A man inspecting a vehicle in a service

The all-in-one software stack for effortless feature integration is revolutionizing the automotive industry  

Frédéric Baroin

Frédéric Baroin

Global Head of Automotive Business at Anyline

Feb 28, 2023

Modern technology has been a pivotal part of a wide range of different industries for decades. But historically, many organizations have had to contend with hardware devices that were really only designed to perform one or two very specific functions.

If you worked in retail, for example, you likely used a barcode scanner on a regular basis. Even though the underlying technology was technically capable of so much more, that device would be used for only one purpose: scanning barcodes. The same applied to specific label readers, equipment used to swipe identification cards, and the overly intricate heavy-duty hardware frequently used in the automotive service industry.

Make no mistake, these single-use devices certainly had their time and place. Thankfully, technology has progressed sufficiently over time for us to be able to replace them as a whole.

The All-in-One Software Stack Has Finally Arrived

Many complex tasks that once required a dedicated device can now be completed on just one because of how quickly modern technology is developing, especially in terms of the kinds of software solutions that are now readily available. Case in point: newer Zebra Technologies devices that are often used in the automotive industry. Not long ago, the Anyline team had the opportunity to collaborate with Discount Tire, the world’s largest independent retailer of tires and wheels. Discount Tire has nearly 1,100 stores in the United States, and thousands of people rely on them daily.

All this, coupled with a process that eliminates human error and leads to more accurate results, creates a perfect storm in the best possible way. This also gives way to what might be the biggest benefit of all: freeing up the valuable time of employees so that they can focus on the task itself and achieving the desired result as opposed to devoting so much of their attention to finding the device that performs the task in the first place.

If you’d like to find out more information about the major benefits of the all-in-one software stack and how effortless feature integration is revolutionizing the automotive industry (among others), or if you’d just like to speak to someone about your own needs in a bit more detail, please don’t delay; contact us today.