9 Feb, 2016

Scandit to Showcase Retail App Solutions and Ergonomic Scan Case at EuroCIS 2016

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In just two weeks, we’ll hit the road for Dusseldorf, Germany to participate in EuroCIS 2016 — Europe’s leading trade fair for retail technology.

We’ll be on-site showcasing the power of our latest mobile solutions for retailers, with live demos of our Self-Checkout and Order Entry solutions for all attendees. Our hand-on demos will allow attendees to personally experience the power of our technology at work. We’ll also be introducing the Scandit Case, which is a newly designed iPhone 6/6s case that works with all of Scandit’s mobile scanning solutions. The Scandit Case provides protection during everyday activities and a scanning experience similar to that of a dedicated barcode scanner, at a fraction of the cost.

In addition, Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit will give a presentation titled, “Transforming Retail Operations with Mobile and Wearable Devices” in the EuroCIS Forum on February 23rd at 12pm. Leveraging the experiences from working with some of the world’s most successful retail chains, Dr. Mueller will discuss application strategies and device best practices for implementing future-proof mobile solutions to reinvent the way retail operations conduct business and build relationships with customers.

Scandit executives will be in Expo Hall 9 each day chatting with attendees and demonstrating the fully customizable, cross-platform solutions and associated cloud-based services. Stop by our booth in Hall 9 (Stand E14) so you can see our latest product offerings. If you’re attending, feel free to reach out to schedule a meeting.

26 Jan, 2016

Scandit is the Focus of New Report from VDC Research on Mobile Barcode Scanning

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The report includes an analysis of Scandit’s technology and customer case studies

Zurich, Switzerland – January 26, 2016 – Scandit, developer of leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, is the focus of a new industry white paper about mobile barcode scanning from VDC Research, the leading AutoID and Data Capture analyst firm. The report (Revolutionizing Data Capture: Bringing enterprise-grade barcode scanning to everyone) takes a close look at the rise and success of mobile barcode scanning in the enterprise to improve mission-critical business processes throughout the supply chain, streamline workflows, lower costs and boost bottom lines.

VDC’s research shows that the data capture industry is expanding its footprint to now proactively leverage the capabilities of smartphones and tablets by introducing mobile solutions that enable enterprise-grade scanning performance. Scandit’s mobile solutions demonstrate how smartphones, coupled with powerful mobile apps and web services, act as a cost-effective and feature-rich replacement option for legacy barcode scanners.

In order to highlight what can be achieved with this scanning technology, the report includes Scandit customer case studies from SBB (Swiss Federal Railways), Coop, Interline Brands, Imperial Supplies and Cardinal Health.

“This new report from VDC Research provides more confirmation about what our customers have been seeing for years,” said Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit. “We’re thrilled to be the focus of this white paper about how mobile barcode scanning is shaping the future of the AutoID and Data Capture market by streamlining enterprise operations and bringing new possibilities to outdated business processes.”

Links

– Download the white paper: http://www.scandit.com/resources/2016-vdc-whitepaper

– Learn more about VDC Research: http://www.vdcresearch.com

– Learn more about Scandit: http://www.scandit.com

About Scandit

Scandit delivers high-performance mobile solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearables, designed to transform consumer engagement and operational efficiency for today’s forward-looking enterprises. Scandit solutions are built on its patented software-based barcode scanner and are used in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and logistics. With more than 25,000 licensees across the globe, Scandit processes more than half a billion scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, Home Depot, NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue and Verizon. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering groundbreaking identification and data capture applications to customers. For more information visit www.scandit.com.

20 Jan, 2016

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK Version 4.11 Released

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This update includes significant improvements to our scanning capabilities and user experience. We recommend that you upgrade soon to take advantage of our increased performance and feature set (see release notes for details). Here are new features that Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK version 4.11 has to offer:

High Performance Aztec Code Scanning

Our new Aztec Decoder now supports 360° rotation tolerance, and pitch and skew angles up to 75°. This means an unparalleled scanning performance in Aztec-featured applications such as ticketing and logistics. For example, train conductors can scan the Aztec codes on travelers’ printed online tickets or on their smartphones faster and more conveniently than ever before.

GS1 Databar Limited 

By adding support for the GS1 Databar Limited, we now support the etnire set of Databar formats in the GS1 Databar spec. The GS1 Databar specs comprise a wide variety of Databar symbologies: GS1 Databar Omnidirectional, GS1 Databar Truncated, GS1 Databar Stacked and GS1 Databar Limited. GS1 Databar Limited is primarily used on small-sized units such as in the pharmaceutical industry.

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Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unparalleled scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven’t experienced the performance of Scandit, sign up for a 30-Day Test SDK today. To view the full release notes for version 4.11 or download the latest SDK, simply sign into your Scandit account.

14 Jan, 2016

New Report by Top AIDC Analyst, VDC – Revolutionizing Data Capture with Scandit

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VDC Research, the leading AutoID and Data Capture analyst firm, has today released its latest industry white paper on mobile barcode scanning. The reportRevolutionizing Data Capture: Bringing enterprise-grade barcode scanning to everyone, takes a close look at the rise and success of mobile barcode scanning in the enterprise to improve mission-critical business processes throughout the supply chain. With a focus on Scandit, VDC analyzes how mobile barcode scanning is helping enterprises across verticals streamline workflows, lower costs and boost bottom lines.

VDC’s research shows that the data capture industry is expanding its footprint to now proactively leverage the capabilities of smartphones and tablets by introducing mobile solutions that enable enterprise-grade scanning performance. In their latest white paper, you can learn how these solutions are helping large enterprises mobilize a higher percentage of their workforce and workflows, leading to increased operational efficiency and lowered costs.

Scandit’s mobile solutions demonstrate how smartphones, coupled with powerful mobile apps and web services, act as a cost-effective and feature-rich replacement option for legacy barcode scanners. With this in mind, VDC sheds light on how the next-generation technology is shaping the future of the AutoID and Data Capture market.

To learn more, download the full report from VDC Research.

12 Jan, 2016

Scandit to Demo Retail App Solutions and Ergonomic Scan Case at NRF Big Show 2016

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We’re excited to announce our participation in the National Retail Federation (NRF) Big Show 2016 taking place January 17-20 in New York, NY. The event is a true one-stop-shop for industry professionals to explore new technology that can improve retail operations, enhance the customer experience and lower costs across the supply chain.

We’ll be on-site in the expo hall showcasing the power of Scandit’s mobile app solutions to all conference expo attendees. Our hand-on demos allow attendees to personally experience the power of our mobile app solutions, and we’re thrilled to share this technology at NRF. In addition to our demos, we’ll also be introducing the Scandit Case, which is a newly designed iPhone 6/6s case that works with all of Scandit’s mobile scanning solutions. The Scandit Case provides protection during everyday activities and a scanning experience similar to that of a dedicated barcode scanner, at a fraction of the cost.

Attendees will have the opportunity to meet with multiple members of the Scandit team at our booth (#456), including Samuel Mueller (CEO), Justin Corbell (Director of Sales, US), Daniel Thalhammer (Head of Partnerships), Arjun Sinha (Senior Account Manager) and Courtland Howard (Senior Account Manager). We’ll also be tweeting live from the event, so stay tuned to our Twitter feed and feel free to reach out if you’d like to meet up.

To learn more, check out the links below:
– Learn more about Scandit’s retail app solutions: http://www.scandit.com/industries/retail
– Learn more about the Scandit Case: http://www.scandit.com/products/case
– Learn more about Retail’s BIG Show 2016: http://bigshow16.nrf.com

11 Jan, 2016

2016 Scandit Events Calendar

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In 2016, Scandit is looking forward to showcasing our latest technology at a variety of events and conferences around the globe. Our upcoming event schedule includes several retail and supply chain conferences in the US and Europe. Check out our schedule:

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If you’re going to be attending any of these events and would like to meet with a member of our team and schedule a live demo, please contact us.

15 Dec, 2015

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK Version 4.10 Released

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We just released the latest version of our Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS, Android, Windows and other supported platforms. This update includes significant improvements to our scanning capabilities and user experience. We recommend that you upgrade soon to take advantage of our increased performance and feature set (see release notes for details). Here are new features that Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK version 4.10 has to offer:

QR Scanning Gets Even Better

With the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK 4.9, we introduced a new QR decoder that provided unmatched pitch, yaw and orientation tolerance. With our new 4.10 release, we increase the pitch and skew tolerance of our QR decoder even further—on average by an additional 20%. We also improved the robustness of our decoder, which led to a 25% increase in maximum decode range compared to 4.9. Our internal user testing showed that users scan a selection of QR codes with our new decoder twice as fast as with competing solutions.

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Better Blurry Decoding Performance on Popular Samsung Smartphones

Our 4.10 release makes barcode scanning on popular Samsung smartphones such as the S4 or S6 even more instantaneous than with previous releases. While we could always decode barcodes when the autofocus was not yet triggered on iOS devices and on a significant share of Android devices, our blurry 1D barcode decoder always needed a little help from the autofocus on selected Samsung phones such as the S4 or S6. The latest release of our Scandit Barcode Scanner now brings our signature, instantaneous scan speed, to these popular Samsung devices. Barcodes are scanned as soon as they are present in the camera view finder—no need to wait for the autofocus to trigger and to adjust the focus length.

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Support for Universal Windows Platform (UWP) – New in Windows 10

With our Scandit Barcode Scanner 4.10 for Windows we are adding support for Microsoft’s new Universal Windows Platform (UWP) which provides a common app platform available on every device that runs Windows 10. Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 apps target either Windows or Windows Phone. With Windows 10, you no longer target an operating system, but can instead target your app to one or more device families. Our support for UWP means that Windows developers can deploy a single app package that provides enterprise-grade barcode scanning capability for a whole range of different devices: Windows phones, tablets, laptops, and even embedded devices.   

Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unparalleled scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven’t experienced the performance of Scandit, consider signing up for a 30-Day Test SDK today. To view the full release notes for version 4.10 or download the latest SDK, simply sign into your Scandit account.

10 Dec, 2015

Choosing the Best Barcode Type for Your Business

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Barcodes are everywhere: on our favorite products, in the advertisements we see, on our mail and now even on the foods we eat. But that hasn’t always been the case. What began as an attempt to automate the grocery store checkout experience has evolved into an entire industry of automation and data capture that has taken the world by storm— revolutionizing many standard business processes that we still use today.

While the benefits of using barcodes are well known, it can be difficult to determine which type of barcode your business should be using. If you’re new to the world of barcodes, or are thinking of utilizing them at work, you may be asking yourself many questions: what type of barcode should I use? What’s the difference between 1D and 2D barcodes? How much information can a barcode hold? Which barcode type is ideal for my industry and use case?

For many busy professionals, it can be hard to identify the best barcode type to use in their business; that’s why we have created a comprehensive guide to choosing the best barcode symbology. We’ve outlined the most common barcode types from across different industries, broken down the benefits of each one, and highlighted key use cases where barcode scanning can help streamline workflows and increase employee efficiency. Whether you need a small, private barcode to store secured data or a public barcode to connect consumers to your website, we have all the answers you need.

So, take a look at our latest guide, Choosing the Best Barcode for your Business to get started with the barcode symbology that will work best for you.


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Choosing the Best Barcode Guide for your Business

 

8 Dec, 2015

Scandit Introduces Ergonomic Scan Case for iPhones to Revolutionize Enterprise Data Capture

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The patent-pending Scandit Case replaces dedicated barcode scanners at a low Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) when used in conjunction with Scandit’s mobile software solutions

Zurich, Switzerland – December 08, 2015 – Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today revealed the Scandit Case. An ergonomically designed iPhone 6/6s case that works with smartphones and all of Scandit’s mobile scanning solutions, the Scandit Case provides protection during everyday activities and a scanning experience similar to that of a dedicated barcode scanner but with a lower total cost of ownership (TCO). The Scandit Case is available for pre-order and will ship in Q1 2016.

While Scandit’s patented barcode scanning software is engineered to provide enterprise-grade scanning on smartphones even in challenging environments – compensating for glare, motion, extreme angles, for example – the Scandit Case combines high-performance scanning with ultimate ease of use and the ergonomics necessary to support scan-intensive data capture applications across the entire supply chain.

By leveraging the built-in LED and camera on the iPhone for illumination, aiming and image capture, the Case provides a scanning experience comparable to a dedicated scanner, without introducing additional electrical components. The end result is a multipurpose device that is ergonomic, built for everyday protection and available at a fraction of the cost and weight of a dedicated scanner.

The Scandit Case is part of Scandit’s evolving product line, including mobile software and cloud services designed to mobilize mission-critical enterprise workflows across the entire supply chain including Order Entry, Proof of Delivery, Inventory Management and more. Through the introduction of the Case, Scandit is the first company to offer a fully integrated, enterprise-grade mobile data capture solution that combines the versatility of software-based scanning, a powerful cloud-based mobility platform (including capabilities such as geolocation, analytics and app lifecycle management) and the ease-of-use and robustness of dedicated devices.

“Advancements in mobile technology have made it possible to use smartphones in situations where they haven’t traditionally been used,” said Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit. “The Scandit Case combines the versatility of software-based mobile scanning with the ergonomics and robustness of a traditional scanner. When combined with our cloud-based mobile app solutions optimized to support mission-critical business processes with smartphones, the Case creates new business opportunities and delivers improved operational efficiencies for the enterprise at a lower TCO.”

Links

– Learn more about the Scandit Case: http://www.scandit.com/products/case/
– Pre-order the Scandit Case today: http://www.scandit.com/join-case-waitlist/
– Learn more about Scandit’s Barcode Scanner for Business: http://www.scandit.com/products/barcode-scanner-for-business/
– Learn more about Scandit: http://www.scandit.com

About Scandit

Scandit delivers high-performance mobile data capture solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearables, designed to transform consumer engagement and operational efficiency for today’s forward-looking enterprises. Scandit solutions are built on its patented software-based barcode scanner and are used in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and logistics. With over 20,000 licensees in more than 100 countries, Scandit processes more than 200 million scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, Home Depot, NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue and Verizon. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering groundbreaking identification and data capture applications to enterprise customers worldwide. For more information visit www.scandit.com.

23 Nov, 2015

Scandit to Present Latest Solutions During Apple Business Briefing: iOS in Logistics

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Later this week, we’ll be participating in Apple’s Business Briefing in Zurich to discuss the role of iOS and mobile devices in professional logistics environments. During iOS in Logistics, industry leaders like Scandit will gather to showcase the latest mobile solutions aimed to streamline workflows and improve standard business processes for logistics providers around the world.

Scandit CEO Samuel Mueller, will be speaking to audience members about the benefits of enterprise-grade barcode scanning on iOS devices, and what the latest Scandit solutions can do to improve business operations for logistics professionals. As barcode scanning continues to play a key role in many logistics workflows, companies such as Scandit are providing new and exciting ways for enterprises to leverage the latest mobile technologies to improve employee efficiency, lower IT costs and boost their bottom line.

It’s no secret that mobile technology is already being used to improve logistics environments, but as more companies turn to Apple devices for enterprise use, it’s important to understand what solutions are available and how they are being implemented successfully across large organizations.

To learn more about the event you can review the event agenda.

16 Nov, 2015

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK Version 4.9 Released

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We just released the latest version of our Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS, Android, Windows and other supported platforms. This update includes significant improvements to our scanning capabilities and user experience. We recommend that you upgrade soon to take advantage of our increased performance and feature set (see release notes for details). Here are new features that Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK version 4.9 has to offer:

New QR Code Decoder: Read Barcodes at Any Angle for Unmatched Ease of Use

The Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK now features a new QR code decoder that scans QR codes when the smartphone camera is pointed at the QR code at a (steep) angle. This is important in many applications, where QR codes are used and the user needs to otherwise carefully align QR codes and camera (see video).

Our scan engine decodes QR codes at pitch and skew (yaw) angles as large as 70 degrees. With this robust scan engine performance, the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK does not only significantly outperform software based scan engines for QR decoding, but it also beats the scan performance of high-end dedicated barcode scan engines.

New Symbology Included: MaxiCode

The new Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK provides support for the MaxiCode symbology. Maxicode barcodes are used in tracking and managing the shipment of packages. The predominant use of Maxicode barcodes labels is on UPS shipping labels.

The MaxiCode decoder is not enabled by default in the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK. To activate, you’ll need to call setSymbology on the SBSScanSettings class for iOS and setSymbologyEnabled on the ScanSettings Class on Android.

In addition to MaxiCode, Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK supports many other major 2D barcode symbologies such as QR, Datamatrix, PDF417, Truncated PDF417 and Aztec.

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Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unparalleled scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven’t experienced the performance of Scandit, consider signing up for a 30-Day Test SDK today. To view the full release notes for version 4.9 or download the latest SDK, simply sign into your Scandit account.

13 Nov, 2015

Customer Spotlight — Swiss Federal Railways: Mobile Track and Trace with Scandit

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Barcodes have been transforming the logistics industry for over 40 years, and this continues today as smartphone-based barcode scanning technology ushers in a new era of advanced data capture and enterprise efficiency for logistics professionals. In this week’s customer spotlight, we take a look at how Swiss Federal Railways is using Scandit technology to streamline tracking processes across Switzerland’s 5,124 km railroad network.

Swiss Federal Railways (SBB) is the national railway company of Switzerland, transporting over 366 million passengers every year. With an operating income of more than 8.5 billion CHF and over 31,000 railway employees, SBB isn’t just the largest travel and transport company in Switzerland, it’s also one of the country’s largest employers.

SBB’s Company Mail Department is responsible for the pickup and delivery of all internal shipments as they move across the railway system, ensuring quality control and overall customer satisfaction when transporting goods. SBB needed a more efficient and cost-effective way to track internal mail, packages, pallets and customer luggage throughout their system. Like many businesses, they had traditionally used dedicated barcode scanners to track and trace deliveries traveling by train or truck, but SBB’s dedicated scanning devices were often broken, hard to maintain and required employees to carry multiple devices to fulfill all their daily tasks in the workplace. Trying to solve this problem, and embrace a more efficient and future-proof solution, SBB decided to invest in smartphone-based barcode scanning which presented greater functionality at a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) compared with dedicated barcode scanners.

When SBB began the search for the perfect track and trace solution they knew they needed something that was easy to configure, fast to implement and integrated with their existing, custom IT system. Most importantly however, the solution had to deliver a robust, accurate barcode scanning experience that provided performance equal to the dedicated barcode scanners they wanted to replace—especially in challenging conditions such as low-lighting and glare. Short of creating a custom mobile application that would take many months of software development and upfront resources, only one solution stood up to the challenge: Scandit’s Barcode Scanner for Business. With its enterprise-grade scanning performance, out-of-the-box barcode scanning workflows and cloud services for custom workflows and enterprise IT integration, it was the perfect fit for all their needs.

“Scandit’s Barcode Scanner for Business streamlined our tracking processes by seamlessly integrating with our existing IT system and ensuring deliveries can accurately be managed and traced throughout our network from a single device—freeing us from our reliance on dedicated barcode scanners.”
-Conradin Lietha Project Manager, SBB

Today, SBB benefits from a mobile workforce that is able to scan and track Company Mail deliveries throughout the rail network using smartphones. With Scandit’s Barcode Scanner for Business, SBB has successfully increased employee productivity, lowered its IT costs and replaced dedicated scanners with an enterprise mobility strategy that will allow them to track and trace deliveries for years to come.

To learn more about SBB and their mobile track and trace success, download our customer case study.

11 Nov, 2015

Anniversary Offer: 20% Off Barcode Scanner SDK Plans

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Get 20% Off* Our Barcode Scanner SDK

We’ve just turned six, and to celebrate our ripe old age we’re happy to offer 20% off* our Barcode Scanner SDK pricing until December 31st. Our patented barcode scanning technology and the outstanding customer service we’ve provided over the years have earned us the trust of brands like The Home Depot, Verizon Wireless, Coop, Ahold, Saks 5th Avenue and many more. We’re delighted to serve you all for many more years to come.

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*Only applies to the first 12 months of new Consumer and Professional Barcode Scanner SDK account signups that remain within device limits listed on our pricing page. Not applicable to custom deals or in conjunction with any other offer. Promotion valid until December 31, 2015.

 

3 Nov, 2015

Electronic Proof of Delivery: Enhanced Traceability and Streamlined Operations for the Enterprise

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As customer expectations change and last-mile delivery options like overnight and same-day shipping quickly become the norm, logistics providers are seeking new ways to ensure real-time visibility into the supply chain. To get ahead, many enterprises are turning to cloud-based logistics solutions designed to capture real-time proof of delivery with mobile devices — enhancing traceability across the supply chain.

Enterprises of all shapes and sizes stand to benefit from enhanced traceability presented by electronic proof of delivery. However, very few are ahead of the curve. As drivers continue to rely on multiple devices and paper-based processes to capture proof of delivery, gaps in supply chain visibility occur, leaving logistics providers in the dark. By adopting electronic proof of delivery (POD) solutions logistics providers can streamline processes, enhance traceability and lower costs across their organization.

Streamline Delivery Processes

Many delivery drivers currently use multiple devices as a part of their workflow. This typically includes expensive dedicated hardware to support barcode scanning, signature capture, communication and GPS navigation. With electronic proof of delivery solutions, logistics providers can improve efficiency for an increasingly mobile workforce by enabling the use of a single smartphone or wearable device to keep track of driver pickups and deliveries. The intuitive mobile workflows fit seamlessly into existing delivery processes, eliminating paperwork, reducing errors and increasing productivity among the workforce.

Enhance Traceability for Key Stakeholders

Traditionally, traceability across stakeholders in the delivery process has been fragmented, inadequate or non-existent for many enterprises. These stakeholders include drivers, contractors and part-time employees. For many organizations, it is impractical to provide a dedicated data capture or navigation device for all of them. By leveraging a mobile proof of delivery solution that can be accessed via an employee’s personal or enterprise mobile device to complete all delivery tasks, enterprises can simplify workflows and enhance traceability in the delivery process.

Lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO)

One of the main challenges facing IT leaders implementing new logistics solutions is total cost of ownership.  As more and more enterprises begin to embrace mobile technology, it’s important to keep TCO in mind. IT leaders can choose between a wide variety of device options on the market today, making it increasingly difficult to determine which ones will deliver the right performance at the price point that works with their spending budget. By choosing a smartphone or tablet-based solution instead of using dedicated barcode scanners, mobile computers or other peripherals, companies can drastically lower the total cost of ownership involved in supporting legacy hardware without sacrificing performance or efficiency.


Interested in enhancing traceability and streamlining operations across your logistics operation?

Check out our mobile Proof of Delivery Solution for iOS and Android. 

21 Oct, 2015

Scandit Software Integrates with SAP® hybris® Commerce to Provide Business-Ready Barcode Scanning and Data Capture Mobile App Solutions

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Zurich, Switzerland — October 21, 2015Scandit, developer of leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that its patented mobile barcode scanning technology now integrates with the SAP® hybris® Commerce solution to deliver a true omnichannel experience. Scandit has optimized its industry-leading mobile Barcode Scanner SDK to work with SAP hybris Commerce—making it easier than ever for both customers and employees to utilize smartphone-based barcode scanning in mobile apps.

Scandit’s optimized barcode scanning extension paired with hybris’ mobile software development kit (SDK) provides retailers with a way to mobilize business processes and improve efficiency at a fraction of the cost of dedicated barcode scanners. By providing customers using SAP hybris Commerce with premium scanning technology, Scandit helps improve scanning performance and enhance the overall user experience.

“The integration of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK with SAP hybris Commerce makes it easy for retailers to quickly develop mobile apps that drive consumer engagement and increase revenue through an omnichannel approach,” said Daniel Thalhammer, Head of Partnerships at Scandit. “By optimizing our barcode scanning technology to work with SAP hybris Commerce, we’re providing employees and customers scanning performance equivalent to dedicated barcode scanners. This ultimately drives engagement, while simultaneously lowering the total cost of ownership (TCO), allowing retailers to avoid the high price of up-front hardware investment associated with traditional devices.”

In addition, Scandit’s enterprise app solutions are also compatible with SAP hybris Commerce. Scandit’s fully customizable, cross-platform mobile data capture solutions are designed to mobilize many standard business processes for employees and customers throughout the supply chain, including: order entry, inventory management, mobile shopping and clienteling.

About Scandit

Scandit delivers high-performance mobile solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearables, designed to transform consumer engagement and operational efficiency for today’s forward-looking enterprises. Scandit solutions are built on its patented software-based barcode scanner and are used in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and logistics. With nearly 20,000 licensees in more than 100 countries, Scandit processes more than 200 million scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, Home Depot, NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue and Verizon. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering groundbreaking identification and data capture applications to customers. For more information visit www.scandit.com.

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15 Oct, 2015

Introducing Scandit’s Flexible Barcode Scanner for Business

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We’re excited to introduce our latest barcode scanning solution for the enterprise: Barcode Scanner for Business. Our newest solution provides enterprises with a flexible, software-based alternative to dedicated barcode scanners that is designed to reduce software development costs and total cost of ownership (TCO) while avoiding the high price of up-front hardware investments associated with traditional scanners.

Barcode Scanner for Business is a cloud-based mobile app (for iOS and Android) and customizable platform designed to fit any enterprise barcode scanning scenario. The dynamic solution lets you set-up common barcode scanning workflows quickly, access our web dashboard for simple user and device management and customize your own workflows using JavaScript.

The Barcode Scanner for Business platform is also the basis of our enterprise mobile solutions — such as Order Entry, Proof of Delivery and Asset Management — designed for rapid deployment to meet the needs of specific use cases.

The Flexible, Web-Configurable App to Support All Your Barcode Scanning Workflows

Scandit’s Barcode Scanner for Business is a web-configurable app for iOS and Android that supports a wide variety of common barcode scanning workflows. Its patented barcode scanning technology provides high performance, speed and accuracy in a variety of adverse scanning conditions. Get going quickly using our out-of-the-box workflows or write JavaScript to enable custom workflows and integrations with existing IT systems — all leveraging our back-end cloud services.  

Fast to Make Changes. Fast to Deploy. 

Scandit’s backend cloud services speed up development and deployment with built-in user, device and team management through our web dashboard. Our services allow immediate field testing and mobile device management—making software updates quick and easy to push to your mobile workforce.

Replace Dedicated Scanners and Embrace Enterprise Mobility

Barcode Scanner for Business makes it easy to move from dedicated scanners or WindowsCE devices while significantly reducing the upfront investment in hardware and software. It can be your Asset Tracking App, your Inventory Management App, your Field Service App and much more.


Explore the possibilities. To learn more about the Scandit Barcode Scanner for Business,
download the app for
Android or iOS and get started with a 30-day free trial.

 

6 Oct, 2015

Imperial Supplies Deploys Scandit Barcode Scanning Solution for Streamlined Customer Order Entry in Fleet Maintenance Shops

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New Order Entry App Increases Mobile Purchasing 85% Year-Over-Year for National Distributor

San Francisco, California — October 06, 2015 — Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that Imperial Supplies, a major US distributor of quality fleet maintenance products, has launched Scandit’s mobile barcode scanning platform to help provide a streamlined order entry experience for transportation and wholesale customers across the United States, resulting in higher order frequency and increased mobile revenues for the company.

Imperial Supplies order entry mobile app leverages Scandit technology to drive efficiency

Imperial Supplies’ required a user-friendly, branded mobile app that put the entire product catalog at their customer’s fingertips for easy ordering. Because their customers had traditionally relied on barcode scanners to improve order entry efficiency, it was essential the Imperial Supplies mobile app incorporate a high performance scanning functionality to add items to orders. The goal was to provide customers with a way to place orders while walking through the maintenance shop—freeing them from having to submit orders from a desktop computer.

Customer requirements meant that the app’s barcode scanning feature had to provide equivalent performance to a dedicated scanner. Imperial Supplies’ customers frequently scan a variety of barcodes—on product labels, on product bins and EZ-Order catalogues and often in poorly lit areas of shops, meaning the barcode scanning solution had to perform accurately across various lighting scenarios in order to meet customer needs. With support for more than 4,000 devices and the ability to scan poorly lit, damaged, and blurry barcodes, Scandit was able to provide the enterprise-grade performance necessary to meet the environmental challenges facing customers.

A new mobile channel that increased order frequency and improved the customer experience

Today, Imperial Supplies has an easy-to-use, reliable mobile scanning feature that saves fleet maintenance customers time in the ordering process and allows them to better manage stock inventory levels. The app’s scanner complements the product search, browsing lists and quick add order features, enabling customers to find products in the way that works best for them. This has translated into greater customer satisfaction and year-over-year growth in mobile purchasing, up 84.9% in 2014 across both iOS and Android devices.

“Thanks to Scandit, we can offer customers a fast, reliable and easy-to-use integrated barcode scanner in our mobile app. This makes customers’ lives a lot easier by allowing them to create their orders on the go whenever they have a minute, ” said Nicole Alboushi, Imperial Supplies’ eCommerce Manager.

About Scandit

Scandit delivers high performance mobile solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearables, designed to transform consumer engagement and operational efficiency for today’s forward-looking enterprises. Scandit solutions are built on its patented software-based barcode scanner and are used in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and logistics. With nearly 20,000 licensees in more than 100 countries, Scandit processes more than 200 million scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, Homeplus (Tesco), NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue and Verizon. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering groundbreaking identification and data capture applications to customers. For more information visit www.scandit.com.

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Interested in streamlining your order management processes?

Check out our Mobile Order Entry Solution for iOS and Android.

24 Sep, 2015

Calculating the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of Mobile Barcode Scanning

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Imagine you’re a manager who needs to purchase barcode scanners for hundreds, or even thousands of employees. Which devices should you purchase? Should you choose a dedicated barcode scanner, traditional mobile computer, or are smartphones a reliable and cost-effective alternative?

As more and more enterprises begin to embrace mobile technology, it’s important to keep total cost of ownership in mind. Busy IT leaders can choose between a wide variety of device options on the market today, making it increasingly difficult to determine which ones will deliver the performance you need at a price point that works with their IT spending budget.

To make this process easier, we’ve developed a comparison of the cost and feature differences between popular barcode scanning devices that highlights one of the most important metrics for decision makers: total cost of ownership (TCO).

Download our free eBook to learn more about:

  • Calculating the total cost of ownership (TCO) of legacy and mobile barcode scanning hardware
  • Lowering IT costs by deploying smartphone-based barcode scanning solutions to your workforce
  • The soft and hard costs associated with smartphones and dedicated scanners
24 Sep, 2015

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK Version 4.8 Released

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We just released the latest version of our Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS, Android and our newly available version for Windows 8.1. This includes significant improvements to our scanning capabilities and user experience. Given the broad range of improvements made to version 4.8 on both iOS and Android, we recommend that you upgrade soon to take advantage of our increased performance and feature set (see release notes for details). Here are the new features that Barcode Scanner SDK version 4.8 has to offer.

Laser UI for iOS and Android

Starting with release 4.8, Scandit offers an alternative, new scan user interface for iOS and Android that mimics the laser of a legacy barcode scanner. Our new user interface is suited for applications that predominantly scan 1D barcodes, where the developer wants to highlight the location where the 1D codes are decoded in the camera image. 

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On iOS the laser UI can be activated by setting the guiStyle property of SBSOverlayController to SBSGuiStyleLaser. On Android, the laser UI can be activated by calling setGuiStyle(ScanditSDKOverlay.GUI_STYLE_LASER) on the ScanditSDKOverlay. As before, the actual scan area in which barcodes are decoded needs to be set in the SBSScanSettings class on iOS, and ScanditSDKScanSettings on Android. The white viewfinder rectangle that has been the scan user interface for previous generations of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK remains the default user interface.

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK for Windows 8.1 (arm/x86)

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK is now also available for Windows 8.1 and Windows Phone 8.1 supporting both Windows 8.1 x86 tablets and Windows 8.1 Phone devices with ARM CPUs. The scanning performance of the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK for Windows 8.1 provides the same unique enterprise-grade barcode scanning performance of our leading iOS and Android SDKs.

On Windows 8.1 tablets, the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK provides barcode scanning performance equivalent to a peripheral barcode scanner (USB or Bluetooth) without the need to purchase and manage an additional piece of hardware. Our Barcode Scanner SDK turns Windows 8.1 tablets into sleek mPOS systems or convenient tools in asset management, field management and logistics applications. Due to our blurry barcode decoding approach, the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK works with the front and back-facing camera of Windows 8.1 tablets.

The Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK for Windows 8.1/Windows Phone 8.1 ships with a sample application in source code. Sign up for a test version if you are interested in trying it out. You can check out the performance of Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK for Windows 8.1 on a Dell Venue Pro 11 (5130) tablet in our latest video below. 

Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unparalleled scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven’t experienced the performance of Scandit, consider signing up for a 30-Day Test SDK today. To view the full release notes for version 4.8 or download the latest SDK, simply sign into your Scandit account.

15 Sep, 2015

Customer Spotlight – Tokyu Hands: Mobile Shopping with Scandit

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Retailers know it’s important to provide customers with a mobile channel to browse, compare and buy products. Those that have been able to implement successful mobile strategies see the results paying off more than ever. By giving customers an easy and efficient way to interact with their favorite products, retailers are driving new revenue and improving customer loyalty through an omnichannel approach. In today’s customer spotlight we take a look at one of Japan’s largest retailers, Tokyu Hands, who uses Scandit technology to power their mobile shopping application, making it easy to scan and bookmark products, and purchase their favorite products in and out of stores.

As part of an evolving omnichannel retail strategy, Tokyu Hands wanted to provide a new way for customers to interact with stores and purchase the products they love from personal smartphones. With a chain of retail outlets, and a successful online store, Tokyu Hands needed a more convenient and easy way to shop that met the demands of mobile customers. They choose to develop a mobile shopping app that would give shoppers the option to make purchases in the store, or on the go.

Since the app’s launch, more than 250,000 customers have downloaded the app to personal smartphones and tablets. With about a thousand scans occurring each day in stores, customers are interacting with their favorite products and bookmarking them for later purchases at home or on-the-go. As a result, Tokyu Hands has created a new revenue channel and increased sales through the mobile shopping app. Meanwhile, customers enjoy the benefits of a personal and interactive shopping experience that keeps them returning again and again.

To learn more about Tokyu Hands and their mobile shopping success, check out our customer case study and watch the short video below.

8 Sep, 2015

Electronic Proof of Delivery for Logistics Providers, Express Couriers and Postal Carriers

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Your logistics operation relies on its ability to ensure that deliveries are made on time, and in an efficient manner. No matter where your deliveries take you, it’s key that you provide your delivery teams with a robust mobile tool to capture proof of delivery effectively, from a single easy-to-use device.

With Scandit’s new mobile Proof of Delivery solution for smartphones and wearables, you can easily distribute a branded mobile app to drivers and contractors to enhance traceability across your delivery fleet. Our latest enterprise app solution allows your business to benefit from a cross-platform mobile app that supports all delivery tasks, and enterprise-grade barcode scanning capabilities that eliminate the need to purchase costly dedicated barcode scanning devices.

Our solution fully leverages mobile devices to support all your tasks: providing navigation, geotagged signature capture and barcode scanning equivalent to a dedicated device—all at a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) than clunky, expensive dedicated barcode scanners or traditional mobile computers.

Scandit’s Proof of Delivery Solution extends your Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Transportation Management System (TMS) or Warehouse Management Systems (WMS) to your mobile workforce, and our intuitive mobile workflows fit seamlessly into existing delivery processes, eliminating paperwork, reducing errors and increasing productivity among your drivers, contractors and couriers.

If you’re interested in the power our latest solution can bring to your mobile delivery team, schedule a demo or contact a Scandit representative to learn more.

28 Aug, 2015

Replacing RedLaser: Scandit Welcomes Former RedLaser SDK Customers with Special Transition Package

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News has reached us that some eBay customers using RedLaser’s SDK for barcode scanning have received a notification informing them of eBays’s plan to sunset its barcode scanning SDK for consumer and enterprise apps. Scandit has decided to offer special transition pricing to former RedLaser SDK licensees looking for a barcode scanning alternative.

What You Can Expect from the Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK

The Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK delivers truly enterprise-grade barcode scanning regardless of the hardware and environmental limitations inherent in mobile device usage. Through sophisticated real time image processing, Scandit’s SDK makes it possible to maximize scanning performance of all major 1D and 2D barcodes on cameras with or without autofocus, at longer ranges, and in a variety of adverse conditions.

By transitioning to Scandit you can expect:

  • Exceptional scan performance under adverse conditions—low light, high glare, and damaged codes
  • Patented blurry barcode scanning capabilities
  • Scan barcodes in motion with enhanced motion compensation
  • Professional, ongoing customer support
  • Frequent cross-platform updates to support the newest devices, OS versions and barcode symbologies

To make things even easier, we’re offering a special transition package for RedLaser customers who choose Scandit as their barcode scanning alternative.

This package includes:

  • 30 day test of Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK
  • Transition Toolkit to help customers easily switch out SDKs (more details below)
  • Special transition pricing offer of 15% off for Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK*

Transition Toolkit

To make the transition as painless as possible for previous RedLaser customers, we’ve created  step-by-step guides for swapping out SDKs.

Alternatively, we also created a RedLaser wrapper, which provides the fastest way of converting an app using the RedLaser Scanner to the Scandit Barcode Scanner library. The wrapper emulates the classes you know from the RedLaser library and maps its functionality onto the Scandit Barcode Scanner. As the libraries do not have the exact same functionality not all functions can be mapped.

Next Steps

To benefit from the transition pricing package and for access to the step-by-step transition guide (toolkit/Redlaser wrapper), please contact a Scandit representative today.

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*Applies to Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK annual list pricing for first year of Scandit license. May be subject to proof of previous relationship with RedLaser.

 

26 Aug, 2015

Scandit Launches New Mobile Proof-of-Delivery (POD) Solution for Logistics Providers, Express Couriers and Postal Carriers

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New mobile Proof of Delivery (POD) solution is designed to improve efficiency for an increasingly mobile workforce by enabling the use of smartphones and wearable devices to keep track of pickups and deliveries.

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif.— August 26, 2015 —Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, is launching a new mobile Proof of Delivery (POD) solution designed to improve efficiency for an increasingly mobile workforce by enabling the use of smartphones and wearable devices to keep track of pickups and deliveries. Companies using Scandit’s solution benefit from a single app that supports all driver tasks and enterprise-grade barcode scanning that eliminates the need for costly dedicated barcode scanning devices.

The Scandit Proof of Delivery solution includes a customizable and easily deployable proof-of-delivery app (for iOS and Android) combined with Scandit’s Enterprise Mobility and Data Capture Cloud, and easily integrates with existing enterprise IT infrastructures. It supports all delivery tasks, including navigation, geotagged signature capture and barcode scanning equivalent to dedicated devices. The solution can easily be distributed to corporate devices or downloaded by third-party contractors ensuring that everyone in the delivery chain — drivers, contractors and even part-time workers — can track deliveries in realtime.

“The mobilization of today’s workforce can result in significant efficiencies and lower costs across the entire supply chain, especially when combined with enterprise-grade barcode scanning and data capture,” says Samuel Mueller, Scandit CEO. “Our new Proof of Delivery solution offers equivalent scanning performance to dedicated scanners at a fraction of the cost, resulting in a lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over dedicated device alternatives.”

Scandit’s Proof of Delivery solution is designed to extend the Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP), Transportation Management Systems (TMS) or Warehouse Management System (WMS) to the mobile workforce of today’s logistics providers, express couriers and postal carriers. Its intuitive mobile workflows fit seamlessly into existing delivery processes, eliminating paperwork, reducing errors and increasing productivity across the workforce.

To schedule a demo for Scandit’s Proof of Delivery Solution, contact a Scandit representative.


About Scandit

Scandit delivers high performance mobile solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearables, designed to transform consumer engagement and operational efficiency for today’s forward-looking enterprises. Scandit solutions are built on its patented software-based barcode scanner and are used in a variety of industries including retail, manufacturing and logistics. With nearly 20,000 licensees in more than 100 countries, Scandit processes more than 200 million scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, The Home Depot, NASA, Saks Fifth Avenue and Verizon. Founded in 2009 by a group of researchers from MIT, ETH Zurich and IBM Research, today Scandit and its network of global integration and technology partners are pushing the boundaries of mobile AIDC (automatic identification and data capture), delivering groundbreaking identification and data capture applications to customers. For more information visit www.scandit.com.

25 Aug, 2015

5 Things to Consider Before Buying Smartphones for your Business

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Choosing the best smartphone for your enterprise can be tricky. With thousands of models available from a variety of manufacturers, and multiple operating systems to choose from, it can be difficult to find the right device to fit your use case and business needs.

By choosing the right smartphone, you benefit from increased productivity, improved operational efficiency and lower total cost of ownership (TCO) over time. It’s important to know what device and business factors to consider during the purchasing process, otherwise you might select the wrong device, which can result in inflated operation costs for your business.

Scandit understands the importance of choosing the right device for your needs. Whether you’re seeking a fully-rugged smartphone for outdoor environments, or a low-cost employee device to be used indoors, the same device factors should be considered. That’s why we’ve compiled resources to help you make the right decision. By evaluating these factors, you stand to make a better purchasing decision that will drive a successful enterprise mobility strategy for years to come.

Environmental Application

The first thing you should keep in mind is how and where this device will be used. If your mobile workforce is out in the field, in a warehouse or making deliveries, it will be important for the device to be rugged. Rugged devices provide protection in the workplace from drops, shocks, water, extreme temperatures and dirt. It’s also important to think about the device feature-set. If your employees will be using a phone outdoors, or wearing gloves, you’ll want to be sure devices features meet your needs.

Barcode Scanning Requirements

If you are using a smartphone for data capture, you’ll want to consider the frequency of use. If your employees are scanning thousands of barcodes per day, they will need a different device than if they are only scanning dozens of codes per day. The right hardware will increase scanning efficiency and keep your employees productive, whereas choosing the wrong smartphone for scanning needs could leave workers frustrated, and ultimately unproductive.

Performance

Just like most devices you purchase for the workplace, performance is a key factor to consider. Depending on your industry and use case, you may need a higher performing device. What types of software will you be operating? How much data will be stored on each device? How long is the device required to operate on any given day? What types of connectivity features are necessary for employees to complete their tasks? These are all questions you should be asking before purchasing a smartphone for enterprise use.

Security and Device Management

In today’s enterprise, IT management and security are of the utmost concern. No matter if you’re deploying devices directly to employees or embracing a BYOD model, you should be aware of security measures and device management options. If employees are handling sensitive data on the device, it’s important to understand encryption options, MDM capabilities and configuration. Ensure that your device purchase aligns with your IT policies and is able to work with your existing IT systems.

Total Cost of Ownership

One of the most important factors to consider is Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). TCO is calculated by assessing two categories of costs over a device lifecycle: hard costs and soft costs. Hard costs involve the device itself, the software that runs on it and associated software development costs; while soft costs involve the training, operation and downtime costs. Both are very important to consider, and overall your device should provide a low TCO and a high return on investment, productivity and efficiency for your business.


Interested in purchasing a rugged smartphone for your business?

Download our 2015 Rugged Smartphone Buyers Guide. 

20 Aug, 2015

Streamline Order Management and Increase Customer Order Frequency

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For many companies, placing orders has been a tedious, manual process involving catalogs, spreadsheets and phone calls. That is quickly changing as more vendors take an omnichannel approach to distributing their products, providing customers with options to place orders online or through mobile devices. In turn, market expectations have changed, and those that aren’t offering a streamlined way of placing orders are at risk of losing sales and customers.

Here are three ways that your wholesale, distribution or manufacturing enterprise can streamline order management and increase customer order frequency:

Simplify customer order entry processes and embrace an omnichannel approach

Many of today’s manufacturers and distributors have failed to embrace an omnichannel approach to order entry despite changing customer expectations. By providing an online portal or mobile app for customers to access product inventory and place orders, you can stay a step ahead of the competition. Most customers already have access to a smartphone or tablet, so why not give them an offering that will keep them coming back again and again? By making it easier to browse products and place orders any time of day, you can increase order frequency and boost your bottom line.

Improve user experience with intuitive workflows  

By providing customers with a user-friendly, branded mobile application or web portal that puts an entire product catalog at their fingertips, distributors and vendors can increase order frequency and drive customer loyalty. It shouldn’t be complicated for your customers to browse products, add items to an order, review past orders or submit new ones. Unfortunately, many order entry processes are still paper-based, or require phone calls to submit orders. When it’s easier to place orders quickly from a mobile device customers are more likely to do so, which results in higher revenue and increased customer satisfaction. 

Replace costly dedicated barcode scanners and leverage mobile devices

Dedicated barcode scanners have traditionally played a role in the order entry process. For distributors and vendors, attempting to generate customer lock-in through dependency on expensive barcode scanners is a costly and risky effort, given the alternative feature-rich options provided by smartphone-based system. In deploying a smartphone-based order entry solution distributors and vendors empower their customers to efficiently scan products and place orders directly from a smartphone. The built-in, camera-based barcode scanner delivers enterprise-grade scanning performance and greater functionality at a fraction of the cost of dedicated barcode scanning devices.


Interested in streamlining your order entry processes? Check out our Mobile Order Entry Solution or contact a Scandit representative to learn more.

 

 

 

13 Aug, 2015

Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK Version 4.7 Released

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We just released the latest version of our Barcode Scanner SDK for iOS and Android, which includes a number of improvements to our scanning capabilities and user experience. Given the broad range of improvements made to version 4.7 on both iOS and Android, we recommend that you upgrade soon to take advantage of our increased performance and feature set. Here are the latest additions and new features that Barcode Scanner SDK version 4.7 has to offer:

Advanced Motion Compensation for iOS — Faster POS scanning, self-checkout and inventory management

We’re excited to introduce Scandit’s new Advanced Motion Compensation capabilities. Whether you swiftly scan barcodes with your iPad point of sale system or with your smartphone, our new motion compensation on iOS takes the scanning experience to another level. See for yourself in our latest video:

 

iOS Barcode Scanner Framework: Update and redesign

Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK version 4.7 contains a major update to the iOS barcode scanner framework. The most prominent features are a redesigned scan UI with a more modern look and a new barcode picker API.

We have redesigned the torch and camera switch button icons to use a flat design. The “scanning by Scandit” logo below the viewfinder has been removed. Instead, the Scandit logo is now rendered more subtly as an inset of the viewfinder rectangle at a much smaller font size.

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In this version, a new iOS barcode picker API (SBSBarcodePicker) has been added. The new API adopts iOS development best-practices that have emerged over the last few years. It is more modern and streamlined, and provides a solid basis for future versions. All classes and enums that are part of this API are prefixed with SBS (acronym for Scandit BarcodeScanner). This API is the new default and new applications should use it instead of the previous API. Existing applications can continue to use the ScanditSDKBarcodePicker. We will continue to maintain the ScanditSDKBarcodePicker and provide bug fixes. However, features that require new functionality on the API level will only be made available for the new SBSBarcodePicker and related classes. Improvements to the barcode recognition engine (performance, recognition rates) will also be available when programming against the ScanditSDKBarcodePicker.

 

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PhoneGap Plugin: More control and subview support

The Scandit PhoneGap plugin for Android and iOS has been extended with new functionality. With this update, it is now possible to use the barcode scanner as a subview (scaled or cropped). In addition, functions to cancel, pause, resume (continue), stop, start and resize the scanner have been added—giving you more control over the scanning process.

A sample layout that uses the cropped picker is shown in the picture below.

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Be sure to download the latest SDK and update your mobile application to harness the unparalleled scanning performance Scandit has to offer. If you haven’t experienced the performance of Scandit, consider signing up for a 30-Day Test SDK today. To view the full release notes for version 4.7 or download the latest SDK, simply sign into your Scandit account.