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Augmented Reality Apps Allow You to Try Before You Buy

Posted by Maggie McMichael on Jun 13, 2018 10:00:00 AM

Virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) are taking the world by storm, and many retail stores are dabbling in the growing technology trend. Big-name furniture stores are starting to offer apps that allow users to virtually “place” an item in their home to see how it will look and if it fits in their space. Retail clothing stores are creating virtual dressing room apps that allow consumers to virtually “try on” clothing from the comfort of their own homes. All they need to gain access to this technology is an app and a smartphone camera.

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Topics: retail technology, technology of the future, technology trends, virtual reality, Customer Engagement, customer experience

Why You Should be Preparing for Artificial Intelligence

Posted by Maddie Magruder on May 1, 2018 1:12:38 PM

A Google search of “artificial intelligence” can quickly lead you down a rabbit hole of wild sci-fi-esque developments making their way into our world. It’s easy to imagine a terrifying landscape where an army of robots, a la 2001: A Space Odyssey’s HAL or Westworld, begin to think for themselves and take over the planet. But, rest assured, we have a while before we’re close to a place like that. For now, AI is mainly being used to automate processes and, ultimately, increase efficiency. And, of course, play Nora Jones by request while changing your thermostat.

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See Inside Your Barcode 

Posted by Bill Warrington on Mar 6, 2018 2:04:59 PM

Customers often ask for help when they are creating barcodes with more than just a simple payload. When you’re creating a label with multiple data elements (ex. SSCC-18 label, FedEx Shipping Label, etc) the specification may require non-printable characters, data identifiers, application identifiers, group separators or some other craziness you’re not used to printing. Don’t panic!  

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Topics: insights, barcode

How Your Supply Chain Can be Revolutionized, With Blockchain

Posted by Anna Schafer on Feb 12, 2018 2:42:40 PM

The ever-changing supply chain industry has created an endless flow of new and developing technology. As technology transforms, your inventory and supply chain management needs to as well. Companies need to determine which processes are worth implementing into their supply chain. The newest process in the market that could potentially revolutionize the supply chain is blockchain.

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Topics: data collection, blockchain

The Necessity of End-to-End Inventory Management

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Jan 9, 2018 8:30:00 AM

“End-to-end” is a hot term now in the inventory management industry. But what is it, and why is it so important? 

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Topics: dsi inventory management solution, inventory visibility, customer experience, end-to-end, inventory mangement, product delivery, WMS

Field Service Challenges for 2018

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Dec 13, 2017 8:30:00 AM

Field service leaders are wearing a lot of hats these days. Managing an effective field service business requires more than just technical skills; it requires a wide range of business knowledge. Increasingly, field service organizations (FSOs) are being held accountable for both. Let’s take a look at what challenges field service companies are facing in 2018. 

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Topics: field service, FIELD INVENTORY, Service Work Order, inspections maintenance

Which Operating System is Dominating the Enterprise Mobile Market?

Posted by David Jameson on Nov 29, 2017 8:18:00 AM

One of the most perplexing issues facing the enterprise handheld mobile device market today is the variety of operating system (OS) options. In the past, Windows CE/Mobile handhelds were the clear choice with little to no competition outside of homegrown systems. Now, three operating systems have emerged on the market: Windows 10 IOT mobile, Android and iOS. So, where do we go from here? Throughout this piece, benefits and challenges will be highlighted for each OS option.

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What Field Service Should Be Prepared for In the Coming Months

Posted by Maddie Magruder on Aug 29, 2017 9:17:00 AM

2017 is certainly an interesting time to be alive. With so many ideas and discussions being rapidly dispersed, the world as we know it today could be completely different just a few years from now. Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer a distant possibility–it’s here. There are even mobile self-run grocery stores that can travel from town to town with no humans on board.

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Topics: artificial intelligence, field service, supply chain app store, FIELD INVENTORY, Service Work Order, inspections maintenance

Write Once, Deploy Many With DSI’s MultiView Runtime Interrogator

Posted by Patrice Farrell on May 25, 2017 3:12:32 PM

How do you avoid the one-size-fits-all trap when it comes to enterprise mobile apps? Take a mobile-first approach that drives user adoption and satisfaction so that your company can see gains in efficiency and productivity.

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Announcing the Supply Chain App Store

Posted by Patrice Farrell on Apr 5, 2017 9:30:15 AM

The World’s Largest Selection of Mobile-first Supply Chain Apps

This week, DSI is proud to launch the Supply Chain App Store™—a first-of-its-kind online marketplace for mobile-first supply chain apps. At www.supplychainappstore.com, site visitors can get access to hundreds of on premise or cloud-based apps developed on the Digital Supply Chain Platform™.

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Topics: digital supply chain, dscp, mobile-first supply chain, scanworkX, supply chain app store, data collection, insights

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