At the end of the day, an asset is something that generates revenue for your business. Assets are typically static and are physical. Assets can be anything from apartment units to physical equipment. Anything that you’d like to associate a work order to.

UpKeep is the central location for all your asset information. Attach files like manuals or schematics. View completed work orders on the asset. View Updates from your team and more!

Assets can have a different name depending on your business type. They can be called “Units”, “Equipment”, “Vehicles” or “Assets”.

We now have four levels on the Asset hierarchy. This includes our Parent Asset, Child Asset, Grandchild Asset and Great Grandchild Asset. Child assets, Grand Child assets and Great Grandchild assets are components of the parent and child asset where you may be maintaining or completing work. Your assets may qualify as a child asset if your parent asset does not function without that asset.

Here is a graphic on what you may consider Parent Assets vs Child Assets.

TIP: Already have your Asset data and want to skip ahead? Click to access the importing page for assets. Or click to learn how to import your assets in bulk. For a video walk through of the new asset hierarchy click here!


How to Add/Create Individual Assets

Within UpKeep, they can be assigned to locations and each asset can have a 4 layer hierarchy of asset and sub-asset (or parent and child asset).

  1. Navigate to the Assets section

  2. Click on + Asset

  3. Give it a name, take a picture, add a barcode, and other information you need for your asset

  4. Finally, once your information is entered, click Submit or Save!

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How to Add/Create Child, Grandchild and Great Grandchild Assets

  1. Navigate to the Assets section

  2. Click on + Asset

  3. Give it a name, take a picture, add a barcode, and other information you need for your asset

  4. Set your parent asset on the right hand side (in the drop down you will be able to select either the parent, child or grandchild asset)

  5. Finally, once your information is entered, click Create asset!

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