EdgeLink, The Online Management Tool for the Exhibit Industry – Asset Management Program – Part 3

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Last year before the Christmas break we talked about three different types of programs inside Exhibit Force, the Online Management System that most display houses use. This week we are going to talk about the Asset Management Program as that is the one most display houses use to interact between the display house and the exhibitor manager or exhibitor themselves.

So let’s take a look at the Asset Management Program and how it flows and works between you the client and us the display house.

First thing that happens is that a display house such as Exhibit Edge will enter photos and inventory data into the system. So when we receive an exhibit, build an exhibit, create a new item or re-order a new product for you, we have a studio here where we photograph the item and then it goes into the system. Here at Exhibit Edge we go one step further, we give an item number, so there are checks and balances to make sure that the photo matches the item number. When all the data and photos are in the system for your assets or exhibit properties, now we are ready to manage your events.

Here is the flow of events in the Asset Management Program

  1. You will log in to your personal site, in this case you will get a personal username and password. It is not company-wide as you can add different levels of access.
  2. You enter your event data or you give it to us and we will do it for you.
  3. You will select the different assets or exhibits, graphics, giveaways.
  4. You will add them to the specific event.
  5. You will review it to make sure all event information is there and submit it to your display house. This ends the ability to add anything into the system anymore as it goes through a process or submission and finalization.
  6. Display house will use the data to create system work orders complete with photos of your inventory that you want for that particular show. These work orders that we would print out and use as operational checks to verify that the exhibit was pulled correctly before the shipment went out.

In summary, below is the flow of events in the form of a flow chart.

flowchart

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