Katana Takes Asgard to VenueConnect 2012

Asgard will have a booth at an International Venue Managers’ conference this month in Florida put on by IAVM.

This means two things:

We will be voraciously stalking the Asgard team – all the way to Florida. This is made possible by Leah’s rerouted student loan payments and the last of Lia’s childhood birthday money.

Asgard. Booth. We’re determined to at least get some autographs, meet the Asgard all-stars in person, and determine what they would require in return for their friendship.

Please don’t tell them.

We’ll get you updates leading up to the conference and will live blog from the conference itself – which we expect will be full of intrigue, mystery, thrills, and some venue-related romance (if we’re doing it right).


RIGHT NOW IN FEATURED FEATURES: Asgard’s Upgraded Mobile Web App

Katana just released this blog post about their new system for tracking warranties in Asgard.

What? Huh?: Asgard is now compatible with smart phones/iPhones/iPads, Droids, etc. In other words, it looks and IS sexier than ever.

Unexpected Perk: Generates a lot of excitement among staff by increasing effectiveness and accountability, not to mention sexy iPads!

Our Favorite Part: Increases speed of service, not unlike the movie Speed, except completely unlike the movie Speed save for the title and perhaps sexiness (due to Sandra Bullock/aforementioned iPads).

Least Favorite Part: With the mobile device web app, staff assignments, call responses, and the completion cycle take way less time (Lia especially LOVES taking up time).

Dramatic Re-enactment: There’s a major spill in a major walkway. Since Asgard is with the times, mobile workers armed with iPads are made aware of the work order and maintenance can quickly and effectively respond, not unlike maintenance-themed superheroes. The super-human staff has saved the day once again.

Thanks, Asgard.

Overall Rating Measured In Speed VHSes:




Katana just released this blog post about their system for project work orders in Asgard. 

What? Huh?: Project work orders do not reoccur periodically but may need to involve many locations, such as a one-time effort to change the outdoor locks for many units, or sprinkle fake snow on every front door because your coworker Sven got homesick for the Swiss Alps.

Unexpected Perk: Includes the abilities (costs, detail for stock and inventory items, labor hours, vendor contract effort, and purchase orders) of the ad hoc work order with the multiple location ability of the preventive work order, giving you super mutant work order abilities. You know, if you want them, like the San Diego Padres.

Our Favorite Part: Individual locations can be ‘checked off’ as they are completed, which makes it easy to see the overall project work order’s progress. ‘Only four more units need snow before Sven will stop crying!’

Least Favorite Part: Why are we using this amazing tool to help Sven? He eats everyone’s lunches out of the fridge and ‘accidentally’ keeps all the pens. We hate Sven!

Dramatic Reenactment: You’re really REALLY sick of Sven by now, so you create another Project Work Order to not only REVERSE all of the fake snow that’s being deposited on all units, but to also put in pictures of tarantulas, which everyone knows are Sven’s worst nightmare, in the hopes that he’ll be frightened away. Once all of the individual locations have been ‘checked off’ on this tarantula Project Work Order, Sven high tails it out of there.

Merci*, Asgard.

Overall Rating Measured In TARANTULAS:


*Swiss-German for ‘Thank You,’ which is French-er than we would have thought