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Fixed Asset Groups


Dynamics 365 Fixed Asset Groups are a feature of the Dynamics 365 Finance module. Fixed Asset Groups are used to group fixed assets together in order to more easily manage them.

In Dynamics 365, Fixed Asset Groups can be created based on a number of different criteria, such as asset class, department, location, or other user-defined criteria. Once created, Fixed Asset Groups can be used to manage the depreciation and disposal of the assets within the group, as well as to track maintenance and repair costs.

Fixed Asset Groups can also be used to generate reports and perform data analysis on the assets within the group, providing valuable insights into the performance of individual assets or the overall health of a company’s fixed asset portfolio.

By grouping fixed assets together, companies can streamline their fixed asset management processes, reduce administrative burdens, and make more informed decisions about their asset portfolios. With Dynamics 365 Fixed Asset Groups, businesses can more effectively manage their fixed assets, improve operational efficiency, and optimise their bottom line.

Asset Groups

Answers required are Fixed Asset Group Code, Asset Group and Service Life.

Fixed Asset Group Code

This is a shortened code for the group. For example, for Buildings you may set “BLDGS” as the asset code, or “PE” for Plant and Equipment.

Fixed Asset Group

Industry standard groups are listed in the drop-down. If additional groups are required, this is addressed in additional questions.

  • Land & Buildings
  • Fixture & Fittings
  • Motor Vehicles
  • Computer Equipment
  • Computer Software
  • Office Equipment
  • Plant & Equipment
  • Goodwill
  • Freehold
  • Leasehold

Service Life

Asset service life refers to the length of time that an asset is expected to remain useful and productive for a company before it needs to be replaced or retired. The service life of an asset is affected by a number of factors, such as its initial cost, the quality of its construction, the amount of wear and tear it experiences over time, and how well it is maintained and repaired.

The service life of an asset is an important consideration for companies when they are making decisions about purchasing new equipment or machinery. If an asset has a short service life, it may not be cost-effective to invest in it, as the company will need to replace it sooner rather than later. Conversely, an asset with a longer service life may be a better investment, as it will provide more value to the company over time.

In order to accurately determine the service life of an asset, companies often use a variety of tools and techniques, such as statistical analysis, engineering studies, and historical data. By estimating the service life of their assets, companies can plan for future replacement costs, manage their maintenance and repair budgets more effectively, and make more informed decisions about their capital investments.

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