Here at Barcode.com, we talk a lot about barcodes, but what exactly is it that makes them so great? Prior to automated data collection, paper based systems were used for everything. The advent of barcodes has revolutionized the way business is done, and offers the following advantages:
A barcode label can be read by a barcode scanner much faster than any human could automatically enter the data.
When data is manually entered, there is a large margin of error. In fact, for every 1,000 characters entered, there is an average of ten errors. In contrast, with an Optical Character Reader, there is one error in 10,000 reads, with barcode wands, there is only one error per every 3,000,000 characters, and with laser technology, there is only one error in 70 million entries!
Barcode scanners are easy to use, and can be learned effectively within 15 minutes. They are a much simpler alternative to hand recording data.
Upon implementing a barcode system, companies typically see ROI in about a year. In addition to saving time and minimizing errors, barcode system costs are lower than any other means of data entry because of interfacing hardware and software. To top it off, barcode labels are very affordable—at less than a penny a piece, companies can’t afford to not use a barcode system!
As you can see, in addition to being faster and more accurate, barcode systems are affordable, keep employees happy, and are easy to implement. For information on implementing a barcode systems at your company, learn more here.