Create fixed assets

Fixed assets are containers that can hold multiple assets. Fixed assets are commonly tracked at the corporate level by a finance or accounting department, but may contain IT assets such as hardware and software.

The Fixed Asset option in the Financial Management application shows the IT assets related to a fixed asset record. This link can help IT stay coordinated with the corporate asset system. Users with the financial_mgmt_admin and financial_mgmt_user roles can create fixed assets. After creating a fixed asset and adding assets, the residual value can be automatically calculated.

To create a fixed asset:
  1. Navigate to Financial Management > Fixed assets.
  2. Click New.
  3. Enter a name for the fixed asset.
  4. Click Submit.
To add assets to a fixed asset:
  1. Navigate to Financial Management > Fixed assets.
  2. Click a fixed asset.
  3. In the Covered assets related list, click Edit.
  4. In the Collection list, double-click an asset to add it to the Covers Assets List.
  5. Click Save.
To sum the residual values of all assets in a fixed asset:
  1. Navigate to Financial Management > Fixed assets.
  2. Click a fixed asset.
  3. Click Sum Residual Value.

    The ServiceNow platform calculates the Residual Value, Total cost, and Total depreciation based on information in the Financial and Depreciation sections on the individual asset records.