Earlier this year there was a strong discussion on the inclusion of Fixed Asset management into the xTuple product (forum discussion here). Many people contributed ideas and support. This interest lead to the development of a Specification which in turn generated more ideas and interest. The original intention of the discussion was to determine what additional functionality was needed by the xTuple community. Well after many months, the first release of xTuple Fixed Asset Management is here. I am proud to announce the release of the Fixed Asset extension package for xTuple.
Fixed Asset Register
The first release (currently in Beta status) is aimed squarely at development of a Fixed Asset register. It’s primary purpose is the recording of Fixed Assets and the asset’s various attributes and serves as the foundation for further extension packages. The package allows you to define different Asset Types (Classes) and the current status of those assets. Information about the asset cost, asset expected life, purchasing, and installation dates can be recorded. In addition you can record warranty information and use that to track expiry dates of warranties. Basic Asset reporting is also included. The Fixed Asset register is the foundation for future developments. It allows the recording of basic information that is intended for use in depreciation calculations and maintenance planning.
The Fixed Asset package requires xTuple version 3.6 as a minimum. As mentioned earlier this is currently a Beta release. The Fixed Asset package is available free of charge on the xChange.