Consider items delivered to a warehouse without an associated database. If you scan barcodes affixed to items without an associated database, then you’ll only see the item number or serial number. Also, there will be no description or instructions. Therefore, this is not helpful for inventory purposes as it provides no context for the items just scanned.
Also, consider newly deployed assets in the field. If a barcode is attached to the asset, how do you add context to it? For example, where is it located, and who has custody? That’s often referred to as “asset tagging or asset tracking”. Without that information, again, the scan is just a number.
Your app-users record contextual information after each scan. There are two levels of CodeREADr solutions – a beginner’s option and an advanced one. Learn more about asset tracking with barcode scanning here.