FAQs

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How do we use your asset inventory data to cut our property taxes?

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Personal property tax filings often do not reflect actual assets in service. Our asset audit, reconciliation and certified reporting provides you with the accurate benchmark of assets in service as well as retirements. Our certified reporting provides independent, third-party evidence enabling you to accurately file or amend your property tax filings to reflect your true asset base and ensure you are not paying taxes on retired assets. Our services typically enable you to cut your property taxes significantly.

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How long does it take to conduct a complete Physical Inventory Audit?

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To determine the duration required to conduct a complete physical inventory audit, we analyze your scope of work which includes asset inventory ledger/database review, facility locations and square footage information and discussion regarding your operational setup and current business activities, objectives, and priorities. We try to balance urgent deadlines and timelines with prudent deployment of audit team resources to minimize the impact within your daily business activities. Smaller, stealth teams are what we strive for whenever possible, however, urgent deadlines often dictate that we deploy teams of 50-100 to meet goals. For a specific estimate of project duration please provide scope of work details, facilities information and desired duration.

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Can you inventory and move all of our physical plant to our new location?

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We have the capabilities and experience to audit large multi-national organizations with hundreds of locations and millions of assets. In addition, we have tackled corporate headquarters, distribution center, manufacturing plant, and data center physical moves. In conjunction with our Transportation Management Division, AI has physically moved distribution centers, data server farms, and corporate office environments from a legacy location to a new facility. Our services included auditing assets at legacy facility, packing, crating and securing assets, tracking assets onto trucks, physically moving assets to new facility location, tracking the assets off the truck and delivering them to new location room, office, server area, warehouse etc. for setup.

Our services reduce risk of loss and reduce insurance costs associated with a corporate move.

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We have a secure and sensitive location that needs a complete inventory audit, can you help?

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Many of our audits are conducted within highly secure and sensitive environments. We serve hundreds of banking, financial, media, military, and technology clients who all have highly sensitive and secure environments. Our company and our teams have the experience to understand the critical nature of live technology networks, credit card embossing and issuing operations centers, financial markets and trading floor operations, on-air live broadcasting studios, manufacturing clean rooms, and more. Our success is dependent upon taking the time to understand your environment, your requirements and our collaborative planning ensures we efficiently, effectively and safely conduct the audit in accordance with your facilities and operational requirements with assistance and access to these areas provided by your key personnel in a planned and controlled manner.

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We need to move our physical plant and warehouse overseas, can you do that?

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Many of our clients have operations throughout the world. AI is prepared to service our clients needs and often helps establish new operations or transition US operations overseas. AI's Asset Management and Transportation Management Divisions collaborate to provides physical moves of assets and operations both domestically and internationally. Call to discuss your project needs.

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We need to design and build our new warehouse and move our existing warehouse into it, can you get that done?

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AI has more than 20 years' experience in warehouse management and has seen hundreds of warehouse and distribution centers throughout the world. This experience has provided us with the knowledge and expertise to advise our clients on operational, workflow and systems improvements and enhancements. Many clients reach a point where their current facility and operation are insufficient to meet the current demand and growth. In these case we conduct a review to identify potential solutions which may include modifications to the current facility and operation or identification and setup of a new warehouse and distribution center facility. AI's team can provide a turn key solution that includes facility identification and lease/acquisition negotiation, facility design, setup, racking, marking, systems implementation and even outsourced operations and management.

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We need to inventory our server farm and move it to a new location, can you help with that?

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AI's IT Audit Team specializes in conducting physical inventory audit of technology assets within server farm environments. In addition, AI has the experience to audit, secure, pack and crate server assets, physically move these assets, and set them up in another location. Our Transportation Management Division has moved IT Server farms dozens of times and  most recently on time, on budget and safely from Austin, TX to Montreal.