Getting Started with Barcoding
Using barcodes as a workflow tool can have a huge impact on
productivity and accuracy. It's really easy to setup and use, but
there are few items that need to be in place in order to have a
successful barcoding implementation.
Here's the things you'll need:
Mobile Worx is our mobile app for TheWorxHub. It's a touch
optimized web app designed for Android and iOS phones and tablets.
Most of you reading this will already own Mobile Worx, but if not,
contact us to get started.
The Barcoding App
Once you own the Mobile Worx app, barcoding is an easy and
affordable add-on that can be licensed and activated in only a
An Android or iOS (Apple) Device with a Rear Camera
To scan a barcode we're using the camera on your phone or
tablet, so your device must have a rear camera.Trust me, the front
camera does not make a good barcode scanner! We're recommending
Android 2.3+ and iOS 6.0+ -- the newer the better.
Pic2Shop is a free barcoding app that needs to be downloaded and
installed on your device. TheWorxHub barcoding feature will
leverage some of the tools built-in to Pic2Shop.
Get it on GooglePlay or
in the App
Decide What (and How Many) Things You'll Be Barcoding
TheWorxHub supports barcoding for assets, locations and
inventory items. Put barcodes on PTAC units, roof top units,
vehicles, beds, chairs, ovens, wheelchairs, you name it! Locations
too! Stick a barcode label on the door jamb so you can scan it to
see open work in that location. If you own the Inventory app, just
attach your barcodes to bins, shelves or drawers where you store
your items to speed up physical counts and linking to work
Buy Barcode Labels
We've made it simple by supporting 3 standard and affordable
barcode label types. These are durable and permanent -- and you can
get started for as low at $0.03 per label. To find out more about
the different label types see Choosing Barcode Labels.
Print Your Barcodes
Once you've bought your labels, printing barcodes is a snap. See
Barcodes for detailed instructions and helpful tips.
Attach Your Barcodes
There's a couple very important concepts when sticking barcodes
on assets, locations or inventory.
- Be consistent! Consistency is important -- always stick
them in a similar spot on similar things. You don't want to put
your barcode on a front of one fridge but inside the freezer door
- Make them accessible! Keep in mind that someone needs to
scan these with their smart phone, so make sure you can actually
see them. Don't stick them in a dark and hard to reach area if
Now Get Scanning!
Take a look at our How to Scan a Barcode topic then
start practicing. You can't break anything by scanning, so just
keep doing it until you're comfortable. You'll quickly pick up the
techniques for working with barcodes after only a few scans.
Note: you must use Mobile Worx
inside a full browser. What we mean by this is to avoid running
Mobile Worx via a homescreen app in iOS. First, launch your
browser, then open your bookmark to get to your TheWorxhub site.
Our implementation team will step you through what this means when
implementing your Barcoding app.
If you haven't already signed up, our 2014 User Conference in
September will contain several barcoding sessions to get you
up-to-speed on this brand new app. Sign-up Now!
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