Today we’re going to continue our discussion about barcode scanning apps and usage scenarios in the Enterprise by diving into the inventory management processes of the retail industry.  Similarly to procurement, designing or utilizing a smartphone app to streamline your inventory management processes can reduce both labor and hardware costs, while greatly speeding up your business processes.  Here are some typical inventory management processes involving barcode scanning: 1)      Scan products to...

The enterprise IT landscape is changing rapidly, and mobility is leading the charge. More and more enterprises are looking to enable a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, and produce employee-facing apps, which can be used from any smartphone. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a look at a variety of industries and the business processes which are being transformed by smartphone-based barcode scanning apps. Today we’ll focus on how...

Today we’re going to take a look at an Berlin-based app called barcoo, which provides European consumers with access to product information and price comparisons with a simple scan of a barcode. barcoo is one of the pioneers in bringing product information to the European smartphone owners, and over the years they’ve built up very comprehensive product coverage, and a dedicated fanbase. Another important feature of the barcoo app is their...

The enterprise IT landscape is changing rapidly because of mobile devices and innovative new employee-facing apps. More and more enterprises are looking to enable a BYOD (bring your own device) environment, and empower employees through their smart devices. This presents an incredible opportunity to transform traditional business processes, resulting in reduced costs and increased efficiency for forward thinking enterprises who embrace mobile. Over the next few weeks we’ll take a...

2012 was incredibly exciting year for mobile. Smartphone sales are going through the roof, consumers are falling in love with their tablets and the app ecosystem is robust and growing exponentially. The growing ubiquity of smartphones has enabled a transformation of commerce, with more and more consumers using their mobile devices to shop from home and in-store. This is just the beginning. We wanted to share some of the most insightful...