31 Mar, 2015

Customer Spotlight – BNS Software: Mobile Track & Trace with Scandit

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We often associate barcodes with retail, but the truth is that businesses across many industries are benefiting from software-based barcode scanning. Today, we’re discussing what mobile barcode scanning can—and is—doing for the logistics industry with a close look at Grieshaber Logistik AG.

Grieshaber Logstik is a European logistics firm that manages a comprehensive product distribution network for Goodyear Dunlop Tires Germany. Scandit recently teamed up with BNS Software to develop a track and trace solution that allows Grieshaber Logistik employees to manage tire pickup, delivery and distribution to retail outlets, all through the use of a smartphone.

On any given day, Grieshaber Logistik processes more than 900 deliveries of Goodyear Dunlop tires to retail stores across Germany.  As you can imagine, this requires the tracking of many moving parts, products, and employees. Thanks to BNS and Scandit, this process is made much easier through a mobile barcode scanning and tracking app that allows warehouse employees and delivery drivers to scan and track tires as they move from distribution centers to the retail store, where they are eventually sold to customers. BNS software’s mobile track and trace application works in collaboration with their online supply chain management tool, OnWeb, which powers Grieshaber Logistik distribution online.

Because Grieshaber Logistik has gone mobile, they benefit from the lowered cost of ownership on mobile devices (over dedicated scanners), increased worker productivity and improved efficiency within their distribution network. With Scandit’s mobile software-based barcode scanner and BNS Track and Trace solutions, Grieshaber employees are able to easily and accurately scan and track products from the warehouse to the sales floor—all via smartphones.  To learn more about Grieshaber Logistik and BNS Software’s solution using Scandit, we encourage you can watch the short video (in German) below, which takes an in-depth look at the software, mobile app and use case.

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Interested in developing a track & trace or asset management app? We can help. Contact a Scandit representative today.

23 Mar, 2015

Scandit Brings Next-Generation Mobile Barcode Scanning to Logistics and Transportation Industries at ProMat 2015

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Scandit To Demo Mobile App Suite and Offer Sneak Peek of
New Cloud Scan Application at
ProMat 2015, Booth #4455

SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. — March 23, 2015 — Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today unveiled a new mobile app suite for the transportation and logistics industries designed to greatly enhance enterprise profitability and operational efficiency. The company also announced that it would offer a first look at its new cloud-configurable barcode scanning solution, which offers powerful new enterprise-grade barcode workflows that can be effortlessly created online.

The new Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport consists of mobile app templates and powerful backend services that are ideal for logistics and transportation businesses. Available separately or bundled together, each solution within the Mobile App Suite—Pickup and Delivery; Shipping and Receiving; Asset Management; and Check-In and Boarding—is fully-customizable and cross-platform, allowing businesses to transform smartphones and tablets into enterprise-grade scanning devices without the need to purchase separate standalone barcode scanners. Scandit’s comprehensive selection of customizable mobile app templates speeds time-to-market and reduces costs for companies looking to bring mobile efficiencies to existing operations by eliminating the need to develop purpose-built apps and backend services.

“Transportation and logistics businesses power the flow of goods and services for millions of businesses and consumers every day around the world. The new Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport helps these businesses lower costs, increase efficiencies, and boost worker productivity by enabling them to use existing mobile devices in new and powerful ways,” said Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit. “By turning a standard smartphone or tablet into an enterprise-grade scanning device, logistics and transportation companies benefit from greater control and visibility into their operations while empowering employees to manage workflows more effectively, greatly enhancing their competitiveness and profitability.”

Scandit’s mobile app solutions for Logistics and Transport enable companies to:

  • Streamline operations and drastically improve tracking processes — Next-generation barcode scanning technology offers a powerful fully-integrated SDK and customizable app templates that enhance product tracking and delivery and enable a range of new services for gaining visibility into logistics and transportation operations.
  • Reduce upfront and operational costs — Logistics and transportation businesses are able to leverage existing hardware and infrastructure without the need for dedicated devices while empowering employees to use familiar smartphones and tablets.
  • Future-proof operations and user experience with the most flexible platform available —Fully customizable for the perfect user experience across iOS and Android and a wide array of platforms, including smartphones, tablets, and wearables, Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport enables businesses to prepare for future operations.

Cloud Scan: The versatile smartphone-based scanning app that eliminates the need for dedicated handheld devices. Scandit’s web-configurable scanning solution (currently in beta) enables businesses to replace dedicated handheld barcode scanners with consumer-grade smartphones for a variety of barcode-based workflows. With no need to develop apps or integrate SDKs, Cloud Scan makes it easy to configure your application online and replicate the scanning experience of conventional scanners.

Join Scandit at ProMat Booth #4455 to experience the new Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport and get a sneak peek of “Cloud Scan”.
Scandit invites attendees at the ProMat 2015 (March 23 – 26 at McCormick Place Convention Center, in Chicago, Illinois) to visit booth #4455 for a hands-on experience of the Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport as well its new cloud-configurable scanning app.

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 15,000 licensees in 80 countries, Scandit processes hundreds of millions of scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, Homeplus (Tesco), NASA and Saks Fifth Avenue. 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 Mar, 2015

Rugged Smartphones in the Enterprise: Overview and 2015 Buyer’s Guide

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Are you looking to buy a rugged smartphone for your business or employees? Whether you are running a small business or an international corporation, smartphones can play a vital role in business operations. From back-office processes to customer transactions, today’s smartphones provide the performance and flexibility to empower employees across virtually every industry.

Unfortunately, most consumer smartphones are not built with the enterprise in mind, and can’t stand up to harsh workplace environments. This means that many businesses embracing mobile have to consider rugged smartphones or cases to meet the demands of their industry. With many manufacturers, devices and rugged options to consider, it can be hard to identify which device is best for your business and budget. That’s why we have created our 2015 Rugged Smartphone Buyer’s Guide. This comprehensive guide covers the best rugged smartphones to help you make the right purchasing decisions for your business. We outline full device specs, highlight the advantages and disadvantages of each phone, and go on to make recommendations for specific enterprise use cases.

What is a Rugged Smartphone?

So what do we mean by a “rugged” smartphone? There is an entire spectrum of standards, most notably ingress protection (IP) and military drop protection, which specify the level to which a device is rugged. IP ratings measure the environmental protection from dirt, dust and water on various scales of intensity and prolonged exposure to the elements. Military drop protection measures how well an object or device holds up to conditions while being used, transported and stored. These ratings involve dozens of tests (see below), measuring variables such as temperature, impact, vibration, humidity and more. We cover the IP ratings in more detail in our 2015 Rugged Smartphone Buyer’s Guide.

The rugged smartphones we’ve reviewed meet IP Environmental Sealant ratings of IP58, IP67, IP69 and IP69. Additionally, many of them meet MIL-STD 810G ratings as well, meaning they are suitable for a variety of industry use cases based on our research. You can find our industry specific ruggedness recommendations below.

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Advantages of Rugged Smartphones in the Enterprise?

The main advantage to using rugged mobile devices in the enterprise is the reduction of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO). VDC Research and other industry research firms have established that environmental sealant and military drop protection ratings can drastically lower the TCO of mobile hardware. Rugged smartphones are far less expensive than rugged mobile computers, making them an effective replacement for outdated mobile hardware.

Another thing to keep in mind is smartphones are easier to use than dedicated hardware. Rugged smartphones running Android, or iOS devices using ruggedized cases, are much simpler for employees to operate, especially since most of them already own and use a personal smartphone. Combine this with the fact that smartphones —unlike dedicated hardware— also provide employees with telephone, GPS and mobile apps that make them many times more valuable in the workplace.

In the past, only handheld mobile computers equipped with laser scanners could be trusted by businesses to deliver the speed and precision they relied on. Today, thanks to vast improvements in mobile hardware and camera technology, our software-based barcode scanner can provide the same performance for a fraction of the cost. With rugged smartphones, employees can scan barcodes in the toughest environments —like warehouses and packaging facilities—without having to rely on expensive, bulky dedicated hardware. Let’s take a look at an example use case that is already utilizing rugged smartphones in place of traditional dedicated mobile computers.

Rugged Smartphone Use in Field Service:
Field Service technicians are already using rugged smartphones to complete important tasks on the job. Since a majority of their work occurs in the field or outdoors, they need devices that can both perform and survive the elements. Traditionally, Field Service has required the use of dedicated devices, but today’s mobile technology has changed that. Whether technicians are accessing repair manuals or filing field reports, rugged smartphones can be used to make the process more efficient and cost effective.

Making the Right Choice: Rugged Smartphone or Rugged Case?

There are many options to consider when deciding upon a rugged smartphone device. First you must decide whether you’d like to purchase a rugged smartphone or a rugged case. Rugged smartphones tend to be designed with the enterprise in mind, while rugged cases provide the means to protect consumer smartphone devices. Both strategies have distinct advantages and disadvantages. Once you’ve figured out which levels of ruggedness you require, and decided upon a case or device strategy, you’re ready to pick your device.

Our 2015 Rugged Smartphone Buyer’s Guide can help you decide which smartphone is best suited for your specific use case. With comprehensive reviews on 20 of today’s best rugged smartphone devices, it gives you the insight you need to make the right choice for your industry.


Are you interested in mobilizing your enterprise with rugged smartphones for barcode scanning?
Contact a Scandit representative today.

17 Mar, 2015

Scandit to Demo Mobile Apps for Logistics and Transport at ProMAT 2015

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Next week, we pack our bags for Chicago to participate in ProMAT 2015— the largest expo for manufacturing and supply chain professionals in North America.We’ll be on-site showcasing the power of the Scandit Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport, with live demos of our mobile solutions. We’ll offer a glimpse into the future of employee-facing mobile applications for logistics and transportation, and our hands-on demos will give attendees the opportunity to see the power and performance Scandit can deliver.

Scandit executives will be in the expo hall each day chatting with attendees and showcasing the fully customizable, cross-platform solutions and associated cloud-based services. In addition, we’ll also be unveiling our newest product in the Scandit ecosystem, designed to be a smartphone-based replacement for dedicated scanning devices. Stop by booth #4455 so we can show you our latest product offerings and cloud services. We’ll also be tweeting live from the conference, so stay tuned to our Twitter feed and feel free to reach out if you’d like to meet up.

12 Mar, 2015

Top Tips: The Do’s and Don’ts of Today’s Wearable Devices

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Wearables of many kinds, from smartwatches and connected glasses to smart contact lenses, are increasingly making an impression on the mass market. These new devices are expected to be the next big technology trend, capable of running apps that will enable both consumers and employees to leave their smartphones at home and purchase or interact with products using a simple blink of the eye or verbal command.

Much marketing hype has been put behind wearables – particularly smartwatches – but in line with the consumerization of business products, it is the applications for employees that are most interesting. And it is more than likely that we will see wearables making a huge impact on industries as wide-ranging as retail, logistics, manufacturing and the supply chain.

Despite Google recently ending its Glass Explorer program, early enterprise adopters spent much of 2014 demonstrating the product’s business applications. Retailers developed software for hands-free order commissioning in warehouses, decentralised fulfilment centers, and in-store locations. Technicians in field service applications used it to access manuals and machine parts information, or to share their view with more experienced colleagues via “eye sharing.” And while we await the next iteration of Glass, others are working on enterprise solutions with wearable products from Samsung, Microsoft, and Oculus.

Don’t expect wearables to gain mass market adoption yet – Smart watches have started to gain relevance in the consumer market, but smart glasses only have limited distribution and are not ready for many consumer applications at the moment. Headset technology needs to be further miniaturized and adopted by glasses brands, such as Ray-Ban or Warby Parker, in order to gain broader consumer adoption. Augmented reality technology could be integrated with their products, combining the computing power of smart glasses with a stylish design that would appeal to a mass-market consumer base. This would then open up opportunities for consumer-facing applications to be developed for wearables, accessible through normal glasses or, ultimately, through contact lenses embedded with smart glass technology.

Keep an eye out for smartwatch applications first – Consumer-facing applications, particularly in the leisure and retail markets, such as fitness tracking, mobile shopping or in-store self-scanning are already being developed for smart watches like Samsung’s Galaxy Gear, Pebble, and the Apple Watch. Smartwatches are unobtrusive and easy to wear and operate, which has allowed them to have a larger impact on the market than their other wearable counterparts. Apple’s entry into the market in particular, as it so often has in the past, is likely to considerably boost adoption and popular acceptance.

Consider wearables as a means to bring more futuristic applications to life – Wearables do have a part to play in interesting new applications such as augmented reality (AR). A typical scenario might involve customers browsing furniture online and being able to visualise each piece in their living room, which is in the immediate wheelhouse of platforms like Microsoft’s HoloLens. In the retail market, selected concept store locations are already offering this service in brick-and-mortar spaces. If the AR experience is to be rolled out to large audiences, however, retailers will depend on large-scale consumer adoption of these technologies.

Introduce smart glasses for powerful business efficiencies – Even in their current, occasionally bulky forms, smart glasses lend themselves well to the hands-free user experience. For business applications, they would only need to be made available to a small number of employees, which makes them ideal for procurement, warehouse selection and retail inventory. An excellent example is mobile order fulfilment, which can be made more efficient by utilising barcode scanning running on smart glasses like the Samsung Gear VR, Epson Moverio, or the next edition of Google Glass. A “pick-by-vision” approach allows the warehouse or stock-room employee to retrieve a pick list, move through the warehouse to the proper bin locations – via the most efficient path as indicated on the heads-up display – and scan each item on the list using their smart glasses to verify the picks before collecting all the products and making them ready for dispatch.

Don’t launch MPoS until the technology has been miniaturized - Mobile Point of Sale (MPoS), which allows consumers to pay merchants for their goods or services from anywhere in the store, is not so easily enabled through today’s wearables. The screens on current smartwatches are too small, and checking out a customer with smart glasses (e.g., by recognising the customer’s face and automatically retrieving their credit card information) in most cases would be rather awkward. For wearable MPoS to become feasible requires further miniaturization of smart glasses or different form factors for smartwatches.

As more realistic and user-friendly apps for wearables come to market, consumer adoption will increase. We’re still in the early days, but before long we will see consumers referencing their shopping lists on their smartwatches and warehouse staff checking stock inventories with smart glasses. Many industries are starting to realize the cost benefits and efficiencies that this new technology will deliver behind the scenes, and as every new wearable device or device update appears we move nearer to mass market adoption and a flurry of consumer-facing applications.

24 Feb, 2015

Introducing Scandit’s Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport

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With so many moving pieces to keep in order, data capture is core to the way logistics and transportation companies operate. From data entry to product identification, QA to shipping and fulfillment, to ordering and tracking and more, the requirements of companies in the logistics and transportation industries are as unique as they are varied.

Scandit’s new Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport provides fully customizable, cross-platform solutions for the transport and logistics industries. Our selection of mobile app templates eliminate the need to develop custom apps and backend services, drastically reducing time to market, all while providing the flexibility to create a custom user experience.

The Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport enables companies to:

  • Drastically improve tracking processes — Experience next-generation product tracking and delivery while using familiar devices paired with our mobile logistics suite.
  • Replace dedicated hardware and reduce costs — Replace expensive dedicated devices with a mobile scanning solution that is familiar and easy for employees to use.
  • Streamline operations — make your processes more efficient so your operations run on time and on budget.

All Scandit solutions include our high performance barcode scanning software, which delivers unmatched speed and accuracy in software-based barcode scanning on smartphones, tablets and wearable devices.

Key Features

  • Designed for iOS and Android
  • Fully optimized for mobile devices
  • Completely customizable
  • Easy integration with existing data sources and IT infrastructure
  • Extendable (HTML, CSS, Javascript)
  • Premium features including barcode scanner and real time analytics

Key Benefits

  • Fast and easy deployment with little to no training or management needed
  • Industry-leading TCO
  • Designed with the user experience in mind

How Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport is being used

Pickup & Delivery — Scandit’s Pickup & Delivery Solution provides logistics professionals with a powerful solution to track packages at pick-up and delivery with their smartphone, eliminating the need for staff to carry an expensive dedicated barcode scanner.

Shipping & Receiving — Scandit’s Shipping & Receiving Solution helps you keep track of shipments as they are leaving your warehouse and arriving at their destination.

Asset Management — Scandit’s Asset Management Solution helps you keep track of your equipment, helping to enforce maintenance cycles.

Check-In & Boarding — Scandit’s Check-In and Boarding Solution helps you keep track of passengers as they check-in and board your aircraft or vessel.

Scandit’s Mobile App Suite for Logistics and Transport represents a fundamental shift in the way logistics and transportation organizations like Winterhalter + Fenner AG, American Woodmark and more around the globe optimize processes and operations.

If you’d like to learn more, please request a demo.

23 Feb, 2015

Scandit Showcases the Future of Retail at EuroCIS 2015 with New Mobile Order Entry and Self-Checkout Solutions

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Scandit to Present Mobile Retail Innovations at EuroCIS Forum;
Hands-On Demos at Hall 9, Stand F52

ZURICH, Switzerland — February 23, 2015Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that it will showcase two new solutions that are designed to help retailers leverage mobile technology to drive revenue and reduce costs. Scandit’s new mobile Order Entry solution is designed to enable retailers to quickly and easily place orders using their smartphones while the new Self-Checkout solution is designed to offer consumers a personalized new shopping and checkout experience. Both offerings are available today as part of Scandit’s Mobile App Suite for Retail, a complete set of innovative retail solutions.

“In today’s complex retail environment, consumers are increasingly shopping on mobile devices, forcing retailers to innovate and deliver a next-generation mobile experience,” said Samuel Müller, CEO of Scandit. “I’m excited to be at EuroCIS to discuss how our new mobile solutions are radically altering the current retail paradigm by delivering a seamless shopping experience and streamlining operations. From mobile ordering to effortless checkout, and more, Scandit is powering the next wave in mobile solutions while reducing overhead for retailers worldwide.”

Scandit Mobile Order Entry Solution

Scandit’s new mobile Order Entry solution empowers wholesalers to allow retailers in their network to access product catalogs on their smartphones, build orders by scanning or searching for products, submit orders on the fly, reference order history, and receive exclusive deals on their mobile devices. Wholesalers and their retail customers can increase order frequency by providing a fast and easy way for employees to place orders, reduce costs by streamlining the process of receiving orders, drive sales by providing timely promotions and order reminders, get real time purchasing analytics, track orders in progress, and more.

Scandit Self-Checkout Solution

Scandit’s integrated Self-Checkout solution permits consumers on mobile devices to quickly and easily scan products as they shop and add them to virtual baskets, review detailed product information, access their purchase history, receive deals and offers while shopping, utilize new payment solutions like ApplePay to speed through checkout and much more. Scandit’s self-checkout technology benefits retailers by enabling them to offer customers an innovative new shopping experience, resulting in shorter lines and fewer abandoned items. Retailers can also reduce the number of traditional checkout stations required, reducing operational costs, push coupons and deals to customers as they shop to increase customer basket size, gain intelligence from real-time analytics and build deeper engagement with customers leading to increased loyalty and satisfaction.

Feature Presentation and Hands-on Demos at EuroCIS 2015

Dr. Samuel Müller, CEO of Scandit will give a presentation titled, “Cashiers to Cashless: The Rise of Mobile Self-Checkout Apps” at EuroCIS Forum Hall 10 #D04 on February 25th at 3pm. Scandit will also be offering demos at Hall 9, Stand F52.

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 15,000 licensees in 80 countries, Scandit processes hundreds of millions of scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, Homeplus (Tesco), NASA and Saks Fifth Avenue. 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.

 

18 Feb, 2015

Scandit to Demo Mobile Apps for Retail at EuroCIS 2015

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Next week, we hit the road for Dusseldorf, Germany to participate in EuroCIS 2015 — Europe’s leading trade fair for retail technology.

We’ll be on-site showcasing the power of the Scandit Mobile App Suite for Retail, with live demos of our Self-Checkout and Order Entry solutions for all attendees. Our latest mobile solutions offer a preview into the future of consumer and employee-facing mobile applications for retailers, and our hands-on demos will give attendees the opportunity to see the power and performance Scandit can provide retail chains.

In addition, Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit will give a presentation titled, “Cashiers to Cashless: The Rise of Mobile Self-Checkout Apps” in Forum Hall 10 #D04 on February 25th at 3pm. Dr. Mueller will discuss mobile application strategies and best practices for self-checkout and self-scanning while sharing how popular international retailers have used these apps to engage modern consumers and enhance their customer relationships.

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 F52) so we can show you our latest product offerings and cloud services. We’ll also be tweeting live from the conference, so stay tuned to our Twitter feed and feel free to reach out if you’d like to meet up.

9 Feb, 2015

Scandit to Showcase Mobile Apps for Logistics at LogiMAT 2015

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We’re very excited to announce our participation in the upcoming LogiMAT 2015, the 13th international trade fair for distribution, materials handling and information flow taking place February 10-12 in Stuttgart, Germany. The conference is a one-stop-shop for industry professionals looking to explore innovative products, solutions and systems for procurement, warehouse, production and distribution logistics.

We’ll be on-site showcasing the power of our Mobile App Suite for Logistics and demoing Pick By Vision­––Scandit’s hands-free picking app for Google Glass––to all conference expo attendees. Our mobile solutions provide an early glimpse into the potential of both consumer and employee-facing mobile solutions for the logistics industry, and we’re thrilled to share this technology at Logimat. Scandit executives will be on-site each day chatting with attendees about these fully customizable, cross-platform solutions for logistics pros. Stop by our booth in the Track & Trace Theatre for a live demo. We’ll also be tweeting live from the conference, so stay tuned to our Twitter feed and feel free to reach out if you’d like to meet up.

5 Feb, 2015

Scandit Doubles European Customers, Grows European Revenue Seven-Fold in 2014

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Scandit Doubles European Customers, Grows European Revenue Seven-Fold in 2014

Barcode Technology Leader Expands Global Presence With Leading Brands And Taps New Strategic Sales Directors For Markets in Europe and Asia

ZURICH, Switzerland — February 5, 2015Scandit, developer of the leading software-based barcode scanning solutions for smartphones, tablets and wearable devices, today announced that it has grown sales revenues in Europe by more than 690 per cent year over year, and doubled its European customer base during the same time period. In addition to record revenue and customer growth, Scandit added a number of popular European retail and enterprise customers including: Ahold, the Netherlands-based international retailing group with more than 3,000 stores; Migros, Switzerland’s biggest employer as well as its largest retail company and supermarket chain; Coop, Switzerland’s largest wholesale company, with more than 1400 shops and 2.5 million members; Esselunga, the Italian retail store chain; and Saab, the Swedish premium car manufacturer.

“As global demand for cloud-based barcode scanning technology and related mobile solutions continues to skyrocket, we are seeing tremendous success in Europe, where retailers and logistics companies understand the value and power of end-to-end data capture solutions. Our record growth in this market is evidence of our ongoing commitment to delivering industry-leading solutions,” said Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit.

The company also announced that it has expanded its growing international team with the hire of two new strategic sales directors: Paul Davis has been brought on to develop business through direct sales and indirect channels for Northern Europe and Asia and Christian Schilling has been brought on to do the same for Eastern and Southern Europe as well as all German-speaking countries.

“As Scandit makes strides in Europe and new markets around the world, it’s incredibly important that our executive team represents the brightest and most strategic players in our industry. Both Paul and Christian are heavy-hitters with deep domain experience and proven success expanding sales operations in their respective markets. I’m excited to bring them on board and leverage their expertise to expand across Europe and Asia in 2015 and beyond,” Mueller added.

Before joining Scandit, Paul Davis was the managing director of AccuRev’s international business prior to its acquisition by Micro Focus. Christian Schilling was previously head of sales and business development at Trueb, a leading provider of physical and electronic identification and payment solutions and has deep industry experience with NCR, a leading provider of traditional hardware and software solutions for the retail and hospitality industries. Combined, they bring more than 30 years of international sales, marketing and management experience working for technology and software companies.

Scandit will be attending several European events in 2015, beginning with:

  • LogiMAT 2015 — February 10-12 — New Stuttgart Trade Centre, Stuttgart, Germany. Scandit will be offering demos at the Track & Trace Theatre.
  • EuroCIS 2015 — February 24-26 — Düsseldorf Fairgrounds, Düsseldorf, Germany. Samuel Mueller, CEO of Scandit will give a presentation titled, “Cashiers to Cashless: The Rise of Mobile Self-Checkout Apps” at EuroCIS Forum Hall 10 #D04 on February 25th at 3pm. Scandit will also be offering demos at Hall 9, Stand F52.
  • Mobile World Congress — March 2-4 — Fira Barcelona Gran Via Conference Centre, Barcelona, Spain. Scandit will be offering demos at the MWC 2015 Swiss Pavilion.

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 15,000 licensees in 80 countries, Scandit processes hundreds of millions of scans per year and develops enterprise-grade solutions for many of the world’s most prestigious brands including Ahold, Coop, Homeplus (Tesco), NASA and Saks Fifth Avenue. 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.