|9 Months Ended|
Sep. 30, 2019
|Property, Plant and Equipment [Abstract]|
NOTE 8 - FIXED ASSETS
Fixed assets are stated at cost, less accumulated depreciation and amortization, and are summarized as follows:
Depreciation and amortization expense of fixed assets for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 was $214,000 and $640,000, respectively, and for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019 was $194,000 and $573,000, respectively. This includes amortization of costs associated with computer software and web application development for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 of $133,000 and $395,000, respectively, and for the three- and nine-month periods ended September 30, 2019 of $131,000 and $397,000,
I.D. Systems capitalizes in fixed assets the costs of software development and web application development. Specifically, the assets comprise an implementation and enhancements of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software, enhancements to the VeriWiseTM systems, and a customer interface website (which is the primary tool used to provide data to our customers). The website employs updated web architecture and improved functionality and features, including, but not limited to, customization at the customer level, enhanced security features, custom virtual electronic geofencing of landmarks, global positioning system (GPS)-based remote mileage reporting, and richer mapping capabilities. I.D. Systems capitalized the costs incurred during the “development” and “enhancement” stages of the software and website development. Costs incurred during the “planning” and “post-implementation/operation” stages of development were expensed. I.D. Systems capitalized $5,000 and $-0- for such projects for the nine-month periods ended September 30, 2018 and 2019, respectively.
The entire disclosure for long-lived, physical assets used in the normal conduct of business and not intended for resale. Includes, but is not limited to, accounting policies and methodology, roll forwards, depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, including composite depreciation, accumulated depreciation, depletion and amortization expense, useful lives and method used, income statement disclosures, assets held for sale and public utility disclosures.
Reference 1: http://fasb.org/us-gaap/role/ref/legacyRef