Get ready for a fun ride. I had planned on discussing the case study on Santa Barbara County’s IT Network Division in a logical, easygoing manner, but I’m not in the mood to do that anymore. You can simply read the case study if you want that. Instead, I’m going to do something more fun.
Near the start of the case study, it says, “When Jere Short, Santa Barbara County Computer Network Technician, joined the county in 2005, he found an asset tracking system that was in chaos.” The word “chaos” stuck out to me, so now I invite you to join me on a fun adventure through the world of Get Smart! as we try to evade the evil forces of KAOS on the way to inventory control.
Missed It by That Much
Let’s join Mr. Short back in 2005. The county’s IT division is in the clutches of KAOS, and his mission is to save the day and bring it back under control. Things look bleak. Their asset tracking system was created by Short’s predecessor, but it doesn’t have many of the features the IT specialists need to do their jobs.
This asset tracking system missed it by that much, and its missing parts make a big difference. In fact, they’re the main reason why KAOS reigns here. Luckily, Short is perfectly suited to the task of finding a replacement asset tracking solution. He has a background in warehouse management so we can count on him to find a solution that will work just right.
Sorry About That, Chief
Because of the inadequate asset tracking system, you can hear the words “Sorry about that, Chief” repeated over and over by IT specialists struggling to keep up with their workload. So much time is wasted trying to input data and generate simple reports. Is there any way we can turn this around? Yes, of course!
Would You Believe
Short has found a standalone asset tracking solution that meets all of the IT division’s needs. Would you believe it costs one-tenth as much as comparable solutions? How about the fact that it’s scalable so it can meet the needs of pretty much any organization, no matter how big or small? Don’t believe me? You will when Fishbowl Inventory drives KAOS out of Santa Barbara County.
Get Smart Asset Tracking Software
Short was right to choose Fishbowl Inventory. You can already see inventory control returning. IT specialists have a much more intuitive program to work with. They can set realistic budgets, use their time better and customize the software to fit their individual needs. All Short had to do was get smart asset tracking software to turn things around in a hurry.
With Fishbowl’s help, the IT division is cutting expenses, increasing efficiency and taking budget cuts in stride. They solve problems before they turn into disasters and make sure they have enough resources to meet immediate and future needs.
To the Max
“Fishbowl Inventory’s capabilities have surpassed my expectations and those of my supervisor,” Short says. “We clearly see the advantages and value it provides the county and recommend the solution to other departments.” Surpassing expectations and offering excellent results are all in a day’s work for Fishbowl.
For the past six years, Fishbowl’s asset tracking solution has been saving the day for Santa Barbara County’s IT division, and it can do the same for your organization. Get an online inventory software demo to see how Fishbowl Inventory can take your business to the max!
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Robert Lockard is a copywriter with Fishbowl. He writes for several blogs about inventory management, manufacturing, QuickBooks, and small business. Fishbowl is the #1-requested manufacturing and warehouse management software for QuickBooks users. Robert enjoys running, reading, writing, spending time with his wife and children, and watching movies.