Video: MSM Solutions Celebrates 10 Years of PortalTrack Success in 2017

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MSM Solutions is proud to announce that our proprietary Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) software component, PortalTrack, is now 10 years old. This means MSM has been a leader in providing customizable inventory visibility and asset management to organizations in a wide range of industries for an entire decade. PortalTrack now monitors and generates millions of RFID events every day for some of the world’s leading brands, and we’ve deployed it in countries all over the world.

PortalTrack gives just about any business the freedom to tailor their RFID and barcode data collection applications for real-time monitoring and analytical reporting of business activity. Along with our best-in-class technical support and training, this versatility has been one of the biggest factors in PortalTrack’s success.

Customization is Key

In 2005, RFID technology was being increasingly adopted due to compliance and retail mandates. While the potential benefits of deploying RFID in supply chains were clear, many businesses saw it as a costly solution lacking in standardization, and there were relatively few RFID providers developing end-to-end solutions. MSM Solutions, then known as Mid-South Marking Systems, started to delve into RFID technology and alleviate these concerns after our partner, Zebra Technologies, began investing in RFID technology and equipment.

It soon became clear that the RFID industry was going to boom, but MSM was ahead of the game in realizing the potential it had in many different industries and applications. We saw that canned, cookie-cutter RFID software solutions would simply fail to meet customer needs as time went on. This was the basis for the development of PortalTrack: a scalable RFID solution that can be customized for use by nearly any business in any application.

Since then, PortalTrack has helped many different businesses optimize their operations through accurate and efficient asset tracking. Even now, PortalTrack continues to be able to integrate into a variety of the latest host systems such as Oracle, SAP and other popular WMS / WCS and ERP systems and can be embedded in the most up-to-date hardware technologies through cloud-based and Internet of Things (IoT) architecture.

PortalTrack’s Industries Served

Over the years, PortalTrack has established itself as a go-to product in four industries. They are:

Retail and Apparel – PortalTrack provides retailers accurate inventory visibility both on the retail floor and throughout the entire supply chain. It allows for fast cycle counts, more accurate pick / pack operations, automated shipping and receiving, EPC printing and encoding, and accurate shipping validation. These benefits don’t just improve operational efficiencies; they also lead to an overall improved customer experience.

Manufacturing – When it comes to manufacturing, PortalTrack can provide improved production times, error reduction, increased inventory accuracy, better routing information, and round-the-clock asset management. PortalTrack can also provide exact locations, time stamps, product flow information, environmental factors, employee interaction and much more.

Healthcare – PortalTrack has been deployed in mission-critical situations in healthcare, including lab and pharmaceutical applications. It’s been used for sample tracking, drug packing and verification, medical device tracking, and monitoring and protecting patient data. This has led to increases in patient safety and improved employee accountability.

Automotive – PortalTrack provides the auto industry with real-time inventory management, faster shipping and receiving, and other automated processes that lower operational costs and improve operational efficiencies.

Track, Count, Manage

PortalTrack’s key features are the reason why so many companies in different industries have adopted it. These features include:

  • Real Time Visibility – Data can be delivered instantly through passive or active RFID systems.
  • Pin Point Accuracy – PortalTrack uses the latest RFID technology to locate assets within inches.
  • Event Monitoring – Alarms, video and email notifications can be setup to automatically alert you when certain conditions are or are not met within your application.
  • Device Manager – PortalTrack provides for seamless web-based interaction with external hardware such as printers, encoders and sensors.
  • Platform / Integration – PortalTrack can be deployed to a number of different platforms, including mobile, desktop and web-based systems.
  • Robust Design – As always, tracking and reporting are fully customizable to fit your business’s unique needs.

Keeping Things Connected

In addition to PortalTrack, MSM Solutions offers on-site hardware and software integration, high volume printing and encoding of RFID tags, fixed and mobile RFID readers, and best-in-class technical support and training to provide a truly turnkey solution. These features, combined with PortalTrack’s customizability, have allowed our RFID software solution to flourish over the past decade, leading to PortalTrack’s slogan: you make the rules, we don’t. MSM Solutions is proud to have helped our customers improve their businesses over the past 10 years, and we look forward to many more years of exceeding customer goals and expectations.

To find out more about how PortalTrack keeps your business connected and meets all your organization’s needs, check out this video:

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