Compare Voice to other Technologies

A Generation Beyond the Alternatives

Vocollect offers substantial, quantifiable benefits. But how do our voice-enabling solutions compare to other technology methods currently available? Explore the sections below to find out.

Why Vocollect Voice is Better

Vocollect is the only company that can offer you a completely engineered solution optimized for maximum efficiency, savings, and ease of use in the warehouse.
The tangible and intangible benefits you’ll realize through voice-enabling your warehouse / distribution center are extensive. For the overall business, Vocollect Voice helps reduce operating costs, improves productivity and accuracy, and represents the lowest total cost of ownership when compared to other technology methods.
In addition, your workers will quickly embrace Vocollect Voice’s “Hands-Free, Eyes-Free” experience which enables them to focus on performing a task quickly and efficiently. Because they no longer have to perform tasks while holding a handheld scanner or paper/labels, their productivity increases right along with their job satisfaction.
Vocollect Voice Solutions are easier to implement, faster to learn, safer, and more intuitive and comfortable to use. Above all, your Vocollect Voice Solution will simply be more effective than any other competing solution.

Factors to Consider: Vocollect Voice Solutions vs. RF Scanning

If you are evaluating handheld RF Scanning, key data points to consider are:
• Vocollect is 15%–25% faster, thus providing increased productivity.

• Customers using Vocollect Voice Solutions achieve greater accuracy: RF customers experience the industry average of 4-6 errors per 1,000, versus Vocollect’s customer average of fewer than 2 errors per 1,000.

• Training time on Vocollect Voice Solutions is 50%–65% less than the training time for RF Scanning.
Additional issues that customers encounter with RF Scanning include:
• Safety issues: Operator is head down while reading and scanning, and distracted when performing data entry.

• Handheld RF Scanning equipment is not ergonomic, and is neither hands-free nor eyes-free.

• Customers experience battery issues with RF equipment and many points of failure, which requires them to maintain an inventory of back-up equipment.

Factors to Consider: Vocollect Voice Solutions vs. Paper / Labels

If you are evaluating paper-based / labeling solutions, key data points to consider are:
• Vocollect Voice is 10%–15% faster, providing increased worker productivity.

• Customers using Vocollect Voice achieve greater accuracy: Paper-based customers experience the industry average of 4-6 errors per 1,000, versus Vocollect’s customer average of fewer than 2 errors per 1,000.

• Training time for Vocollect Voice Solutions is 50% less than the training time for paper-based solutions.
Additional issues that customers encounter with paper-based solutions include:
• Lack of real-time worker visibility and accountability.

• Lack of real-time inventory, worker, and system updates.

• Safety issues – paper is is neither hands-free nor eyes-free.

• It is difficult to batch-pick.

• Data-entry errors are much more common.

• Increased worker lavor and material costs when handling paper.

Factors to Consider: Vocollect Voice Solutions vs. Pick to Light

If you are evaluating Pick to Light (PTL), key data points to consider are:
• Customers using Vocollect Voice Solutions achieve greater accuracy: PTL customers experience the industry average of 4-6 errors per 1,000, versus Vocollect’s customer average of fewer than 2 errors per 1,000.
Additional issues that customers encounter with PTL include:
• Represents an inflexible solution – can only be used for picking.

• Is expensive to add SKUs.

• Can’t efficiently manage two order selectors in one zone.

• Is difficult to batch-pick with.

• Is sized based on SKUs rather than people.

• Has thousands of points of failure: Buttons, lights, displays, connectors, power supplies, etc. Any equipment failures and/or maintenance will affect multiple pickers.