Scandit and SAP Fiori Solution Uses Augmented Reality (AR) to Cut Costs and Save Time for Retailers

In today’s retail environment, increasing in-store efficiency and reducing operating costs is crucial. And if you can do it by empowering employees with actionable and engaging information in real-time, you’re starting to future-proof your retail operations.

One way retail enterprises are accomplishing this is through SAP Fiori. With SAP Fiori, you can reimagine workflows with a personalized and simplified retail user experience (UX) for your SAP applications, enhanced by the functionality provided by Scandit mobile computer vision and augmented reality.  In this blog, we’ll explain what SAP Fiori is and describe what solutions it brings to retail. You’ll find out what the benefits are of integrating Scandit mobile computer vision in SAP Fiori and get some insight into how easy it is to do.

What is SAP Fiori?

SAP Fiori 2.0 is the latest evolution of the user experience for SAP S/4HANA. The user-centered design concept focuses on the way employees work and offers a variety of business benefits, including increased productivity and transparency by simplifying tasks and actions that store associates and managers perform routinely.

SAP Fiori delivers a role-based, consumer-grade user experience across all lines of business, tasks, and devices. Use SAP Fiori apps, or take advantage of new solutions that natively incorporate the UX – such as SAP S/4HANA, Ariba Mobile, and SAP Cloud for Customer.

With its intuitive UI that enables store employees to keep track of their tasks and perform them easily and efficiently, retailers will face no need to learn new processes and systems, freeing time to dedicate to customer experiences.

Why integrate Scandit computer vision and AR with SAP Fiori?

The Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK enables you to take the SAP Fiori experience to the next level. When you integrate Scandit computer vision and augmented reality software into Fiori, you turn virtually any app running on a camera-equipped smart device into a powerful data-capture tool. You create a formidable combination of enterprise-grade barcode scanning and AR feedback that delivers real-time product information to users right on the device screen, dramatically improving efficiency in critical workflows. Specific benefits of the Scandit – SAP Fiori deployment include:

Reduce costs.

Using the software-based solution eliminates the need for dedicated hardware – scanning devices or specific sleds. Thanks to the vast array of smart devices available – smartphones or tablets – you can choose the perfect environment to deploy the Scandit-SAP Fiori solution. Since virtually everyone uses smart devices and is familiar with mobile apps, using Scandit-powered apps requires almost no training and adoption rates are very high.

Empower employees.

Scandit software-powered apps enable employees to use augmented reality (AR) to view actionable information overlaid on the screen to help make the right decisions at the right time. You can create an in-store shopping experience that differentiates you from the standard retailer and brings clienteling to the next level with AR-enabled processes.

Optimize store operations.

Scandit and SAP Fiori enable retailers to automate labor-intensive or manual processes such as price-label verification, by deploying smart device-based data capture solutions with advanced features such as Optical Character Recognition (OCR). Locate, track and decode multiple barcodes at once using MatrixScan, cutting the time it takes to manage stock inventories by up to 40%.

Scan in any environment.

Scandit barcode scanning performance is consistently fast and accurate – even in difficult conditions such as in low-light, on reflective surfaces, with damaged labels or at any angle. You need to see it to believe it!

The integration process

The Scandit Barcode Scanner SDK  easily integrates the functionality into SAP Fiori, enabling you to take advantage of mobile data capture and augmented reality feedback in many different retail use cases, such as price label verification or product information lookup.

Explore and discover some of our many retail use cases, or contact us to discuss how to deploy in your environment. You can also explore our free whitepaper on the subject. This is an in-depth investigation from VDC Research on how mobile data capture boosts customer satisfaction and serviceability levels.

We offer a selection of powerful enterprise data capture solutions to improve the efficiency of your brick-and-mortar stores and provide superior digital shopping experiences for shoppers. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you need help finding the right data capture solution for your business needs. We’re always here to help.