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Food & Beverage Distribution Automation Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 28, 2011 8:53:05 AM

Distributors of high-volume items such as food and beverages perform a wide variety of tasks each day and mobile solutions enable them to efficiently and effectively manage everything from pre-sales, physical delivery, peddle sales and route accounting operations. Mobile food and beverage distribution solutions enable you to take control outside of your four walls, reduce overall costs and increase operational efficiency—all while providing drivers with real-time access to the back-office information they need to perform their jobs. Check out this new video from DecisionPoint and MiT Systems that provides additional information about our field workforce automation solutions designed for food and beverage distributors.


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Mobile Practices that Set Top Performing Companies Apart

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 25, 2011 8:53:23 AM

The Aberdeen report “Enterprise-Grade Mobile Applications: Secure Information When and Where it’s Needed,” placed respondents in three categories, Best-in-Class, Industry Average and Laggards and used their responses to identify the mobile practices that set top performing businesses apart. According to the report, some of the Best-in-Class methods include:

  • Mobilize business intelligence applications
  • Develop management and security policies for all mobile devices
  • Tackle safety and security issues of mobile business intelligence dissemination
  • Take a hands-on approach, involve managers in the mobile implementation and invest in initiatives from beginning to end

These Best-in-Class methods can serve as a model for any company deploying mobile devices and DecisionPoint’s MobileArc™ Field Mobility Practice is designed with these methods in mind and many more. MobileArc is a professional services practice that DecisionPoint Systems has created for automating your field-based workforce. It includes all the services needed for achieving success in automating the operation of your field-based workforce with mobile computers; installation and configuration of software packages, professional services for technical setup and user training, carrier activation of mobile computers on wireless networks, all related hardware and accessories, as well as ongoing support services.


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DecisionPoint and TotalMobile Home Healthcare Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 24, 2011 8:53:47 AM

In our December 16th post we announced that DecisionPoint and TotalMobile have partnered to provide field workforce automation solutions. TotalMobile provides a complete mobile applications platform for a variety of industries, including home healthcare services. Their suite of healthcare applications is designed to meet many of the challenges that healthcare providers face such as inefficient paper-based processes and increasing pressures for heightened patient care and security. TotalMobile’s complete healthcare solution includes applications such as:

  • Visits-dispatch and manage appointments and automatically report on progress
  • Incidents-identify, document and report incidents and alert appropriate people in the field
  • Folio-live lookup of patient history and records from hospital database
  • Materials-manage stock, materials and equipment remotely
  • And much more

With a complete healthcare solution from DecisionPoint and TotalMobile, healthcare workers can access critical patient information from a mobile device while on-the-go—from virtually anywhere.


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DecisionPoint Systems Provides Skycom Courier with Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk Software

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 23, 2011 8:54:10 AM

DecisionPoint Systems announced yesterday that they have successfully deliveredGrapevine™ Push-to-Talk software to Skycom Courier. Skycom Courier is a regional courier company based in Boston, MA that provides full service delivery and has over 25 years of experience in the express delivery business. Skycom required instant two-way communication between dispatchers and delivery drivers and was looking for a solution that would integrate with their handheld mobile devices. Skycom found the answer in DecisionPoint’s Grapevine Push-to-Talk software that provides instant two-way communication between dispatch and drivers, no matter where they may be located. Read the entire press release “DecisionPoint Systems Provides Skycom Courier with Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk Software” for additional information or download the release from the DecisionPoint website.

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Increase Revenues with a Mobile Field Service Solution

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 22, 2011 8:55:09 AM

Service contracts can be worth up to 15% of the original product purchase value and in order to ensure this revenue isn’t lost you need to take a proactive approach. Many service organizations don’t take advantage of the opportunity to extend service plans for customers with expiring warranties or service contracts because they aren’t aware that they’ve expired. This opens the door for competitors to offer their services to your customers.

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Happy Presidents Day from DecisionPoint Systems

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 21, 2011 8:55:38 AM

DecisionPoint Systems would like to wish you all a happy Presidents Day! We will return tomorrow with our regularly scheduled post.

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QR Codes Gain Interest with Retailers

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 18, 2011 8:56:02 AM

In our November 15th post I shared a little bit of information about QR codes and how they’re being used to enhance the shopping experience. QR codes have been an everyday part of life for consumers in Japan for several years and are used extensively as a marketing tool. It appears interest in this popular 2D bar code is growing in the U.S. and many consumers are using their smartphones to capture the QR codes to receive product information, coupons and more. Check out the video below from Cleveland news station WEWS that discusses the codes popping up in their local businesses and the benefits they’re providing retailers.


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Motorola Solutions Releases DS9808-R Hybrid Imager

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 17, 2011 8:56:38 AM

Motorola Solutions recently released the DS9808-R, a brand new hybrid imager that represents two industry firsts. The DS9808-R is the first imager to combine a 1D/2D bar code scanner and RFID reader and is also the first combination handheld/hands free UHF RFID reader. This ground-breaking device enables:

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Mobile Epiphany Releases Touch Inspect 2.0

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 16, 2011 8:57:12 AM

In past posts we’ve shared information about DecisionPoint’s partner Mobile Epiphany and their Touch Inspect software—its features, benefits and ease-of-use. Well now it boasts even more features and benefits because Mobile Epiphany just announced the release of version 2.0! Based on customer feedback, they’ve added a variety of new features to their already robust mobile business process software. Some of the new features include:

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Creating Quality Mobile Bar Codes

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 15, 2011 8:57:57 AM

In our February 3rd post we provided information about mobile bar code considerations and the challenges associated with generating mobile bar codes compared to traditional printed bar codes. Today I’d like to provide you with an opportunity to learn more about this topic by downloading the Motorola white paper “Creating Quality Bar Codes for Your Mobile Application.” This white paper takes a closer look at printed bar codes vs. mobile bar codes and provides specific bar code design examples.

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RFID Applications for Utilities and Energy

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 14, 2011 8:58:46 AM

RFID solutions for retailers are a hot topic right now, but RFID also increases efficiency and visibility in a variety of other industries as well. Utilities, energy and the oil and gas industries are utilizingRFID technology to perform inspections, routine maintenance and repairs to maximize efficiency and prevent component failures that can result in million dollar losses. RFID tags can withstand the harsh operational and environmental conditions of these industries and provide item-level visibility without the line of sight requirements of bar code labels. Some typical applications for RFID in these industries include:

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Improve Communications Between Field Workers with Grapevine Push-to-Talk

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 11, 2011 8:59:26 AM

In our February 9th post we announced Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk software and today I’d like to provide more information about this newsolution from DecisionPoint. Grapevine is a worry-free Software as a Service (SaaS) product managed by DecisionPoint, so there is no server or overhead, just improved communications.

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Increase Customer Loyalty with Next Generation Mobility Solutions

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 10, 2011 9:00:02 AM

As mentioned in our January 27th post, Leveraging Mobile Technology to Meet Customer Needs, today I’m providing another great video from Motorola Solutions that showcases next generation mobility. Customers have greater access to information on-the-go and this provides retailers with an opportunity to interact with them in new ways. Frommobile customer hot spots, to mobile coupons and product information via smartphones, customers are demanding access to information on-the-go. Check out the video below to learn about some of the next generation mobility solutions that will increase customer loyalty.


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DecisionPoint Announces Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 9, 2011 9:00:31 AM

Yesterday a press release went out announcing Grapevine Push-to-Talk software. This “always on” solution from DecisionPoint enables instant voice communication over Windows Mobile phones and PCs. Grapevine is a cloud-based, worry-free Software as a Service (SaaS) product managed by DecisionPoint, so there is no server or overhead, just improved communications. Ideal for immediate communications between dispatchers and field workers,Grapevine delivers Push-to-Talk capability over the Internet between employees, regardless of how widely dispersed they may be.

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GO Zebra11 Trade-In Program Has Arrived

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 8, 2011 9:01:10 AM

Zebra Technologies recently announced the launch of the GO Zebra11 Trade-In Program. It’s time to trade-up! You can receive up to $500 cash back when you purchase an eligible new Zebra printer and trade in any thermal bar code or card printer from Zebra or a competitor. The refreshed program includes additional eligible printers and makes it easy for you to cash in on the latest printing technology.

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Motorola’s TEAM Empowers Retail Workers

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 7, 2011 9:01:51 AM

Motorola’s TEAM VoWLAN solution provides on-the-go workers inside the enterprise with access to voice and data services to increase productivity and improve customer service. Stay connected anywhere in the store, enable cashiers to work on other tasks during slow periods and return when lines form, check inventory while on-the-go, provide immediate customer service by taking calls from the sales floor, and more. Check out the video below to learn more.

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Drive Service Performance with Enterprise Mobility

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 4, 2011 9:02:40 AM

The Aberdeen Group recently released their latest service industry report “The Real-Time Service Enterprise: Leveraging Remote Connectivity to Drive Service Performance.” More than 120 service professionals were interviewed for the report and the findings suggest that best-in-classservice organizations are utilizing real-time information to boost productivity and increase customer satisfaction. Some findings for top performing service organizations from the Aberdeen report include:

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Mobile Bar Code Considerations

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 3, 2011 9:03:22 AM

Customer-facing mobile applications and mobile bar codes have been growing in interest and the ability to send bar codes to a user’s smartphone enables applications such asmobile ticketing, mobile coupons and mobile loyalty programs. But there are many different challenges associated with managing bar code information on a smartphone’s LCD screen compared with printed bar codes. In order to ensure that mobile bar codes are readable on a variety of displays you must have a detailed understanding of:

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Thanks for Visiting DecisionPoint During the FMA 2011 Meeting

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 2, 2011 9:03:44 AM

If you were at the Florida Messenger Association Winter Meeting last week, we’d like to thank you for stopping by and visiting with DecisionPoint Systems during the vendor fair. Once again, the FMA Winter Meeting was an exciting event and we hope you had a chance to learn more about the latest rugged mobile devices that boast features such as signature capture, barcode scanning and GPS tracking, as well as industry-leading software designed for last mile distribution and expedited delivery. If you were unable to attend, you can learn more about the devices and solutions we had on display in our booth by visiting our MobileArc™ Courier webpage.

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Real-Time Workforce Management Improves Productivity

Posted by DecisionPoint Team on Feb 1, 2011 9:04:17 AM

As mentioned in my post yesterday about video analytics and task management, today I’m providing a great video from Motorola Solutions. This video showcases real-time workforce management solutions and how retailers can take advantage of next generation enterprise mobility to improve productivity.


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