4 Things Your Business Should Know About RFID Technology

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1. RFID can lead to increased visibility There is much speculation about the use of RFID chips for surveillance. Google is packed with discourse about how the government could constantly track us through our clothing, money, food, shoes or other belongings. Many companies ask us if their business could use RFID to increase visibility and control [...]

Tablet Computing and Enterprise Mobility – 3 Tips in 2012

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Enterprises and SMBs alike are becoming more mobile and their users becoming more demanding. Businesses are turning to new solutions and adopting technology such as tablets with the same intensity and appetite of consumers. Since Apple’s iPad debuted in January 2010, the integration of tablet devices in the workplace has progressed rapidly. We want to highlight 3 [...]

How Job Costing Software Benefits Manufacturers

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Job costing software may or may not be an integrated component of your existing Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP). In either case, accurately measuring the cost of a job (parts + labor) will allow manufacturers to save money and increase efficiencies in a tough economy. There are two basic ways to better measure direct production costs: manufacturing [...]

2012 IT Budget Priorities: Enterprise Mobility & Information Systems

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According to CIO Insight, enterprise mobility and wireless network infrastructures are the top spending initiatives when it comes to IT budget planning for 2012. According to research conducted by CIO Insight, planned expense increases are focused on cloud computing, mobility, infrastructure, security and process improvements. The article spoke of three trends in post-recession spending:  innovation, integration and reversion. You [...]

Introduction to Barcode Technology

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Bar coding is a form of keyless data entry allowing for the automatic identification and collection of data. This is often referred to as Auto ID or AIDC (automatic identification and data collection). History of Bar Coding In 1974, the first the first bar coding was introduced to the retail world on a packet of [...]

4 Ways Barcode Solutions Benefits Profitability

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1. Improved Data Accuracy Data hygiene is the single most common reason companies list for implementing a barcode system. This is because quality, coherent data is most often the backbone of operations and sales. Data entry enables a company to produce accurate reports and forecasts based on informed analysis and actionable conclusions. Considering the critical [...]

It’s All about the Barcode Label – 6 Questions to Help you Decide

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Installing a New Barcode System? Start with the Label! The best advice I can give to a company that is planning to implement a new barcode system is that it all starts with the label.Barcoding automates manual processes by allowing users to scan a barcode where they would usually be required to manually input data. This needs to be consistant throughout your process, [...]

Barcode Solution Best Practices for Process Automation

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Terms such as best practices, processes and work-flow are mentioned frequently during the installation of a new barcode tracking system. But what are process best practices and why should you care? When working with new customers, we like to remind companies the barcode and auto-id systems don’t replace your existing processes, but support them. In any business, whether it [...]

Barcode Solutions: Money Making or Money Saving?

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If you are part of a company, then you know that there two categories of initiatives for you company to engage in. Category 1: Money Making Initiatives are the primary reasons a business exist. Into this category fall all investments, employees, activities and efforts which have the singular goal of generating greater ROI. In summary, generating [...]

Field Mobility: Barcode & RFID Outside the Office

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For the past 30 years, barcode and, more recently, RFID applications have been used within the confines of a single location for fulfilling manufacturing work orders, managing inventory and warehouse distribution and retail point-of-sale. With the advancement of mobile and wireless networks and devices, the barcode landscape has changed significantly. Increased coverage, better device reception [...]