An improvement on an already fine product...
Ask any accountant and they will almost always tell
you that when it comes to Fixed Asset Accounting, Best
Software's FAS system is the state of the art! For both
Enterprise and Government, FAS sets the bar for others
That doesn't however, mean it's perfect...
One of FAS's fabulous features is it's ability to
save images of any kind in the database along with the
asset data. With the click of the mouse an entire catalog
of images for that particular asset can be viewed. Things
such as photos of the asset, scanned images of original
invoices and Packing lists, Purchase Orders, Maintenance
and Service records are just some of the examples of
the valuable information that can be at your finger
tips. Imagine you're calling in a warranty claim on
a piece of equipment. You think you have all
the correct information you need, until the customer
service rep says, "Sorry, That's not a valid serial
number". With an image of the original invoice
on your monitor, it's easy to see that the person that
got you the serial number (While standing on their head
with a flashlight in their teeth!!) transposed a couple
of numbers and that "8" was really a "6".
It's really a great feature!
Now the problem. When Best Software created the asset
image feature, they didn't give quite enough thought
to exactly HOW those images
were going to get into the system. Presently, it's a
multi-step process and assumes that the images you want
in the FAS system, are already saved as files on a computer
somewhere. Alas, such is not usually the case and, there
is no support for scanners what so ever.
Now for the solution...
The Image Cataloger for FAS
is a stand alone utility that's sole purpose is to get
images into the FAS Fixed Asset Accounting system. It
supports any TWAIN compliant Scanner, including networked,
shared scanners. If your scanner has an Automatic Document
Feeder, you can load it with a number of documents for
an asset and, with a single mouse click, have them in
the FAS system as fast as your scanner will feed them.
You can even have a user that isn't allowed into the
FAS system for security reasons, load images.