Many product and inventory-based businesses rely on barcode scanning devices to maintain their company database. But these companies are not the only ones who will benefit from this kind of technology.
Using barcodes can help you transmit a lot of information in a matter of seconds. This technology can save you a lot of time by making it easy to pull up records in database entries.
Most people think of a series of lines and spaces when they hear the word barcode. However, QR codes are another form of barcodes. Both of them can be useful depending on the situation. Traditional barcodes can be helpful to point you to a specific entry in a database, while QR codes bring up more information on the spot.
While scanners are not completely free of error, they are a lot more accurate than human data entry. Barcode readers make about one mistake per 70 million scans. Humans make an average of one error for every 100 characters. You don’t need to be good at math to know which one is less susceptible to mistakes. With such a reduced margin for error, many pricing and inventory mistakes that have been for manual input can be completely avoided by using barcode scanning devices.
These days, with the ever-advancing availability of smartphone technology, it’s easier than ever to have a device capable of scanning multiple kinds of barcodes with you at all times. There are several apps available, some free and some paid, which will allow you to scan barcodes with varying accuracy. Many apps or software programs that help you manage your assets and inventory also come with barcode scanning capability. This feature allows you to use barcodes as a way to store information relevant to your asset management or inventory control.
Whenever you need to pull up a relevant entry in your asset database, all you need to do is pull out your phone and open the camera to scan the code of the item in question. Barcode scanners and related apps can also be used to schedule employees and track their work hours. You can also use them to check in or out business assets, including, but not limited to, computers and other electronics, equipment, and fleet vehicles.
Asset Panda’s inventory and asset management software comes with complementary barcode scanning in the mobile app. The app is compatible with Android and Apple devices, so whatever your employees have on hand will most likely be compatible with the app. The mobile software is fully integrated with the desktop application, so you can be sure that whatever data comes in from the field will show up while you are working in the office.
Our cloud-based software allows you and your employees to access vital asset and inventory information from anywhere you can access company details. Everyone in the company with access to the database can help you maintain and update database records as needed. We know that things change, assets depreciate, new inventory cycles in, life goes on. Your database should not be difficult to keep updated. The less time you have to spend updating and correcting records, the more time you will have to make sure your company is operating properly.
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