9/22/2004 - Data Systems International, Intermec Technologies Corp. and PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne have teamed to provide Colorado’s El Paso County with a complete RFID (radio frequency identification) enterprise asset-tracking system. The system, which includes DSI’s RFIDActivatorTM software and process consulting services, Intermec RFID readers and tags, and PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne ERP software, is designed to allow El Paso County to reduce labor costs even as it provides greater accountability for more than 3,000 enterprise assets. In the future, El Paso County plans to use the system to track inventory and maintain its truck fleet and heavy equipment.
RFID automatic data collection systems allow companies to automatically track inventory as items move from place to place. They typically do not require line of sight or manual scanning as do most bar code-based systems. For example, information from RFID-tagged assets can be read automatically, using fixed, mobile or handheld readers. The El Paso system will be used to track information on assets in office cubicles, warehouses, and facilities.
“El Paso County feels there is a future for RFID technology in specific departmental applications, particularly those that lead to cost reductions and operating efficiency,” said El Paso County CIO Bill Miller. “Because of our county’s continued rapid growth, we are always looking for technology that allows us to do more with less.”
“El Paso County is demonstrating how RFID technology can be used in the real world to achieve powerful business benefits,” said Intermec President Tom Miller. “Knowing where your assets are, how they are being used and when they require service – and collecting that information automatically – allows organizations such as El Paso to redeploy their resources and workforces to other areas of need.”
“We’re pleased that El Paso County chose our dcLINK RFIDActivator solution for PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne users,” said DSI CEO and Chairman Mike McGraw. “RFID technology will go a long way to help companies achieve greater inventory accuracy, asset utilization and labor productivity. The success of this project underscores DSI’s commitment to this technology and to providing our clients with complete, end-to-end solutions. We’ve strategically chosen our partners to bring the best possible solution to our clients, as evidenced by this team effort.”
El Paso County uses PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne ERP software as its back-office system to track inventory, enterprise assets and other key business objects and processes.
"PeopleSoft's relationship with DSI allows us to extend the value of our software, to provide our customers with RFID solutions to create leaner operations and respond more flexibly to the public's and their own business needs," said Les Wyatt, general manager, PeopleSoft EnterpriseOne. "Through our companies' collaboration, we are helping customers such as El Paso increase asset accountability and utilization while reducing maintenance cost."
Since 1979, DSI has served thousands of clients worldwide in the areas of RFID, automated data collection, supply chain execution, and technology infrastructure. Headquartered in Overland Park, Kansas, DSI serves businesses globally through locations in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Australia, and through a network of business partners in Europe, Asia and South America.
DSI’s award-winning dcLINK software, a comprehensive suite of RFID and automated data collection solutions, is used at more than 1,500 client installations worldwide. Additionally, DSI offers solutions in the areas of attendance and labor reporting, pallet tracking, fixed assets, sales force automation, field automation and knowledge management. DSI also provides IBM® e-Servers, data collection hardware, implementation services, media, training, customer support and process improvement consulting. For further information, visit www.dsionline.com.
Intermec Technologies Corp., a UNOVA Inc. (NYSE:UNA) company, is a leader in global supply chain solutions and in the development, manufacture and integration of wired and wireless automated data collection, RFID (radio frequency identification), mobile computing systems, bar code printers and label media. The company s products and services are used by customers in many industries to improve productivity, quality and responsiveness of business operations, from supply chain management and enterprise resource planning to field sales and service. For more information, visit www.intermec.com.
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