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Date:      Tue, 19 Dec 2006 08:43:40 -0600
From:      "Moss Luzader" <moss.luzader@newisys.com>
To:        <freebsd-questions@freebsd.org>
Cc:        Moss Luzader <moss.luzader@newisys.com>
Subject:   Inventory (asset) tracking software?
Message-ID:  <348E41D5BDE1334DAA5AEF98237FB4E10179D22B@mail.newisys.com>

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Did=20you=20ever=20get=20a=20response=20to=20the=20following=20inquiry?=20=
=20I'm=20looking=20for
the=20exact=20same=20thing.
Open=20Source=20is=20definitely=20better,=20but=20the=20business=20just=20=
wants=20something
to=20work.
=20
Hello,
=09I'm=20tapping=20into=20this=20vast=20group=20of=20knowledgeable=20peopl=
e=20to=20see
if=20
someone=20out=20there=20has=20a=20solution=20to=20a=20problem=20I've=20bee=
n=20trying=20to=20tackle

for=20a=20couple=20of=20weeks=20now.=20I=20need=20a=20way=20to=20track=20i=
nventory,=20but=20not=20in=20a

traditional=20way.=20We=20aren't=20selling=20anything,=20rather,=20all=20o=
f=20this=20stays=20
internal.
=09We=20have=20a=20data=20center=20which=20is=20constantly=20expanding=20i=
n=20terms=20of=20
capacity.=20We=20have=20large=20amounts=20of=20hardware=20on=20site,=20and=
=20new=20hardware=20
arriving=20all=20the=20time.=20We=20currently=20have=20no=20good=20way=20t=
o=20track=20things=20
such=20as=20what=20hard=20drive=20that=20came=20in=20is=20in=20what=20serv=
er,=20and=20if=20we=20had=20to

replace=20one,=20what=20the=20RMA=20date=20is=20on=20it,=20and=20which=20o=
ne=20we=20replaced=20it=20
with.=20I=20would=20like=20something=20capable=20of=20the=20following:

1)=20We=20can=20add=20in=20new=20inventory=20as=20it=20arrives.
2)=20We=20can=20indicate=20what=20server=20the=20parts=20go=20into,=20and=20=
also=20look=20at=20the=20
server=20and=20see=20what=20parts=20are=20in=20it.
3)=20Tasks=20can=20be=20added=20to=20the=20system=20requesting=20a=20new=20=
server=20be=20built=20and

what=20parts=20should=20be=20in=20the=20server=20(single=20cpu,=20dual,=20=
2=20drives,=205=20
drives,=20raid=20controler,=20X=20sticks=20of=20Y=20size=20ram,=20etc)=20t=
hat=20will=20take=20
current=20inventory=20into=20account.
4)=20Track=20inventory=20on=20hand=20=20(obviously).
5)=20Track=20RMA's=20on=20items.

Things=20it=20would=20be=20nice=20to=20have:

1)=20The=20ability=20to=20work=20with=20some=20form=20of=20bar=20code=20sc=
anner.
2)=20The=20ability=20to=20print=20serial=20number=20stickers=20to=20add=20=
to=20hardware=20for=20
internal=20tracking.
3)=20Lifetime=20maintenance=20records=20-=20what=20parts=20have=20gone=20i=
nto=20or=20come=20out=20
of=20a=20machine=20over=20it's=20service=20life.
4)=20Mark=20an=20inventory=20item=20or=20server=20object=20as=20tested/bur=
ned=20in.

I=20would=20like=20to=20find=20something=20open=20source,=20it=20can=20run=
=20either=20on=20as=20a=20
desktop=20application,=20or=20a=20web=20application.=20If=20there's=20some=
thing=20out=20
there=20that=20does=20this=20that=20isn't=20open=20source,=20that's=20fine=
=20too.=20Don't=20not=20
recommend=20something=20just=20because=20it's=20expensive=20-=20I'm=20all=20=
about=20
supporting=20open=20source=20projects,=20but=20the=20company=20is=20footin=
g=20the=20bill,=20
and=20they=20just=20want=20something=20that=20works.=20My=20research=20has=
=20turned=20up=20a=20few

commercial=20packages=20that=20do=20parts=20of=20this,=20but=20not=20all=20=
of=20it,=20and=20
nothing=20really=20integrates,=20so=20I=20haven't=20found=20a=20real=20sol=
ution,=20but=20I=20
can't=20imagine=20that=20this=20doesn't=20exist.

Thanks=20in=20advance=20for=20the=20help.
=20
Moss=20Luzader
IT=20Manager
Newisys,=20A=20Sanmina-SCI=20Company
6200=20Bridgepoint=20Parkway
Bldg=204,=20Suite=20100
Austin,=20Tx=2078730
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FAX:=20=20=20512-634-5725
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