Configuring the global data for device types

The Default Values table of the Global Settings > Financial Asset Management node provides a large list of device types that tend to be available in networks with some default values that are preentered. If these do not apply to your company defaults you need to modify these for accurate financial assessment.

Before you begin

Make sure you have the Default Values tab of the Global Settings > Financial Asset Management node selected.

  1. Select a device type that is available in your network in the table to the right, for example, Server or Workstation which would correspond to your master, relays and clients.
  2. Right-click and select the Properties menu item from the appearing pop-up menu.
  3. Define the following values in the appearing Properties window:
    • Enter the currently remaining value of the asset into the Residual Value box. The residual value is an estimate of the value of the asset at the time it is sold or disposed of; it may be zero. Residual value is also known as scrap value or salvage value.
    • Enter the number of months that this asset is supposed to work in your network into the Estimated Useful Life of Asset (months) box.
    • Select the method used to calculate the costs from the Depreciation Type list.
  4. Click OK to confirm and close the window.
  5. Repeat the preceding steps for all device types available in your network.

The general data is now defined for the device types that exist in your infrastructure.

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