The Vendor Held Equipment (VHE) Project is charged to ensure assets released to Wireless Installation Vendors, are tracked for the entirety of the vendor held lifecycle. The lifecycle commences upon the release of the asset to the installation vendor, continues while the asset is assigned to the Vendor Warehouse FA Location Number, and completes once there is positive confirmation the asset has either been installed at site or returned to AT&T.
The objective is to ensure data accuracy providing location of physical asset held by the Vendor.
The current scope for the Vendor Held Equipment project is defined as any Wireless Installation Vendor who performs work by direction of AT&T; and is in possession of AT&T Asset Tagged equipment. (VHE excludes non-tagged equipment)
VAST (Vendor Asset Scanning Tool)
VAST is an AT&T APP DEPOT delivered smartphone app for the iOS (iPhone) or Android platform.
VAST allows the Vendor to immediately update the asset management system once they have installed equipment to or removed equipment from AT&T locations (i.e. a Cell, Cell DAS, COW, etc.) or transferred equipment from one Vendor Warehouse to another Vendor Warehouse.
On February 28, 2017 ATT IT notified the VHE PMO the App Depot iOS signing certificate expires on March 4th. Meaning on March 4, 2017, if your end users try to use the 1.7 version of the container they will get an error message – “App Depot is no longer valid” or the application will just close on its own.
ATT IT immediately resigned the existing App Depot container with the new signing certificate and labeled it 1.7.1. ATT IT tested using the Kitchen Sink 2.0 app to ensure that all functionality is working and everything passed. Since the code is the exact same – just a new certificate – ATT IT feels 100% confident that all existing functionality will continue to work as is.
This impact is only to iOS users (iPhones and iPads) and does not impact Android users or Web based users – using a browser from their desktop/laptops.
APP DEPOT Step-by-Step Instructions
Delete current version of APP Depot on your Smartphone. This ensures a ‘clean’ installation.