When sorting by Asset Tag column in Inventory, they don't sort correctly - for example, mine goes in the following order when I sort by Asset Tag column:
Thanks for bringing this to our attention. Let me confirm the logic behind the sort in CMDB and will file a bug, if found to be a flaw. Will keep you posted on our findings.
If it helps - Google APis and SSP APis work very much alike. In Google, it's simply a setting of labeling it a NUMERICAL VALUE and not Automatic or PLAIN TEXT.