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Recomendations for Barcode Scanners

Does anyone have any suggestions for barcode scanners used in conjunction with SAP B1? Please advise on features as well as limitations.

Currently handpicking fittings and materials. Would like to add efficiencies to order picking process.

Thanks in advance!

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  • Posted on Jul 11, 2020 at 02:05 AM

    Really depends on your use case what you are trying to accomplish. You should ask the following questions that will guide you to do decide on vendors.

    1. Where do you plan to use the scanner?

    2. What kind of conditions physical conditions the scanner will be exposed to?

    3. Does it need to look things up in SAP in real time?

    4. How will I connect it? USB, WIFI, Bluetooth, RS232, etc

    5. What do I need to connect? Laptop, Terminal, etc

    6. Who will use it?

    7. What's the physical range or distance - min/max you need this to scan?

    8. Is there a need to store the scans and then do an offline sync?

    9. What kind of barcodes do you need to scan?

    10. Does it need a battery pack?

    11. Does it need to scan, have a screen and run an application on that handheld?

    Question 11: is a dangerous question. You are not looking for a scanner. You are looking for a handheld device that connects to your SAP backend in realtime and is used in a warehouse for order pick/pack/ship - Order processing. Your original requirement now changed. Questions 1 thru 10 are still relevant for it.

    Looking for just barcode scanners:

    Good quality industrial strength that can operate in hazardous conditions and that can scan practically any barcode run upwards of $700 to $900 new in a box. These hard wired and can connect via USB and use a circular camera to scan any barcode at least 10 feet away.

    Well known brands:

    • Intermec
    • Symbol
    • Zebra
    • Motorola

    Looking for handhelds:

    These would run a small SAP application on 16x20 screen, have a full keyboard and be able to scan. Run any standard or custom app in SAP over WIFI in a warehouse.

    Well known brands:

    • Intermec
    • Symbol
    • Zebra
    • Motorola
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