This documentation supports releases of BMC Helix Dashboards up to December 31, 2021. To view the latest version, select the version from the Product version menu.

Asset Inventory dashboard

As a dashboard user, you can use the Asset Inventory dashboard to get the inventory details of asset type Computer Systems, such as the count of assets, the refresh and purchase trend of assets, the count of spare assets, and so on.For instructions on creating or editing dashboards, see Configuring dashboards, panels, and queries. For information about dashboard concepts, see Setting up dashboards.

Related topics

BMC Helix ITSM Asset Management predefined reports Open link from the BMC Helix ITSM Asset Management online documentation

Example: Tracking the spare laptops in the inventory

Jim, a service desk agent has received a request for a spare laptop. For fulfilling this request, Garth, the asset manager wants to check the number of spare laptops that are available in the inventory.

The following image shows the Asset Inventory dashboard with sample data:

For a list of icons and operations that are common across dashboards, see Orientation.

To view the dashboard

  1. On the left navigation pane, hover your mouse over the Dashboards icon and click Manage.
  2. Click the Helix ITSM folder and then click Asset Inventory.

    Tip: Quick access from the home page

    To quickly open the dashboard from the home page, mark it as a favorite by using the star icon. Additionally, after you open a dashboard, it is available under Recently viewed dashboards on the home page.

Panels in the Asset Inventory dashboard

PanelsDescriptionExample
Assets in Inventory
Dashboard filters

Displays the following custom filters to view the asset inventory information on the dashboard:

  • Company
  • Site
  • Primary Capability

Additionally, you can filter the data by using the date and time range global filter. By default, the search result displays the data of last 30 days.


Total AssetsDisplays the total number of assets in the inventory.

Asset Distribution by Site

Displays the number of assets in the inventory available at different locations in a bar chart.

You can click the bar charts to view the asset details. The asset details are displayed in the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard.

On the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard, when you click the asset name, it opens the asset record in Smart IT.

Asset Distribution per Site

Displays the number of assets available at different locations based on the following parameters in a cross-tab:

  • Site
  • Primary Capability

You can click the value of assets to view the asset details. The asset details are displayed in the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard.

On the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard, when you click the asset name, it opens the asset record in Smart IT.


Drill through -Asset Details:

Spare Assets
Total AssetsDisplays the total number of spare assets in the inventory.

Spare Asset Distribution by Site

Displays the number of spare assets in the inventory at different locations in a bar chart.

You can click the bar charts to view the asset details. The asset details are displayed in the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard.

On the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard, when you click the asset name, it opens the asset record in Smart IT.

Spare Asset Distribution per Site

Displays the number of spare assets in the inventory available at different locations based on the following parameters in a cross-tab:

  • Site
  • Manager
  • Primary Capability

You can click value of the spare assets to view the asset details. The asset details are displayed in the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard.

On the Drill through -Asset Details dashboard, when you click the asset name, it opens the asset record in Smart IT.


Drill through -Asset Details:


Asset Purchase and Refresh Trend
Purchase Trend (by Count)Displays the trend of purchasing assets in a chart.

Refresh Trend (by Count)Displays the forecast of refreshing assets in a chart.

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