The Benefits of a Smart Device Inventory Scanning System

January 9th 2020 16:00:00 PM

If there’s one thing that adds a major benefit to your business, it’s a smart device inventory scanning system. These systems transform any smart device, such as a phone or tablet, into a handheld scanner, thanks to a simple app. Download and install the app, then use the device’s camera feature to scan barcodes. The data feeds instantly into the main system, transforming inventory counts into real-time data.

Still skeptical of the benefits of an inventory scanning system? Here are three of the main benefits which may convince you to add this software to your company now:

  1. Improved customer service: Real-time inventory data can feed directly into your main systems. This includes websites which display stock level counts as well as dashboards used by customer service call centers. Customers can view whether or not items are in stock or ask customer service and receive the same answer. Real-time data transmitted from your warehouse to the main system ensures the answer is up-to-the minute.
  2. Reduced shrinkage: Accurate inventory levels ensure that if shrinkage occurs, you can identify when and where it happens very quickly. From there, your team can investigate why it happened and take steps to prevent it, whether it’s through breakage or theft.
  3. Fewer mistakes: Scanning inventory is easier and results in far fewer mistakes than old-fashioned scratch counts and spreadsheets. It also makes reports faster and easier; no more cumbersome spreadsheets and tables to work with in third party software.

So, what are you waiting for? With so many benefits and no drawbacks, there’s no time like the present to add an inventory scanning system to your warehouse.

If you have more questions about how a smart-device-based inventory scanning system can help your business, we’re happy to help. Contact us online or call (330) 645-9959 to schedule an appointment with a Scanco Solutions Expert.



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