Asset Management Suite stores all the asset-related information in the Configuration Management Database (CMDB). To track an asset, you must enter its data into the database.
You enter information into the database as a configuration item (also known as a resource) entry. A configuration item represents an object or any detail that you want your system to track. These items can be assets, locations, invoices, schedules, users, contracts, and so on.
The following items are examples of configuration items:
A user named Jon
A location named California
A computer named GX260
A depreciation schedule named Straight Line
An invoice named Invoice0002
You can associate a configuration item with other configuration items. For example, you can associate a user named Jon with a location named California and with a computer named GX260. After you create these associations between configuration items, you can track items and manage information in your asset management environment.
Although you can enter any type of information about any configuration item type, Asset Management Suite provides predefined configuration item types. Configuration item types are the templates that define the data that you can store about a specific configuration item.