To create new assets via scanning, enable ‘Barcode Reader’ in Settings > Add Ons > Hardware Scanner Integration. Hit ‘Update’ at the bottom of the page.
Once enabled, here are the steps to add an asset via scanning on PC/Mac:
Step 1: Go to Items page. Click ‘Add Assets via Scanning’ button to the right.
Step 2: On this page, you can scan as many labels as you want using a barcode scanner to create assets. Please note, if you’re scanning multiple assets’ labels, all of them must be of the same type – e.g. 10 different labels for 10 same laptops, all having the same specs and the name ‘HP Mini 110’. Useful when you’re adding same assets in bulk.
To add different types of assets, you’ll have to scan and create them separately in the system.
- For the scanner to work smoothly, click on the field to start scanning.
- Use your barcode scanner to scan labels of the assets you want to add on the system.
- Once you’ve scanned all the items, hit ‘Continue’.
Step 3: On the next page, enter the details of the scanned items. Again, if multiple labels are scanned, only similar types of assets can be created at a time.
Hit ‘Create Assets’, and you now have new assets added to the system via scanning.
Similar process can be applied when adding asset stock and inventory via scanning. Users can also create assets via scanning by using our mobile app.