2016 Scandit Year in Review – Innovation, Information and Evolution

2016 was a year where enterprises increasingly relied on data. Scandit gave companies new tools and methods for capturing and understanding data throughout the supply chain—from manufacturer, to retailer, to the end customer and every point in between. This year, we debuted new and improved versions of our mobile data capture technology. We also showcased the impact mobile data capture solutions continue to have on the enterprise across the retail, manufacturing, transportation and logistics industries.

Scandit now processes billions of scans per year from thousands of companies across the globe, including many of the world’s most prestigious brands. Here are some selected highlights from an eventful and successful year.

The Container Store Scans and Delivers with Scandit Case
In November, we announced that The Container Store successfully piloted the Scandit Case at two Manhattan stores. The Container Store used Scandit Case in conjunction with a Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK-based, consumer-facing scanning app. Shoppers scan the barcodes of products throughout the store for purchase and delivery. Learn more…

New Scandit Mobile Barcode Scanner SDK 5.0 Improves Performance
In October, we launched our Barcode Scanner Software Development Kit (SDK) 5.0. The new release provides retail, manufacturing and supply chain enterprises with the improved speed and performance necessary to replace dedicated barcode scanners and mobile computers with mobile devices such as smartphones, tablets and wearables. Learn more…

Mobile Data Capture Enables Seamless Retail
In October we released a new white paper, “Enabling Seamless Retail with Mobile Data Capture.” The white paper explains how the advent of constantly connected consumers has created a new “seamless” retail environment where shoppers are directly linked to purchases. Fortunately, mobile data capture is the perfect platform to support the responsive, transparent supply chain that is the basis of seamless retail. Learn more…

Hacking Toward the Future
In September, we joined more than 500 hackers and 50 companies from around the world to participate in HackZurich 2016. HackZurich is Europe’s largest hacking event, and this year hosted 150 teams for a 40-hour non-stop hackathon. Scandit was among the startup sponsors with a booth in the main hall that offered hackers the opportunity to use our scanning technology firsthand across mobile devices, smart glasses and AR headsets like the Microsoft Hololens to produce futuristic retail apps. Learn more…

Deploying Mobile Data Capture Solutions in the Enterprise
In July, we released a new white paper, “Embracing Mobility: A Guide to Mobile Data Capture Solution Deployment in the Enterprise.” The white paper highlights how mobile data capture solutions improve employee workflows, lower IT costs and increase supply chain visibility. Read our white paper to better understand the mobile ecosystem and the challenges of deploying and managing mobile data capture solutions across the supply chain. Learn more…

Scandit Included in Gartner Report on Supply Chain Initiatives
In July, we were included in a Gartner report titled, “Lessons Learned From Supply Chain Visibility Initiatives Part 2 – Supply Chain Logistics and Transportation, 2016.” The report reviews how various organizations have used technology to enhance their logistics and transportation visibility. Learn more…

New Scandit Flow Platform Optimizes Enterprise Workflows
In June, we launched Scandit Flow, a mobile data capture development platform that supports a wide variety of barcode-scanning intensive workflows across the supply chain. Scandit Flow makes it easy to migrate data capture solutions from expensive dedicated hardware scanners and outdated Windows CE devices to the latest iOS and Android devices. Learn more…

Data Capture Evolves in the Enterprise
In March, we partnered with VDC Research to host a webinar, “The Evolution of Data Capture in the Enterprise.” Scandit CEO Samuel Mueller shared some of the latest trends in mobile software and hardware that are increasing efficiency and lowering costs for enterprises across the supply chain. Learn more…

Scandit is Focus of Report from VDC Research on Mobile Barcode Scanning
In January, we were the focus of an industry white paper about mobile barcode scanning from VDC Research. 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. Learn more…

As we enter 2017, Scandit continues our commitment to relentless innovation in the enterprise mobile data capture space. Businesses will need data more than ever in 2017, and Scandit will be there to help you capture it and create actionable insights that put you ahead of the competition.