When you’re implementing a barcoding and wireless mobile computing system, one of the most important decisions is whether to use staging and deployment services from your partner or perform this function in-house. If you have any of the following circumstances, you should strongly consider using your partners’ expertise:
1. You prefer to outsource so you can deploy solutions more efficiently and cost-effectively.
2. You have limited IT resources.
3. Your IT personnel aren’t experts in barcoding or mobile computing systems.
4. Your IT department is already busy and needs to stay focused on other tasks.
Advantages of Staging and Deployment Services
Before you decide whether to invest in outsourced services, there are a number of key advantages to keep in mind:
Your partner handles all of the logistics.
Your technology partner handles all the logistics of ordering, receiving, deploying, and installing your equipment. This simplifies the process while largely eliminating any workload and responsibility for your business. Trained, experienced, and skilled technicians handle everything seamlessly, while you stay focused on running your business.
Your partner manages all device configurations and software installation.
Your partner will configure and load all required software applications onto your devices, ensuring that they’re running the correct versions of firmware and software. Your partner will also ensure everything is up and running on your host system, so all you have to do is unpack the delivery and start using your devices.
You’ll have complete documentation of your deployment.
Your technology partner will maintain clear records of which devices and equipment have been ordered, shipped, and configured, as well as where they’ve been deployed.
You can stagger your deployment.
Sometimes you need to stagger a technology deployment to accommodate staff schedules or your business needs. It’s also advantageous for avoiding any disruptions to your work flows. Your solutions partner can schedule and manage all of this accordingly, to ensure a smooth and timely deployment.
Everything can be ordered and shipped through a single source.
It is far more efficient and cost-effective to order from a single technology integrator rather than from multiple suppliers. Bar Code Direct can coordinate all ordering and shipments, and then send you the right combination of barcode scanners, handheld mobile computers, tablets, printers, accessories, and supplies from one source.
You can get on-site and multi-site installation.
If you need full-service on-site installation, Bar Code Direct will manage and perform all aspects of the project. And whether it’s during a pilot program or post rollout, Bar Code Direct’s Help Desk can support it all.
If you’re outfitting multiple sites, your partner can provide multi-site delivery, installation, and go-live support services. A staging and deployment service provider can even kit your technologies according to specific configurations and requirements for each site.
You’ll save time and costs.
By outsourcing to experts who stage and deploy technology systems routinely, you’ll often save time and costs while avoiding the headaches and hassles of trying to do it all on your own. The efficiencies you gain will put you on a faster track to realizing a return from your technology investment.
Is Staging and Deployment Right for You?
At Bar Code Direct, we manage staging and deployment of Zebra enterprise mobile computing and printing systems for businesses around the globe. We can help you evaluate staging and deployment services for your company and decide if they’re the right fit for your needs.
Visit BarCodeDirect.com or call us at 1-800-343-1750, to request a free consultation, assessment, and quote.