Asset Tags are designed to allow arbitrary metadata tagging of an Asset.
Asset Tags are designed to allow arbitrary metadata tagging (Wikipedia article) of an Asset with one or more pieces of metadata. These metadata tags can have any meaning necessary, and are used to group Assets that have no other reasonable way to categorize them.
Examples of Asset Tags may be:
The primary organization of assets is done via Asset Classes, Asset Groups, and Sites. Sometimes, however, Assets are loosely related, and these traditional organization techniques are not adequate.
Tags can be applied to disparate Assets to "group them" when no other logical grouping mechanism makes sense. Use Tags to collect items so that you can report easily on them, build Dynamic Asset Groups around the Tag, or to make specialized budgeting possible.