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The Hardware Asset Management Dashboard presents a high level overview of the current state of your hardware asset management practice. The report includes all hardware assets, except those whose status is either disposed or returned. Each section of the dashboard can be drilled through to discover more details. Drill through from the dashboard to open the Hardware Asset Inventory report or the Contract Summary report. The Hardware Asset Inventory report is filtered to include only those assets that are owned and not leased.
If your hardware asset data contains multiple currencies, the dashboard converts them to a base currency using an exchange rate. If the exchange rate is not changed, a default of 1 is used. For more details on the settings for exchange rate, see Global administration settings.
The dashboard provides the following information about your hardware assets.
The Assets by Location section displays the percentage of asset ownership in your organization by location. The location is derived from the Location field of your hardware assets.
The Assets by Cost Center section displays the percentage of asset ownership in your organization by cost center. The cost center is derived from the Cost Center field of your hardware assets.
The Assets by Organization section displays the percentage of asset ownership by organization. The calculation is based on the percentage of total assets associated with an organization.
The Investment by Manufacturer section shows the top ten hardware manufacturers based on the investment you made over the last 12 months. The manufacturer is derived from the Manufacturer field of the hardware catalog item that is associated with the hardware asset.
The Investment by Supplier section shows the top ten hardware suppliers based on the investment you made over the last 12 months. The supplier is derived from the hardware catalog item that is associated with the hardware asset (Financial tab > Supplier on the catalog item).
The Age of Assets section shows the percentage of owned hardware assets by their age; that is, how many assets are less than two years old, between two and five years old and greater than five years old. The calculation is based on the Received Date field on the Financial tab of each asset.
The Asset Status section shows how many assets are ordered, shipped, received, installed, stored and retired. The asset status is derived from the Life cycle status field of all your assets. Click on a life cycle status to drill into the Hardware asset inventory report, filtered by the status.
The Contract Expiration section shows the number of hardware contracts, by type, that have expired but are still active, are close to being expired, and are valid. Click a contract status, such as Close, to open the Contract Summary report with all contracts having a Close status. Click a type of contract, such as Lease, to open a summary of all Lease contracts. Click the status of a particular contract type, such as Warranty, to see all Warranty contracts having that status. The status is derived from the Administration settings for contract expiration.