The days of manual documentation of critical patient care workflows are ending.  More and more healthcare processes are being digitized to ensure accuracy and portability, making patient care safer and improving outcomes across the board. Barcodes and alphanumeric codes have become the principal containers of information in virtually all aspects of healthcare, from identifying patients to administering medication and managing equipment and supplies. Until recently, healthcare enterprises have used dedicated...

Data capture is any method of gathering key information and converting it into a format that can be read by computers. In the context of retail, data capture is used to digitize in-store operations and make essential workflows—ranging from price verification to mobile POS—more intuitive and productive. If you’re looking for more specific information on how data capture solutions can support faster and smarter retail operations, our team here at...

Healthcare providers across the globe are relying on next-generation mobile data capture solutions to streamline hospital workflows. Thanks to innovations in mobile computer vision, healthcare enterprises can now deploy inexpensive smart devices to optimize a range of healthcare management tasks, fostering more efficient business processes and superior patient care. But how exactly does this technology work—and which specific workflows can it support for healthcare organizations? As a leading developer of...

Vehicle identification numbers (VINs) are unique codes used to identify individual vehicles. From cars and motorcycles to scooters and mopeds, VINs allow us to mark and identify specific vehicles. VINs can also be used to collect the records of a vehicle, including its number of past owners, last inspection date, history of major incidents and legal status. But before your organization can access any of this information, you’ll need to...

Earlier this year, Scandit CEO Samuel Mueller and Forrester VP George Lawrie presented an in-depth webinar on next-generation retail trends—with a focus on using mobile computer vision and augmented reality to create Amazon Go-type shopping journeys. Today, we’ll walk through insights and answers from the presentation’s Q&A segment. Read on for information about how retailers can leverage smartphone-based scanning to minimize costs, boost efficiency and elevate the in-store customer experience....

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...