12 Feb

5 Reasons to Start Using Voice-Based Apps

“What’s the weather like?” “Find me a nearby taco place.” In the consumer world, virtual assistants like Siri, Cortana, and Alexa wait at our beck and call (and voice command) to make our lives easier. These voice-based applications are rapidly becoming more and more popular for the ease-of-use and flexibility they afford us. As voice technology continues to develop, it is seeing growth in enterprise applications as well.

For proof of the technology’s positive impact, look no further than the warehouse. Voice-based applications are seeing increasing adoption in warehouses around the world due to the wealth of benefits they provide to businesses and workers alike. Easy-to-use voice-directed technology allows workers to wirelessly communicate with warehouse management system through a headset and wearable computer—freeing up workers’ hands and eyes in the process. Voice-based control greatly improves the efficiency of tasks like picking, receiving, put-away, and replenishment.

Here are 5 benefits of voice-based applications in the warehouse:

Better accuracy

When workers no longer have to look down at a screen or search through labels, they’ll be free to focus full attention on their tasks. Costly errors are greatly reduced as a result.

Cost savings

The price of printed labels really adds up over the year. In addition to the savings that result from fewer errors, paper costs can be eliminated by transitioning from paper-based operations to voice-based operations.

Increased productivity

Voice-based applications allow for a much more streamlined operation—workers can listen and move, rather than stopping to read and record. Operational productivity is enhanced through improvements like a more efficient stock checking process, a reduction in the number of trips made to the assignment desk, and faster logging of activity.

Improved safety

Voice technology keeps workers heads up and their hands free. This means more focused workers and fewer workplace accidents.

Reduced training time

Voice-directed tasks are often easier and quicker to interpret and follow. Companies employing the technology will be able to save a lot of time training new workers.

As voice technology continues to improve and grow, organizations are discovering the many benefits of voice-based data entry and voice direction applications. The SMS Group can help your organization transition from its existing data collection system to a seamless voice solution. Contact us to learn just how smooth and quick the implementation can be.

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