Combat Workplace Theft with Asset Management Software

October 23, 2014
1 min

It's common knowledge that workplace theft is prevalent no matter what the industry. From small acts of theft such as stealing pens or office supplies to large thefts when equipment is involved, Asset Management Software helps combat the problem in maintenance facilities.



Many workplaces may not notice or care if an employee takes home a pen or a pack of staples. While it's still theft, those are minor infractions. However, when it comes to maintenance facilities, sometimes the equipment is far too expensive to lose from employee theft and it happens more than many people may think. In fact, according to statistics, over $50,000,000,000 is stolen annually from the workplace by the people who are employed there.


Real Statistics

The statistics even show that over 75% of workers have at least stolen something once from someone they are employed by. Now while most places won't mind as much if someone brings home something small, theft of equipment or supplies from a maintenance facility can be very expensive to the business and decreases profits due to having to replace items.


One way to keep up with everything you have in your maintenance facility is with Asset Management Software. From equipment to supplies, you are able to track everything and know exactly what you have and what should be accounted for. A typical issue with losing supplies is that you don't always know everything that you have so the smaller thefts remain unaccounted for or you may not even be aware of it in the first place. Obviously, if a large piece of equipment is stolen you'll notice but the software helps in more ways than one.


Real Example

For instance, let's say that you run a grounds keeping maintenance shop and a lawnmower is missing. With the software, you will be able to run a report on exactly what the cost was to buy it, how many times it has been repaired, and even a projective of what it is worth now. This can help when it comes to filing reports or even gathering data if you file a police report.


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While most employees are honest, it never hurts to be proactive and have a safeguard in place that can help you keep up with what you have within the company. The Asset Management Software may not stop a dishonest person but you can definitely be more on top of things that come up missing.


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