides robust control over the use of sensitive documents. By applying tags to confidential documents their location can be tracked, enhancing security.
“Protection and control of our valuable assets and sensitive documents is paramount, and not only does RFID ensure fast and accurate scheduled audits, but we benefit from incidental audits due to the nature of the technology. This is a great outcome for security.”
The Department of Finance