Mobilizing the Last Mile: BYOD or COPE?

Safety, Scalability, Satisfaction, Savings - What’s Your Priority?

Due to COVID-19, mobile scanning software on smartphones is yielding new value to the last mile. To truly maximize the benefits, identify the best-fit deployment strategy for your business. Let us introduce two popular options:

BYOD: Where Cost, Speed and Scalability are Key

With BYOD employees use their personal smartphones for work.

With a scanning-enabled app they can complete last mile tasks, like proof of delivery, on their device.

For the enterprise, it’s more cost effective. No need to provision or maintain hardware. It’s also quicker to onboard workers for seasonal or unplanned peaks – no need to ship a device, minimal training required.

However, you need to ensure their devices are up to the job. Usage and security policies are a must.

Learn more in our eBook

COPE: Balance Performance and Control With Staff Satisfaction

With COPE, the company provides employees with the devices needed to do their job.

Where COPE differs from a standard business-owned device is full or partial personal use is allowed. Staff may potentially contribute financially for the benefit.

For the enterprise, it provides control and security. You know devices are tailored to meet the exact specifications and handle workflows. It lowers workload for IT too. Employees enjoy the perks of not purchasing a smartphone.

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Considerations and Benefits:
No One Size Fits-all

Ultimately, there is no one-fits-all solution. The decision depends on your company needs and profile. Learn about the benefits of both strategies in our infographic.

It’s not an either or choice. Many companies adopt a hybrid model. Here diverse deployment models are used for different divisions, employee groups or even processes, aligned to specific outcomes.

Scandit helps enterprises successfully deploy enterprise-grade barcode scanning apps on both personal and business-owned smartphones.

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More COPE & BYOD Insights

Infographic: BYOD or COPE?

When it comes to the last mile, mobility is more important than ever before. Here we highlight the contrasting benefits between two popular mobile deployment strategies - BYOD and COPE.

Hermes UK - Case Study

Hermes is replacing 15,000 dedicated devices with Scandit-enabled smartphones to lower TCO and provide couriers with a much more flexible and intuitive Last Mile delivery solution.

Yodel - Case Study

Delivery company Yodel, is phasing out existing parcel delivery scanners, replacing them with a mobile app for delivery drivers to use their own smartphones or company-provided devices.