Mobile Computer Vision in 2019: Six Numbers That Captured Our Attention

By: Justin Corbell, Vice President of Sales, Scandit, Inc.

In 2019, enterprises across the world achieved tangible business results by deploying mobile computer vision enabled-apps for essential workflows on everyday smart devices. Working with Scandit, innovators from many industries placed this highly sophisticated, yet extremely intuitive and accessible, technology into employees’ and customers’ hands to create dramatic improvements in processes – some of which have not really changed much since the invention of pencil and paper.

As we enter 2020, we’re reflecting on six numbers that stood out for us in 2019, from the key industries that Scandit serves. We hope these points inspire everyone – not just technophiles – to learn how easy and affordable it is to create impactful digital transformation with mobile computer vision, smart scanning and augmented reality (AR).

Six numbers highlighting how mobile computer vision is helping to transform retail, healthcare, air travel, last mile delivery, field service and manufacturing processes:

75% – How much online product reviews can boost in-store sales, according to Bazaarvoice research.

In 2019, we showed how using augmented reality is an easy yet impactful way for retail consumers to access and explore product information quickly. In a matter of seconds, customers can browse through visual information about multiple products, such as reviews and ratings, displayed on their device screen. It’s a powerful and profitable retail experience. This feature can also be used as an ingredients or allergy checker – which set-off a flurry of attention in the US media in February, from USA Today to Martha Stewart.

By the way, we’ll be at NRF 2020 in New York showing off Scandit’s AR and barcode scanning technology. Come see us in Booth #511 for a live demo or to chat to one of our experts. If you are not going to the show, see AR in action in this short video.

 

 

95% – The cost and time efficiency improvements Leeds Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust saw after implementing Scandit software in 114 departments.

Healthcare enterprises around the world are using mobile computer vision-enabled smart devices to achieve dramatic efficiencies in critical healthcare workflows compared to traditional scanners or computers on wheels. It’s a natural fit, as the barcode is ubiquitous in healthcare from patient wristbands to medication packages and virtually everyone uses a smart device and is familiar with mobile apps. With instant access to real-time information on a smart device for workers across the healthcare landscape, regular tasks and processes are easier, more accurate and faster.

Healthcare enterprises can apply the proven savings in cost and time to improving patient care and increasing overall satisfaction.

Get the whitepaper Advancing Healthcare One Mobile Scan at a Time and find out how to inject speed, accuracy and traceability into healthcare workflows with mobile computer vision.

70% – Segment of travelers that are willing to share personal information to speed things up at the airport, according to IATA.

Mobile computer vision is playing a significant role in helping improve the speed and quality customer service in air travel – for the benefit of passengers and airlines alike. By using mobile apps powered with computer vision and augmented reality (AR) customers and employees can complete processes such as check-in, luggage tracking, boarding and inventory management with everyday mobile devices. For example – Alaska Airlines now use iPad Mini powered with Scandit software to scan passenger documentation at boarding gates, reducing crowding and replacing costly passport scanning technology.

Learn more about how mobile barcode scanning on smart devices with Scandit adds value to the air travel process from the passenger’s home to the airport to boarding and in-flight in our whitepaper Fly High, One Mobile Scan at a Time – find out it helps increase capacity, improve passenger experience and manage long-term traffic growth safely, cost-effectively and with less impact on the environment.

15,000 – How many dedicated scanners Hermes UK will replace with smartphones as part of their three-year digital transformation program.

Last mile delivery can make or break a customer’s entire purchasing journey and experience of a brand. A good experience will strengthen relationships, but delivery problems can undo all the good work done by a retailer in nurturing the customer. Processing more than 335 million parcels each year and partnering with 80% of the UK’s top 100 retailers, delivery firm Hermes UK understands this better than most. They know that continually evolving their customers’ experience is essential to realize their growth ambitions. So Hermes took the decision to digitally transform last mile delivery by replacing dedicated hardware scanners with a Scandit-powered mobile barcode scanning and augmented reality (AR) solution.

Get the whitepaper Sprint the Last Mile with Mobile Computer Vision and Augmented Reality and find out how to use cost-effective digital transformation in last mile delivery to delight your customers.

52% – How many companies still use manual methods for most field service tasks, according to ReachOutSuite.

Mobile computer vision helps field service enterprises do things differently, using smartphones to more quickly and affordably manage and automate critical operations, such as helping to ensure that the right technician, the right tools, and the right parts are on-site to improve first-time fix rates.

Join hundreds of field service organizations and break free from manual methods from distribution centres to technicians in the field. Get the whitepaper Fix It, First Time, One Mobile Scan at a Time and learn how to improve first-time fix rates using ordinary smartphones equipped with enterprise-grade barcode scanning technology.

26% – How many manufacturers have a clear digital strategy compared to 32% in other sectors, according to the KPMG/Harvey Nash 2018 CIO Survey.

Innovative manufacturers are deploying mobile computer vision and software-based scanning on smartphones as a cornerstone of their digital strategy to overcome the burden of upgrading complex legacy technology estates and achieve manufacturing improvement objectives while keeping the production line running and fighting off competition from emerging markets.

In the whitepaper Implementing Industry 4.0, One Mobile Scan at a Time you’ll learn how to use mobile computer vision to re-engineer, automate and optimize operational processes, like asset tracking and inventory management – all without disrupting production. This short video shows how it works.

Make 2020 the year your digital transformation goes mobile

Whatever industry you are in, mobile computer vision can enable you to use the power of smartphones to easily improve workflows and make processes more efficient across the board. Scandit can help you start with a small project and embark on your digital journey affordably and with minimal disruption. Contact us to see how to get started.