Five Advantages of Barcodes
Barcode systems provide an array of benefits, including operational efficiency, better customer service, and improved visibility of key business information to management.
A bar code label of twelve characters can be wanded in approximately the time it takes a keyboard operator to make two keystrokes.
For every 1,000 characters typed by a keyboard operator, there are an average of ten keying errors. For an Optical Character Reader (OCR), there is one error in every 10,000 reads. With wands, barcode systems approach one error in every 3,000,000 characters, and with laser technology, they approach one error in 70 million entries.
Ease of Implementation
Operators of bar code scanners can learn to use the equipment effectively in less than 15 minutes. System costs are lower than other means of data entry because of the existence of interfacing hardware and software. Barcode labels can cost less than a penny apiece, are easily read by thousands of commonly available devices, and can be printed universally.
Barcode systems have a demonstrated payback period of six to eighteen months, and they provide the highest level of reliability in a wide variety of data collection applications. Barcode systems create value not only by saving time, but also by preventing costly errors.
What is the standard for your company's data? Information is your most valuable asset, so you need the most reliable data management systems available for your budget. Wrong information in your supply chain or operations can create unacceptable risks, lost business and higher operating expenses. Protect your organization by ensuring data accuracy and availability.
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