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Infographic: Infrastructure’s Game Changers

Without innovation, America's infrastructure will fail. The American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) challenged infrastructure professionals around the country to create innovative solutions for today's industry challenges. Dubbed the #GameChangers, these innovators came up with [...]

February 4th, 2016|

SURVEY: Is Abused Driver Syndrome Real?

Many people in the trucking industry are talking about Abused Driver Syndrome and whether or not it exists. For many truck drivers, this ‘syndrome’ is very much real, but, for others in the trucking and [...]

January 28th, 2016|

Fixed Asset Accounting 101: Asset Disposition & Ghost Assets

To comply with the requirements set forth by the Government Accounting Standards Board, public entities must accurately track assets from acquisition through disposal. Often times, these organizations have strong policies and practices in place for [...]

January 26th, 2016|

What to Expect in 2016: Trends in Property Risk Management and Insurance

Last year, amidst a soft insurance market and a mild Atlantic hurricane season, topics ranging from wildfires and drones to mega-mergers (e.g. ACE / Chubb) grabbed the insurance headlines. We can expect similar risk management [...]

January 26th, 2016|

The Drive towards Zero-Waste

How proper disposal of electronic waste (e-waste) can play a major role These days, you’d be hard pressed to find a student walking on a college or university campus without a cell phone. Whether listening [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Don’t be a Draft Dodger – Best Practices for Weatherizing Your Facility

Properly insulating your facility can decrease your energy bill by 20% - and make your occupants more comfortable. Even the smallest crack allows an astonishing amount of energy to escape from your building. You’re vigilant [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Don’t be a Draft Dodger – Best Practices for Weatherizing Your Facility

Properly insulating your facility can decrease your energy bill by 20% - and make your occupants more comfortable. Even the smallest crack allows an astonishing amount of energy to escape from your building. You’re vigilant [...]

January 26th, 2016|

Infographic: Impact of Tablets in Fleet

Are you curious about how mobile technology can improve your fleet's operations? With tablets, technicians, management, customers and even drivers in accidents see immediate benefits. These lightweight and all-in-one devices help streamline your fleet's processes [...]

January 21st, 2016|

Lighting is 15% of your Energy Bill. It’s Time to Change That.

Energy costs rise annually. But, you have the power to bring cost cutting change to your facility. Lighting accounts for about 15% of your facility’s energy consumption. With the average office building spending $30,000 per [...]

January 19th, 2016|

Lighting is 15% of your Energy Bill. It’s Time to Change That.

Energy costs rise annually. But, you have the power to bring cost cutting change to your facility. Lighting accounts for about 15% of your facility’s energy consumption. With the average office building spending $30,000 per [...]

January 19th, 2016|

Meet the Fastest Way to Cut Lighting Costs at Your Facility

By making one simple change, you can cut electricity costs and conserve energy at your facility. Saving money on lighting has been a concern since the earliest days of the United States. In fact, that's [...]

January 14th, 2016|

Meet the Fastest Way to Cut Lighting Costs at Your Facility

By making one simple change, you can cut electricity costs and conserve energy at your facility. Saving money on lighting has been a concern since the earliest days of the United States. In fact, that's [...]

January 14th, 2016|

Everything You Need to Know about Accelerated Bridge Construction

We’ve all been there: sitting in a seemingly endless line of traffic because of bridge construction, which either led to partial lane closures or some out-of-the-way detour. Approximately ¼ of America’s 600,000 bridges are in [...]

January 14th, 2016|

A Leadership Evolution at AssetWorks

By Gordon Smith Growth--and the innovation required to achieve it--has been a fundamental part of our company’s vision since it was founded more than 30 years ago. From a business perspective, a growth strategy is [...]

January 12th, 2016|

A Leadership Evolution at AssetWorks

By Gordon Smith Growth--and the innovation required to achieve it--has been a fundamental part of our company’s vision since it was founded more than 30 years ago. From a business perspective, a growth strategy is [...]

January 12th, 2016|

A Leadership Evolution at AssetWorks

By Gordon Smith Growth--and the innovation required to achieve it--has been a fundamental part of our company’s vision since it was founded more than 30 years ago. From a business perspective, a growth strategy is [...]

January 12th, 2016|

FAST Act to Improve America’s Surface Infrastructure

On Friday, December 4th, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year surface transportation bill to renew transportation funding programs, was signed into law by President Obama. The FAST Act authorizes $225 billion for [...]

January 7th, 2016|

5 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency – Today.

As we head back to work with resolutions fresh on our mind – here are a few sure-fire ways to get your facility “in shape”. By: Tony Rovano It’s that time of year again. After [...]

January 7th, 2016|

5 Ways to Increase Energy Efficiency – Today.

As we head back to work with resolutions fresh on our mind – here are a few sure-fire ways to get your facility “in shape”. By: Tony Rovano It’s that time of year again. After [...]

January 7th, 2016|

FAST Act to Improve America’s Surface Infrastructure

On Friday, December 4th, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act, a five-year surface transportation bill to renew transportation funding programs, was signed into law by President Obama. The FAST Act authorizes $225 billion for [...]

January 7th, 2016|

COAA Spring Owners Leadership Conference

May 4-6, 2016 Dallas, TX COAA's 2016 Spring Owners Leadership Conference will be held at the Westin Galleria Dallas in Dallas, TX from May 4-6. The 3-day conference will feature 18 high-quality, owner-focused educational sessions, [...]

January 6th, 2016|

NASFA National Conference and Exhibition

June 12-15, 2016 Portland, OR State facilities administrators will convene in Portland, OR from June 12-15 to discuss how to prepare for changes in governmental direction and policies, as well as to learn about cutting [...]

January 6th, 2016|

APPA Annual Conference and Exhibition

July 12-14, 2016 Nashville, TN Over 500 facilities officers, directors and managers throughout the United States, Canada, Mexico and the world will convene in July 2016 in Nashville, TN, where they will identify and discuss [...]

January 6th, 2016|

COAA Fall Owners Leadership Conference

November 9-11, 2016 Atlanta, GA COAA's 2016 Fall Owners Leadership Conference will be held at the InterContinental Buckhead Atlanta in Atlanta, GA from November 9-11. The 3-day conference will feature 18 high-quality, owner-focused educational sessions, [...]

January 6th, 2016|

The Tracy Morgan Effect: Spotlighting Driver Fatigue

In June 2014, a Walmart truck driver, Kevin Roper, failed to notice traffic slowing ahead of him on the New Jersey Turnpike, causing him to crash into the limousine of comedian Tracy Morgan. News of [...]

January 5th, 2016|

QUIZ: Can We Guess Your Fleet’s New Year’s Resolution in 3 Questions?

QUIZ: With 2015 swiftly coming to a close, it's time to start prepping your fleet for the new year. While it's easy to come up with your own annual New Year's resolution, it's more of [...]

December 30th, 2015|

Happy Holidays from AssetWorks!

The holiday season is upon us at last! To all of our readers, happy holidays from everyone at AssetWorks. We hope your new year is filled with joy, love and luck.

December 22nd, 2015|

Back to the Future of Fleet: Where Will We Be in 2050?

When Marty McFly traveled into the future in Back to the Future II, he landed in our present- 2015. To the movie-going masses of the 1980s, 2015 seemed like ages away, with many futuristic gadgets [...]

December 16th, 2015|

Lost Work Orders Hurt. Here’s How to Avoid the Pain.

Don’t be held captive by antiquated systems for reporting issues in your facility. Experience the freedom of digital work orders. All day, you had that nagging feeling. The one the one that comes when you [...]

December 11th, 2015|

4 Foolproof Tips for Utilizing Test Environments

So you’ve decided to upgrade your company’s software. These upgrades can greatly improve your staff’s experiences within the system, but the transition between the old software and the new can be a challenge. That’s where [...]

December 10th, 2015|

4 Foolproof Tips for Utilizing Test Environments

So you’ve decided to upgrade your company’s software. These upgrades can greatly improve your staff’s experiences within the system, but the transition between the old software and the new can be a challenge. That’s where [...]

December 10th, 2015|

An Introduction to Useful Life and Depreciation

For many entities, capital assets represent a significant investment of resources. As such, to make the most of your investment, these assets need to be actively accounted for and managed. Depreciating assets over their useful [...]

December 8th, 2015|

What to Know Before Your Next Upgrade

The world of technology never stops turning, which is why there seem to be software upgrades coming out every few minutes. Every new upgrade comes with its fair share of responsibility, but don't let yourself [...]

December 3rd, 2015|

What to Know Before Your Next Upgrade

The world of technology never stops turning, which is why there seem to be software upgrades coming out every few minutes. Every new upgrade comes with its fair share of responsibility, but don't let yourself [...]

December 3rd, 2015|

How to Actually Make Your Open Office Productive: Part 3

Ready to abandon the open office setup? Don’t throw in the towel until you explore these simple changes. Love ‘em or hate ‘em, open offices are now as much a staple of work culture as [...]

December 1st, 2015|

How to Actually Make Your Open Office Productive: Part 2

You can alleviate open office woes and increase productivity with three simple changes. It's an ordinary day at the office. In one corner, Carl munches a pungent egg sandwich as his Aerosmith playlist blares. From [...]

November 19th, 2015|

5 Reasons to Upgrade Your Software

For long-distance runners, there are many factors that contribute to reaching your personal best. Success during a person’s running career relies on 3 things: Giving it your all in every run, supporting every member of [...]

November 19th, 2015|

How to Actually Make Your Open Office Productive: Part 1

Open offices receive a lot of flak for fostering an environment of distraction. You can change your open office – for the better. Despite the Silicon Valley trend, do you suspect open spaces drive employees [...]

November 17th, 2015|

Right-Sizing: The Crucial Factors

What does a successful fleet look like to you? Is it a fleet with hundreds of vehicles, or a fleet with few, but efficient, vehicles? Every organization has its own unique strengths and challenges, so [...]

November 12th, 2015|

Motor Pool Technology and the Future of Fleet

Are you curious about how the fleet industry is being affected by today’s sharing economy? Check out this article by Government Fleet Magazine on motor pool technology. In the article, AssetWorks’ Carl Bruce discusses KeyValet, [...]

November 5th, 2015|

Avoid The “Worst Case Scenario”

Collect Secondary COPE Data to Improve your Risk Profile Having accurate, up-to-date insurable values for all buildings and structures on your property schedule is a good start to understanding your organization’s exposure to property risk. [...]

October 29th, 2015|

QUIZ: Would Your Fleet Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Do you have what it takes to save your fleet? While a zombie apocalypse isn't very realistic to imagine, there are plenty of other emergencies that can plague your fleet. From natural disasters and lockdown [...]

October 29th, 2015|

QUIZ: Would Your Organization Survive a Zombie Apocalypse?

Do you have what it takes to save your organization? While a zombie apocalypse isn't very realistic to imagine, there are plenty of other emergencies that can plague your organization and assets. From natural disasters [...]

October 29th, 2015|

To Re-Appraise Or Value Trend?

Leverage these methodologies to maintain up-to-date property data and insurable values For any organization with a large property schedule, maintaining accurate and up-to-date property data and values can be a challenge. However, providing your broker/insurer [...]

October 26th, 2015|

Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials (PASBO) Annual Conference

March 8th-11th, 2016 Hershey, PA Stop by and visit us at the 2016 Pennsylvania Association of School Business Officials Annual Conference in Hershey, PA. With networking opportunities, a booming exhibit hall, and educational sessions covering [...]

October 26th, 2015|

California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Annual Conference

April 13th-16th, 2016 Pasadena, CA Stop by and visit us at the 2016 California Association of School Business Officials (CASBO) Annual Conference in Pasadena, CA. This is the leading event for school business officials across [...]

October 25th, 2015|

Ensure Your Property Is Properly Insured (…try saying that 5 times fast)

5 Strategies to Help Ensure Your Buildings and Structures are covered in the Event of a Loss From business continuity planning to insurance policy management, risk managers have their hands full when it comes to being prepared [...]

October 24th, 2015|

Establishing An Inventory Plan

A presenter at a recent conference was talking about her first days as a property manager. With no prior inventory experience, the first thing she turned to for guidance was her new department’s policies and [...]

October 24th, 2015|

Inventory Rx

Mobile inventory solutions, through the use of handheld scanners or tablets and corresponding bar code or RFID tags, can enable you to quickly capture and track information on all of your assets while in the [...]

October 24th, 2015|

Using an Asset Management Spreadsheet: a Simple Solution That Could Lead To Complex Problems

Challenges to Consider when Relying on Spreadsheets to Track and Manage Assets For years school districts and other public entities got by using multiple, complex spreadsheets for fixed asset tracking and accounting. While this may [...]

October 23rd, 2015|

Understanding OMB A-133

Don't get caught off guard by an upcoming OMB A-133 Audit.  Let's face it, audit season is not typically the most exciting season. In fact, some people dread it. However, with the right knowledge and the [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Everything Starts With Data

There are all types of data that impact decision making and business strategy. In many ways, data drives business altogether. For instance, would you be more inclined to choose whether to exhaust budget dollars on [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

How to be the Sherlock Holmes of Creating Reports

Chances are, the word “detective” isn’t in your job description; however, if your job involves creating reports from the information provided by your fleet management system, a little detective work can go a long way. [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Transforming Public Works With Technology (Part 2): Increasing Efficiency With Technology

This is the second part of the article called "Transforming Public Works with Technology". To read Part I, click here. Real-Time Digital Data Collection "Paper" processes are often interpreted as "manual" processes that involve some [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Transforming Public Works With Technology (Part 1) – Where We Are Today

Right now, 70,000 bridges in America - roughly 1 out of every 9 - are considered structurally deficient. Similarly, 32% of the major roads are in poor condition according to the American Society of Civil [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Finally…An Action Movie About YOUR Job

If you have ever struggled to find the best words to define infrastructure, perhaps you can now go with comedian John Oliver's definition of "anything that can be destroyed in an action movie". Shining a [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

A Quick Guide To Risk Management

The element of risk presents uncertainty of reaching set goals and objectives. However, different types of risk apply to different areas of expertise. Are you a fleet manager who associates risk with vehicle breakdowns and [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

5 Steps To Building An Asset Management Plan

Asset Management Planning will provide your agency with best practices for operation and maintenance of assets so money can be used wisely now and in the future. A good asset management plan sets out what [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Asset Management 101 (Part 2): Asset Management Planning

In Part 1 of this article, we provided a broad overview of the new discipline of Asset Management for local, state and federal agencies and covered what Asset Management is and why we need it. [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

State of Alaska Department of Administration Goes Live with Surplus Management Software from AssetWorks

TOPEKA, KS - March 2015 Solution to help the State of Alaska streamline many aspects of the Federal Surplus Property Program AssetWorks LLC, a leading provider of fixed asset management software solutions, today announced the [...]

October 22nd, 2015|

Spread the Wealth

Using Departmental Reimbursements to Improve Surplus Throughput and Results At many colleges and universities, it can be a challenge to convince the departments on campus to contact the surplus property department when disposing of end [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Your Guide to Distracted Driving

Just 15 years ago, cell phones played a much smaller role in our lives. People didn’t have constant connection to the Internet, texting wasn’t viewed as a main form of communication and social media sites [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Know Your Hours of Service Regulations

Even for the most experienced managers and compliance specialists, Hours of Service (HOS) can be a confusing topic. Between the maximum daily hours, maximum driving allowances and the driving hours exceptions, there are many regulations [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Simplifying Hours of Service and Compliance

What do audits, costly fines and vehicle downtime all have in common, besides being a major drain of resources for your organization? They can all stem from inaccurate driver logs. Hours of Service (HOS) compliance [...]

October 21st, 2015|

Three Ways To Improve Traffic To Your Surplus Warehouse

As Colleges and Universities across the country continue to focus on sustainability and "zero waste," effective Surplus Property Departments are critical. While finding ways to bring more items into the Surplus Warehouse is important, going [...]

October 20th, 2015|

Asset Management 101 (Part 1) – The Need For Asset Management

Bridges, roads, parks and even sewage and garbage management are things we all take for granted but greatly affect us when they are not working to the levels we have come to expect. We all [...]

October 20th, 2015|

University Surplus Property Association

March 6th - 10th, 2016 Corvallis, OR We're looking forward to this year's University Surplus Property Association annual conference being hosted by Oregon State University. Whether your surplus program is well established or brand new [...]

October 20th, 2015|

Public Agency Risk Manager’s Association Annual Conference

February 23rd - 26th, 2016 Indian Wells, CA Stop by and visit us at the 2016 Public Agency Risk Managers Association (PARMA) Annual Conference in Indian Wells, CA. The schedule is packed full of can't [...]

October 19th, 2015|

AGRIP Spring Governance and Leadership Conference

March 6th - 9th, 2016 Nashville, TN Join AssetWorks in Nashville, TN for the 2016 Association of Governmental Risk Pools (AGRIP) Governance and Leadership Conference. It's AGRIP's biggest education and networking opportunity of the year.

October 19th, 2015|

To Build Or To Buy: Challenges to Consider when Implementing a Homegrown Surplus Management Solution

Just as every college and university is unique, so too are their surplus property programs. Whether your goal is to increase throughput, maximize profitability, or help meet the sustainability goals of your institution, you know that [...]

October 19th, 2015|

Planning For Risk

For any organization, being exposed to a variety of risks is inevitable, which means, being prepared for the event of a risk occurrence can be extremely critical. Having a disaster recovery or business continuity plan [...]

October 18th, 2015|

“Show Me The Money”

Generate More Revenue for Your Surplus Operation Regardless of how your surplus department is funded, bringing in more revenue is never a bad thing. For self-funded departments, it means a greater operating budget. For fully-funded [...]

October 17th, 2015|

Replacement, Reproduction, And Reconstruction Costs… Oh My!

Understanding the Value of a Building for Insurance Purposes There are many different approaches to establishing the value of a building or structure. Selecting the best option for you will not only depend on your [...]

October 17th, 2015|

Barcode Tags And RFID

Working Together to Improve the Way you Conduct Capital Asset Inventories Picture it: you walk into a room holding a scanner. Then, with the push of a button, all of the assets in the room [...]

October 16th, 2015|

There Are So Many Ways To Reuse Surplus Assets!

We love when our friends over at the University Surplus Property Association use their Facebook account to share ideas for reusing various items. It's amazing to see the many ways in which surplus property can find a [...]

October 16th, 2015|

What Surplus Warehouse?

These days on some college campuses and in some areas of the country, space comes at a premium. If you are responsible for the disposal or redistribution of surplus assets but don't have a surplus warehouse in [...]

October 16th, 2015|

Three Tips For Deciding Which Surplus Management Software Solution Is Right For You

Purchasing a software solution is not simply a transaction but rather the start of long-term relationship with your vendor. Below are a few things we think you should consider before deciding which solution (and relationship) is [...]

October 16th, 2015|

Inventory Rx

Is a mobile inventory solution the cure for your asset management headache? Mobile inventory solutions, through the use of handheld scanners or tablets and corresponding bar code or RFID tags, can enable you to quickly [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Surplus Property In The Big Ten Conference [Infographic]

  To view a PDF version of this infographic, click here.

October 15th, 2015|

Three Ways To Update Or Audit Your Inventory Records

For many public entities, conducting an annual fixed asset inventory isn’t an option but rather a requirement. These assets represent a significant investment and include everything from desks and tools to computers, printers, and other [...]

October 15th, 2015|

More Ways To Increase Traffic To Your Surplus Warehouse

In a previous post, we suggested 3 ways to increase traffic to your surplus warehouse. Since more visitors can mean more sales and greater asset turnover, this is generally a top priority for surplus property managers [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Measuring The ROI Of A Surplus Management Software Solution

After implementing any new process or solution, it's always a good idea to measure the impact it has on your organization. Below are a few baseline metrics we suggest you track prior to implementing a surplus management [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Don’t Judge A Pump House By Its Cover

Understanding the 'Desktop' and 'Drive-by' Approaches to Property Valuations We’ve heard story after story of entities getting stuck with the bill after a catastrophe due to property values gone awry. These unfortunate instances expose how [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Spreadsheets: A Simple Solution That Could Lead To Complex Problems

Challenges to Consider when Relying on Spreadsheets to Manage Property Data For years organizations have gotten by managing property insurance related data in multiple, complex spreadsheets. While this may be a quick and simple solution, [...]

October 15th, 2015|

The Right Documentation Can Help Prevent The Deobligation Of Fema Funds

The key to loss recovery funding is Documentation, Documentation, Documentation!  Think about it as building a case for your loss. In order to prove your case, you'll need evidence (both pre- and post-loss). Below are [...]

October 15th, 2015|

A Differentiated Risk Profile Could Mean Lower Rates: The Value Of Cope Data Collection

Last year the US government declared a record breaking number of disasters. From hurricanes to floods, and earthquakes to wildfires, catastrophes causing damage in excess of $1 billion swept the nation. Unfortunately, with a rising [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Property Insurance Appraisals: There is No Substitute for a Physical Inspection

Managing the risk of property exposure requires values that are both current and accurate. Desktop appraisal methods and multiple years of value trending depend solely on the accuracy and completeness of the data provided at [...]

October 15th, 2015|

The Evolving Importance Of Catastrophe Modeling Data

More and more, throughout the United States, complex software programs for catastrophe (CAT) modeling are serving as a benchmark for determining risk in various geographical areas. While not all property and casualty insurers rushed to [...]

October 15th, 2015|

The Evolution Of Property Risk Management

For a few fun facts about the evolution of property risk management, click here to view our infographic.

October 15th, 2015|

Three Common Post Loss Property Liability Insurance Challenges

Regardless of size or location, every organization is exposed to risk which is why the role of risk manager is so important. Risk managers are tasked with the challenge of identifying and analyzing potential risks [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Three Tips For Selecting An Insurance Appraisal Services Partner

Selecting a property insurance appraisal services partner is not like buying a pack of gum. It is not simply a single transaction but rather the start of long-term relationship with your vendor, one in which [...]

October 15th, 2015|

10 Ways To Ensure The Success Of Your Next Inventory Project

There are many advantages to working with a third party for fixed asset inventories and reconciliations. So, whether you already have one scheduled or are looking to have one done in the near future, we've [...]

October 15th, 2015|

10 Ways To Ensure The Success Of Your Next Inventory Project (Part 2)

This is the second in a series of tips for how to ensure the success of your next fixed asset inventory project. Our team of appraisers recommends the following to help keep data clean and projects on [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Fixed Asset Inventory Management: Types Of Inventory

For many organizations, fixed assets represent a significant investment and include everything from desks and tools to computers, printers, and other equipment. Some entities must adhere to government regulations for tracking and reporting on fixed assets. However, [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Barcode Tags And RFID

Working Together to Improve the Way School Districts Conduct Capital Asset Inventories Picture it: you walk into your school's music room holding a scanner. Then, with the push of a button, all of the assets [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Capitalization Thresholds: What Are They And How Do They Affect Fixed Asset Accounting?

Managing your organization’s fixed assets can be a lot of work. It takes a team and a good bit of time to ensure the assets you need to account for are being tracked in an [...]

October 15th, 2015|

10 Benefits Of Implementing A Fixed Asset Management Software Solution

Maintaining complete, accurate, and up-to-date fixed asset records can be a challenge, and when preparing for an audit, you may feel like you need a task force. However, leveraging a software solution for managing these [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Webinar: Determining Economic Life Cycles

Are you spending more to keep your vehicles running than you should be? With the help of Life Cycle Analysis (LCA), fleet organizations can measure the long-term economic sustainability of their vehicles, equipment and even [...]

October 15th, 2015|

From Functional to Fabulous: Help your Customers See the Potential in Surplus Assets

It seems everyone these days is turning into a DIY enthusiast.  With the popularity of websites like Pinterest and YouTube there are tutorials and ideas for upcycling just about anything. This means your surplus warehouse [...]

October 15th, 2015|

Sustainability Through Redistribution [Infographic]

Learn more about how Colleges and Universities across the country are supporting sustainability goals through the redistribution and reuse of surplus property.  

October 13th, 2015|

Moving Surplus Without Moving Surplus

How coordination, communication, promotion, and software can help you sell/redistribute surplus property without the burden of moving it or storing it in your warehouse Let's face it, you might not have space in your surplus [...]

October 12th, 2015|

Driverless Vehicles: How Will the Future Affect Your Fleet?

Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson is set to address U.S. government officials today about autonomous car regulation. Currently, there are laws in place throughout the U.S. to regulate the testing of automated vehicles; however, these laws [...]

October 8th, 2015|

Why Application Training Matters

With great power comes great responsibility. We know that the late Uncle Ben from the Spiderman series wasn’t specifically talking about fleet and asset management when he said this iconic quote to Peter Parker, but [...]

October 1st, 2015|

Surplus First

Does your College or University have a Surplus First Policy? Having a Surplus First policy can be extremely beneficial to any college or university striving to achieve sustainability or zero-waste goals.  What is a Surplus [...]

September 15th, 2015|

Position #2

THE COMPANY AssetWorks Inc provides enterprise asset management solutions to customers that manage assets in the fleet, transit, facilities, and stationary equipment industries. FASuite is a business application used by AssetWorks customers to better manage [...]

September 11th, 2015|

Graphic Designer/Web Developer

THE COMPANY AssetWorks Inc provides enterprise asset management solutions to customers that manage assets in the fleet, transit, facilities, and stationary equipment industries. FASuite is a business application used by AssetWorks customers to better manage [...]

September 11th, 2015|

Preventive Maintenance: Why the Best Offense is a Good Defense

With football season upon us, you may soon be yelling at your TV from the couch while enjoying all the necessities- hot wings, beer, and jubilant, post-touchdown high fives. You’ll find yourself arguing with your [...]

September 9th, 2015|

ADA: What You Don’t Know Can Hurt Me.

When it comes to providing safe access for those with disabilities, attentiveness to details prevents serious injuries. My name is Emily*. Five years ago, when I was 15, injuries from a car accident took my [...]

September 4th, 2015|

Critical Components of Space Management Systems [Infographic]

What every facility manager should know about space management. Here are four critical functions of space management:

September 2nd, 2015|

Understanding the Alphabet Soup of Facilities Management

Facilities Management is full of acronyms. Here’s a cheat sheet to let you know if you should be offended when someone asks if you’re a “CFM”.  ADA – The Americans with Disabilities Act. Passed in [...]

August 27th, 2015|

Software Support Representative

THE COMPANY AssetWorks Inc provides enterprise asset management solutions to customers that manage assets in the fleet, transit, facilities, and stationary equipment industries. FASuite is a business application used by AssetWorks customers to better manage [...]

August 26th, 2015|

One-On-One: A Closer Look into the GIS Industry

Are you concerned about how to tackle all of your data? Our own Mike Fallon, GIS Product Manager, sat down with Sanjay Gangal at this year's Esri User Conference to discuss enterprise asset management software, [...]

August 20th, 2015|

Introducing Our Must-see Video Series: “James Says”

Do you have facilities or asset management questions? You can’t afford to miss this series! What would happen to the world as we know it if Netflix remained only a DVD rental service, or Amazon [...]

August 18th, 2015|

APWA World Congress

August 30 to September 2, 2015 Phoenix, AZ The APWA International Public Works Congress & Exposition is four days of valuable information, with more than 125 education sessions, hundreds of exhibitors covering nearly 90,000 square [...]

August 17th, 2015|

Introducing AssetWorks Academy

What's better than fleet and asset management training? Fleet and asset management training in sunny California! Our 29th annual fleet and asset management training conference is already approaching, but this time under a new name [...]

August 17th, 2015|

Earn an “A” on Your Facility Report Card: Get Your Campus Back to School Ready Today.

Is your facility ready for the return of students this fall? It’s not too late to prepare your campus. And, in an instant, summer was gone. The summer heat lingers, but school days have come [...]

August 14th, 2015|

AssetWorks Academy Dates and Locations Announced

What’s better than fleet and asset management training? Fleet and asset management training in sunny California! Our 29th annual fleet and asset management training conference is almost upon us, but this time under a new [...]

August 13th, 2015|

Reduce Costs and Realize Faster Time-to-value with SaaS

Even in good times, organizations like yours are under constant pressure to run lean, optimize asset utilization, and ensure business-alignment without compromising service delivery. It’s a challenging juggling act, especially as shrinking IT budgets block [...]

August 13th, 2015|

Gas Prices to Take a Swift Dive in the Fall: What Does This Mean for Your Fleet?

To many of us, the fall season is the greatest time of year with the start of the football season, but this fall could be a lot more exciting for even those of us who [...]

August 13th, 2015|

Everything starts with data

There are all types of data that impact decision making and business strategy. In many ways, data drives business altogether. For instance, would you be more inclined to choose whether to exhaust budget dollars on [...]

August 10th, 2015|

Test Fleet News Article – State of Washington Department of Natural Resources Selects AssetWorks FleetFocus

(Wayne, PA –– May 6, 2014) AssetWorks, a leading provider of fleet management software, automated fuel management systems, motor pool systems, and operational asset management systems announced today that the State of Washington Department of [...]

August 6th, 2015|

9 Ways to Reduce Your Summer Electric Bill

Comfortably air-conditioned offices don’t have to be synonymous with outrageous summer utility bills. Find out how you can keep your space comfortable - without pulling out the red ink for your ledger. By: Tony Rovano [...]

July 31st, 2015|

Preventative Maintenance for Facilities – A Quick Checklist

Preventative maintenance can make a dramatic difference in the productivity of your facility. Are you doing all you can? It looked like a scene from a post-apocalyptic thriller. Frantic people, water streaming down a stairwell, [...]

July 27th, 2015|

Don’t Miss Our Special Series: Maintenance for Efficiency

Join us as we take a look at effective maintenance and how you can keep your facility running smoothly. I’ll never forget the day I discovered I should have been stranded on the interstate. It [...]

July 21st, 2015|

Mind Your P’s And Q’s (And R-S-T’s, Too)

How to Improve your Surplus Transfer Process Running a successful surplus operation involves minding more than just your P’s and Q’s; it means minding just about every letter of the alphabet. We skipped all the [...]

July 15th, 2015|

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Headline Here There are many variations of passages of Lorem Ipsum available, but the majority have suffered alteration in some form, by injected humour, or randomised words which don't look even slightly believable. If you [...]

July 2nd, 2015|

“No Sweat” Tips for Keeping Facility Occupants Cool and Safe this Summer

As the mercury rises in the thermometer, it’s important to keep facility occupants cool and safe. Few things bring a sense of panic like realizing that the air conditioning is out on a sweltering July [...]

June 30th, 2015|

Software “Product” vs. Software “Framework” – What You Need to Know

Not all facility software solutions are created equal. Find out what is right for your facility. By: James Wolf You’re at the car dealership, ready to buy your new vehicle. You’ve researched the car market [...]

June 26th, 2015|

Are you analyzing the right energy data? Here are 5 steps to get started.

Analyzing the right data leads to productive analysis. Discover how you can correctly assess your facility’s energy consumption.  By: Tony Rovano When analyzing data, it’s critical to ensure you have the right data to formulate [...]

June 16th, 2015|

6 Ways You Can Normalize Your Energy Data

Data has a nasty way of representing the wrong idea when inaccurately reported. Now, you can fix this problem once and for all. By: Tony Rovano When comparing facility data, stacking data sets side by [...]

June 12th, 2015|

Formulate Analytics You Can Be Proud Of

Data is rarely seen as exciting. Here are four reasons you can create data you’re excited to share. Managing a facility, you create balance between tenant demands for comfortable conditions and budgets requiring cuts in [...]

June 9th, 2015|

Data is Lying—and Jeopardizing Your Career

Information is power. But, inaccurate information is destructive. Are you contributing to your facility's success? In facilities management, quantifying success is mind-bendingly difficult. Without sales numbers or production quotas, can you know you're effective? When [...]

June 5th, 2015|

What Every Facilities Manager Should Know About Space Management

There are a few things you can’t afford to miss when it comes to properly managing your space. By: Steve Hanes Space management is critical within an IWMS. Often called the “ERP for everything else,” [...]

June 2nd, 2015|

Hero or Zero? How to be the caped crusader of your facility

Are you ready for the call of the Bat Signal? Here are four more ways to be your facility's superhero (tights and mask not included). By: Steve Hanes You may not own a Batcopter, expansive [...]

May 26th, 2015|

The Avengers, No Cost Space, and The Red Wedding. What do they have in common?

Even if John Snow and The Incredible Hulk don’t occupy your facility, you’re probably missing some critical information about your space. By Steve Hanes How often do you hear the cry: "Why can't I have [...]

May 20th, 2015|

Quick Tips For Surplus Property Managers [Infographic]

May 15th, 2015|

How to Become the Batman of Facilities Management

While you may not wear a cape and mask as part of your job, you’ll still need superior organizational systems – ones which allow you to properly manage your assets. By: Steve Hanes In our [...]

May 15th, 2015|

Start Optimizing Your Facility: The Tool You Must Pay Attention to – Right Now.

To excel in your role at your facility, it’s time to discover the tools at your disposal to make you more successful. By: Steve Hanes Space managers continually face complex challenges. Under tremendous pressure, they [...]

May 12th, 2015|

Are You Pushing Papers or Leaving a Legacy?

Meet a woman whose dedication and service are creating a powerful legacy – one that will last far beyond her career. Universities are only as successful as those who shape their environment. From the facilities [...]

May 8th, 2015|

The Secret to Optimizing Job Success: Remember What Your Mama Told You.

Regardless of her level of experience in the business arena, your mom was full of excellent advice. Some of which is more applicable today than it was when we were tykes. When I was a [...]

May 1st, 2015|

How You Can Celebrate “The Most Wonderful Time of the Year” All Year

Move over, Christmas. At AssetWorks, AssetWorld is the most wonderful time of the year, and we’re excited to announce a new way to keep up with the AssetWorks family year-round. When it comes to family, [...]

April 28th, 2015|

Earth Day Asset Management

Earlier this month, on April 22, we celebrated Earth Day, a day where people and organizations across the world pledge and show their support for environmental protection and sustainability. Now, you may be asking yourself, [...]

April 24th, 2015|

Happy Earth Day!

Did you know asset management can have a positive impact on the environment? It’s true!  Tracking and maintaining your assets, managing their disposal, and implementing a software solution can all have a direct impact on [...]

April 22nd, 2015|

The Expensive Asset You’re Wasting 50% of the Time (and What You Can do About it)

It’s far too common to overlook your most precious resource. Be sure you’re not losing money by wasting this asset. By: Randy Walsh (with Rachel Novotny) One of your most valuable assets probably lies unused [...]

April 8th, 2015|

California Institute of Technology selects AiM from AssetWorks to Manage Campus-wide Facilities and Real Estate

Storied research institution embraces AssetWorks’ IWMS vision and replaces aging CMMS with forward-looking technology found in AiM. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — April 7, 2015 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today announced that [...]

April 7th, 2015|

Introducing: The FM Health Monitor!

At AssetWorks, not only are we committed to facilities excellence, we’re also dedicated to the health and well-being of those who manage the facilities. We know that no facility can be successful without an excellent [...]

April 1st, 2015|

Combating the Counterproductive: How a Tactical Plan can Help You Avoid the Wrong Kind of Success

Devotedly pursuing a miscalculated goal –even with the best intentions – invariably results in an unsatisfactory outcome. By: Glenn Adams It’s the embarrassing, albeit inevitable, rite of passage for childhood athletes – making a great [...]

March 31st, 2015|

Kansas Department of Administration Selects Mobile Inventory and Surplus Management Software Solutions from AssetWorks

TOPEKA, KS - March 2015 State and Federal Surplus modules to help the State of Kansas streamline many aspects of their Surplus Property Program AssetWorks LLC, a leading provider of fixed asset software solutions, today [...]

March 26th, 2015|

How to Rectify the Biggest Oversight in Maximizing Your CMMS

Are you disgusted by fruitless attempts at keeping your various systems in order? A simple solution can transform you software situation from infuriating frustration to unbelievable efficiency. By: Randy Walsh Implementing a fresh means of [...]

March 20th, 2015|

Four More Hidden Costs That Are Driving Up Your Utility Bill

Are you paying for services you don't use every month? Discover unnecessary elements and eliminate these four costs hidden in your bill! Meter charges: Meters with high base charges and low usage often provide yet [...]

March 13th, 2015|

Experience Dramatic Savings by Cutting These Three Hidden Costs Lurking in Your Utility Bill

By eliminating guesswork and hidden costs from your utility bill, your facility can take measures to significantly cut costs. Have you found the utility cost of your facility unexpectedly skyrocketing? On any given month, do [...]

March 10th, 2015|

The Most Critical Question Your Institution Will Ever Face

By effectively answering this one question, your facilities will create a powerful legacy for generations. This may be the most important question your school will ever face: What’s the ultimate goal of your institution? Is [...]

February 25th, 2015|

3 Unconventional Steps for Dramatically Reducing Cost While Enhancing Students’ Experiences

It’s no secret that college expenses are skyrocketing and the student experience suffers greatly as a result. But, you can positively transform your campus while saving millions. Picture the transformation on your campus if you [...]

February 20th, 2015|

Why You Should Start Procrastinating – Right Now.

Procrastination is the express train to both excellence and insignificance. It’s up to you to determine where it will take you. As a facilities manager, you can’t be at the beck and call of whoever [...]

February 18th, 2015|

This February, V Is For Vendor. (And Valentine’s Day, Too)

Cultivating meaningful relationships with your Surplus Operation's Vendors Are your vendor relationships rosy? Or are they as prickly as thorns? The following blog post looks at some steps you can take to help ensure every [...]

February 15th, 2015|

2015 Risk & Insurance Outlook: Are These Projections Holding True?

It’s hard to believe we are almost two months into 2015. Is it us or is this year flying by? Back in January, our team got together to discuss the trends expected to hit the [...]

February 15th, 2015|

The One Non-negotiable Element for Successful Systems Integration

Following an unsuccessful attempt at employee training, one enterprising employee uncovered the vital backbone of successful process implementation. A few years ago, the facilities staff at Virginia Tech spent substantially greater portions of time dealing [...]

February 12th, 2015|

What Do You Need to Be Great?

Imagine single-handedly revolutionizing the procedures of your entire company. All too frequently, technology is grossly underutilized. We roll our eyes at the iPhone that’s reduced to serving as a paper weight because its technically-challenged owner [...]

February 10th, 2015|

Are You Optimizing Workplace Efficiency? Four Ways Your Facility can Boost Performance

Your environment has a remarkable impact on your workforce. In the same way clothes craft the image of an individual, a working environment sets the tone for the activities that are to be held in [...]

February 5th, 2015|

Higher Education – How Space Management Can Slash Expenses

The heartbeat of higher education institutions is empowering student achieve their dreams. With soaring costs for running a university, the cost of earning a degree has risen sharply. Astronomical tuition prices prevent many from earning [...]

February 3rd, 2015|

Montana Risk Retention Pool Goes Live with AssetWorks’ AMP Property Risk Software

HELENA, MT - January 2015 AMP to Streamline Property Data Management for the more than 120 Member Montana Municipal Interlocal Authority AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of appraisal services and software solutions to asset- and [...]

January 19th, 2015|

Self-Insured Risk Pool selects AssetWorks for Building Valuation Services and Software

SEATTLE, WA - December 2014 AssetWorks to help WSRMP bridge the gap between valuation results and valuation management AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of appraisal services and software solutions to asset- and infrastructure-intensive organizations, today [...]

December 2nd, 2014|

AssetWorks Collaborates with ISES and Sightlines to Provide Capital Planning Services

Three industry heavyweights work together to provide facilities professionals with comprehensive services and cutting-edge technology. SAN DIEGO, Cal. — July 21, 2014 — AssetWorks, a leader in Intelligent Workplace Management, today announced at the Association [...]

July 21st, 2014|

AssetWorks Announces General Availability of AiM 7.0

New and enhanced capabilities in needs assessment, capital programs and energy management help organizations better manage the complexities of their facilities portfolio SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — July 18, 2014 — AssetWorks, a leader in Intelligent [...]

July 18th, 2014|

The Current State of Capital Program Management

Large organizations with significant investments in facilities and real estate expend billions of dollars every year on new construction and capital renewal. No wonder then that capital program management is such a fundamental concern for [...]

July 17th, 2014|

UCLA becomes the second UC System Campus to select AssetWorks’ Asset Management Software

LOS ANGELES, CA - June 2014 Solution to help the University manage over 40,000 capital assets from acquisition through disposal AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of asset management software solutions, today announced that the University [...]

June 17th, 2014|

Ritchie Bros. EquipmentOne and AssetWorks Collaborate to Simplify Asset Disposition

PITTSBURGH, PA - June 2015 Integration to the EquipmentOne marketplace enables customers to sell surplus assets directly from AssetWorks’ Surplus Management Software Ritchie Bros. (NYSE and TSX: RBA), the world’s largest seller of used industrial [...]

June 3rd, 2014|

In Case You Missed It: A Few Takeaways From USPA 2014

Last month, AssetWorks attended the University Surplus Property Association (USPA) Conference at Colorado State University in Fort Collins, Colorado. With over 50 attendees from Colleges / Universities across the country and more than a dozen [...]

April 16th, 2014|

AssetWorks Introduces AiM Energy Management Suite (EMS)

Revolutionary energy management system helps organizations uncover hidden energy savings and pinpoint operational discrepancies to save even more money. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — February 3, 2014 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today [...]

February 3rd, 2014|

Louisiana State University selects AssetWorks Software for Asset and Inventory Management

BATON ROUGE, LA - December 2013 Solution to help University effectively manage over 150,000 movable assets throughout their lifecycle AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of asset management software solutions, today announced that Louisiana State University [...]

December 3rd, 2013|

University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Automates Inventory Process with AssetWorks

SAN ANTONIO, TX - September 2013 Mobile Inventory Software, Scan & ValidateTM, to streamline inventory across several UTHSC campuses AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of software solutions to asset- and infrastructure-intensive businesses, today announced that [...]

September 16th, 2013|

For Integrated Workplace Management, It’s All About the Asset

The asset is at the heart of everything in a viable integrated workplace management system (IWMS). In fact, asset management transcends property management in that assets are defined for complete systems, such as roofing, building [...]

August 20th, 2013|

Reality of Stewardship and Investment in Higher Education

In light of recent economic events, institutions of higher education are keenly aware of the need to remain competitive in a volatile market. Traditional brick-and-mortar institutions face increasing competition from for-profit online institutions, and this [...]

August 14th, 2013|

State of Delaware Selects AiM from AssetWorks

State agencies to use industry-leading IWMS solution to improve stewardship over state-owned assets. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — August 6, 2013 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today announced the State of Delaware’s Office [...]

August 6th, 2013|

AssetWorks Announces Dates and Location for AssetWorld 2014

16th annual event expected to attract hundreds of facilities and real estate professionals from across North America for five days of unparalleled networking and education opportunities SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — July 29, 2013 — AssetWorks, [...]

July 29th, 2013|

University of Maine System Selects AiM from AssetWorks

Key win in higher education further cements AssetWorks’ leading position in a highly competitive market segment. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — July 29, 2013 — AssetWorks, a leader in intelligent workplace management, today announced it has [...]

July 23rd, 2013|

New York State Board of Elections Selects AssetWorks Software to Manage Election Assets

NEW YORK, NY - May 2013 Online solution maintains the integrity of voting machines and the voting process AssetWorks Inc., a leading provider of software solutions for asset- and infrastructure-intensive businesses, today announced that the [...]

May 13th, 2013|

Major Midwestern University Selects AiM from AssetWorks

AssetWorks scores a significant competitive replacement at Kansas State University. SAN ANTONIO, Tex. — April 2, 2013 — AssetWorks, a leader in Intelligent Workplace Management, today announced that Kansas State University (KSU) has selected AiM [...]

April 2nd, 2013|