An asset is something of value. Assets may need to be inventoried, and assets may need to be
found, in tall grass, large fields, forests, or in a parking lot with hundreds of like items, such as
light poles. Maintenance crews can spend critical time locating specific assets. What if we could
make the job easier?
Assigning assets a unique identifier is a common method for identifying and referencing particular
assets. The main requirement of an identifier is that it be unique. Asset numbers may be auto-
generated or they may be strategically created. Auto-generated numbers can identify specific assets,
but miss an opportunity to include important information concerning the asset. A strategically
assigned asset identifier can include location information, thereby assuring both that the name is
unique and that the location of the asset is always known.