Seventy percent of users consider mobile BI software "crucial" to their work. By Christine Kern, contributing writer
Our Best Channel Vendors survey, conducted with statisticians from Penn State, takes a look at the best vendors in Business Continuity/BDR, Data Collection/Mobility, Labeling, ECM Hardware & Software, General Computing, Networking & Security, POS Hardware & Software, Payment Processing, Managed Services, Video Surveillance/Access Control, and VoIP as voted by your peers.
FieldConnect’s mobile field service & project software turbo-charge your ERP. Stream data between the field and the back office – boosting revenue, reducing costs, and increasing cash flow. NEW! FieldConnect Online Software as a Service (SaaS) Field Service Management system for service managers, sales , dispatchers, construction and field technicians.
This integrator developed a simple software app that speeds up data entry, leading to opportunities in law enforcement, healthcare, education, fitness clubs, and more.
Value added resellers (VARs) have long been sought after as high quality distribution channels for point-of-sale (POS) manufacturers. Their high-touch interaction with end-users and expertise in end-to-end business management solutions have made them rising stars and ideal partners within the POS industry. Over the past few years, software developers and payments processing companies have also seen the light as they, too, have come to appreciate VARs’ distribution value.
Ineffective management of partner submitted claims contributes to a host of problems for manufacturers. By Alex Weinbaum, Computer Market Research
As 2017 approaches, major players in the space seem to be competing around a few common themes: artificial intelligence (AI), augmented reality (AR), and a focus on bringing high-end hardware in-house to showcase platform capabilities (the exception here is Apple, which has controlled its entire hardware line from the beginning). By Andrew Levy, CSO and Co-Founder, Apteligent
A new generation of IT personnel and contact center managers is coming to the forefront. Young, technologically-savvy professionals are taking leadership positions in the field, so it’s only natural many of these individuals focus on the concepts they were raised with: instant gratification, gratuitous rewards, and plug-and-play technologies.
The coming year will usher in a new, close-knit relationship between manufacturers and resellers based on the rapidly growing volume and frequency of data available from the channel. By Steve LaPedis, VP of Marketing, Zyme Solutions
Mobile devices have brought advancements to virtually all aspects of modern life and have had transformative effects on businesses spanning all industries. However, the positive business effects that can be brought about by mobility and "going digital" are not enjoyed as frequently within small and midsize businesses (SMBs) as they are within larger organizations.
As the channel continues to evolve and grow, it’s more important than ever resellers position themselves as trusted partners to their end-user customers so they can further build successful relationships. By Paul Constantine, President, ScanSource POS and Barcode
OPERATING A BUSINESS IN THE GLOBAL ECONOMY has become increasingly difficult over the last few years. With companies operating globally on at least some level, the impact of these challenges is being felt across all industries and involves entities of all sizes. New compliance and regulations, changing consumer demands, rising transportation costs, and the need for good technology and communication can all affect the way goods move around the globe. These impacts can be felt both in mature and developing markets—but the challenges specific to each can vary greatly.
Data collection & mobility covers barcoding, barcode scanners, RFID tags and scanners, mobile printers and printing, mobile computing, automatic identification and data capture (AIDC), and field service technology.
Barcodes are machine-readable representations of data about the object they are applied to. There are two types of barcodes, 1D and 2D. 1D barcodes represent data with parallel lines of varying widths and spacing and are also known as linear barcodes. 2D barcodes use rectangles, dots, hexagons and other geometric patterns in two dimensions. Barcodes are traditionally read with optical scanners called barcode readers, but now desktop printers, mobile computers, and smartphones can also act as scanners.
Radio-frequency identification (RFID) is a wireless non-contact method of transferring data for automatic identification and object tracking. RFID tags contain stored electronic information. RFID tags can be powered or passive as required by varying operations. RFID tags differ from barcodes in that they do not require direct line of sight to the reader, allowing them to be inserted in objects.
Mobile printers offer portable printing options and are designed to boost employee productivity and accuracy. Mobile printers can be wired or wireless and are battery powered. They are designed to print barcodes, labels, receipts, and tickets and are often ruggedized in order to operate in harsh and demanding environments.
Mobile computing covers the broad range of business and consumer devices that are designed to be transported during normal usage. Mobile computing encompasses mobile communications, mobile hardware, and mobile software. Mobile computing devices include personal digital assistants (PDAs), smartphones, tablet computers, ultra-mobile CPs, in-vehicle computers, and wearable computers. Enterprise-class devices are often ruggedized to prevent damage from constant use and accidental drops and water contact. Devices operate on a range of operating systems including Windows, Android, iOS, Linux, and more.
The rugged CipherLab CP60 series is an industrial mobile computer designed to fully assist your staff in the field with the most cutting edge specifications. Crafted for the harsh environments of transportation & logistics, warehousing, manufacturing and field service, this tough mobile computer will allow your workers to maximize productivity with the most up-to-date technologies.
CardScan Image Capture (IC) accurately captures driver’s licenses, insurance cards and other patient information. Used on its own or interfaced with electronic health records and other practice software systems, CardScan IC delivers true, complete color images to help reduce errors, streamline admissions and speed reimbursement.
The Smart VAR Summit: Age Of Intelligence — IoT, Cloud, & Mobility Convergence, powered by ScanSource, Zebra Technologies, and Business Solutions, was filled with advice for integrators and solutions providers on how to deliver Internet of Things (IoT) solutions to their clients.
Business Solutions president Jim Roddy interviewed Health IT Outcomes chief editor Ken Congdon at the Smart VAR Healthcare Summit on Aug. 11, 2015, at the Renaissance Dallas Richardson Hotel.
AML demonstrated its new Monarch Enterprise-Ready Kiosk at Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) RetailNOW 2015, Aug. 2 through 5 at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, FL.
At RetailNOW 2015, Epson America announced three new products: the TM-m10 and TM-m30 mobile-friendly point of sale (POS) printers and the Mobilink P80 Plus mobile printer.