Working from home requires assets such as laptops , phones and printers to be outside the company premises and therefore the need to track where all these assets are is also vital. To maximise the efficent life of an assets and budget for orderly replacement you need to keeps track of their location and schedule maintenance. This enables the financial controllers to budget for replacement to keep your department in optimium working condition.
Loans of items to different staff members should be recorded and tracked and a good system will provide reports on what is outstanding and who is using it.
The maintenance of things like software upgrades and routine cleaning should also be automated irrespective of where the item is or who is using it.