Everything listed under: Industry News

  • What's new for RFID

    RFID or radio frequency transmission has been in use inside various industrial tools, products and equipment for data collection, tracking of assets and for internal operations. RFID is as old as the 2nd World War as it was used by British Aircraft to find their home base. The simple to use strength and range of RFID signals makes them perfect for use in asset tracking systems.A typical RFID system is composed of two kinds of systems.   Read More...

  • Comparing Asset Tracking Software: Wasp, Sage, and GoCodes

    Inventory management is an integral part of any fixed asset business. Choosing the right software solution for your inventory and asset management needs can be a tough task! There are a number of important factors, including cost, scalability, support, and integration with other software systems.In this post we will look at three major fixed asset management software services: GoCodes, Sage Fixed Assets, and Wasp.   Read More...

  • Asset & Inventory Tracking Software: Cloud-Based Solutions vs. On-Site Installation

    IntroductionWhen it comes to asset and inventory tracking, strategy is important! Your tracking solution is a critical aspect of your business, and your plan around its deployment and growth is as important as every other piece of your business plan.The inventory and asset tracking solution for your business needs to be smart and consistent, meaning that each machine using it shares a common database. Solving the technical challenges of setting up a functional system may not be something that an...  Read More...

  • Facts about GPS tracking using QR codes, RFID/NFC, Bluetooth & GSM/SMS

    As the keeping track of expanding asset inventories gets complicated, many growing organizations decide to abandon traditional spreadsheet-based or pen and paper methods of locating equipment, products, or devices. However, the search for advanced and more efficient tech alternatives is often fraught with confusion and disappointment as these companies consider a broad spectrum of GPS tracking systems, each of which has unique technical capabilities and limitations.We've had many curious cus...  Read More...

  • How to Choose The Best Asset Barcode Labels for Your Fixed Asset Project

    IntroductionAsset tagging is a vital part of preventing theft and loss, and can sometimes help with the recovery of items which are stolen. Asset tags are placed on fixed items such as machinery or computers, and can help keep track of everything from when an employee checks out a laptop to take on a business trip to the last time a forklift's oil was changed. Tags can also help keep track of when equipment was purchased for deprecation or, in some states, tangible property tax purposes.   Read More...

  • Strategies to Improve Your Small Business Cybersecurity

    The digital age allows businesses of all sizes to explore their potential. The latest applications allow for easier employee communication, sophisticated data storage, as well as coordinating organizational logistics. Effectively, going digital catapults small business owners into larger markets on a national and global scale.   Read More...

  • How Artificial Intelligence is Transforming Your Business Travel in the U.S.

    Running business processes, managing branch operations, and collaborating with different clients often involves traveling to different places. Do you travel extensively for your business? Do you find yourself on a plane every other week?   Read More...

  • New System for Tracking Dentures at Nursing Homes

    A new system of tracking dentures in people living in nursing homes will be available soon, dental prosthetic provider Nobilium announced recently. Using radio frequency identification (RFID) technology from Syrma technology, the system was designed to help nursing homes meet certain regulatory standards as well as locate missing dentures.Difficulties in Identifying DenturesProviding dentures to nursing home patients has traditionally been problematic since they could get lost or returned to the...  Read More...

  • The 8 Best Relocation Apps for Businesses

    Seeing cars with license plates from other states is not an uncommon sight in America. In an increasingly interconnected world, where the perfect opportunity may not always reside in your neck of the woods, more and more Americans are moving to other states. According to statistics compiled by the U.S.   Read More...

  • Marketing Technology Trends for 2018

    Marketing technology is continually evolving at a rapid pace. This means that businesses have to be on the lookout for new trends, as opposed to relying on what worked in the past. With emerging technologies like machine learning, voice search and artificial intelligence beginning to establish themselves permanently, the demand for marketing analytics is getting louder.   Read More...

  • Why American Businesses Still Prefer the Paper Check

    The global community is increasingly becoming digital, with consumers witnessing the rise of technological innovations like PayPal, Square, Bitcoin and Popmoney. Yet, amidst a growing paperless society, paper checks continue to wield surprising power.Current estimates show that:There are around 18.3 billion checks in circulation.Businesses lose anywhere from $4 to $20 to cut, mail and process each paper check within its network.Simply issuing and depositing checks cost U.S. businesses between $2...  Read More...

  • Latest News on QR Codes for Business: PayMaya Now Using QR Codes as a Payment Option

    In a previous blog post, we discussed how Visa was bringing QR code-based payments to Cambodia. While Walmart Pay remains the only option for QR code payments here in America, more companies in more countries are getting on-board the QR code payment bandwagon. PayMaya Unveils QR Code PaymentsThe latest company to do so is PayMaya, a company in the Philippines. PayMaya is a company that provides prepaid debit cards to its customers.   Read More...

  • 7 Energy-Saving Apps for Business Owners

    Global competitive prices for energy have been increasing over the last few years. This has taken a huge bite out of the pockets of small businesses. According to an Energy Consumption poll conducted by the National Federation of Independent Businesses (NFIB):Energy costs constitute one of the top three expenses for 35% of small businesses.Operating vehicles consume the most energy in 38% of small companies.One-third of small firms consider heating and/ or cooling as major energy expenses.Operat...  Read More...

  • Track Your Power Equipment Assets Using QR Codes and an App

    Power equipment assets can be complex and exhaustive to manage. Appropriate maintenance and monitoring schedules are a must for keeping the power and electrical equipment in top working order. The consequences of missing equipment and damaged or corroded power equipment can be devastating.Maintaining power and electrical equipment including cables, circuits, wires, meters, transformers, and switchboards with manual inventory system is time-consuming.   Read More...

  • MobiKwik Registers 400 Percent Growth in QR Code Purchases

    Every technology takes some getting used to when it comes to business. Credit cards, for example, took a great deal of time to go mainstream. Early on, credit cards were difficult to get, they required investments from merchants, and they were used by a rather small segment of the population.   Read More...

  • Apple's new iPhone X Ready for Business? - You Decide

    The iPhone X is Apple's latest offering - and it has immediately been criticized for its steep price. The base model starts at $999 - making even some Apple aficionados hesitate, but comparable with the highest end Samsung. At that price, is it a worthwhile investment for your business?   Read More...

  • The Best Asset Management Software of 2017 - GoCodes Makes the Cut

    For the third year in a row, GoCodes has made the PC Magazine list of 'The Best Asset Management Software'. Lanette Creamer cited  GoCodes 'Easy-to-use software. Affordable price.   Read More...

  • The Latest in Smartphones, Drones, AI and VR

    In an increasingly digital world, smart technology is rapidly changing the face of commercial development, industrial creativity and consumer entertainment. Be it smartphones, drones, virtual reality or artificial intelligence, technological advancement is revolutionizing the way we process information, communicate with each other, as well as interact with our environment. The following are a list of innovations that are making waves across the world: Beacon TechnologyWith more than 68% of ...  Read More...

  • Why Your Small Business Should Make Friends With Alexa

    Alexa is an ideal employee. She's tireless, knowledgeable, always there to help, she never gets upset, and while you might have to repeat yourself a time or two, she typically gets your message. And while you don't have to give her health insurance, or overtime, Alexa will require a lot of upkeep, and the occasional software update.   Read More...

  • Read About the Latest Software for Small Businesses

    One of the latest software to hit the market for small businesses/startups is the SAP Anywhere. Small businesses/startups can sometimes have as many as ten employees. But managing multiple functions such as inventory tracking, asset tracking, and orders can be a huge challenge for small businesses.Rise of cloud based platformsCloud platforms are revolutionizing small businesses in a big way.   Read More...

  • LimeBike Streamlines Bike Rentals with QR Codes

    Businesses are coming up with ways to implement QR codes well beyond linking the end-user to information on a product. Following the trend of QR codes being used as payment solutions, U.S. bicycle rental startup LimeBike is doing much more with their QR rollout than simply launching a webpage on a customer's smartphone.LimeBike launched in early 2017 with $12 million in venture capital funding, quickly rolling out public bike rentals in Key Biscayne, Florida and Greensboro, North Carolina.They'r...  Read More...

  • Apple iOS11 Set to Accelerate Adoption of QR Codes

    It’s no secret that America adopted the use of QR codes later than other countries. Despite their launch earlier on in 2011, their usage in print newspaper and magazines did them no justice, and they were mostly unpopular. In China and India, QR Codes usage is very popular with platforms such as Alipay and WeChat scanning them for mobile payments, adding friends and downloading other programs.   Read More...

  • Drones are Using QR Codes for Automated Inventory Counts

    If you've been watching the recent developments in drone technology, it's become clear that autonomous flying assistants are being adopted in an expanding number of industries. They deliver food, fly security circuits, and even support EMTs with mounted defibrillator units. After several ringing successes, it's only natural that other industries will be experimenting to find where drones can fit into their business practices as well.   Read More...

  • Latest News on QR Codes for Business: Visa Now Uses QR Codes as a Payment Solution

    Perhaps you're used to thinking about QR codes as being a way to merely read URL's through a smartphone. This hasn't really changed here in America, though you're seeing other uses over the last couple of years, including asset tracking. Visa picked up on this recently and realized the potential behind using these codes as a quicker payment system.On an international scale, this is significant, since Visa's mVisa arm now turns to Cambodia where they'll debut a QR code payment system for all busi...  Read More...

  • The real reason SMBs switch to cloud apps [INFOGRAPHIC]

    Learn the real reason SMB customers choose cloud apps. GoCodes partnered with GetApp to commission a survey designed to determine the real reason small to medium sized (SMB) businesses choose cloud apps over installed solutions. Here are the results.Get the full details here.Here are five other factors to consider when purchasing installed software.   Read More...

  • GoCodes Issued US Patent for Technology System to Facilitate Return of Lost or Stolen Assets

    For immediate release 4/8/2015 8:33 AM Central Daylight Time MINNETONKA, MN — On March 10, 2015, GoCodes, Inc. was granted a utility patent (8,973,813) by the United States Patent Office for an invention which enables individuals and organizations to securely track and recover lost and stolen assets through the use of web-software, smartphones and Quick Response (QR) bar codes. Following the invention, GoCodes developed two lost and found solutions: one aimed at helping consumers and the other a...  Read More...

  • Can lost or misplaced evidence foil a legal case?

    The short answer is yes.It turns out that misplacing evidence is not that uncommon and the consequences can be devastating. A recent case in Santa Fe, Texas, required dismissing murder charges against a woman when the county prosecutors could not find crucial pieces of evidence in time for the trial. Hours after the dismissal, the misplaced evidence was found, but the accused had already been dismissed from jail.   Read More...

  • iPhone 6 & iOS 8 Support for NFC/RFID Communications Opens New Possibilities for Asset Tracking

    So you heard that Apple's latest phone & mobile operating system, iOS 8, includes support for contactless payments using Near Field Communication (NFC) and now your ready to start using your iPhone to start scanning RFID Asset Tags. Hold your horses! Even though iOS 8 and the new iPhone 6 includes support for NFC/RFID it's not yet available for third party developers.   Read More...

  • 8 Ways QR Codes Are Used by Businesses

    It is becoming clearer and clearer that the key to growth and success in business is the management of data. With efficient data management, a company or an organization can save time and resources. One of the newer technologies that every business should become familiar with is the Quick Response Code, more commonly referred to QR Codes.   Read More...

  • Total QR Code Scans Increase 20% : Scanlife Q1 2014 Report

    Mobile engagement is rapidly increasing, and at 21.8 million scans this quarter, activity is up 20 percent over last year. More and more each day, people are relying on mobile devices to save time and money, thanks to QR Codes and other triggers. Read the full report here.   Read More...

  • ScanLife Q3 2013 - Mobile Barcode Trend Report

    Highlights from the ScanLife report According to the report, scanning activity is dramatically on the rise, now surpassing 180 scans per minute. It showcases who’s scanning along with top user locations and interests. You’ll see that females who are 35-44 scan the most on average, while males in that same age group are popular return scanners.   Read More...

  • Scanlife Q2 Report Shows QR Code Scanning Increased 1300% for Tablets

    Except from ScanLife's Q2 2013 Industry Report: Our Q2 2013 Mobile Barcode Trend Report provides the inside scoop on who’s scanning, what attracts them, and why these connections are revolutionizing the way people interact. QR Codes are a common sight in the worldwide market—with scanning activity continuing to grow, especially among value shoppers. In fact, statistics show that users scan over three times per month on average— that’s up 22 percent from this time last year.   Read More...

  • 7 Ways To Toughen Enterprise Mobile Device Security - Featured Article

    GoCodes Asset Management Lost and Found Service – Featured ArticleSubject: 7 Ways To Toughen Enterprise Mobile Device SecuritySource: InformationWeekAuthor: Mathew J. SchwartzDate: 2/21/12URL:  https://www.informationweek.com/7-ways-to-toughen-enterprise-mobile-device-security/d/d-id/1102910?Article Summary**Party Pooper Alert!!**  Many employees have their own mobile devices that are subject to accidently loss (I lost my phone!) and expect to have full control over what they acc...  Read More...

  • QR Code Scans Skyrocket in Q2 2012

    Great news for GoCodes as more and more people adopt QR code scanning. A recent mobile barcode trend report released by ScanLife showed huge growth in mobile barcode scanning.The trend report for Q2 of 2012 showed a record breaking number with 5.3 million scans in the month of June alone, the highest ever number of scans in a month.The number of scans per minute jumped from 24 in Q2 2011 to 120 in 2012. The company also reported that 4 million new people scanned via ScanLife in Q2 2012.The large...  Read More...