Many companies make the decision to deploy mobile handheld computers for automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) to capture data at the edge of their operations; track products, shipments, and processes; and transmit data to their back-office systems. But integrating these mobile devices with existing systems is where many companies run into obstacles and challenges.
Many back-office software systems don’t come with out-of-the-box support for mobile computers. Those that do, such as SAP and Oracle ERP systems, offer mobile integration, but often with limitations and headaches in terms of cost, time, and complexity.
This is why we have a dedicated mobile development and integration team at Versona. As a technology provider to companies looking to modernize and mobilize their operations with mobile computers, we know the challenges of integrating devices and systems. Getting things to work together seamlessly may require deploying middleware, writing native code, or using software development kits (SDKs) to connect hardware and software.
This can be tough for companies to handle internally, especially if they don’t have previous integration experience or their IT resources are limited or focused on other high-priority projects. It can also be difficult to manage the time and cost of the integration process without having access to all the right tools, solutions, and expertise.
That’s where we can step in. We can take on any part of mobile integration or even manage the entire project from start to finish. We bring in decades of experience in creating mobile solutions and help integrate them with back-office systems, and we can provide as much or as little IT support as you need, whether you use major ERP solutions, such as SAP or Oracle, or custom legacy applications.
We simplify the entire process and can even define and create custom-tailored solutions that deliver on your integration needs while respecting your budget restraints. These include cloud or on-premise solutions with 24/7 support.
We also deploy a specialized weapon to obliterate many of the obstacles and challenges that plague other integration efforts. When designing and integrating mobility solutions, we use Zebra mobile computers and Zebra’s Mobility DNA enterprise mobility software.
Zebra’s Mobility DNA software includes an array of time-saving and useful tools that not only make mobile integration easier and more affordable, but also provide solutions to streamline and optimize data capture for maximum operational productivity and efficiency.
For example, Zebra’s Enterprise Mobility Development Kit helps us take full advantage of Zebra’s purpose-built hardware capabilities and integrate them with your workflows and back-office systems. Its DataWedge software is also crucial and allows us to send scanned data from barcodes and RFID tags to any application you’re running on your devices, including your ERP or other back-office apps. We can also enhance your scanning and data capture further with Zebra’s SimulScan, which enables additional scanning of documents, form fields, and even signatures.
Zebra’s obstacle-busting power doesn’t stop there; its Enterprise Browser application allows us to build powerful, next-generation apps with rich features for optimizing mobile workflows and simplifying data connectivity with your other systems. And Zebra’s StageNow software also allows us to easily stage and deploy a handful or even thousands of mobile devices with a quick scan of a barcode or a tap on an NFC tag.
These are just a few of the Mobility DNA tools we use, but they all help us deliver mobile integration and AIDC solutions that work beautifully with your back-office systems.