One of the key investments in every organization are the assets. Systems for handling data about assets are valuable investment as well. Being able to have an overview of the assets, information about every detail regarding them and moreover being able to analyze that data can be critical for the business. The subject of this paper is to show the importance of the asset management strategy, point the key role that an asset management system has and list out the desired features. Another important aspect of the paper is to show that Software as a Service (SaaS) business model is best suitable model, especially for small and medium sized companies. This paper tries to define a methodology for evaluating asset management systems. Some of the existing solutions are being evaluated against it and compared with each other.
asset management systems, asset, management, SaaS, Software as a Service, Cloud computing