15 Jul, 2015

Mobilize Your Wholesale Product Catalog and Increase Customer Orders

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Wholesale product catalogs come in many shapes, sizes and degrees of complexity. Some catalogs are printed and distributed by mail, online or in person, but no matter their format wholesale product catalogs are often out-of-date and cumbersome, making it difficult to update and distribute quickly to customers or sales reps.

Imagine for second that your customers could have instant access to the latest product inventory, descriptions and purchasing options for up to 1 million products. What if you were able to update your wholesale product catalog with frequently requested product details or the latest product images and price changes? What if catalog distribution was as simple as downloading an app to customer or employee smartphones and tablets? While it may sound like the future, it’s a reality today for wholesale distributors using Scandit’s Mobile Order Entry Solution.

Here are four ways your wholesale distribution operation can benefit from a mobile product catalog for smartphones and tablets:

Make Buying Easier for Customers and Selling Easier for Sales Reps

When customers have instant mobile access to a living, breathing product catalog it makes it easier for sales reps to sell products. With up-to-date inventory and product information customers know when a product is on backorder, or if a new product becomes available, allowing sales reps to focus on selling—not managing customer order entry.

Take the Hassle Out of Browsing and Searching a Product Catalog

Scandit lets customers browse by product categories, or find products quickly by searching the catalog. Better yet, scan a barcode directly from a product’s packaging using Scandit’s built-in mobile barcode scanner to effortlessly add a catalog item to your order.

Build Customer Satisfaction by Streamlining the Order Entry Process

Let customers say goodbye to inefficient paper catalog ordering and remove traditional bottlenecks by simplifying order entry processes. Leverage customer mobile devices by providing an intuitive, sleek order entry app for all their ordering needs. By removing order barriers, you can give customers a buying experience that will keep them coming back again, and again.

Reduce Sales Force Costs While Improving the Customer Experience

By providing a mobile product catalog, you reduce the amount of time your sales force has to spend fielding customer product inquiries and relaying inventory information, making them more efficient and successfully driving down the cost of each order.

Integrate Your Current Product Catalog, or Host it in the Cloud

Scandit provides enterprise connectors which make it easy to integrate with your existing IT systems (WMS, PIM, ERP). Instantly connect your existing system to our solution, or let us host your catalog for you. The choice is up to you, but rejoice in knowing that Scandit is flexible either way.


 Are you interested in building a mobile order entry application for iOS or Android?

Check out our Mobile Order Entry Solution or Schedule a Demo to learn more

 

8 Jul, 2015

The State of Enterprise Mobility: How Businesses are Using Mobile Apps

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Enterprise mobility is a topic on the minds of many businesses as mobile use continues to rise in the workplace. Through the use of smartphones, tablets and wearable devices enterprises are streamlining their internal and external business processes, and rapidly transforming their work with mobile apps.

As companies continue to leverage mobile devices to perform key business processes, more data is becoming available about the usage of mobile apps—and the results are exciting. Not only are many of today’s enterprises using multiple apps, but they’re also building and deploying them more quickly than ever before. This is an indication that businesses are moving away from expensive, time-consuming custom application builds to cloud-based mobile enterprise app solutions.

Recently, Canvas released data from their 2015 mobile app usage survey that was completed by more than 1,600 business decision makers across a broad range of companies that have traditionally been reliant upon manual employee processes, such as construction, retail and distribution, manufacturing, transportation and logistics. Their data gives us insight into some of the latest enterprise mobility trends, and further proves that the use of mobile apps in the workplace can yield big benefits for businesses of all shapes and sizes.

Here is a look at how businesses are using mobile apps in 2015:

  • Organizations using multiple mobile business apps – Two-thirds of respondents indicated their organization used 1-5 mobile business apps in 2014, and a robust 20% of organizations used 10+ mobile business apps last year.
  • Organizations are saving money converting manual processes to mobile apps – Of those tracking their cost savings, 17% saved between $25,000-$100,000 annually switching to mobile apps, while 81% indicated cost savings between $1,000-$25,000.
  • Mobile apps still used most heavily for inspections and work orders – When it comes to specific tasks businesses are using mobile apps for, inspections (52%), work orders (35%), checklists (20%) and surveys (20%) remain the four most popular – as was the case in last year’s survey.
  • Signature capture and image capture are popular features – The 2015 Canvas survey also tracked, for the first time, which mobile business app features organizations have used in the past 12 months. Image capture (56%), signature capture (52%), workflow (23%) and GPS (22%) were most popular.

To learn more, read the full report.

25 Jun, 2015

5 Ways Mobile Order Entry Can Improve Order Management Systems for Wholesale Distributors

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In any wholesale distribution operation, the ability to provide efficient, simple order entry is essential to both customer satisfaction and business success. As a distributor, simpler ordering processes for customers can result in increased order frequency and an improved bottom line for your business. By integrating and deploying a mobile order entry app to customer mobile devices, you can improve your order management system, and become a vendor of choice by leveraging omnichannel sales. Here are 5 ways your business and customers can benefit from Scandit’s Mobile Order Entry solution:

Faster Order Entry with Enterprise-Grade Mobile Barcode Scanning 

Using Scandit’s high performance barcode scanning technology, customers can quickly scan product barcodes using a smartphone to add items to an order, or search for product details. Our software turns ordinary smartphones into powerful business tools that make ordering products and searching catalogs fast and easy.

Drive Revenue with 24-Hour Mobile Ordering for Customers

Deploying our mobile order entry app to customer smartphones or tablets means they can now access your entire product catalog, create and submit orders anywhere, anytime—all without the assistance of a customer sales rep. This translates into greater efficiency, more frequent ordering and smoother order management without the traditional order entry bottlenecks.

Improve Customer Satisfaction with Live Order Status Tracking

Using our Mobile Order Entry solution, wholesale distributors can provide up-to-date order tracking so that customers always know an order status, without contacting sales reps for questions. This translates into greater efficiency in the order entry process, and improved customer satisfaction.

Make Better Decisions and Track Customer Behavior with Mobile App User Analytics

Gain insight into app performance and customer order habits with web-configurable app analytics, giving your company the ability to track user behavior, make better decisions and improve your order entry sales process with access to real-time user data.

Product Catalog Access Online and Offline

Scandit’s solution gives customers access to 1 million item, detail-rich product catalogs using a mobile app, without requiring network connectivity. This is critical for wholesale customers working in environments where connectivity can be scarce, and allows them to be more efficient in the workplace. For wholesale distributors, Scandit’s solution provides flexible cloud hosting of your catalog, or integrates easily into your existing IT system.


Are you interested in building a mobile order entry application for iOS or Android?

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18 Jun, 2015

Customer Spotlight – Winterhalter + Fenner AG: Mobile Order Entry with Scandit

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For wholesale distributors, it’s important to be able to react quickly to meet customer needs and market demand fluctuations. When customers need to place orders quickly to re-stock store shelves and inventory, distributors need to be able to provide an easy and efficient ordering solution that gives them the ability to submit orders fast—from the sales floor, stockroom or even on-the-go. In today’s customer spotlight we take a look at wholesale distributor Winterhalter + Fenner, who uses Scandit technology to power their mobile order entry application, which makes customer ordering easier than ever.

Winterhalter + Fenner is a Swiss wholesale company that distributes electrical goods from leading national and international suppliers. Their broad range of goods includes electronic components, installation materials and data networking products. After the launch of their online store and product catalog, Winterhalter + Fenner leadership noticed a high volume of customers accessing the store from mobile devices. Noting this new trend, they sought a way to improve their order management processes to support the changing behaviors of customers. They turned to Scandit technology to power a mobile order entry app that would give customers the ability to browse their product catalog, create and submit orders anytime, anywhere. Using Scandit’s barcode scanning software, wholesale customers can now easily scan a barcode to add items to an order, or search for products.

The results for Winterhalter + Fenner customers are clear; ordering has never been easier or more efficient. Meanwhile, Winterhalter + Fenner benefits from increased order frequency and revenue that wouldn’t otherwise be possible without going mobile. To learn more about Winterhalter + Fenner’s mobile order entry success, checkout our customer case study or watch the short video below (in German).


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11 Jun, 2015

Coop Retail Group Deploys Scandit Barcode Scanning Solution for Effortless In-Store Self Checkout and Enhanced Mobile Shopping

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Self-Scanning Mobile App Available in More than 100 Locations Across Switzerland

Zurich, Switzerland — June 9, 2015 — Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that the Coop Retail Group, Switzerland’s second-largest retail group with more than 1,800 retail locations and more than 55,000 employees, has chosen Scandit’s mobile barcode scanning platform to help provide an easier in-store checkout experience as well as an enhanced mobile shopping experience.

The Coop Passabene mobile app leverages Scandit to offer customers an expedited self-checkout while shopping in-store.

With its Passabene mobile app, Coop sought to expand its successful Passabene self-checkout solution to customers’ mobile devices. The app enables Coop customers to use their personal smartphones to scan items and add them directly to their own shopping bags as they move through the store, allowing them to save time by bypassing the traditional checkout experience.

In order to ensure customers could successfully use the Passabene app in the store environment, Coop needed to implement a fast, flexible and easy-to-use self-scanning technology that performed with the speed and accuracy of a traditional handheld scanner. Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK stood out as the fastest and most reliable solution available, offering barcode scanning from any angle, on any surface and on the largest number of consumer mobile devices.

Since its launch, the Passabene self-scanning mobile app has been overwhelmingly successful and is now available in more than 100 stores across Switzerland, with more than 280,000 customers having registered for the Passabene system. The Passabene system is responsible for up to 25% of revenue at each Passabene-enabled store, and that number continues to grow as more customers enroll. Coop also reports that customer satisfaction has increased due to a more personalized shopping experience and shortened wait times at checkout.

“With the integration of Scandit, Coop has been able to deliver a robust, high performance mobile application that provides a personalized shopping experience for customers while simultaneously driving revenue for the company,” said August Harder, CIO of Coop Group Cooperative.

Coop@home reinvents the mobile shopping experience with an easy-to-use mobile shopping app that features Scandit’s high performance barcode scanning technology.

In 2009 coop@home developed a mobile shopping app that aimed to empower customers to shop from anywhere with their mobile devices. Today thousands of coop@home customers place online and mobile orders from the 13,000 products available and choose to have their purchases delivered to their homes the same day or to pick them up at drive through stations. Coop@home creates a revolutionary mobile retail experience that allows customers to purchase goods from their smartphones in a variety of innovative ways—including the use of virtual shopping walls placed in locations such as train stations in Switzerland where commuters can simply scan a product and complete a purchase on the fly.

When developing the mobile shopping app, coop@home realized they would need advanced barcode scanning technology to complete the seamless point and purchase transaction they envisioned. The application had to be easy for shoppers to use and capable of scanning items in challenging environments and lighting scenarios with speed and accuracy. If the app was to be successful then it must be able to scan barcodes on any package, across multiple surfaces and all the while compensate for new users seeking a seamless shopping experience free of difficulty. Coop@home decided to integrate Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK into the coop@home mobile shopping app because it provided the simplicity, speed and performance necessary to make their app easy to use for all users.

Today, more than 25% of coop@home customers place shopping orders using mobile devices and are successfully able to scan barcodes, retrieve product data, and purchase products delivered to their door without ever stepping foot into a store. The Scandit-powered coop@home mobile shopping app for iOS and Android has gone from generating less than 5% of coop home’s annual revenue in 2011 to more than 20% in 2014. Today, coop@home’s mobile shopping walls are located across Switzerland and in many prime locations such as the Zurich Main Station and Google’s European HQ, and provide a new window-shopping concept to all coop@home customers.

“Through the use of the Scandit Barcode Scanner, our mobile shoppers are empowered to capture orders more efficiently, while coop@home drives revenue and delivers a great overall user experience to its customers,” said Philippe Huwyler, head of coop@home.

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.


Want to Learn More?

Read our Coop Passabene Case Study

Read our coop@home Case Study

 

9 Jun, 2015

Customer Spotlight ‒ INVENTORUM: Mobile Point of Sale with Scandit

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You may have heard that many large retailers are turning to mobile solutions for flexible, more efficient ways to provide customer service in store and online, but mobile isn’t just for the big guys. Many smaller, local retail stores are leveraging mobile devices and software as tools for boosting their bottom line and improving customer service. Today, we’re going to take a look at how retail technology provider, INVENTORUM, is improving mobile point-of-sale (POS) for retailers with the help of Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK.

INVENTORUM provides a robust mobile checkout platform for local retailers to help manage merchandise, customers, ecommerce orders and checkout processes— all from an iPad. By streamlining the retail inventory management, purchasing and checkout processes, INVENTORUM works to empower smaller retailers to take advantage of mobile offerings in order to save time and money, while optimizing their retail experience for customers. INVENTORUM’s model helps stores better manage their products and customers with a full mobile platform to tackle the most common retail needs: Cash Register, Accounting, Stock Management, Online Store, and Customer Management. Utilizing Scandit’s Barcode Scanner SDK and built-in cameras on an iPad, INVENTORUM gives retailers the ability to scan products throughout the inventory management and customer checkout process without the need to purchase additional hardware.

The results for INVENTORUM’s retail clients are clear; they now see optimized profitability through an efficient organization of inventory, purchases and customers that allows them to focus on providing the best shopping experience for customers.

To learn more about INVENTORUM’s iPad POS platform, you can review their website or watch the short video below.


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Customer Spotlight ‒ INVENTORUM: Mobiles Kassensystem mit Scandit

Viele der großen Detailhändler setzen heute auf mobile Lösungen, um ihren Kunden auf flexible und effiziente Weise Dienstleistungen im Ladengeschäft und online anzubieten. Dass mobile Lösungen nicht nur für die Großen einen Mehrwert bieten, erkennen auch immer mehr lokale Einzelhändler: Sie profitieren von mobilen Geräten und entsprechender Software, um ihren Gewinn und ihren Kundenservice zu steigern. Heute schauen wir uns an, wie das iPad-Kassensystem von INVENTORUM mit dem integrierten Scandit Barcode Scanner den Einzelhandel unterstützt.
INVENTORUM bietet für Einzelhändler ein zukunftsorientiertes iPad-Kassensystem an, welches Warenbewirtschaftung, Online-Bestellmanagement, Kundenverwaltung und Bezahlprozesse vereint. Indem INVENTORUM diese Prozesse verzahnt und verschlankt, hält der lokale Handel umfassende und leicht verständliche Werkzeuge in der Hand, um Zeit und Geld zu sparen und gleichzeitig das Einkaufserlebnis seiner Kunden auf verschiedenen Kanälen zu optimieren. Der Ansatz von INVENTORUM erlaubt es dem Einzelhändler mit einer mobilen Lösung, seine Produkte und Kunden einfacher und besser zu pflegen, indem er stets Zugriff auf Kasse, Buchhaltung, Warenwirtschaft, Onlineshop und Kundenverwaltung hat. Mit dem integrierten Barcode Scanner SDK von Scandit können Produkte einfach mit der iPad-Kamera gescannt werden – zusätzliche Hardware ist überflüssig.
Der Mehrwert für INVENTORUM-Kunden liegt auf der Hand: Die effiziente Verknüpfung der Prozesse bedeutet weniger Aufwand, optimierte Profitabilität und mehr Zeit, den Kunden ein einzigartiges Einkaufserlebnis zu bieten.Erfahren Sie mehr über das iPad-Kassensystem von INVENTORUM auf ihrer Website oder klicken Sie auf das Video unten.


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4 Jun, 2015

Scandit Optimizes Barcode Scanning Software for Kyocera Rugged Smartphones, Reducing Reliance on Dedicated Barcode Scanners

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Scandit Software Offers Kyocera Devices Advanced Data Capture Capabilities with Business-Ready Applications at a Fraction of the Cost of Traditional Scanners

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — June 4, 2015Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that it has completed optimization and interoperability testing of its enterprise-grade barcode scanning technology for Kyocera’s line of ruggedized Android smartphones.  Scandit will offer its industry-leading mobile barcode scanner SDK and related mobile app solutions to enterprise customers using smartphones from Kyocera, North America’s leading supplier of ruggedized mobile devices, enabling them to replace expensive and technically obsolete dedicated barcode scanners and mobile computers.

Scandit’s software-based scanning technology has been optimized to work seamlessly on Kyocera ruggedized devices, including the DuraForce, Brigadier and TorqueXT.  The solution also works with Kyocera Torque devices being sold in Japan and Europe. With it, enterprises can develop their own apps with the Scandit SDK or leverage turnkey Scandit mobile app solutions that are designed for a wide range of enterprise uses.

“Scandit’s long-standing goal is to transform smart mobile devices into powerful, cost-effective business tools, and we are excited to offer our best-in-class solution to enterprises using Kyocera devices,” said Samuel Mueller, founder and CEO of Scandit. “The cost and performance advantages of placing Scandit’s data capture technology on Kyocera’s durable mobile devices is compelling: by replacing expensive dedicated barcode scanners with Scandit-enabled Kyocera smartphones, enterprises benefit from greater control and visibility into their operations while empowering employees to manage workflows more effectively, greatly enhancing their competitiveness and profitability.”

“This alliance between Scandit and Kyocera speaks volumes for the emergence of mobile scanning as a suitable alternative to purpose-built devices, particularly in application environments with occasional scanning requirements,” said Richa Gupta, Senior Analyst at VDC Research. “This combined solution provides a more seamless approach to integrating enterprise scanning capabilities for workflows across a broad range of industries.”

The Cost and Performance Advantage of Scandit-enabled Kyocera Devices

The cost advantage of transforming smartphones and tablets into ruggedized data capture devices over traditional dedicated barcode scanners is significant. The TCO advantage of Scandit-enabled ruggedized smartphones is up to three times that of rugged smartphones produced by traditional barcode scanning hardware manufacturers. For example, Scandit calculates that enterprises can reduce the total cost of ownership (TCO) by more than 65%—about $2,766 per device—by choosing the Kyocera Brigadier ruggedized smartphone over the Honeywell’s Dolphin 70e. In addition, smartphone features—including processors, memory, screen size and screen resolution—are continuously improving, exponentially exceeding the capabilities of aging dedicated barcode scanners. As a result, modern smart mobile devices offer better performance and a greater range of functionalities at a much lower cost of ownership.

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.

 

21 May, 2015

Rise of the Smartphone: The Decline of Single-Purpose Devices

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Since smartphones, tablets, and wearables burst into existence over the past decade, they’ve created multibillion-dollar industries in part by rendering dozens or even hundreds of existing products and services virtually obsolete, from point and shoot cameras to newspapers and wallets. Most American adults now consider smartphones to be essential in their daily lives thanks, in large part, to millions of apps than can perform virtually limitless tasks. Apple’s now ubiquitous catchphrase “There’s an app for that” is just one reminder that mobile devices can do almost anything—and more services are being invented for mobile devices every day.

Dead consumer standalone devices and services

Think about the last time you purchased or used any of the following dead standalone devices. More importantly, think about whether you would ever purchase one again.

  • Landline phone
  • Radio, CD or MP3 player
  • Alarm clock
  • Portable game console
  • Point and shoot camera
  • Portable video player/DVD player/handheld TV
  • GPS device
  • Personal desktop assistant (PDA)
  • Calculator
  • Non-jewelry wristwatch

Many of us still own many of these devices for a number of reasons: a large CD collection that you haven’t digitized; an alarm clock that you’ve used for twenty years; an aging calculator from your days in college. But as we consider the future and how younger generations will make purchasing decisions, we can be sure that many of these devices will become mostly or completely obsolete. Remember the Laserdisc or 8-track player? Yeah, we won’t admit it either.

Mobile app developers and internet-of-things (IoT) engineers are hard at work digitizing everyday consumer products and services—things we depend on every day, but never imagined we could control with our mobile devices. For example, light bulbs and door locks can now be controlled remotely from mobile devices, suggesting that we may soon see the demise of our house keys and light switches. This example also illustrates how mobile ups the ante in new ways, offering more than the familiar on/off and lock/unlock paradigm: mobile GPS, for example, enables us to turn lights on and unlock the front door as soon as we pull into the driveway while connected clock apps can bright or dim lights based on the sunrise and sunset. Here are just a few consumer products that are making their way onto our mobile devices and promise to revolutionize the way we interact with the physical world:

  • Wallets (credit cards/ID cards)
  • Medical test and monitoring devices
  • House keys
  • Remote controls
  • Thermostat
  • Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms

Consumer products are not alone in becoming displaced by mobile devices; dedicated devices in businesses and enterprises are also on the decline thanks to advances in cloud-based technologies that empower workers to use mobile devices in new ways while cutting overhead costs. Services like Skype, Dropbox or Box, Google for Business, Quickbooks, and Amazon S3 enable businesses to run virtually all services in the cloud—and on mobile devices. Here’s a short list of some of the business processes and enterprise products that are moving to mobile:

  • IT management
  • Order management
  • Bookkeeping/accounting
  • Cash registers
  • Storage and servers
  • Scanners/copiers/fax machines/printers
  • Contracts
  • Barcode scanners

Since the smartphone first emerged in 2009, Scandit has been helping businesses and enterprises around the world leverage mobile devices for enterprise-grade barcode scanning and data capture, enabling customers to capitalize on new mobile revenue streams or, in many cases, replace their dedicated barcode scanners and mobile computers. Similar to other consumer and business products and services that have shifted to the cloud and mobile, dedicated scanners are losing value thanks to the utility and cost-effectiveness of mobile devices that feature powerful built-in cameras. As mobile devices have evolved to enable enterprise-grade data capture and barcode scanning, businesses and enterprises around the world have chosen the Scandit platform as a cost-effective alternative solution to rising costs for dedicated devices.

Side-by-side TCO comparison: smartphones vs. dedicated scanners

The decline of any legacy technology begins when a new analogous technology comes along that is more efficient, or more cost-effective, or offers new features or functionalities. For many legacy technologies, mobile devices tackle all three. Just as consumers around the world are welcoming an increasingly mobile life, organizations are moving—albeit gradually—to cloud-enabled, mobile-friendly workflows.

A majority of adults say that mobile devices are the first thing they interact with in the morning and the last thing they interact with before they go to sleep, with dozens of interactions throughout the day, indicating a rapidly increasing reliance on them. Reliance on mobile devices points to a fundamental shift: when compared with buying and maintaining a number of separate dedicated devices as we have until very recently, mobile devices offer consumers and businesses incredible cost efficiency, unparalleled convenience, and a more robust feature set capable of expanding as devices evolve. Mobile devices open the door for virtually limitless uses and as society moves toward mobile device ubiquity, we can expect to see an increasing number of dedicated devices and services disappearing in favor of mobile-first solutions.


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18 May, 2015

Advance Your Enterprise Mobility Strategy with Rugged Smartphones

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Rugged smartphones offer enterprises increased mobile flexibility, lowered costs and greater efficiency in the workplace. In our new eBook, we provide industry perspectives into the  purchasing and deployment of rugged mobile smartphones in the enterprise for logistics, manufacturing, retail, wholesale distribution, healthcare and field service use cases.

Download our free 16-page eBook to learn more about:

  • The advantages rugged smartphones can offer your business
  • The lowered total cost of ownership and increased functionality rugged smartphones provide over purpose-built solutions
  • Device ruggedness specification recommendations by enterprise use case
  • A comprehensive review of the 20 best rugged smartphones available in 2015 including important device specifications, the advantages and disadvantages of each smartphone, and industry use case recommendations
  • Leveraging enterprise-grade barcode scanning technology on rugged smartphones

14 May, 2015

Scandit Expands American Footprint With Record Growth And New High Profile Enterprise Customers

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Barcode Technology Leader Adds Home Depot, Verizon Wireless and Genentech as Customers; Makes Key Sales Hire

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — May 14, 2015Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that it has more than tripled the number of North American customers it acquired in Q1 2015 compared with Q1 2014, adding several new leading U.S. enterprise customers including The Home DepotCapital One, Verizon Wireless, and Genentech, among others. The company also announced that it has hired Justin Corbell as its director of U.S. sales, a strategic hire that will accelerate penetration in the U.S. market.

Scandit North American Sales Continue to Accelerate

  • Addition of dozens of major enterprise customers, including The Home Depot, Capital One, Verizon Wireless and Genentech
  • 330% quarter-on-quarter growth of U.S. customers (Q1 2015 to 2014)
  • 314% year-over-year increase in global bookings (2014 to 2013)

To build on its U.S. momentum, Scandit has hired Justin Corbell as its director of U.S. sales, responsible for developing the business through direct sales and indirect channels. Before joining Scandit, Justin was VP of Sales at Bigcommerce, the leading ecommerce platform for established and emerging brands, where he was responsible for revenue through global direct sales and channel partnerships.

“As demand for cloud-based barcode scanning technology and related mobile solutions continues to skyrocket, we are seeing tremendous success in the United States and across North America, where enterprises understand the value and power of end-to-end data capture solutions,” said Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit. “Our record growth and the addition of some of America’s most recognized brands as customers underscores the need in the marketplace for innovative alternatives to the barcode status quo. Our commitment to delivering industry-leading solutions and the addition of Justin Corbell to our team as U.S. director of sales will enable us to push even further into the American enterprise.”

Revolutionizing Enterprise Barcode Scanning and Data Capture

Since 2009, Scandit has been bringing its enterprise-grade mobile scanning technology to global businesses touching every part of the supply chain, including retailers, wholesalers, manufacturers and more. Building on its patented barcode scanning technology, Scandit is redefining enterprise mobility and data capture for enterprises through customizable mobile apps, development tools and cloud services designed to drive efficiency and growth for its clients.

“It used to be that working with barcodes meant buying clunky, handheld laser based scanners. These dedicated devices, like any other, require maintenance, will suffer downtime, and are expensive. Scandit’s value proposition is to do away with that. Scandit offers scanning software that helps companies replace bulky scanners by turning ordinary smartphones into enterprise grade scanners. It also provides set of mobile apps, such a mobile clienteling, that helps a company get started if it doesn’t have an app,” said Maribel Lopez, Principal & Founder of Lopez Research.

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.