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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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

    We get regular questions about how our GPS tracking solution works and how it compares to other solutions on the market. It’s a great question and one that confuses a lot of people who misunderstand the capabilities and limitations of the different technologies upon which solutions are based.We created this article to quickly explain the different technologies, how they work, their limitations and where best to apply them.Introduction to Asset Tracking TechnologiesHere’s a list of the most commo...  Read More...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...

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    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...