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Aberdeen Report Offers Keys to Maximizing RFID Investments

2008-07-15 07:30:00

New Research Report Reveals Best-in-Class Companies Focus on

Integration with Core Business Systems

MARLTON, N.J.–(EMWNews)–Acsis, Inc. (,

a leader in track and trace solutions for supply chain safety, security

and efficiency, today announced its sponsorship of the research report, RFID

and IT Infrastructures: Maximizing Business Value.

The research, issued by Aberdeen Group,

a Harte-Hanks Company (NYSE: HHS), offers specific recommendations to

help companies maximize the business value of their RFID and other IT

investments by achieving best-in-class levels of application and

infrastructure monitoring and management.

The research report, surveying more than 200 respondents, highlights the

business pressures and the actions being taken to address challenges

including year-over-year changes in compliance with external Service

Level Agreements (SLAs), unplanned downtime and “time to information”.

According to the research, best-in-class companies enjoyed an average of:

  • 75.4 percent year-over-year increase in the number of applications

    meeting or exceeding external SLAs

  • 16.7 percent year-over-year increase in IT infrastructure operational

    efficiency and business responsiveness

  • 1.92 percent year-over-year reduction of unplanned downtime

  • 6.9 percent year-over-year reduction in “time to information” for

    business intelligence

To enhance competitiveness and the business value of infrastructure

management and RFID investments, companies are looking to increase

integration with those RFID investments with core operational (back-office)

applications and business processes and analytics, via IT

infrastructures. This study offers specific recommendations based on

research findings and user interviews.

According to survey respondents, the top

pressures driving integration of RFID and IT infrastructure management

are the desires to ease integration of RFID-generated data with key

applications, and to maximize the business value of that data,

said Michael Dortch, senior research analyst, Aberdeen, and author of

the study. The average 6.9% year-over-year

reduction in ‘time to information’ for business intelligence enjoyed by

Best-in-Class respondents underscores the ability of RFID-IT

infrastructure management integration to deliver meaningful business

benefits beyond compliance with regulations or mandates. There is much

more business value and ROI to be had.

Acsis delivers end-to-end products,

solutions and services

that help manufacturers and distributors ensure safe, secure and

efficient supply chains. Leading manufacturers and distributors in the

chemical, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and other industries

employ Acsis enterprise-class software

products to facilitate track and trace, automate data collection,

streamline processes and provide real-time access to supply chain


Acsis ProducTrak

automates and monitors the movement of finished goods from manufacturing

through distribution and into the retail environment. ProducTrak taps

into the business automation and data collection power of Acsis xDDI to

intelligently integrate with SAP, enhance inventory management, maximize

product movement and visibility and improve intelligence.

The Aberdeen Group report demonstrates that

organizations are continuing to expand their RFID focus on value-add

business processes, said Andre Pino, CMO,

Acsis Inc. However, it is important to have

a solid understanding of the technology and its potential benefits prior

to implementation. Aberdeen Group has spent quite a bit of time and

energy to research this market to provide its clients with the best

information possible.

To obtain a complimentary copy of the report, visit:

For more information on Acsis, please visit

or call (856) 673-3000.

About Aberdeen Group, a Harte-Hanks Company

Aberdeen is a leading provider of fact-based research and market

intelligence that delivers demonstrable results. Having benchmarked more

than 30,000 companies in the past two years, Aberdeen is uniquely

positioned to educate users to action: driving market awareness,

creating demand, enabling sales, and delivering meaningful

return-on-investment analysis. As the trusted advisor to the global

technology markets, corporations turn to Aberdeen(TM) for insights that

drive decisions.

As a Harte-Hanks Company, Aberdeen plays a key role of putting content

in context for the global direct and targeted marketing company.

Aberdeen’s analytical and independent view of the “customer

optimization” process of Harte-Hanks (Information – Opportunity –

Insight – Engagement – Interaction) extends the client value and

accentuates the strategic role Harte-Hanks brings to the market. For

additional information, visit Aberdeen at

or call (617) 723-7890, or to learn more about Harte-Hanks, call (800)

456-9748 or go to

About Acsis

Acsis is a global provider of

track & trace solutions for supply chain safety, security and

efficiency. Our enterprise-class software automates data collection,

streamlines manufacturing and distribution processes and provides

real-time access to supply chain information With implementations in 28

countries, our solutions are used by the leading manufacturers and

distributors in pharmaceuticals, chemicals, and consumer products to

safeguard the general public, protect their brands, reduce risks and

increase efficiency and profitability. Acsis is an SAP Services Partner,

SAP Technology Partner and charter member of SAPs

Enterprise Services Community. Acsis also maintains partnerships with

key technology and services providers.

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