The 2015 Innovative Solution Omnichannel Award winner is Accucode, announced at the RetailNOW show in Orlando, Florida. The Innovative Solution Awards were established in 2008 by Vertical Systems Reseller (VSR) and the Retail Solutions Providers Association (RSPA) to honor companies that have blended multiple technologies to create outstanding and futureforward solutions.
Accucode received the award in recognition of a solution provided to a large, national tire and wheel retailer. The retailer was rolling out an ERP solution and needed to implement a digital tracking solution for their tires. For nearly fifty years, the retailer had used the same outdated, manual process to track inventory quantities and locations, which resulted in significant inventory shrinkage and poor customer service.
The solution, including hardware and infrastructure, allowed the customer to move to an advanced inventory tracking system using wireless handheld scanners and wireless thermal printers that integrated seamlessly with their new ERP. In order to utilize the scanners and printers, Accucode installed a wireless network at every retail location, warehouse, and distribution center.
Accucode was awarded the project in June 2013, and quickly turned around the main installation rollout that began in September of 2013 and was completed in April of 2014. In under 9 months, Accucode configured and installed a wireless network, mobile handhelds, and thermal printers at 873 retail locations, 4 distribution centers, and 22 warehouses across the United States.
In addition to installing the solution at all new retail locations, Accucode provides ongoing support, monitoring, and management of the wireless networks, Meraki access points, Motorola handheld scanners, and Zebra printers at over 935 locations in 29 states.