An asset register is a detailed list of all fixed assets which are owned by a business. Its main purpose is to enable an organisation to accurately record and maintain both financial and non-financial information pertaining to each asset and to easily identify and verify an asset when required.

Create a new Asset


Open the Asset register by clicking 'Assets' from the top menu bar. Click the 'Add' Button to open a dialogue as shown below.




A unique name for your Asset.


Your Ref:

An additional ref used by your company (the asset will also be given a unique number by WorkForce Manager that will be prefixed with the letter 'W').


Supp Ref:

The reference given by your supplier for this asset.


Manuf Ref:

The manufacturers reference number.


Serial No:

The serial number of the asset where given.



Asset Type

By default, there will be a number of general headings in this drop down list that can initially be used as examples for each asset type. You may continue using these or elaborate as required.


The Asset Register is broken down into 6 main category types which can in turn be separated into any number of Asset Types based on each of the 6 categories.


The 6 default 'Asset Types' / categories are;







Equipment: Equipment
Products: Products
Non Stock: Non Stock


E.G. Category 'Inventory' can be subdivided into 'Parts', 'Assemblies' and 'Component' (as an example). Each of these Asset Type is linked to the Category 'Inventory'. Further grouping is possible on the 'Inventory' category by subdividing into any number of 'Inventory Types'.


The Asset Types and Inventory Type names are created / edited within the 'Custom Values' section.


Careful consideration to the Asset Type names and Inventory Type names must be made prior to entering details of your assets.


The below chart gives a short example of how the Asset Types and Inventory Types can be set within the 'Custom Values' / 'Chart Of Accounts' section. This can be as simple or elaborate as you wish, but spend some time deciding what the Asset Type and Inventory Type headings should be for your company type.


Asset Type Category Inventory Type
Parts Inventory Electrical
Assemblies Inventory  
Components Inventory Discrete
Vans Vehicles n/a
Cars Vehicles n/a
Fork Lift Trucks Vehicles n/a
Hand Tools Tools n/a
Power Tools Tools n/a
Laptops Equipment n/a
Desktop Computers Equipment n/a
Photocopiers Equipment n/a
Passenger Lifts Products n/a
Personal Lifts Products n/a
Non Stock Non Stock Electrical




Link the asset to a particular Manufacturer. (Manufacturers appear in this list having first created them. I.E. From the diary page, 'Add New Account' and select 'Company')



Your Supplier for an Asset may not be the manufacturer, record these details here. (Suppliers appear in this list having first created them. I.E. From the diary page, 'Add New Account' and select 'Company')



Product Linking


If the asset is specifically for a given product, the make and model of the product can be linked to the asset. This should not be set for generic items like 'Batteries' which the same one may be used in several pieces of equipment.



As Above


Item Link:

Linking an item allows you to create 'Sub Assemblies'. E.G. if you created an asset type 'Sub Assembly' all the individual parts that go to make that sub assembly can be linked and listed in the 'Linked' section of the asset.





General description of the asset being recorded.



By default, the asset will be active and available within the system. Selecting and saving the asset an 'Inactive' will remove it from any selections within Workforce Manager.



Financial / No Asset Type Selected

The remaining sections of the 'Asset Details' section depends on the asset type. Select an 'Asset Type from the Drop Down list and refer to that section in the 'How To Guides'

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