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Inventory Barcode Software on Scanners That Fit in the Palm of Your Hand
February 28th 2019 16:00:00 PM
Today’s inventory barcode software works on devices that fit in the palm of your hand. That’s a far cry from the origins of the barcode scanner. Do you remember old scanners? Some warehouses had big rolling carts just to carry them around the warehouse. And if they broke? You were out of luck until a new shipment of scanners arrived.
New inventory barcode software works on any tablet or smartphone, making it portable, convenient, and yes, very user-friendly. It fits in the palm of your hand so you’re not lugging around heavy scanning guns like we used “back in the day.”
Instead, download an app onto your smartphone, sync it with the company’s software and voila—instant barcode scanner. If you’ve got a smartphone that has an optical reader, you’re in business.
Why Use Inventory Barcode Software?
A company’s success depends on the accuracy of its inventory. Inventory represents a large chunk of any company’s assets, and counting those assets accurately means you’ve got a good picture of the value of your company.
Inaccuracies in inventory control mean waste, over ordering products, and aging products that end up being sold at a discount. With the right inventory barcode software, counting inventory is a snap.
Benefits of Inventory Barcode Software
You know that adding inventory barcode software to your business is a good idea. Let’s take a look at the benefits:
- Improved accuracy: Adding inventory barcode software enables scan counts and automatic updates to your inventory system. Gone are the days of manual counts and rekeying data into spreadsheets. This eliminates several steps during inventory taking that can lead to mistakes and inaccuracies.
- Shorter onboarding time: Because new inventory barcode software works on smartphones, it’s familiar to most people when they start working at your business. They’ve probably scanned something with their phones before, so learning how to scan barcodes on packaging, bins, and shelves takes it just one step further.
- Enhanced mobility: Old scanners or specialty scanners must work within frequency range of the base unit. That means you have to stay within a certain radius of the base or figure out how to lug it along. Not so with smartphone scanners and new inventory barcode software. It works wirelessly just like all your other apps so that as long as you’re connected to the internet, you can scan away. Plus, it updates immediately to an integrated ERP system. How great is that?
Okay, okay, so you know you need new inventory software, and barcode software for mobile phones is the way to go. What’s next? Call Scanco. We are the inventory barcode software champions with the latest software for all sizes of warehouses.
Call us at (330) 645-9959 to speak with someone about upgrading your inventory software.