RFID Delivers Greater Process Efficiency in Inventory Management
ChemSW, Inc. has released an enhanced version of its CISProMobile that integrates the Microsoft Windows CE 5.0 operating system with the CISPro Chemical Inventory System. Because Windows CE 5.0 combines real-time capabilities with advanced Windows technologies, CISProMobile enables labs to leverage Windows-based handheld devices to streamline inventory management tasks, thereby achieving greater process efficiency.
A handheld software client allows CISProMobile users to enter inventory data into a Windows-compatible handheld device — such as a PDA using a barcode scanner — then packages and uploads the data to CISPro. The combination of barcoding and PDA flexibility reduces the time and effort required to perform inventory processes, enabling users to perform activities such as container disposal, container movement and transfer of ownership faster and with more accuracy.
CISProMobile allows users to perform all possible inventory operations, including moving, disposing, transferring inventory and changing the container owner.
The Windows interface enables users to access data entry fields for all parameters in the scan as well as perform multiple tasks simultaneously. In addition, the new version of CISProMobile provides the entire history of the scan, allowing users to back out of a process and delete information if something was not initially scanned correctly.
CISProMobile delivers the freedom inherent in handheld devices to inventory activities. The Windows-based PDA screen has more flexibility than a Videx-based solution, replacing the 16-character, two-line display with full-fledged menus. PDAs allow full-screen viewing, greater configurability and the option to set up data acquisition and receiving, results entry and sample collection activities from the palm of your hand. Alternatively, CISProMobile can be used interchangeably with the previous Videx-based version, allowing current customers to use both versions.