Checkpoint Systems, a vertically integrated RF and RFID solutions provider for retail, recently announced the release of its IoT software platform HALO, which comes with omnichannel and task management functionality. HALO supports in-store fulfilment of omnichannel orders, “buy online, pick up in store” and ship-from-store. Using RFID and inventory data, HALO helps distribute the orders among stores based on availability. The HALO mobile app shows store staff the order information, helps schedule the fulfilment and locates the items and preparing for pickup or shipment.
“Today, to pack an order, the store associate typically uses a printout from the ERP system to look for products in the store. Some items might be already sold, some misplaced. The associate will lose time looking for them and will sometimes have to reject the order. HALO uses near real-time inventory data and supports the associate with an easy to use app throughout the in-store fulfilment process, making it fast and efficient,” said Phil Fisher, product manager for HALO.
HALO is a Software-as-a-Service platform that is part of Checkpoint’s RFID solution for retail. HALO tracks every tagged piece of merchandise across a retailer’s supply chain by collecting data from RFID readers in the stores and distribution centers. The platform synchronizes with enterprise resource planning (ERP) and warehouse management system (WMS) software, driving inventory accuracy, on-shelf availability and efficiency. Apart from omnichannel order fulfilment, task scheduling and locating items, store associates use HALO for cycle counts, receiving goods, replenishing shelves and display compliance.
About Checkpoint Systems, Inc.
A division of CCL Industries, Checkpoint Systems is the only vertically integrated RF and RFID solutions provider for retail, offering labels and tags, hardware for stores and distribution centers, and cloud-based software. Checkpoint’s solution helps brand, secure and track merchandise from source to shopper, optimize retail operations with real-time actionable data, high inventory accuracy, efficient omnichannel sales, improved financial performance and an enriched consumer experience.