A model is a class of assets that have particular attributes in common. The four basic attributes that describe any model are:
Category: The generic category that apples to this asset
Manufacturer: The manufacturer’s name
Short Description: The model’s name
Model number: This is usually the part or model number
Diagram of a Model:
For example, the model for a particular laptop would include the following fields:
Short description: Latitude
Model number: E5520
Additional (optional) attributes can be added to more fully develop the model. You can add custom fields (navigate to the Admin tab, click on Custom Fields), or add more information into these two already defined fields:
Long Description: A more detailed description.
Image: An image of the model.
To see an illustration of how a model is a basic building block for each unique asset record, also see the new user orientation.