Mobile data collection is a form of plant data collection (PDC) and enables process-relevant data to be collected at the point of origin (e.g. in the warehouse, on the shelf or on the loading ramp) with the help of mobile data collection devices (PDT devices). Mobile data acquisition is used in industry and production companies as well as in trading companies. Depending on the application, the PDT (portable data terminal) devices can be equipped with barcode or barcode scanners, for example, or access RFID technology (radio-frequency identification). The machine reading and capturing of 2D codes or 2D barcodes with optical readers such as camera scanners for mobile tagging is also a widespread application.
The mobile data collection and barcode software listed in this SoftGuide section helps with warehouse and logistics processes from goods receipt to stock transfer, picking and inventory. In this section you will find not only software solutions for warehouse management but also for mobile meter data collection, mobile retail processes, mobile order processing and mobile data collection in SAP, among others.