Production Control

Introduction of QR code management system using smart phones to the business system

2019/11/27


Merits of introducing QR code management by smartphone to business systems

Recently, there has been a three-way battle for market share in the Indonesian smartphone payment market between OVO, which works with Grab and Tokopedia, GOPAY, the standard e-wallet of Gojek app, and DANA, which is betting on business opportunities in the two-strong market of OVO and GOPAY with an aggressive discount strategy.

You can read the QR code on the cashier's desk at a restaurant or printed on a receipt, and then deduct the money from the app in your smartphone. 3 companies offer discounts and points, so smart phone payment has spread quickly in Indonesia.

Although data collection by reading barcodes and QR codes has been used in the development and introduction of business systems in the past, we have been recommending QR code management using smartphones to customers who are considering introducing on-site terminals in manufacturing sites and warehouses for the past few years.

Easy and low-cost implementation

Since everyone has a smartphone, there is no need to purchase an expensive scanner or handy terminal. As long as the function to read QR codes and reflect them in the business system is implemented, it can be easily introduced in a short period of time.

We don't want to invest too much in legacy technology in this transitional period of RFID

In the future, existing barcodes and QR codes are expected to be replaced by Radio Frequency IDentifier (RFID), which uses radio waves to read and write RF tag data contactlessly at manufacturing sites in Indonesia.

Rather than buying a separate reading device for scanning legacy barcodes and QRs, everyone's Android smartphone can be used as a field device to minimize costs.

QR codes work well with smartphones.

QR codes are easier to recognize than one-dimensional barcodes with a smartphone camera, and the label size is smaller.

It is necessary to use a high quality scanner to read long one-dimensional barcodes, but with QR codes, it is possible to read a huge number of digits of information with an inexpensive Android smartphone.

Even for Indonesian workers in the field, who are used to using smart phone payments in their daily lives, reading QR codes using a smart phone should not be a burden.

Easy to develop apps for smartphones

If you want to develop an app for inventory and inventory in the handy terminal, the development of a dedicated script that depends on the terminal and C language, but if you develop Android apps for smartphones PhoneGap + HTML + jQuery can be developed in a short period of time in the application of UI/UX specialized in business.

Or if the UI of the business system is a responsive web screen, there is no need to even develop a smartphone application.

Image of reading a QR code on a smartphone and registering the data in a business system

The video on the left shows a simple demonstration of how a camera can be activated by pressing the "QR code reading button" from the warehouse entry process screen, and the warehouse entry process can be completed by scanning the QR code attached to the item.

The number of records is increased to 3 by scanning a new QR code from the receipt processing screen where the first 2 records have been registered, but it is possible to automatically register records at the timing of scanning or to register multiple records at once by continuous scanning.

The screen UI of our business system development template Hana First is a responsive web screen, so you don't need to develop an application for smartphones separately, but if you use PhoneGap + HTML + jQuery, you can also develop Android applications such as inventory processing and warehouse receipt processing in a short time.

Possible situations in which QR codes can be scanned to register results in business systems are material receipt processing, material delivery processing, product receipt processing, disposal processing, and shipping (picking) processing.