Hardcat

hardcat asset tracking software

A Flexible, Scalable and Easy-to-install Cloud-based Asset Tracking Software Solution.

Most Suitable For: Companies looking for a flexible and cloud-based solution to tracking assets, tools and equipment, property, and evidence.

Customers: 2000+

Pricing: From £3000

Deployment Options: Web-based, Cloud-based, SaaS and Mobile (Windows, iOS and Android)

Industries: Law enforcement, Emergency services, Defence, Health and aged care equipment, Education, Hospitality, Telecommunications, Financial services…See All


Top Features

  • Asset, property and evidence tracking
  • Mobile tracking technologies
  • Maintenance management
  • Procurement and purchasing
  • Asset tagging
  • Cloud-hosted and managed software…See All

Product Summary

Founded in 1986, Hardcat originally set out to develop software that could categorise physical assets into a “hardware catalogue”. This eventually led to them pioneering the use of barcode asset tracking solutions to cut time and costs of physical asset auditing.

Developing and growing throughout the 1990s, Hardcat continued to invest in innovative software to help businesses better utilise and manage their assets. Aiming to provide the best asset tracking solutions for assets, property and evidence within organisations.

Hardcat offers an easy-to-install and scalable system that makes the process of asset tracking more accessible and convenient through a cloud-based setup. Other deployment options also include web and mobile, offering applications for iOS, Android and Windows.

Their asset tracking solutions also utilise the use of hardware tracking equipment, such as barcode and RFID, to better manage assets.

Hardcat’s experience in asset control has proved crucial in the implementation of its asset tracking solutions for over 2000 organisations. Featuring in industries such as law enforcement, education, healthcare and hospitality.


Product Highlights

  1. Effective asset tracking allows businesses to build a complete asset register that can be accessed and controlled from anywhere on any device.
  2. The use of Hardcat’s mobile asset tracking technology allows companies to utilise tagging and tracking to build an accurate and accessible digital management solution.
  3. Hardcat’s asset tracking solutions provide vital preventative and reactive maintenance management to avoid unplanned downtime and costly equipment failure.
  4. This system also allows businesses to have complete control over the procurement process of assets and inventory to optimise stock management and better manage asset lifecycles.
  5. By using barcode and RFID hardware, Hardcat allows organisations to capture every asset detail to build an accurate asset register.
  6. By replacing costly and difficult IT infrastructure with a cloud-based software solution, Hardcat enables businesses to instantly capitalise on its latest features and upgrades.
  7. During Implementation, Hardcat ensures to work with organisations to understand and provide the best configurations and requirements that best suit business operations.

Product Features

Hardcat Asset, property and evidence tracking

1. Asset, property and evidence tracking

  • Effective asset tracking allows businesses to build a complete asset register of all assets, properties and evidence that can be accessed and controlled from anywhere on any device.
  • Hardcat’s configurable dashboard allows businesses to have a complete overview and visibility of all asset data; from location and operating costs to maintenance schedules.
  • Being able to instantly access data at any time lets managers know exact stock levels and usage, meaning you’ll never run out of inventory or order duplicates.
  • As well as providing data, Hardcat asset tracking software also produces audit trails and history logs to better understand the lifecycle of each asset and calculate a more accurate ROI.
  • With instant accessibility from anywhere at any time, Hardcat’s asset tracking package allows employees in the field to make quick and informed decisions.

2. Mobile tracking technologies

  • The use of Hardcat’s mobile asset tracking app allows companies to utilise tagging and tracking to build an accurate and accessible digital management solution.
  • The system provides complete mobility and accessibility to allow employees to quickly and accurately capture data, complete work orders, generate reports, and undertake audits.
  • It allows for fast and accurate asset tagging with mobile devices, including tracking hardware like RFID and Barcode.
  • The use of mobile asset tracking also increases productivity by connecting teams in the office with teams in the field, to improve data integrity.
  • One main advantage to using mobile devices and asset tagging is to eliminate human error and disconnect from feature-less spreadsheets.

3. Maintenance management

  • Hardcat asset tracking solutions provide vital preventative and reactive maintenance management to avoid unplanned downtime and costly equipment failure.
  • This system ensures all assets and equipment are operating at peak efficiency by proactively scheduling maintenance and repairs based on operational and usage data.
  • With effective tracking solutions, Hardcat’s software provides the critical insights needed to optimise and maintain assets.
  • Once implemented this system can reduce the risk of asset failure and ensure that all operations and assets have the correct governance and compliance.

4. Procurement and purchasing

  • Allows businesses to have complete control over the procurement process of assets and inventory to optimise stock management and better manage asset lifecycles.
  • With this system in place, companies can manage the entire process starting at purchase request all the way through to invoicing.
  • Businesses will also have complete control over the purchase order, budgeting and goods delivery.
  • Organisations will be able to view a complete history and current status of purchase orders that can be filtered by various requirements such as suppliers, asset, or departments.
  • This also allows employees to access the centralised procurement policies for cost-effective decisions.

Hardcat Asset tagging

5. Asset tagging

  • By using barcode and RFID hardware, Hardcat allows organisations to capture every asset detail to build an accurate asset register.
  • Hardcat’s professional team can even review operations and requirements, and recommend the best asset tagging technology suitable for that business.
  • The asset tagging service enables companies to add assets to a register with complete accuracy, record the condition of each asset, and better identify costly ghost assets.
  • Hardcat also offers a capture service to tag a business’s current assets when implementing the system, ensuring that the new asset tracking regime starts with total accuracy.

6. Cloud-hosted and managed software

  • By replacing costly and difficult IT infrastructure with a cloud-based software solution, Hardcat enables businesses to instantly capitalise on the latest features and upgrades.
  • One main benefit for choosing a cloud-based system is the flexible payments, with Hardcat offering billing arrangements for enterprises.
  • With no infrastructure to manage, a cloud-based solution removes the requirement for expensive IT support and services.
  • With Hardcat having direct access to a business’s system, it means any problems or issues can be resolved within minutes.

Industry Fit

Law enforcement

  • Complete investigative asset, property and evidence tracking solution.
  • An industry that requires Hardcat asset tracking solutions for the accountability of weapons and equipment, to provide a high level of service and safety to communities.
  • Providing law enforcement with essential tracking capabilities for forensic and evidence management for judiciary responsibilities.

Emergency services

  • Providing complete asset tracking solutions for critical emergency service equipment.
  • Tracking solutions enable equipment to be in good working condition to provide a higher level of service and safety.

Defence and security

  • Complete asset, property and evidence tracking and management for defence and security.
  • Providing asset tracking solutions to ensure a high level of service and safety to the community.
  • Implementing the right tracking tools to keep track and accountability of weapons.

Health and aged care equipment

  • Complete healthcare and aged care equipment asset tracking solution.
  • Providing asset tracking solutions to ensure a high level of service and safety to patients.
  • Hardcat asset tracking software allows employees to rely on having the right equipment in good condition.
  • Having the availability of the right equipment in the best condition can be the difference between life and death.

Education

  • Complete asset tracking solution for universities and schools.
  • Hardcat has been used by leading education organisations for asset tracking solutions for over 30 years.
  • Providing asset tracking solutions to ensure a high level of service and safety to students.
  • Tracking assets can provide essential historical records that are needed within the education industry.

Hospitality

  • Complete hospitality asset tracking and management solution.
  • Hardcat asset tracking software ensures businesses provide exceptional service to guests while meeting safety requirements.
  • Effectively managing and tracking assets in the hospitality sector can give companies a key competitive advantage in customer service and improvements.

Telecommunications

  • Complete telecommunications asset tracking solution.
  • Asset tracking is essential in the telecommunications market to avoid the defect, and potential impact, of faulty devices.
  • Hardcat has been used by leading telecommunication organisations for asset tracking solutions for over 30 years.

Financial services

  • Complete banking and financial services asset tracking solution.
  • Hardcat has been used by leading financial organisations for asset tracking solutions for over 32 years.

Support and Training

  • Support staff members: 36
  • 9.00 AM to 5.00 PM Phone Support
  • 24 x 7 Email Support
  • Online resources and instructional videos with a support subscription

Implementation

Implementation time: From 1 day

Implementation method: Hardcat offers a 5 step process for implementing its asset tracking software solution:

  1. Firstly, Hardcat will analyse any existing asset registers and business processes. As well as this, they will consider tracking and reporting requirements, identify the user and location needs, and define which integration and configuration best suit the business.
  2. They then make recommendations for both hardware and software based on their research into the business’s operations to tailor each solution. This includes specifying which asset tags and tracking hardware is desired.
  3. Once complete, Hardcat installs the base software and configures the interface to suit user roles and integration with existing systems.
  4. After implementation, Hardcat continues to recommend solutions to best represent your asset tracking policies.
  5. And finally, Hardcat offers effective training and support to better further employee understanding of the asset tracking solution.
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