You can now specify a Check-in/Return Date for Collateral and Multi-Quantity Asset reservations in ExhibitDay.
When reserving a Collateral/Multi-Quantity Asset for an event, use the “Return to Storage / Check-in” section of the reservation form to specify if/when the items will return back to storage.
When to choose the ‘Unspecified / TBD’ option:
In certain cases, the items that get checked out either do not return back to storage at all, or, only some portion of the quantity checked-out gets returned back to storage. For example, if 500 Logo Pens are checked out for an event, some or none of the Logo Pens may return back to storage after the event. In such scenarios, choose the ‘Unspecified / TBD’ option. If/when any portion of item(s) end up getting sent back to storage, you can make a manual inventory adjustment entry for this asset at the storage location the items are returned to.
Also, in certain scenarios, some portion of the items checked-out may even go to a different location after the event (e.g. 15 chairs are checked out for an event, 5 of them return to the original storage location and 10 get shipped directly to a different event and get returned at a later date); in such cases, it is also recommended that the ‘Unspecified / TBD’ option be selected so that manual inventory adjustments are made upon actual arrival of the items at each location.
When to choose the ‘Everything comes right back after the event’ option:
Choose this option only if you know that all quantities of this asset checked-out for this reservation will return back to the same storage location after the event. The system will automatically make the inventory adjustment entry (increase) for the check-in on the specified return date. For example, if 15 chairs are reserved for an event, and after the event, all 15 chairs will return to the same storage location they were checked-out from, then you can select this option and specify the return date — this way, the system will automatically mark an inventory increase on the return date, and you won’t have to ‘check-in’ (by adding an inventory adjustment entry for the return).
You can now add Optional Accessories to your Capital Assets in ExhibitDay.
Optional Accessories are supplemental add-on items that can be optionally requested when reserving a Capital Asset. The person making the reservation can specify the quantity for each Optional Accessory (depending on the specific nature of the reservation).
Example: If the Asset is a Laptop Computer, the Optional Accessories could be a Carry-on Case, a Mouse, a Keyboard, or a Power Adapter; when a user reserves the Laptop, they may specify (1) Keyboard, and (2) Power Adapters to be included.
Adding Optional Accessories to Capital Assets
Optional Accessories for a Capital Asset can be configured from the Asset Edit page (in the Manage Assets area).
The Maximum Quantity (that can be requested)
The Maximum Quantity (that can be requested) is the maximum number of units of an Optional Accessory that can be specified (by the person making the reservation) when reserving the underlying Asset.
Example: If the Asset is a Laptop Computer and the Optional Accessory is a Power Adapter, and you want users to be able to request a maximum of only 2 Power Adapters when reserving the Laptop, then set the value of its Maximum Quantity to 2.
The Default Quantity
The Default Quantity is the quantity (of the Optional Accessory) that is selected by default when making a new reservation for the underlying Asset.
Example: If the Asset is a Laptop Computer and the Optional Accessory is a Power Adapter with a Default Quantity of (1), whenever a new reservation for the Laptop Computer is made, by default the system will select (1) as the quantity for the Power Adapter. The user making the reservation may choose to change that quantity (depending on the specific nature of that reservation).
Note: If you don’t want to set a Default Quantity (i.e. you want the person reserving the underlying Asset to decide how many units of this Accessory they want to include in the reservation), then enter 0 for the Default Quantity.
The Availability Status
The Availability Status of an Optional Accessory determines whether or not the Accessory is available when making new reservations for the underlying Asset.
If the Availability Status is set to ‘Active/Available’, then the Optional Accessory is included in the list of selectable Accessories.
If the Availability Status is changed to ‘Temporarily Unavailable’, then the Optional Accessory will not be included in the list of selectable Accessories (for any new reservations of the underlying Asset).
Requesting Optional Accessories when Making a Reservation
If a Capital Asset has Optional Accessories configured, the Asset Reservation screen will allow the user to select the quantity for each Optional Accessory they would like to add-on to the reservation.
Optional Accessories in the Inventory Pull Sheet
If a reservation for a Capital Asset has Optional Accessories specified, the Requested Accessories will be listed on the Pull Sheet.
An Optional Accessory cannot be reserved by itself; it is something that can be optionally added-on only when reserving the underlying Asset.
Optional Accessories are not tracked like Assets; the system does not keep track of the status, the storage location, or inventory levels (available quantities) of Optional Accessories. It is assumed that there is typically sufficient inventory available in storage to fulfill the requested number of Optional Accessories for a given reservation. If tracking the status and inventory levels of an item are required, that item should be entered as its own stand-alone Asset.
‘Required parts’ of an Asset should not be entered as Optional Accessories. For example, if the Asset is a Booth, and its parts always consist of Frames/Panels/Rolling Case/Lights (which collectively make up the Asset), do not enter these parts as Optional Accessories; the required parts can be specified in the ‘Pull Notes’ textbox (when Editing the Asset Information).
We just released the ability to Follow your Storage Locations in ExhibitDay (in order to get notified about Asset Reservations).
Following a Storage Location
To follow a Storage Location, click the Storage Locations link in the drop-down menu next to the [Manage Assets] tab. Then, click the Follow link next to the Storage Location(s) you would like to follow.
Every time an Asset Reservation is made (or updated) from Storage Location(s) that you following, you’ll receive an email about the reservation.
Asset Reservation Notification Settings
By default, when you follow a Storage Location, you will get notifications about all asset reservations and updates from that location — upcoming and past reservations. If you don’t wish to get notifications about past reservations (e.g. when a reservation from a past event gets deleted), and only prefer to get notified about upcoming/future reservations, you can change your Asset Management notification settings under My Profile & Preferences > Email Notifications > Asset Management Notification Emails.