Over the years however, we at Barcode-IT have come to recognise that there are far reaching benefits to be had from clever utilisation of this fantastic tool kit.
Recently I tendered for a project with an electronics company where the idea for the solution went back some years to a previous customer project that we developed using PowerForm.
That customer is in the automotive sector (I know, sorry but we do a lot of work in this sector!) for an electronics component manufacturer supplying directly into main assembly at Nissan (amongst others). They approached us to help them enhance and refine their labelling system in light of new and more complex packaging specifications from the clients. Previously they had driven this by stand alone copies of Bar One software and manually selected and input data to the label design.
|The user touches a button to proceed to one of the Forms below.|
|The user then uses the interface revealed to choose the correct part and enter the codes.|
|Finally a Box End label is printed|
So successful has this been over the years, that the solution is still running today and has been copied and rolled out to other sites all over the EU to enhance accurate labelling of products.
But there are far more possibilities for Powerforms than even this. Who says it has to drive label printing as its primary function? It could be used for data input to ERP systems or act as a link to view and manipulate data between different software systems. It could track any variable or defined process that requires an easy, clean and cheap front end, all while being fully customisable, sometimes by internal IT, to suit the exact user needs.
If my aforementioned proposal comes off I will tell you all soon exactly how I used this simple system to create something far more powerful. In the meantime take a look at Powerforms to see just what it can do - PowerForms Page
Written by Nigel Holloway - a senior sales consultant at Dash Computer Products, who specialises in barcode labelling systems, hand held and fork truck mounted computers and data capture solutions.
contact Nigel on 01200 441977 or email here: Nigel@Dash Computer