Mobile point-of-sale (mPOS) technology is a gamechanger for retail businesses, enabling employees to use mobile scanning devices to complete customer purchases anywhere in the store. Not only does this approach create more flexible shopping experiences for customers, but it also helps to reduce in-store staff levels—which can dramatically improve the cost-effectiveness your POS system over time. Traditionally, a major downside of mobile POS is that it requires retailers to buy...

Field service is a major challenge for manufacturers and retailers—especially those relying on expensive, specialized scanning tools to assess and repair equipment in the field. To offset these costs and make maintenance cycles more efficient in general, leading enterprises have turned to mobile data capture solutions running on consumer smart devices. By equipping your staff with inexpensive smart devices, you can fully mobilize your field service efforts while supporting faster...

Surviving the EU Tobacco Products Directive The EU tobacco products directive has completely transformed the tobacco supply chain. In short, this order requires any applicable wholesaler or distributor that handles cigarettes to know exactly when each individual pack was received and track its flow through shipping—that’s every single pack—or suffer a hefty fine for non-compliance. This change has added a major burden to the the business operations of companies within the...

On 19 February 2019, the EHI Retail Institute named Scandit and METRO AG winners of the Retail Technology Award Europe in the category "Best Customer Experience." Scandit and METRO AG received the award for their outstanding retail IT solutions at the EuroCIS trade fair in Düsseldorf, Germany. The EHI Retail Institute, a Cologne-based research and educational institution for the retail sector and its partners, annually honors companies for the use of...

From vehicles to computer parts, many companies have to track and manage hundreds of assets across the supply chain. Mobile computer vision technology can help you take on this critical process successfully. Mobile computer vision provides enterprises with reliable data capture functionality and helps leverage augmented reality (AR) to fully mobilize asset management efforts—unlocking detailed insights into how resources should be upgraded, replaced or redeployed. By harnessing this technology, your...

Make 2019 the year you bring robust barcode scanning capabilities to your browser-based application with the Enterprise Browser. The process has never been simpler and no coding experience is needed. To get started, just register for a free trial and access the Enterprise Browser via our dashboard, install it in less than 5 minutes and start scanning barcodes. Yes, it is that easy. Once you have enabled barcode scanning, you can...

Inventory management is an essential back-of-house process that enables retailers to control and oversee inventory and stock ordering, and distribution in the store. The overarching goal of this process is to ensure the appropriate quantities of products are available to customers at the right time, place, and price. And thanks to innovations in mobile data capture technology, today’s retailers can make inventory management more reliable and intuitive than ever before—paving...

Over the last decade, we’ve made great strides with augmented reality (AR)—a technology that seeks to merge the digital and physical worlds together into one seamless experience. By capitalizing on this technology, your enterprise can streamline business processes and drive efficiency across the entire supply chain. And thanks to recent innovations in mobile computer vision featuring augmented reality, it’s never been easier to integrate smart device-based mobile data capture solutions...