The Hardcat advantage – software solutions and services

What are the Hardcat solution benefits?

Knowing where your assets are is just the first part of the job. We offer a complete solution to help you audit, track, maintain and optimise your assets, property and evidence in a way that gives you complete control. We know that certainty matters. That’s why our asset management system provides full and instant visibility, so you’re never in any doubt.

Hardcat software products and services

Asset register core module
This is the central requisite module that all other Hardcat modules are supported. It is the central hub containing all data required to be known about an asset. The asset register module is the core of the Hardcat intelligence management system and provides the foundation for optional add-on modules to extend functionality. Designed to collect and deliver in-depth information through easy to use and easy to customise features via a convenient user dashboard. Read more

Barcoding / CatScan – Mobile tracking technology
By automating time-intensive asset audits and data collection, this module offers a fast, accurate and discreet method of identifying fixed and portable assets – from desks, chairs and large mainframe computers, to laptops, photocopiers, modems, PCs, portable devices and mobile phones. Catering for all things barcoding, this includes the transfer of data to and from the PDA handheld barcode reader, printing of barcodes as well as issue & return using a handheld wireless barcode scanner. Barcoding audit and data capture functions run on the CatScan application. Read more

Depreciation module
The financial module caters for 9,999 different depreciation sets. Two of these sets are generally Book & Tax. The depreciation module is designed to be flexible enough to cater for the majority of depreciation calculations required by fiscal compliance requirements with unparalleled flexibility both in structure and reporting to allow virtually any depreciation scenario to be handled. Unlike other depreciation solutions, non-depreciable assets such as leased items can be maintained in the same asset database and appear in an asset listing without appearing in the depreciation schedule. It is also possible for other asset register users (e.g. IT employees or maintenance staff) to have their own asset classification system without affecting the asset type structure set up for depreciation purposes. Advanced security ensures against non-finance staff accidentally changing any financial asset values or structures. Read more

Hardcat API functions
Our API development tool builds interfaces that communicate with Hardcat, and allow users to perform Hardcat tasks from within other 3rd party systems. The greatest benefit for using API’s is the significant decrease in internal costs by eliminating the need for employees to re-enter data that is already captured by an application, site or service. The Hardcat API’s allows users to perform Hardcat functions from other systems.

Help desk / IT service management module
A single integrated solution to manage service management, fault logging, reporting and resolution, change management and technical knowledge base. Immediately identify assets under warranty, maintenance support details and the performance and cost history of each asset. Tools included allowing problem diagnosis with the ability to escalate problems and calculate the downtime for performance statistics on assets, asset types and suppliers. Manage the entire problem creation through to completion using a mobile device so you can do everything at the source no matter where it is. Read more

Integration software
Dedicated to ensuring that the user experience is seamless, regardless of the asset management systems involved, Hardcat embraces system interoperability utilising a suite of powerful tools and techniques. Out of the box, Hardcat provides users with a powerful import and export capability that can be scheduled to meet data synchronisation requirements. For real-time activities, Hardcat can tailor an interface to meet an organisation’s exact requirements. For complex integration exercises with fairly closed systems, Hardcat can engage via an Information Broker (a set of tables or files which reside between systems and are shared by various parties) thus ensuring that only the required information is shared and the most appropriate integrators and vendors are consuming data. From the largest and smallest packages, from ERPs to small, bespoke accounting systems and even hardware auto-discovery tools. Read more

MiCat smartphone and tablet App
This software is installed on a client web server accessible to roaming users of the application. MiCat links with the Core, Preventative Maintenance & Help Desk modules allowing users to create new assets, audit assets, manage work orders & reactive problems as well as provide engineers with visibility of work orders automatically issued to them in accordance with maintenance regimes. Scan barcodes to identify work orders relevant to the asset as well as take photos. Read more

Microsoft active directory
Hardcat has an interface that links directly into Microsoft active directory allowing many times saving benefits such as updating Hardcat automatically with the transition of staff into and out of the client’s organisation.

Preventative maintenance module
Used worldwide to maintain all types of operational equipment, assemblies and their components, typically by location/project/product-type/and equipment-type. This module makes for a crucial component of your asset management solution. Behind the preventative maintenance, module sits a very large, scalable database that can manage hundreds of thousands of individual items of equipment. Handling through-life history of the asset from inception through to disposal, set up cyclical/recurring tasks or templates and automatically create scheduled work orders, recurring and one-off, triggered by date or unit information, or a combination of both. Ad-hoc work orders can also be actioned. Imminent or overdue work orders can automatically be flagged by email or via Smartphone or Tablet (if using the MiCat tool) to the appropriate parties. Generate reports for past, current and future maintenance plans for an asset, or groups of assets. Read more

Property and Evidence tracking
Hardcat offers the world’s first asset connected property & evidence tracking system. Our property & evidence solutions aid law enforcement agencies and other first responders with the tracking of crime scenes. Detailed records and images and seamless tracking offers unprecedented tracking and control and saves tremendous time in record custody. Read more

Procurement and Purchasing module
Comprehensive order processing control from budgeting, purchase order and goods delivery to invoicing and final disposal. See at a glance what assets are on order, their cost, what has been received and those overdue. A very powerful online purchasing system that allows employees to request items, route them to management for approval and then record receipt of assets into the core asset register. Read more

RFID gateway (Hardcat sentinel)
Hardcat’s Sentinel is an application that utilises fixed RFID readers. The application reads Passive RFID tagged assets passing through a doorway, automatically booking in/out of a location. Read more

Stock module
Track quantity and location of stock (office supplies) and consumables (toner cartridges, spare parts, engine oil). How, when and what quantity of stock is used for and maintain optimum stock levels (not too high not too low). A complete history of pricing changes permitting track, re-order, move, change and report on stock, parts or consumables. Integration between the Stock module and the Maintenance and Help Desk functionalities allows an organisation to report on what spare parts are critical to avoid loss of productivity in the event of equipment breakdown. Read more

Services / Training
Hardcat has an outstanding Professional Services team who assist clients every step of the way. This includes a business situation review, database configuration, application development, user training, physical asset audits and optimisation of existing asset inventory processes. Our Professional Services team have worked in hundreds of countries and in thousands of client locations and have a unique understanding of business requirements providing the best and most efficient way to achieve the same.

The Hardcat team is backed by a tremendous technical customer service team that promptly caters to every client need.

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