The software package MOBILE ASSET ON-LINE completely solves the wireless Bluetooth and WiFi integration of the tCipherLab erminals and the Argox barcode printers to the ERP system ABRA. Data collecting is very easy and error-free thanks to the terminal\'s portability and its built-in barcode reader. The asset's location changes created by the user in the terminal can be instantly projected to the ABRA ERP system. MOBILE ASSET fully utilizes the client-server multilayered model of communication (server is the PC application). It is able to handle the "missing barcode label" situation by instantly printing the appropriate label using the portable terminal or a PC application.
The ABRA system is also used for the asset administration (adding, deleting the record in asset file, ...) when no stocktaking is being performed. The ABRA, the product of the Aktis company, Ltd., is the complex ERP system with a 3-level client/server architecture. The ABRA G2 or ABRA G3 was used aproximatelly by 1300 clients in 2005.
The MOBILE ASSET is an application for creating the asset stocktakings (for long-term tangible assets, long-term intangible assets, minor tangible assets, minor intangible assets) and for managing them. The installation package includes the MOBILE ASSET application (for communication with the wireless CipherLab terminals - Bluetooth or WiFi - and with the ABRA system), the user firmware and user sheet for the individual terminals and the Firebird database.
The user can choose whether the source database (where the information about the asset can be found) is remote main ABRA database or a local application\'s database. If the source database is set as local, the user can import the current asset state from the ABRA from a distant place - this capability is useful if the application cannot reach the system\'s database).
The application is able to create and display the stocktaking printed reports (differencies, final report and overall report) for chosen locations, separatelly for the long-term asset and the minor asset. It is also possible to create barcode labels with the asset information and print them either from the application or using the portable terminal. The MOBILE ASSET contains tools for managing the created asset documents (clear, delete, transfer to another user, finish/reopen the document) and tools for transferring the particular asset to different location (if the request is created from the portable terminal).
The MOBILE ASSET installation package contains:
The on-line terminals are connected during work to the ABRA database or to the local application\'s database using the ODBC interface. This connection is used for finding the information about the asset's cards, its supposed location, ... in real-time.
User can start up to 10 stocktaking processes of every type simultaneously, edit them at will and finish them in any order (once the document is finished, it cannot be edited unless it is unlocked again by an administrator). Detailed settings for each type of stocktaking can be found in the MOBILE ASSET application. Portable terminal operator can use the same operations for all types of asset documents (Continue document, Edit document, Difference report, Complete document, Delete document).