AroFlo Field features barcode scanning on assets and inventory items. Using barcode scanning, you can quickly:
add new assets to a business unit, client, or task
find a specific asset in the task assets list
check the service history of an asset
add materials to a quote, task, purchase order or invoice.
You can have multiple barcodes for each inventory item or asset, if needed. For example, an item may have the manufacturer's barcode, your supplier's barcode, and your own barcode. You can enter all three into AroFlo so that no matter which one you scan, you'll get the right item.
What you will need
There are three ways to scan assets or inventory in the field. For all three methods, you will need an iPhone, iPad or Android device for scanning in the field. Using an external scanner, you can also scan barcode data directly into the Office interface.
Supported barcode types
Use your web browser's barcode scanning capabilities to turn your device's camera into a barcode scanner. Look for the (scan barcode) icon in the Asset or Inventory (Materials) card.
This method works with:
all desktop browsers with internal or external webcams
most Android versions - Chrome and Samsung Internet
iOS 11 and above (Safari only).
Older devices may not support this function.
No downloads or external equipment needed
Always on hand, as it's built in to AroFlo
Can be used with AroFlo's custom fields (using field type 'Barcode')
Multiple supported barcode types (see next column).
Code 128, EAN, EAN 8, Code 39, Code 39 VIN, CODEBAR, UPC, UPC_E, Interleaved 2 of 5 (ITF), Standard 2 of 5, Code 93, QR Codes
To change the barcode type, tap the (three dots) icon in the top right and select the type(s) you need.
External barcode scanner
Pair your device with an external scanner (either USB or wireless/Bluetooth) to quickly and accurately populate any field in AroFlo.
More accurate in all weather / light conditions
Best option for reading the barcode types it's designed for
Can be used with any field in AroFlo (including custom fields) as the scan is essentially keyboard input
May be better for battery life as it does not use your device's camera and processor to read the barcode