Leading technology research organizations — including AMR, Gartner Research, The Meta Group and Venture Development Corp. — agree that utilizing real‐time automated data collection (ADC, or often, RF) to feed information to an enterprise software system (ERP) substantially improves the return on investment for the entire ERP investment.
One such study, conducted by the Wireless LAN Alliance (WLANA) — a non‐profit association of organizations involved in wireless technology — examined companies across six major industries to determine the degree and speed of ROI recovery from ADC. Some of the study's significant findings include:
92% of respondents believe they receive economic benefits from ADC
92% of respondents will seek new areas to deploy wireless technology
97% agree that task completion is faster
100% of respondents reported that they achieved payback within a year