The handling of paper-based information is at the core of many business processes, and often descriptions are transferred from paper to electronic systems and back again many times in order to suit different situations.
Such paper chases are wasteful, not only in the time spent transferring data, but also in the mistakes and errors that can be introduced, both in keying in and reading the information.
This is where AIDC technologies can be of maximum benefit.
Much of the data can be carried electronically in a form that can be attached to the object such as Barcodes or RFID Tags and tracked as the item moves through the process.
Such benefits are maximised in situations where a lot of item handling takes place, and it is clear to see how financial benefits could also accrue through reduced errors and handling time.
Further great opportunities exist with the use of AIDC technologies, in the case of physical security and the use of RFID equipped access cards or Smart Cards which can be further enhanced with the use of Biometric data.
Object tracking using Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems, again using RFID Tags preventing theft of the items from stores and supermarkets, locating objects through the uses of Real Time Locating Systems (RTLS) to name just a few of the exciting opportunities which AIDC based technology has to offer.