This may not be the best way to do it, but I've gotten the directive that our laptop inventory needs to include the assigned user's department.
So I've added a custom attribute at the top level of the inventory to a few machines. I do this by right clicking on the device in the console, choosing Inventory, and clicking New String in the inventory window. I named the string Department, and set the value as IT, or Investments, etc.
Now that I've let it sit for a bit, that string has populated to the rest of the inventory (not the value, of course), so it's a bit easier to update. Still, I'm looking for a way to select multiple devices and update the value on that string for all of them.
Any ideas? Is there a better way to go about this?