Assets in Snipe-IT are anything that have an asset tag. Asset tags are always unique, and are meant to be used with barcode labels affixed to the assets themselves - although it's perfectly fine to use Snipe-IT without ever using asset labels. Use Snipe-IT however works best for you.
While assets have a set of required and optional fields, you can also create your own Custom Fields for your assets to track additional information that Snipe-IT itself doesn't account for.
Checking out assets to non-people
While it is possible within Snipe-IT to check assets out to targets other than users, for example checking an asset out to a location, or another asset, we discourage this practice.
One of the primary benefits of using an asset management system is that you always have someone who is accountable for an item. A location cannot be held responsible if an asset is broken or goes missing, so it's disadvantageous to your accountability chain to assign assets to targets that are not actually people.
Updated over 4 years ago