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What to do when you outgrow Excel for Inventory Management

Posted April 15, 2014

WarehouseThere comes a time when virtually any business will find itself outgrowing the functionality provided by Excel. While often useful for minor administrative purposes, spreadsheets are extremely limited in their options and have significant downsides when used for inventory management.

The Problem: Why Excel Is Not Ideal for Inventory Management

Inventory management is an area that is extremely important for cataloging and analyzing your data. You need the ability to run complex reports regarding past inventory needs in order to predict consumer buying patterns. Purchasing appropriate inventory amounts – the goal of all businesses large and small – keeps the probability of future write-offs or write-downs at a minimum. It’s very difficult to cull that information from data sets in Excel due to the way Excel gathers information. An inventory management program, however, makes this data analysis much easier.

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Datalogic Previews their New Memor X3

Posted January 21, 2014

At NRF 2014, Datalogic proudly debuted the Memor X3 mobile computer, the next generation of the highly successful Memor mobile products. This new device will be generally available in Spring, 2014.

The Memor X3 mobile computer is the industry’s most pocketable mobile computer. Besides significant improvements in speed and battery autonomy, the Memor X3 terminal features aggressive 1D and 2D scan capabilities. Laser models now feature Corning Gorilla Glass 2 scan windows guaranteeing optimum scanning performance by resisting scratching and damage of the scan window. Additionally, an area imager option will be available for reading 2D codes, particularly useful in pharmaceutical applications. All Memor scan engines feature Datalogic’s patented ‘Green Spot’ good read technology.

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Honeywell’s New Dolphin 6110 Mobile Computer Set to Aid Retailers Manage Inventory

Posted December 10, 2013

Honeywell Dolphin 6110 Mobile ComputerHoneywell has released the Dolphin 6110 upgraded mobile handheld computer to help retail departments or clothing stores accurately track inventory, increase profits and customer satisfaction and improve order fulfillment. The device also helps retail workers conduct merchandise audits and price look ups, and assist customers.

On the outside, the Dolphin 6110 mobile computer looks identical to Honeywell’s popular Dolphin 6100 scanner: it is light, pocket-sized and stylish enough to look good on a retail floor, the company claims. On the inside, however, the Dolphin 6110 has upgraded technology, including an 800 MHz processor, updated barcode scanning and decoding capabilities, increased memory and a broader WLAN radio frequency range.

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AML LDX10 is Now RedBeam Certified

Posted October 25, 2013

2013-10-25_1001AML and RedBeam continue their standing partnership with the certification of the popular LDX10  for RedBeam’s Asset Tracking, Inventory Tracking, and Check-In/Check-Out software.

A match made for efficiency, the LDX10 is an ultra-low-cost handheld computer, with integrated barcode scanner, designed for light to medium duty barcode data collection and the RedBeam software are a comprehensive yet easy to use solution for inventory tracking, asset management, or check-in/check-out applications. Data collection and tracking has never been so simple and effective!

Businesses in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail, military, government, education or healthcare can combine the LDX10 with RedBeam to reduce expenses and increase productivity.

For more assistance pairing the LDX10 with RedBeam for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


The CipherLab CP60 Is Now Certified by RedBeam

Posted September 23, 2013

2013-09-23_1011CipherLab has announced that its newest Windows Mobile terminal, the CP60, is certified for implementation with the RedBeam Suite of software applications.

RedBeam is a leading provider of barcode and data collection software designed to make fixed asset tracking, inventory management, and check in check out processes more efficient.

Hundreds of organizations in virtually every industry use RedBeam to track fixed assets, inventory, parts and supplies anything with a barcode label. Clients in manufacturing, warehousing, distribution, retail, military, government, education, and healthcare use RedBeam to reduce expenses and increase productivity. RedBeam’s fixed asset tracking, check in check out, and inventory control software products are powerful and ready-to-use right out of the box.

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Datalogic’s Memor Enhances Productivity at Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper

Posted September 11, 2013

Datalogic Memor Mobile ComputerOverview
One is met with attractive scents upon entering the shop. The colorful shelves full of bright and beautiful packages invite the customer to take a look around. The wonderful fragrances, creams and cosmetics found throughout the shop add that extra touch to make any occasion special. Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper (Pieper Perfume Shops) emanates everything that exemplifies beauty and well-being. It is the largest family-owned retail perfume and cosmetics company in Germany with one hundred and twenty shops spread out across the country. It offers all the top international brands of cosmetics, fragrances, skin care and make-up products.

The Challenge
The extensive range of products pleases the customer’s eye, but when it’s time for inventory, the many small packages found in the perfume shops can pose a daunting challenge. Stadt-Parfümerie Pieper wanted to automate its time-consuming and error-prone manual inventory procedure to assure accuracy. A variety of factors were taken into consideration: which hardware is right for us? To what point can the software be personalized? What kind of solution do we need regarding existing workflows?

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Intermec Mobile Computer Reference Guide

Posted June 14, 2013

2013-06-14_0916Mobile computers are continually evolving with greater capabilities, more rugged designs, and multiple forms of wireless communications. Choosing the best fit unit for your specific needs can be a challenge when faced with multiple models with sometimes up to several dozen configurations!

Lucky for us, Intermec makes the decision process easy with this convenient mobile computer reference guide. Organized by ruggedness, typical application uses, and technical specs like scanner type and wireless communication options, this guide clears some of the mystery behind all the model and part numbers. Whether you need a basic CS40 for light inventory tracking or a CK71 to help manage a warehouse, Intermec has a mobile computer to meet any needs.

For more assistance finding the right Intermec product for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


LDX10 Mobile Computer – AML’s Newest Data Collection Solution

Posted June 10, 2013

AML LDX10 Mobile ComputerThe LDX10 is the next generation of handheld computers from AML. Like all AML products, the LDX10 is engineered, manufactured, and serviced in the U.S.A.  It is an ultra-low-cost handheld computer, with integrated barcode scanner, specifically designed for light-duty commercial applications such as inventory control and asset tracking where acquisition cost is a driving factor in the selection of a data collection device.

Every LDX10 comes not only with an affordable price tag, but with AML’s DC Suite software.  DC Suite contains seven common barcode data collection applications already pre-loaded onto the device.

Most users will be able to simply charge the battery, select the DC Suite application that fits their needs, and go to work.  Collected data can be easily uploaded to any Windows PC using a USB cable and the DC Sync upload utility which is available to download at www.barcodepower.com.

For more information or to order a new LDX10, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Top Barcode Scanning Applications

Posted April 22, 2013

Barcodes have become the default tool to use when tracking any kind of product or process due to how easy they are to implementation and the increased efficiency they provide. What once would have been done with paper and pencil, now a simple scan can do the same only faster and more accurately. With the help of scanners from Motorola, you can improve any process from asset management with an MC9190-G or simple attendance tracking with an LS2208.

This infographic is a great overview of some of the most common tracking applications and how barcode scanning makes things easier and more accurate.

For help finding the right scanner for your needs, contact us at BarcodesInc.


Motorola Announces The New MC45 Mobile Computer

Posted February 4, 2013

Motorola has  announced the new MC45 mobile computer – its first WAN-based solution in a new category of mobile computers that address the needs of field-based mobile workers in cost-sensitive enterprises. The cost- and size-optimized MC45 is targeted at applications such as customer relationship management (CRM), sales order entry, inventory management, proof of delivery, direct store delivery (DSD) and route accounting, while expanding the range of solutions available for small- and medium-sized businesses and fast-growing emerging markets.

Designed to help value-conscious enterprises affordably automate business processes in field mobility applications, the MC45 is ideal for field service/sales opportunities as well as the transportation and logistics industry. The rugged and ergonomic MC45 offers wireless LAN (802.11 a/b/g) and WAN (3.5G HSDPA voice/data) connectivity along with a large outdoor viewable 3.2″ display, numeric keypad and a full-shift battery with power management capabilities.

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