2012 - 3rd Quarter

WebData Surplus Software

By John Solomon, Manager, Surplus Property and Asset Management

The University of Missouri Surplus Property Department has purchased a Surplus Software System from WebData Corporation.  WebData Software is used at more than 20 major universities to implement best-practices for Surplus re-use and disposal. The software cost has been paid for from Surplus Property self-generated operational funds.

Departments will be able to view Surplus Property on-line for re-use at minimal cost for campus departments. Specific pieces can be held for up to 72 hours, and if the department decides it is not needed, the asset returns to inventory for others to view. Assets not re-used will be sent to the monthly Surplus auction. Return of sales of Surplus to departments will be automated for monthly fund transfers. Surplus requests will be placed on-line by departments and they will be able to track the status of their Surplus from pickup, to re-use, to sale.

Auction buyers can be both physically on-site at 1507 Capen Park Road or will be able to view lots and bid on-line. Auctions will now have the ability to sell equipment from all campuses at one monthly sale. Adding Surplus from UMSL, MS&T and UMKC to the monthly auctions will increase visibility of those sales. Surplus has been working with Hospital Distribution staff to help with their unique needs for internal re-use before sale at Surplus auctions. Test departments will be set-up at each campus this summer prior to an all-campus roll-out announcement.

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