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1/21/2015 1:07:30 PM
Next Project Asset Tracking Database
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Microsoft Access TutorialsFor my next Access Seminar, I've been working on an Asset Tracking Database for a customer. I've got 90% of the basics completed, but I wanted to put a feeler out to all of you before I finished it: what features would YOU want to see in an asset tracking database? Post your comments here if you have anything interesting or unusual you'd like to see added that might not be in your "traditional" asset tracking database.

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Asset Tracking Database features Comment from David Martinez @ 1/21/2015
I would love to see a few things:

1) The ability to schedule assets to be used at certain days and times (linking them with an appointment to be used during that time). For example, I coordinate a service business that delivers educational programs to facilities. It would be great if I could track assets like the vehicles we use. So if a program gets booked on a Monday from 11am-12pm, a particular vehicle can get selected to be booked with it and automatically include a predetermined transportation time (e.g. 1 hour each way for travel) and get booked from 10am-1pm.
2) A report to see the rotation of assets reserved. We have live animals that go out with our educational programming and we want to make sure they are getting rotated through appropriately. Having a report that shows how often a particular asset (e.g. a live animal) get's booked would be helpful.
3) Using employees as an asset. For this service/appointment business, I'd like to be able to keep track of employee availability and scheduling. It'd be great if I could track all of my employees, enter dates and times of unavailability (thinking of them as days and times when THAT ASSET is unavailable), and then see who is available when I need to assign a couple of them to an appointment that has been entered. Then creating reports so that each employee can see their schedules (e.g. biweekly), and one report to show the weeks appointments and who is scheduled on them along with any other assets assigned (i.e. vehicles).

Not sure what you've already included but I'm having a hard time finding out how to do this sort of stuff!

Thanks for the great work!
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