Baseline or Dynamic is the question; that depends on your situation.
Definitions of both are:
- Baseline Physical Inventory: No field validation – no database
- Dynamic Inventory: Real-time field validation – you already have a database
Which one should I perform? That really depends on: 1) your project, 2) the integrity of your current data , and 3) have you ever performed an inventory yet?
Once you know the answers to those questions, the answer of which inventory is best suited for your project will be staring at you in the face!
Remember, determining if a Baseline or Dynamic inventory is better, this is only ONE piece of the puzzle.
P.S. I personally provide a free 1 hour online Webinar on the Best Practices of a Physical Asset Inventory. Every second Friday of each month at 11:00 a.m. (PDT). http://www.paragon-net.com/FAS-online-training/fixed-asset-inventory-webinar.html