From the letter 'A' to the letter 'H'

TERM

DEFINITION

Category

A place to store and organize your Items under. For example, you might want to store all cameras in one category and all lenses in another.

Check-out

A way of keeping track of who took which equipment and when it's due back. Usually, they are made based on a reservation. Check-outs allow you to stay on top of equipment loan-outs to team members or students, item and kit rentals, or equipment maintenance and repair.

Contact

A person for whom you can book equipment reservations or to whom you can check out equipment. A contact may or may not be linked to a user's login.

Custody

A way to register equipment loan-outs without having to select a return date or location. For example, when you're lending out equipment for a really short or long duration.

Field

A custom field that you can define will hold extra information about, e.g., an item or a contact.

From the letter 'I' to the letter 'P'

TERM

DEFINITION

iCal

A calendar file format that allows you to share information between different calendars. For example, you can sync the reservations and check-outs of one location to a separate Outlook calendar.

Item

A unique and physical piece of equipment that is the base unit of your inventory in Cheqroom.

Kit

A way to group items together based on their usage. For example, a travel case that always contains the same set of cameras, lenses, and batteries.

Location

A way to group the items in your equipment inventory. For example, you might want to create a location for each warehouse, department, or equipment room. Once you have multiple locations, you can use these while making reservations and check-outs.

From the letter 'R' to the letter 'Z'

TERM

DEFINITION

Reservation

A way of planning which needs which equipment, at which location for a long time. Usually, reservations are converted into check-outs when the equipment leaves the building.

Template

A blueprint for actual documents which are generated for that template. For example, creating a template for PDF agreements when a contact checks out equipment or a template that contains your asset label layout.

User

A person that has a username and password and that can log in to the software. Most of the time, a user is linked to a contact so that equipment can be assigned to his / her name.

Webhook

A way of notifying other pieces of software that something interesting has happened in Cheqroom. For example, setting up a webhook to notify another application that a check-out is 1-day overdue.


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