How Can We Develop RFID Inventory-Management Software?

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Rich Handley Staff asked 1 month ago
I am currently in the process of developing RFID-based inventory-management software. My team and I are a bit stuck and are lacking industry-based experts who have significant experience in the field. Could you offer some information based on your experience in the sector? We are currently working on an RTLS solution for a hospital and would really appreciate your help.

–Janek

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Hi, Janek,

Your first step will be to identify what the RFID technology of choice will be, in order to achieve the location data the client needs. What are their short- and long-term goals? Your solution will need to provide the immediate results they require, such as high-value asset tracking first, with flexibility to address other goals that may arise (for instance, patient management, temperature tracking, surgical tools, etc.) in the long term. The more flexibility built into your platform, the better.

The other early considerations, of course, will be the client’s existing management software, as well as integration with that system. Some healthcare facilities require full integration, while others do not. Lastly, are you building a repeatable platform that can easily be deployed for numerous customers with varying needs? If so, that is an early consideration as you build your RTLS solution.

Claire Swedberg
Senior Editor
RFID Journal

 

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