Everything listed under: Tips & Tricks

  • A short history of barcodes

    To the human eye, barcodes may be just black and white lines of varying thickness, or rectangular, pixel-like patterns. They've changed a lot in dimensions, type, range, and even reading technology over the years, but their primary utility, which is identifying and tracking items, continues to defy the passage of time to date. The technology is deeply ingrained in modern systems for monitoring and identifying inventories and products, efficiently and accurately.Here's is the indelible story of t...  Read More...

  • Top 20 Tools Most Contractors Wish They Had

    Everyone knows the most common tools contractors use every day, but there are also some more unusual tools that can save a considerable amount of time and money if you have them to hand in the right time at the right place. Here's a guide to some of those less obvious tools that can really save the day. So take your game to the next level by investing in this equipment for your business.1.   Read More...

  • Why the new iPhone XR is the best new smartphone for business

    A lot of business executives and professionals across multiple industries prefer using an iPhone due its smart and intuitive interface and secure nature. Added to this, Apple provides the highest quality hardware in the most optimized fashion which results in zero lags and minimal breakdowns. These qualities makes Apple’s iPhone one of the perfect phones for those working various kinds of business enterprises.For a long time iPhone 6S was considered to be the standard for business phones (even w...  Read More...

  • 'Slack'' Explainer, What Is It? How To Use It.

    Slack is an online cloud-based collaboration platform that allows all the employees and departments to form communication groups and stay connected on a single platform. The word Slack is an acronym for “Searchable Log of All Conversations and Knowledge”Slack can also be considered as a messaging or chat application for corporate and business offices. Almost all workplaces today, use some kind of proprietary communication software in order to manage communications between various teams.   Read More...

  • Why You Should Be Scared of Ghost Assets

    Most businesses today employ state-of-the-art asset tracking features that allow businesses to manage and track all of their assets and tools. Asset tracking or fixed asset tracking often involves maintaining a record or ledger of fixed assets that are currently owned by the company. Maintaining and updating such a ledger keeps the company up to date regarding the movement or change of various assets.   Read More...

  • How to Use QR Codes for Online Marketing Campaigns

    QR codes are one of the most popularly used digital technologies that find widespread applications in all kinds of industrial sectors. QR codes are printable codes that can be printed on almost all kinds of surfaces. QR codes can store data that the business can use to share with their customers or it can establish direct contact with them.Digital marketing is developing at a rapid pace.   Read More...

  • US Recession in 2019? 10 Steps to Prepare Your Business Today

     A recession is a period of severe economic decline where all kinds of industries, trades, and businesses either suffer heavily or come to a temporary halt. Countries suffering from economic recession often see a fall in their GDP in both quarters.The minimum period of economic decline that is required for the period to be called a recession is six months. There is a fall in employment, manufacturing, sales, and market size.   Read More...

  • Using QR Codes to Turn Bus Shelters into Virtual Stores

    QR codes have turned into powerful digital marketing tools due to their easy-to-use nature and ease of application. QR codes not only provide a seamless connection between the customers and the companies but also turn locations and surfaces into marketing platforms. The ability of the QR codes to instantly connect the customers to any kind of online portal is of great advantage to businesses.Since QR codes can store a variety of information including URLs, businesses often stick QR codes on publ...  Read More...

  • Kellogg Crunchy Nut Uses QR Codes for Marketing

     With the rise of digital technologies, marketing campaigns have taken giant strides in connecting with the consumers. With the availability of a wide number of channels such as social media, apps, online advertising, marketing blogs, and other forms of digital promotional campaigns, companies are now in a race to implement the best technologies that have the maximum penetration into the consumer base. Through the use of advanced data analysis capabilities, consumer behavior is being monito...  Read More...

  • 10 Reasons Why You Should Upgrade to the New iPhone XS Max

     Apple has long been the front runner in the field of technological innovation in the field of electronics. It started with Steve Jobs and Steve Wozniak releasing the first personal desktop computer in the form of the Apple Mac. Since then, the company has taken giant strides in developing and implementing innovative and new technologies in their products.   Read More...

  • Say Cheese! Using QR Codes to Link to Product Information Videos

     QR codes have become a staple format for data access and data sharing among the smartphone accustomed consumers of today. This growing popularity of smartphones among consumers have allowed digital marketers and businesses to come up with new and exciting ideas to connect better with their consumers.QR, short for “quick response,” are printed codes that can be scanned using smartphones. Once scanned, the information stored in the QR code can be accessed by the smartphone.   Read More...

  • 5 Awesome Rugged Laptops for Field, Construction, and Industrial Use

     The journey from big to smallIt seems laptops have become a body part for everyone. Whether it’s a student, a housewife, or a corporate professional, everybody is investing in a laptop these days. Why shouldn’t they?   Read More...

  • What is ERP & CRM software- A Quick Explainer for Small Businesses

    Running a business is no easy feat. Thankfully, the digital age has introduced some very versatile software that makes the day-to-day running of a business a quick and efficient process. Most businesses today use two leading software applications, ERP and CRM.   Read More...

  • Android Vs. iPhone. Which is the Best?

    Ever since our phones became smartphones, we have been confused by the billion-dollar question. Android or iPhone. Which is better?   Read More...

  • 3 Best Handheld Barcode Scanners for Scanning QR Codes

    QR or quick response codes have become widely popular and can be found almost anywhere. Online wallets, wine bottles, event tickets, advertising campaigns, you name it. For the uninitiated, QR codes are the 2D black and white matrix that are scanned using smartphones.   Read More...

  • How can Asset Tracking Software improve Customer Service

    One of the most vital metrics that decides the performance of a business is the quality of customer service. In this age of cutthroat competition, customers have a wide range of choices and thus find it incredibly easy to shift their loyalties to brands providing higher levels of consumer satisfaction.Since most consumers today are always active on the internet, they are accustomed to having a continuous flow of information and visibility of their services. Most businesses today are migrating th...  Read More...

  • Economy Booming! Don't forget to Barcode your new Tools and Equipment

    While making profits and ensuring the continuous development of the company are important signs of progress, one of the most important parameters that are often ignored by many successful companies is implementing asset tracking systems.No matter how successful your company, the lack of asset tracking capabilities can wreak havoc at any point in time. Your organizational operations might be running smoothly today, but the untimely loss or damage of equipment can lead to catastrophic failures. Ad...  Read More...

  • How to Use QR Codes at Trade Shows

    Trade shows are organized by designated trade unions belonging to a particular industrial sector. Trade shows are platforms in a particular industrial field where various companies come to demonstrate their latest products, technologies, and services. Trade shows are not open to the public.   Read More...

  • What are QR Codes For?

    QR codes or quick response codes can be seen almost anywhere today. They are essentially barcodes in the form of a two-dimensional square. You can see them on flyers, magazines, online wallets, computers, and so on.QR codes enable digital interaction on the go.   Read More...

  • Creating the Business Case for Investing in Asset Tracking

    If you have visited a brick-and-mortar store, which all of us have, then you have already seen a form of asset tracking when the cashier scans your items using a scanner.Essentially, asset tracking is nothing but keeping track of the equipment in your inventory by using barcode labels or tags that can broadcast the current location of these products. Asset tracking using barcodes require a scanner to check out the products. In case of tags, techniques like Radio Frequency Identification or RFID ...  Read More...

  • Why Are There So Many Different Types Of Barcode?

    Asset tracking is a critical function across various industries. Every business owns assets which are important investments, and smart asset tracking solutions aim at achieving maximum returns on this investment. Barcodes are one or two dimensional lines, consisting of dots or hexagons that represent specific data.   Read More...

  • 5 Tips for Saving Time During the Busy Summer Season

    Summers are a busy time for both businesses and families alike. We can witness a steady rise in customer demands across multiple industries like tourism, manufacturing, retail among others. Businesses routinely witness a steady rise in demand and operations during the summers.   Read More...

  • Not getting a map when you scan a GoCode? Here's how to check your phones location settings

    IntroductionSometimes a phone needs to have some settings changed so that the GPS location information is automatically sent to GoCodes when a QR code is scanned.Note: There are two scenarios where GoCodes captures location information:1) Public scanning is when any person with any app can scan the GoCodes QR code to send an optional message and update the location. 2) Logged in users will see location updates any time they update asset information, for example by checking an asset in/out o...  Read More...

  • Asset & Inventory Tracking Software: Cloud-Based Solutions vs. On-Site Installation

    IntroductionWhen it comes to asset and inventory tracking, strategy is important! Your tracking solution is a critical aspect of your business, and your plan around its deployment and growth is as important as every other piece of your business plan.The inventory and asset tracking solution for your business needs to be smart and consistent, meaning that each machine using it shares a common database. Solving the technical challenges of setting up a functional system may not be something that an...  Read More...

  • Facts about GPS tracking using QR codes, RFID/NFC, Bluetooth & GSM/SMS

    As the keeping track of expanding asset inventories gets complicated, many growing organizations decide to abandon traditional spreadsheet-based or pen and paper methods of locating equipment, products, or devices. However, the search for advanced and more efficient tech alternatives is often fraught with confusion and disappointment as these companies consider a broad spectrum of GPS tracking systems, each of which has unique technical capabilities and limitations.We've had many curious cus...  Read More...

  • New Feature: Using GoCodes to Track Inventory Quantities

    Introduction to Inventory TrackingNow you can use GoCodes to easily track the quantity on-hand for inventory items. We have made it easy for customers to setup inventory tracking features, setup initial inventory quantities along with price and other information.Once you have the inventory tracking feature setup, just scan the GoCodes QR code label on the inventory item using our mobile app. You will be presented with a pop-up which shows you the name of the inventory, quantity on-hand as well a...  Read More...

  • New Feature: How to Enable Scheduled Service Notification Emails for your Assets

    IntroductionWe have just released a new feature that will allow GoCodes customers to setup and receive email notifications when an asset is due for a scheduled service task or event. The email notifications will be sent when:The customer account has the feature enabled in 'Settings-Customization'One or more assets have a Next Service Date value that matches today's dateThe email notifications will be sent to the following email addresses:All Group Admin User login email addressesAll Group Admin ...  Read More...

  • How to Choose The Best Asset Barcode Labels for Your Fixed Asset Project

    IntroductionAsset tagging is a vital part of preventing theft and loss, and can sometimes help with the recovery of items which are stolen. Asset tags are placed on fixed items such as machinery or computers, and can help keep track of everything from when an employee checks out a laptop to take on a business trip to the last time a forklift's oil was changed. Tags can also help keep track of when equipment was purchased for deprecation or, in some states, tangible property tax purposes.   Read More...

  • Tracking Heavy Equipment and Fleet Using GoCodes Real-Time GPS Tracker

    Projects that involve use of heavy equipment including constructions are high value and in 2016 involved an expenditure of $305 billion expenditure in the U.S. Industries that use heavy equipment or fleet of vehicles can range from construction industry that builds railways, dams, roads and buildings to geological surveying and fracking. The construction industry alone accounts for more than 4% of total GDP in the U.S.Such industries need to maintain their assets including heavy equipment and fl...  Read More...

  • Business Owners: 10 Things To Check Off The List Before Year End

    A lot happens in a year for any business. Usually, most people begin with plans and a check-list of tasks that they should accomplish within the 12-month timeline. However, it is not always that a company will meet all these expectations within their deadlines.   Read More...

  • Using GoCodes to track equipment service tasks using Google Docs

    Lots of customers ask how they can use GoCodes to track common recurring tasks that require a checklist or some other task specific documentation. Sometimes the best way to accomplish this goal is to create a separate document that's linked to your asset in GoCodes. This article shows you how.  Read More...

  • Record Emergency Equipment Safety Checks Using Applications, Barcodes and Cloud Software

    Public health and safety are dependent on quick and efficient emergency response systems. Rescue, fire services, police and medical response teams need to have an organized system for emergency response. Emergency equipment are the key focus areas during emergencies that make all the difference between life and death.   Read More...

  • How To Prepare and Execute a Year End Inventory Check

    A year end inventory check is a hassle for some people but with a little knowledge and planning along with inventory management software, it is easier to get done faster and with more accurate results. Here are some helpful ideas on making it work out easier for everyone.Find Your Current StatusFigure out what you think is your current inventory status, such as what you believe to be in stock, so you can easily compare it to what the accurate count is after inventory is done.Get ReadyPreparing f...  Read More...

  • Using GoCodes to Calculate Fixed-Asset Deprecation

    This article discusses the most common ways that small and medium sized organizations use deprecation with fixed-assets such as computers, tools, equipment, furniture etc. Depreciation can become very complex and we refer readers to their government’s policy and guidelines. For the US IRS, this is covered in publication 946 here. What is deprecationDepreciation is an accounting convention that attempts to reflect the way the value of an asset declines over time through normal use.   Read More...

  • Why Use Barcodes to Track Assets and Inventory

    Small businesses grow, and that’s a bigger challenge for them in comparison with already established big firms. Big companies can handle growth with already in-place processes and systems that can handle the strain. Small companies, however, not only feel the challenge of growing profits and revenue growth, they get stuck with the problem of how to manage these changes in future.The answer is, of course, a devoted inventory management software system with a barcode tracking mechanism, and there ...  Read More...

  • How to complete an asset inventory check using an iPhone and QR codes

    This article will show you how you can use GoCodes to quickly complete a periodic inventory check of your assets using the iPhone mobile app and cloud-based software.The goal is to make it as easy and fast as possible to confirm the presence of a set of assets by scanning the GoCodes label with the iPhone app.Here’s a summary of the 5 steps required:Setup a custom field to track the inventory check informationScan assets with your iPhone in multi-mode to collect inventory audit informationUpdate...  Read More...

  • New Scanning Features Plus Intro to Barcode Standards and Applications

    We are delighted to unveil new features in both the iPhone and Android mobile apps. Now you can use GoCodes with existing bar code labels!Our latest release provides the following enhancements that will allow you to:Use the iPhone & Android apps to scan any common bar codeEnjoy performance improvements that allow you to quickly update multiple items at onceReceive enhanced warnings and notifications when working with multiple assetsView larger asset imagesBenefit from additional usability en...  Read More...

  • Update Time Zone, Additional Columns in the Asset Grid View & Android App Enhancements!

    We are delighted to unveil a series of powerful New Year enhancements to our GoCodes' software. These new features will allow you to view and manage your assets with greater flexibility than ever before.Our latest release provides the following enhancements that will allow you to:Update your time zone so that your data will reflect your local-time (This is in the customization area)Increase the choice of columns available in the asset grid viewStreamline the check in/out process using the  ...  Read More...

  • 5 Benefits to Managing Your Fleet of Vehicles with GPS Tracking

    If you own a fleet of vehicles, whether for making deliveries or hauling goods cross-country, GPS tracking can save you time and money. Here are five of the biggest and best benefits associated with utilizing GPS tracking in your fleet management practices.#1 – You’ll Save Money on FuelThere are two things that lead to excessive fuel consumption – driving too fast and taking too many detours. GPS tracking can help you alleviate both.   Read More...

  • What Is the Internet of Things (IoT) and Why Should I Care?

    The “Internet of Things”, which is commonly abbreviated to IoT, is a notion or concept that all everyday objects are connected via a network so they can send and receive data. You should care about the IoT because it has the potential to change not only how you work, but also how you live your life on a day-to-day basis.The Concept Those who are responsible for helping to develop the Internet of Things often have a vision that they can simply put a button on nearly anything that will allow it to...  Read More...

  • The Best Marketing Hacks for Business Growth in 2017

    The growth of your company relies quite a bit on two very important things – technology and marketing. Oftentimes, the two go hand in hand. Here, you can learn about some of the best marketing hacks to help you grow your business through 2017 and beyond.#1 – Marketing Automation Marketing takes up a huge chunk of just about every company’s time and money, but in 2017, you’ll find plenty of automation tools to make things simpler.   Read More...

  • 7 Most Boring Business Gift Ideas to Avoid This Season

    Whether you’re an employee who is considering a gift idea for your boss, or you’re the boss trying to decide what to give your employees, there are some ideas that are very, very good – and others that are just plain boring. Here are seven of the absolute worst, most boring gifts to give in either case.#1 – CandlesCandles seem like the one gift that people give when they absolutely can’t think of anything else. Although there is certainly a time and a place for a scented candle, the office isn’t...  Read More...

  • Hotels and Resorts Roll Out Great Customer Service Using QR Codes and Smartphones

    A hotel or resort should feel like a luxurious home away from home, and part of providing visitors with that experience involves giving them the best possible customer service. There are many tips for hospitality, but some of them involve the technology you use. Here are some ways that hotels and resorts have used QR codes to improve their customer service.#1 – Lists of Attractions and Amenities One of the best ways in which hotels and resorts are making use of QR codes to provide the best ...  Read More...

  • Get Ready for Year-End Inventory Audits

    No matter which industry or niche in which you work, year-end inventory audits are never fun. Nonetheless, they’re necessary for several reasons. If you want to make your audit simpler, make sure you do some planning in advance.   Read More...

  • QR Codes for Businesses – Hype Gives Way to Reality

    QR codes first surfaced some time ago as a way for companies to market to their target demographics. While marketing doesn’t always provide the best results, there are other uses for QR codes that businesses are finding much, much more feasible.The QR Codes of OldThe QR code itself was originally developed by a subsidiary of Toyota after the automobile manufacturer discovered that their traditional barcode system was simply running out of capacity. Since then, QR codes have been in use by compan...  Read More...

  • Year-End Inventory Checks Reduce Lost and Stolen Equipment

    When it comes to running a business, keeping up with inventory is very important. After all, replacing equipment that has been lost, stolen, or even improperly maintained can reduce your revenue significantly. Year-end inventory checks are a great way to reduce these costs as long as you follow a few simple steps.Things You Should Count As the end of the year starts drawing near, it’s time to think about what you need to count when you start your year-end inventory process.   Read More...

  • Tips & Tricks: Customizing the Asset View Screen

    No two companies or organizations are the same and while we initially setup your GoCodes’ service to work in the most common configuration, sometimes you need to customize the software to meet your exact requirements to increase efficiency.One of the simplest and most effective ways to do this, is to change the Asset Data Fields which are shown on the Asset Summary screen.Did you know that you can choose to see any of your asset data on this screen, customize the order, filter the list and chang...  Read More...

  • Eliminating Ghost Assets – Who You Gonna Call?

    A “ghost asset” is essentially an asset that appears in your general ledger, but it cannot be accounted for because it is missing or unusable. There are many ways in which something can become a ghost asset, but the good news is that you can prevent this from happening in a few simple ways.Why Ghost Assets are Bad for Business Ghost assets can make running a business difficult – and more expensive – for many different reasons.Higher insurance premiums – If...  Read More...

  • Tips & Tricks: How to Automate Your Field Service Requests Using GoCodes

    Imagine that you have assets that are deployed to end-user locations. Also, you are responsible for the maintenance and support of those assets. Your assets include computers, printers, industrial equipment or medical devices.   Read More...

  • Learn the Basics of GPS Tracking Using QR Codes, RFID, and Bluetooth Low Energy

    Using GPS to keep track of your equipment reduces frustration, prevents loss, and may even deter theft. What’s more, it may also help you recover any equipment that has been stolen, and it could save you money on your insurance premiums, too. Here’s how RFID, QR codes, and Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) work together to protect your assets.What is GPS Tracking?Simply put, GPS tracking is a process by which satellites in Earth’s orbit triangulate an object’s precise location b...  Read More...

  • Why Use Metal Asset Tags [Video]

    Watch this short video to learn more about when to use metal asset tags vs. paper, polyester and other materials. Metal and foil tags are a great choice when you need superior strength and durability.   Read More...

  • How to create a powerful business case for investing in asset tracking

    This article will show you how to create a powerful and effective business case that provides hard metrics which justify the investment in an asset management solution. This step-by-step article will walk you through the main themes so you can select the ones that fit your scenario, then use them to create a business case for your management team. We even include a complete Excel template that can be used to gather and model the likely costs and benefits associated with your investment.Introduct...  Read More...

  • Stolen Equipment? Keeping an Inventory List Simplifies Filing Police Reports and Insurance Claims

    When you purchased your homeowner’s insurance policy, chances are good that you were asked to provide an appraised inventory of all of your personal possessions. This makes it easier to file claims in the event of a robbery or disaster. The same thing can be said for your business; keeping a list of your inventory can simplify the processes of filing police reports or insurance claims.Why You Need a ListTake a moment to think about your company’s or organization’s inventory.   Read More...

  • When To Use Metal Asset Tags INFOGRAPHIC

    When your tagging your assets, it's crucial that you pick the identification solution that's designed to meet the requirements of your application. While polyester and foil tags are appropriate in most cases sometimes the extra durability and life of metal is right for the job.This infographic shows you when you should use metal asset tags to identify and track your assets.   Read More...

  • Beep/Vibrate – Now You Can Quickly Check Items In and Out Using Your Smartphone

    Once upon a time, if a company wanted a way to check items in and out digitally, they had to purchase expensive packages consisting of barcode labels and scanners. These are quite clunky and often don’t work as they should, and they require extra pieces of equipment in your office. These days, though, if you run a business in which checking items in and out is important, your smartphone can do the job.Track Your Equipment and Items with QR CodesWhether you run a large construction company that r...  Read More...

  • Where Is It? – GPS Tracking Assets Using QR Barcodes and Smartphones

    If your company has many, many assets that are always on the go, tracking them can be a real challenge. Whether you are a school administration that regularly sends computers home with children or your employees carry tools and equipment with them wherever they go, knowing where your assets are is very important. That’s precisely why GPS tracking with QR barcodes and smartphones is such a huge benefit.Why Use QR Codes?QR barcodes provide you with a wide variety of benefits over more tradit...  Read More...

  • Appreciating Depreciation – Choosing the Best Software to Calculate Depreciation

    In order to choose the right software for calculating depreciation, you first need to understand what depreciation is, how it can affect your business, and the different methods out there for calculating it. All in all, it’s pretty simple to understand. Once you do, choosing software to help you calculate and track depreciation is easy.What Is Depreciation?According to Merriam-Webster, the definition of depreciate is “to deduct from taxable income a portion of the original cost of a ...  Read More...

  • How to Barcode Assets

    The process of barcoding assets makes it simple to track these assets throughout their entire lifecycles. However, it is important to keep in mind that these labels must be able to withstand their environments and remain affixed for the life of the product. Here, you can learn the basics of barcoding assets and why you should consider it for your company.Barcodes as Part of a Complete PackageUp until recently, companies that wanted to track assets with barcodes had to deal with quite a bit of ha...  Read More...

  • Tracking Medical Equipment Using QR Codes

    The QR code is a type of two-dimensional barcode that contains the same information as traditional barcodes, in a smaller space. QR codes can be created using free services, such as Goo.gl, or with a paid service. Both options allow you to easily integrate this code with your existing electronic health record system.   Read More...

  • How to make QR code labels

    This article will help you learn the basics of how you can make your own QR barcode labels for a range of applications. In particular, we will focus on labeling equipment and tools with QR codes so that any person with a smartphone can scan the barcode and learn valuable additional information. So if you’re ready to learn more, read on.   Read More...

  • How to identify assets using barcodes

    Customers often ask us how to barcode their assets. Their goal is to be able to uniquely identify each asset with a secure barcode so that they can accurately track it throughout it’s’ life. In many cases, these assets have a lifespan spanning many years, so it’s important that the barcode labels be securely attached, remain legible and withstand their operating environment.   Read More...

  • New feature - hiding unused data fields

    Were delighted to announce the latest enhancements to GoCodes, hidden data fields. As the name suggests, this new feature allows customers to selectively and temporarily hide seldom used or unused data fields when updating asset information using the cloud-based software and iPhone app. This means you no longer have to see data fields you don’t use when updating asset information.   Read More...

  • 5 tips for year-end inventory audits and asset reconciliations

    Now's the time most companies start planning their assets and inventory so that they can close their year-end financials in the New Year. Here's five simple steps to make this year's audit the best. Download a current report of your assets and scan over it looking for areas that have changed in the last year.   Read More...

  • What should I print on my asset labels?

    Customers often ask for our advice on what information to print on their labels and so we thought it would be helpful to share what we have discovered working with our customers to create their asset labels.First of you, you need to work within the size limitations of the label itself. For our standard size of 1.5 x .75 inch. That usually means a maximum of 4 lines of text of about 18 characters.   Read More...

  • Get Tough on Asset Management! - Rugged Solutions for Apple iPad and Android Tablets

    RUGGED APPLE iPad OPTIONSAre you looking for a powerful, flexible, secure and affordable asset management solution which you can use in a heavy-duty industrial setting like a warehouse, construction site or industrial plant? If so, you may have considered proprietary solutions from well-known vendors but realized the cost is more than you can afford. Well there’s an alternative.Today’s Apple iPad, Android & Microsoft  tablet technology has become a commodity and with high co...  Read More...

  • Rock Solid! - How to gain confidence in your fixed-asset register & depreciation calculations [INFOGRAPHIC]

    One of the most common questions we hear from accountants and book keepers is will GoCodes calculate fixed-asset depreciation? While the answer is yes, our reporting module will provide a series of depreciation reports that provide everything you need, we think that many accountants are missing out on the bigger picture. Running an annual, quarterly or monthly depreciation report may be crucial for accurately tracking your company’s financial position but there are often larger problems lurking ...  Read More...

  • Inventory and Asset Tracking Via Mobile Devices

    If you are reading this, then you know how mobile technology has affected your company. No longer is content stuck in a book on a school library shelf, nor are survey instruments and tools sitting in a storage room at your engineering company. Students read and receive information on iPads and tablets and many times surveyors are in charge of their equipment for days or weeks in places far from their home office.   Read More...

  • How to improve your odds of recovering stolen property

    Stolen goods are recovered by police everyday but returning those items to their owners isn’t always successful. For example, recently West Vancouver police arrested two men and uncovered a cache of stolen construction materials missing from across the area. Police were able to return a small number of items to their owners.   Read More...

  • Five ways GoCodes can help your business

    Many businesses and organizations report that over 10% of portable assets are lost or stolen every year. Not only does this cost companies billions of dollars, but it can reduce effectiveness and cause inefficiencies. The GoCodes solution helps save time and money by significantly reducing these losses.GoCodes has done this by developing a complete web-based solution which enables organizations to track and manage assets and inventory using their existing smartphones and computers.   Read More...

  • 4 Tips for selecting best inventory management software INFOGRAPHIC

    Inventory management software is essential for small businesses because it saves time and resources while reducing loss. Implementing traditional inventory tracking systems is a huge task, and finding the features you need to fit your specific goals means sorting through the myriad options available to find the best one for your company. With so many products available to help with inventory tracking, the key is to match options that best fit your business needs in order to realize the most valu...  Read More...

  • Trick or treat? Learn how to vaporize ghost assets this Halloween

    What's the trick?All organizations purchase tools & equipment that are necessary for day-to-day operations. Whether your a small business, school or a multinational organization there's no avoiding accumulating fixed assets (in accounting terms).Before you know it, your organization has hundreds if not thousands of items. In today's mobile world, many of these items are small, valuable and move from person to person, project to project and place to place making them difficult to ...  Read More...

  • 8 Ways QR Codes Are Used by Businesses

    It is becoming clearer and clearer that the key to growth and success in business is the management of data. With efficient data management, a company or an organization can save time and resources. One of the newer technologies that every business should become familiar with is the Quick Response Code, more commonly referred to QR Codes.   Read More...

  • Learn how to use GoCodes on our new You Tube Channel

    Now you can quickly and easily learn how to complete common tasks with your GoCodes software by watching short You Tube videos. More will be posted soon. Let us know what you think?   Read More...

  • Office Inventory Tracking? - Set Your Spring Cleaning Goal Today!

    Office Inventory Tracking? - Set Your Spring Cleaning Goal Today! Now the weather is improving, it's an ideal time to have a spring clean and get your office organized.   Read More...

  • Print Your Own QR Code Labels & Tags Using GoCodes Software

    Looking for low cost labels? Print your own QR code asset labels and tags with GoCodesWhile GoCodes patented cloud-based Asset and Inventory Management software includes professionally manufactured asset tags in a variety of materials, some customers prefer the lower cost option of printing their own asset labels and tags.This is a great option for customers who require a large number of low cost labels they can print themselves while still needing the power of the GoCodes web-based asset and in...  Read More...

  • Intuit QuickBooks - Fixed Asset Manager (FAM) Import Using Excel

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