SATO, a provider of Auto-ID solutions that empower workforces and streamline operations, has signed an agreement with AIDC and POS specialist ScanSource to provide resellers across Europe with complete value-added automatic identification and data capture (AIDC) and point-of-sale (POS) solutions.
"We are committed to supporting the channel, and this new partnership will enable us to expand our reach to resellers throughout Europe, providing them with access to the full line of innovative SATO barcode printer solutions", commented Neil Batchelor, General Manager, SATO Europe. "To safeguard the interests of our customers, SATO's high standards dictate that the product range must be supported by experienced and knowledgeable sales and technical teams and we feel that ScanSource is a trusted partner that possesses these strengths."
SATO barcode printers will be available from the ScanSource POS and Barcode unit, which provides AIDC and POS solutions to the reseller community through its teams in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom.
"SATO has an extensive history of providing innovative solutions that enhance users' business efficiency", said Marcus Ollenbuttel, Vice President of Merchandising, ScanSource POS and Barcode, Europe. "They have long been a partner of ScanSource in the United States, and we are pleased to now be offering these solutions to our reseller partners in Europe."
Advantech-DLoG, a vehicle-mounted terminal vendor, had unveiled a new relationship with AIDC/POS specialist ScanSource POS and Barcode. This new collaboration further strengthens Advantech-DLoGs Distribution network within Europe through ScanSource offices in Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom, offering all reseller partners access to the vehicle-mounted terminals and ubiquitous touch computers backed by ScanSource's logistics, technical support and services in a one-stop-shop approach.
Advantech-DLoG has always been an innovator in the development of high-quality, high-performance computing platforms and cooperates closely with its partners. As worldwide leader in providing trusted innovative embedded and automation product solutions, Advantech-DLoG offers a comprehensive range of high-quality, high-performance industrial computers for intralogistics and warehousing. In addition to this Advantech-DLoG offers ubiquitous touch computer (UTC) systems. These are used not only in retail but also in hospitality, public space & services, healthcare and industrial automation. The possibility to customize any UTC with a series of peripherals like a camera module, magnet stripe & RFID reader, a smart card reader or 1D & 2D barcode scanners makes them fit to serve any need at the POS.
With pressure from deadlines, error-free stock management and high order volumes, the challenges in logistics are growing. Smooth business processes are the key to success. The distribution of goods in retail, for example, requires complete transparency at all times – from delivery, stock requests, order picking and loading, through to distribution to individual markets. Reliable, fail-safe industrial computers from Advantech-DLoG ensure smooth communications and efficient processes through the entire supply chain. Be it in the icy temperatures of a deep-freeze store or in strong sunlight, the terminals of Advantech-DLoG can be used from -30 °C to +50 °C and run flawlessly even in rapidly changing temperatures.
ScanSource POS and Barcode will further strengthen Advantech-DLoG's distribution network within Europe. ScanSource is specialized in helping resellers succeed in developing business within automatic data collection, mobile solutions and point-of-sale. With a complete selection of products from the main vendors of automatic data collection, mobile solutions and EPoS, ScanSource offers access to products with complete logistics, fast delivery and one-stop-shopping, wrapped with the value-added services that can help resellers be successful and meet their end-user's needs
"Information technology plays a constantly growing role in the design of logistical and industrial processes that save resources and optimize costs", said Maurice Van Rijn, President POS and Barcode Europe. "Advantech-DLoG serves this market as a leading supplier of innovative products. We are happy to support them in distributing their solutions in Europe."
"In order to provide the service that our customers demand, we continue to build on a World Class network of partners established over many years. Integrators, service providers, consultancy companies, technology partners, software providers and our colleagues in local companies throughout the world support our range of services and our quality standards", said Michael Kreft, Head of Global Sales at Advantech-DLoG. "ScanSource as our newest strategic partner plays a key role within this network and the further development. They provide excellent services for vendors and reseller, add important values to our offering, and we are really looking forward to work with them."
Multispecialist ScanSource has enhanced its management structure for its Communications and POS and Barcode business units in Europe to further support the growth of the Company, while also leveraging the strengths of its executive leadership. Ian Vickerage has been named President of ScanSource Communications, Europe, where he will lead all of ScanSource's Communications operations throughout Europe (namely in Belgium, France, Germany and the United Kingdom. Mr. Vickerage previously served as Managing Director of Imago, a video and voice communications VAD which he founded and ScanSource acquired in 2014. Mr. Vickerage also serves as Managing Director of Imago ScanSource. Rudy De Meirsman will continue as Managing Director of ScanSource Communications. Mr. De Meirsman has served as Managing Director since 2013 and will continue to lead the strategic direction of the Communications business throughout Europe.
"We are very excited to be able to build on the successful acquisition of Imago, as it enables us to realign our business and better focus our efforts, so that we can best serve our reseller customers and vendor partners," said Mike Ferney, president, Worldwide Communications and Services, ScanSource, Inc. "The dedicated leadership, sales, merchandising, and technical support teams in each region underscores our commitment to our partners' success."
Maurice Van Rijn has been named President of ScanSource POS and Barcode, Europe (namely, for Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Spain and the United Kingdom, where he will continue to provide strategic leadership to the Company's pan-European POS and Barcode business. Mr. Van Rijn has been with ScanSource since 2002 and most recently served as Managing Director of ScanSource POS and Barcode in Europe. Prior to that, he served as Sales Director for the Company. Mr. Van Rijn has been instrumental to the continued growth of the Company throughout Europe.
"Maurice has been with ScanSource since we entered Europe in 2002 and has played an important role in helping ScanSource to become the leading point-of-sale and barcode distributor in the region," said Buck Baker, president, Worldwide Barcode and Security. "He knows the market and our industry and will serve ScanSource well as we continue to grow and look to help our resellers uncover new opportunities."
Scansource implements SAP ERP in Europe
American multispecialist ScanSource has finalized the implementation of its SAP ERP system in Europe. On February 2, 2015, ScanSource began using the SAP ERP application in Europe to support its growing business, as the ERP system allows for the enhancement of business processes and creation of efficiencies to meet the needs of its operations globally. SAP Consulting Services acted as the prime system integrator on the project, which leveraged the best practices of SAP for Wholesale Distribution software solution. Using SAP's technology, including its SAP for HANA high-speed data analytics platform, the project was completed within its 13-month timeframe.
Scansource prints with Brother
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ScanSource POS and Barcode Deutschland
ScanSource POS and Barcode Deutschland
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