Salesforce Tips: Using the Asset Object

Asset object in Salesforce is designed to store an item that is previously sold to a customer. If you are planning to use the Asset object, you should consider of the following:
  1. An asset record MUST be associated with an Account or a Contact. You can’t create an orphan record.
  2. You can’t create a tab for the Asset object. However, you can view them through the Product tab under Asset Views.
  3. Field tracking is not supported for Asset object.
  4. Record type is not supported for Asset object.
  5. Asset supports Apex trigger and Workflow.
  6. Asset object is not supported in Salesforce to Salesforce


If your data model designed is restricted because of the above reasons, you should consider using a Custom Object.