Kiosks Extend Retail Branding

Posted by Erin Hodges On March - 17 - 2011

Customer-facing kiosk applications extend retail branding and grow businessIn our January 4, 2010 post I provided information about micro kiosks and the variety of self-service applications they provide customers.  I recently read an interesting article from RetailCustomerExperience.com that discussed the five ways that kiosk solutions can also help retailers extend their brand and grow business.

  1. Visual Stimulation-kiosks can provide colorful or flashy images and even advertising.
  2. Interactivity-integrating a touchscreen or keyboard engages customers with applications such as signing up for a newsletter, accessing reward and loyalty programs and more.  Adding a kiosk printer also enables customers to instantly print coupons.
  3. Audio-music or voiceover entices customers to approach a kiosk.
  4. Educational Information-provide product information and utilize your customers’ senses so they remember their kiosk experience.
  5. Branding the Kiosk-customize kiosks to represent your company brand and provide a consistent message.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about kiosk solutions for retailers.

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Optimize Routes with a Fleet Management Solution

Posted by Erin Hodges On March - 16 - 2011

optimize routes and improve driver productivity with a fleet management solutionBusinesses with smaller fleets face many challenges because they have fewer resources available.  Optimizing routes and increasing driver productivity is critical to reduce costs and provide exceptional customer service.  Fleet management solutions that provide GPS tracking, turn-by-turn directions, instant two-way communication and mobile data collection reduce operating expenses and increase productivity.  Fleets of any size can expect to achieve ROI from a variety of applications that:

  • Reduce fuel costs
  • Optimize routes to maximize productivity without increased staff
  • Reduce unauthorized vehicle usage
  • Improve communications between dispatchers and drivers for real-time route updates
  • Increase driver safety

And more…

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about fleet management solutions and how you can optimize routes to improve productivity.

Yesterday, DecisionPoint Systems announced that it has successfully delivered a mobile proof-of-delivery solution that features Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk software to Trident Delivery Services, LLC.  Trident Delivery Services is a regional courier company based in Irvine, CA that provides same-day and last-minute delivery services 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  By embracing the latest technology, Trident Delivery Services is able to provide exceptional customer service and deliver more value to customers.  In keeping with their high-tech business approach, Trident Delivery Services required state-of-the-art mobile devices to integrate with their existing fully-automated online ordering system.

DecisionPoint worked with Trident Delivery Services to identify, provision and deploy mobile computers featuring bar code scanning, signature capture, courier software and Grapevine Push-to-Talk software to their on-demand drivers.

Read the entire press release “DecisionPoint Systems Provides Trident Delivery Services with a Mobile Solution Featuring Grapevine™ Push-to-Talk Software” to learn more about the complete solution, or download the release from the DecisionPoint website.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about Grapevine Push-to-Talk software and MobileArc™ Proof of Delivery solutions.

ROI of Food & Beverage Distribution Automation

Posted by Erin Hodges On March - 14 - 2011

In our February 28th post I provided information about mobile food and beverage distribution solutions and a video from DecisionPoint and MiT Systems that showcased the benefits of our field workforce automation solutions.  Today I’d like to share another video that describes how partnering with DecisionPoint Systems to deploy MiT Systems software to your mobile workforce helps achieve ROI.  Check out the video to learn more about the benefits of cloud-computing and how you can expect ROI in the first month of use.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about MobileArc™ Food & Beverage Distribution solutions.

RFID for Event Ticketing

Posted by Erin Hodges On March - 11 - 2011

Contact DecisionPoint to learn more about RFID ticketing solutions fro large eventsOrganizers of large events such as music festivals and sporting events face many challenges.  One is the ability to provide speedy throughput at gates in order to better satisfy customers.  RFID-enabled wristbands speed up the entrance process and also provide additional benefits to both attendees and organizers.  RFID ticketing solutions enable organizers to:

  • Reduce staffing costs
  • Increase ticket fraud prevention
  • Restrict access to certain areas of the event based on ticket type

Additionally, organizers can offer consumers a cashless payment solution by providing an option to preload their RFID wristband with credit prior to the event.  This speeds up transactions at bars and food outlets and reduces the costs and risks associated with handling cash.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about RFID solutions designed for event ticketing.

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DecisionPoint Systems Named to 2010 Motorola Solutions Partner Pinnacle ClubDecisionPoint Systems is proud to announce that it has been named a select member of the Motorola Solutions 2010 Pinnacle Club for outstanding sales and partner performance in 2010. The Pinnacle Club recognizes top Motorola PartnerEmpower business partners for their overall sales performance and partnership. DecisionPoint accepted this award at Motorola’s Annual Partner Expo on March 7, 2011 in Las Vegas, NV.

“This honor recognizes DecisionPoint as one of the top U.S. providers of both in-premise and field-based workforce solutions as well as RFID solutions. Our partnership with Motorola Solutions ensures our clients receive the latest technological advances as part of their complete mobility solution,” said Nicholas Toms, CEO of DecisionPoint Systems.

Read the entire press release to learn more about DecisionPoint Systems receiving Motorola Pinnacle Club status, or download the press release here.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about end-to-end mobile solutions.

Motorola’s Rugged MC9190-G Mobile Computer

Posted by Erin Hodges On March - 9 - 2011

Motorola recently announced the release of the MC9190-G mobile computer—the next generation of the successful MC9000-G series.  The MC9190-G offers more processing power, more scanning options and a variety of new features in an industry-leading rugged design.  The MC9190-G is ideal for extreme environments and a variety of industries, including:

Check out the video below from Motorola Solutions that provides additional information about all of the new features and technological advances.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. to learn more about the MC9190-G and check back in the next few weeks for more information about this next generation mobile computer.

Grapevine Push-to-Talk is a Motorola Enterprise Mobility Validated solutionYesterday DecisionPoint Systems announced that Grapevine Push-to-Talk software has received Enterprise Mobility Validation from Motorola Solutions. Grapevine received validation through Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Validated Solution Program, which included testing of common customer usage scenarios and validation at Motorola’s state-of-the-art testing facility.  Grapevine was tested and validated on Motorola mobile computers and across all four major U.S. cellular carriers, as well as Wi-Fi interoperability.  Grapevine is ideal for businesses with field-based workforces and provides immediate communications between dispatchers and field workers.

Motorola’s Enterprise Mobility Validated Solution Program provides partners with the opportunity to co-validate their software solutions on Motorola products in order to ensure interoperability, as well as to accelerate solution deployment and increase customer confidence.  Read the entire press release to learn more about Grapevine’s validation on Motorola’s full line of ruggedized mobile computers or download the release.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about Grapevine Push-to-Talk software.

Motorola MC65 Improves Field Workforce Productivity

Posted by Erin Hodges On March - 7 - 2011

In our Nov. 4th post I announced the release of the Motorola MC65 mobile computer.  Motorola Solutions recently released a new video that provides more information about the MC65 and industry-specific benefits.  With the MC65, field workers can access information when they need it and stay connected in a variety of industries, including:

And more!


 

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. for additional information about the Motorola MC65 and field workforce automation solutions.

iPad In-Store Retail Applications

Posted by Erin Hodges On March - 4 - 2011

I just read an article in Los Angeles Times about the growing interest in using in-store iPad retail applications to boost sales.  Sandra Jones of the LA Times reported that retailers are using iPad’s in stores for a variety of applications, including:

  • Staff and customers can browse inventory not available on store shelves
  • Gathering customer data
  • Testing the device’s potential as a mobile checkout
  • And more

With the rise in tech-savvy consumers, many retailers are looking towards technology for new ways to interact with customers and increase sales.  For additional information, you can read the full article here.

Let’s Get Mobile!  Contact DecisionPoint Systems, Inc. to learn more about mobile solutions designed for retailers.

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