About Us

Certainty When It Matters.

What Is Hardcat?

Hardcat Pty Ltd commonly known as Hardcat is a wholly-owned Australian company. We are widely regarded as a world leader in asset and evidence management, with a presence via wholly-owned subsidiaries in the USA, UK and Africa. Hardcat develops in-house the celebrated Hardcat VX, Hardcat® Lebosi® Enterprise, Law Enforcement software and Property and Evidence management solutions.

A highly skilled Professional Services team operate out of the Australian South Melbourne office, providing a wide range of project delivery, consulting, training and other related services. They work hand-in-hand with Hardcat’s dedicated Product Development team ensuring a close coupling between market needs and product evolution.

Hardcat was founded by CEO and President Mr Dan Drum in Melbourne, Australia in 1986. With its innovative new products gaining immediate market acceptance the company grew rapidly and within just four years had expanded to the United Kingdom, securing a range of clients from Harrods to the Ministry of Defence.

From there Hardcat launched into the USA, winning business with clients before incorporating in New York in 2000. During this time, the company has also appointed partners in various countries around the world including New Zealand, Canada, the UAE, Hong Kong, Singapore, Malaysia, and South Africa.

Hardcat solutions have been sold to literally thousands of the world’s most prestigious corporate and government entities, in 121 countries worldwide. A quick glance at our clients confirms that Hardcat is a chosen leader, supplying the very best in asset management and equipment tracking.

The company’s expansion has been built entirely on the market success of its solutions, a testament to their ongoing quality and continued relevance to current business requirements. We invest heavily in new product development to remain ahead of the competition and continue to offer existing clients the benefit of the latest advances in software development and service excellence.

What Does Hardcat Do?

The Hardcat company pioneered the use of barcode asset tracking, which cut the time and cost of physical asset auditing to a fraction of that taken with manual techniques. The Hardcat software products have since expanded to include different areas such as depreciation, help desk/work orders, purchasing, stock/inventory control, RFID and QR Code tracking, running in both client/server and web/app environments. Take a quick look at our Hardcat at a glance brochure for a company overview.

History of Hardcat Diagram

During the 1990s

Hardcat steadily enhanced the Hardcat software products, adding more features, moving to multi-user access, and releasing ODBC versions to allow easy integration with other systems. By the end of the decade, Hardcat had over 1000 clients worldwide in all fields of private and public sector operations.

Today in the 2000s

Hardcat today continues to invest heavily in new product development, ensuring we remain at the cutting edge of software innovation. We are making asset management more and more convenient and accessible, whether through web-based user interfaces, mobile apps, PDAs, or Application Programming Interfaces (APIs).

Whatever your field of operation, you can rely on Hardcat software to provide you with the best possible system for your assets, tools, equipment, property and evidence management needs. Along with the core software, additional modules can be selected to suit specific applications and industries. Selecting all modules as a total package, and integrating them with your existing data management systems, will provide you with comprehensive asset management control.

Our Sales Team will assist you in selecting the Hardcat products applicable to your business needs. We also help you to choose the best asset tags (such as barcoding/QR Code/RFID) for your environment, and which hardware (mobile or fixed readers/scanners) will work best. Our Services Team provides business services such as physical asset tagging, data capture, auditing (verifying), software and hardware (reader) implementation, software configuration and training.


Our Vision Statement

Our vision is to contribute significantly to the evolution of a world where organisations derive increasing overall benefits through the effective ownership, use and management of assets. Hardcat software solutions facilitate businesses large and small to achieve sustainable economic growth and discover insights that unlock endless opportunities.


Our Mission Statement

Our mission is to build, deliver and support unique and superior software solutions, innovative assets and evidence management-centric services, and consultancy. Hardcat is widely recognised and acknowledged as a world leader in the provision of best-practice asset whole-of-life management solutions.

Hardcat the company plans well into the future with respect to supplying our client base with what they need. We have many clients who have been using Hardcat software to control their asset base for over 20 years.


Why Hardcat Software?

Companies deciding to get serious about tracking their assets do it because they want measurable and reportable outcomes, that will save their organisation time and money. At the same time as covering every definable warranty governance and compliance responsibility. It’s all about optimised utilisation, minimised total cost of ownership and bullet-proof accountability.

What we do, what we care about and what makes us different from the competition?

Try our Hardcat Insights page.


What Are The Hardcat Solutions?

Hardcat offers a range of asset tagging solutions and asset tracking solutions with complete mobility, flexibility and audit trail of every interaction of every asset in the database. Hardcat solutions use modular architecture to make implementation flexible and affordable.

At the heart of the Hardcat asset management system is a powerful asset register. Which provides the foundation for a range of tools, interfaces and applications. For process control, cost management, governance and compliance benefits. As the foundation stone, the core asset registry is where responsibility for data integrity resides.

Hardcat software includes an unlimited number of custom fields, housing the fundamental data you need about each asset, such as type, location, responsibility, cost and much more. Hardcat puts all your critical data in a centralised database thereby placing powerful asset knowledge at your fingertips.


Our Commitment To You

Hardcat is passionate about providing the highest standards of accuracy when it comes to asset intelligence. We recognise the trust that is required when someone places their reputation and livelihood in your hands, and we never take that for granted.

Having partnered with over 2,000 organisations working in some of the most challenging locations, and with some of the most stringent governance standards around the world, we know how critical trust is.

Hardcat is committed to providing clients with solutions that offer accuracy and efficiency, and we continually develop new ideas to support their evolving circumstances. We leverage emerging technologies and seek out quality collaborations so that we continue to be the trusted expert in asset intelligence, providing certainty when it matters.

Please find the following statements and policies for the Hardcat Group:

Modern Slavery Statement | Modern Slavery Policy | Whistleblower Policy

Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy

Our partners

Oracle silver partner
Microsoft Gold Partner
Zebra Compatible


Qassure Accredited Business
ISO 9001-2015 accredited
Queensland GITC Hardcat

We’re proud to be trusted by over 2,000 organisations in over 120 countries for the integrity and reliability of our Hardcat solutions. How can we help you?