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How to Save Time With IMEI Scanning

Anyline’s mobile OCR technology can scan IMEI numbers with your smartphone. IMEI numbers are located on the majority of mobile devices and are often printed on their packaging. The numbers are used to identify individual devices and let GSM network providers know if a phone has permission to connect to their network or not.

As IMEI numbers are unique to devices, they’re a useful resource when it comes to tracking devices during supply chain execution. They can also be used to track inventory once they reach stores.

In addition, IMEI numbers are internationally standardized. This makes them perfect for processing with mobile scanning. IMEI scanning with Anyline is highly accurate, time-saving and improves the success rate of supply chain execution. It can even help to improve customer experience in stores by reducing wait times.

You can quickly add IMEI scanning to your workforce or customer app with the Anyline SDK. Find out how you and your customers can benefit from the features of mobile scanning below!

Mobile IMEI Scanning is Accurate and Fast

Anyline’s mobile scanning technology is +99% accurate in laboratory conditions. This high level of accuracy makes it the perfect tool for managing mobile devices in logistic processes. Whether you’re verifying a delivery or performing a stock check, a simple IMEI scan can tell you all you need to know.

And with Anyline’s high level of accuracy, you’ll get results you can trust with mobile scanning. Mobile scanning outperforms human data entry in terms of accuracy. Human error, distraction and stress can all lead to typing mistakes which can corrupt your data. And corrupt data can cost your business money.

One study suggests that poor data quality cost brands up to 6% of their revenue in 2015. In 2016, a different study claimed that bad data was costing the US economy €3 trillion. In addition, a 2017 study suggests that 84% of CEOs are doubtful of the data quality they receive and base decisions on.

With this in mind, it’s easy to see why accurate data collection should be a priority for any business. In addition to being super accurate, Anyline offers instant results. In some cases, Anyline has been found to be up to 20 times faster than traditional data collection. This speed advantage can help you to save time while processing customer requests in stores or during the supply chain process.

Mobile IMEI Scanning is Easy to Perform

Writing down or typing a 15 digit IMEI number can be quite tedious. Once you’ve recorded it, you need to proofread your version to make sure it’s accurate. Repeating this process over and over again can get very monotonous and lead individuals to make mistakes or reduce their focus on the task.

Mobile IMEI scanning is a simple alternative that doesn’t require high levels of concentration to be performed accurately. You just need to point your smartphone camera at your target IMEI and Anyline will automatically perform a scan of the code.

IMEI numbers can be found on the back of some smartphones

Anyline’s standard UI includes a number of features to make scanning as intuitive as possible. Haptic feedback and a cut-out area help you to make scanning easy and fun. This means training your staff to perform mobile IMEI scanning is low-cost and often times, informal. There are very few user-actions required and scanning is performed the same way for all scan targets.

Mobile IMEI Scanning Makes Your Workforce More Agile

One of the biggest advantages of mobile IMEI scanning with Anyline is that you can perform scans even without an internet connection. Anyline processes 100% of scan information on your mobile device. No data is sent to the cloud where it can be intercepted or corrupted. In addition, it means that you can use Anyline in any location.

You can perform scans in the far corners of storerooms, in the back of trucks and any other location that isn’t readily serviced with an internet connection. Normally, your scan results can be immediately uploaded to your database or backend to complete queries or record data. With offline scanning, you perform your scan and then once you find a secure internet connection, you can safely upload your scan data.

IMEI numbers are usually printed on the packaging of smartphones and mobile devices

The ability to scan in all locations makes your workforce more agile and responsive to customer requests and supply chain processes. This should lead to an improved customer experience in stores as inventory information will become more readily available. It should also improve the success rate of your logistic processes as it will be easier to track devices during supply chain execution.

Mobile IMEI Scanning Removes the Need for Dedicated Devices

Many scanning processes nowadays are completed using dedicated devices. Mobile devices have many advantages over these devices when it comes to scanning.

Besides the capability to perform all kinds of scans from the one device, mobile devices can be used to scan anywhere. Dedicated devices are normally situated in one location due to power or maintenance requirements. With the added agility that mobile scanning provides, you can avoid potential bottlenecks in your processes.

In addition, dedicated devices often require special training in order to be operated professionally. Mobile OCR is a simple and intuitive procedure that requires minimal training to perform accurately. So adopting mobile scanning is the perfect opportunity to reduce training and equipment costs while embracing cutting edge technology!

How yesss! Integrated Mobile Scanning to Make Topping Up Easier Than Ever – Success Story

As the leading discount mobile service provider in Austria, yesss! has extensive experience with top-up codes. They knew that typing in the 12-digit code can be troublesome. They wanted to figure out how to make the process easy for everyone.

Boost Functionality & Make Top-up Easier For Customers

yesss! had the goal of broadening the range of possibilities for loading credit for customers. The goal was to make it quick & easy. It should also be simple to access for everybody at any moment. Of course, a modern solution was needed to engage customers in using the yesss! app efficiently.

Have the App Read the Code for You

yesss! decided to integrate a new function into their B2C app using Anyline. Customers are now able to scan their top-up code in a simple and easy way. Now there’s a real alternative to tedious typing. The app reads the code for customers instead. This makes it easy, safe, and quick to load mobile credit. Customers are offered an additional tool to make sure not to run out of credit.

Additionally, Anyline turns the app into an essential everyday companion that strongly engages every single customer in the yesss! World.

Anyline is a Gartner Cool Vendor

Gartner, the world wide research institute famous for creating the hype cycle model to predict the maturity of emerging technologies, named Anyline as a Cool Vendor for supply chain execution in 2018.

Gartner Cool Vendors exist across all major areas of technology innovation. Those that stand out, do so because they offer some disruptive capability or opportunity. Anyline has been listed as a Cool Vendor because of their mobile OCR technology. This technology is backed by artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide the most accurate scan possible.

“This is a huge success for us. Gartner are one of the best known research institutes in the tech industry. Their work on the “Magic Quadrant” and the “Hype Cycle” have helped to guide companies for years. Growing enterprises around the world rely on the analysis and reports they provide to choose only the best service providers. To be recognized by them is to receive the gold standard of approval within our field.”

– Anyline CEO, Lukas Kinigadner.

Anyline was recognized by Gartner because our technology supports the digitization of all kinds of data. By removing typing and manual data entry from everyday processes, you can save time, money and resources while also improving your data quality.

Test Your Use Case with the Anyline OCR Scanner App

You can test Anyline’s mobile scanning technology for yourself with our demo App. The Anyline OCR Scanner is a free app available on the App Store and Google Play that will help you to assess your scanning use cases. It includes more than 10 scanning solutions, works offline and has a +99% scan accuracy!


Check it out now and discover the potential to streamline your processes and services with your smartphone!

Try it for Yourself – Start Your Free Anyline Demo Now

Anyline’s mobile scanning technology is available to integrate with your mobile app as a cross-platform SDK. Test out our fully supported solutions on Android, iOS and Windows devices today. Download our SDK and begin your 30-day free trial to see how mobile scanning can revolutionize your services and processes!

The SDK demo includes access to all of the following solutions:

Don’t see a solution for your scanning use case? Get in touch now to discuss your solution!

Add IMEI Scanning to your App Today

Save time and money with mobile IMEI scanning from Anyline. You can improve your customer experience, enhance security and upgrade data capture quality all at the same time with mobile scanning. Our technology uses artificial intelligence and machine learning to provide you with a fast and accurate scanning solution.

You can download our free SDK and begin your 30-day trial today. Integrate it with your own app and test your IMEI scanning use case.

For more information and details on how to add mobile IMEI scanning to your app on a permanent basis, get in touch with us. We’re happy to help!

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