As-is Process: People and paper based process to track sensitive assets (laptops and mobile computers, external hard drives and storage media, backup tapes, money bags) in branch office result in security and compliance measures which are Inaccurate and lacks real time results needed to detect and prevent problems when they occur – issues are detected well after they occur.
Tag and commission all sensitive assets.
Identify unwanted movements across ‘zones’ as they occur with portal readers and applications.
Audit assets with applications on mobile devices.
Electronic audit trails for asset usage.
Compliant usage of sensitive assets.
Real-time security alerts.
Datacenter Asset Tracking
Datacenter Asset Tracking:
As-is Process: As-is Process: Current processes to identify and locate assets for servicing are are manual. Data entry is also usually manual (in spread-sheets) and out of date. Physical inventory is error-prone and time consuming. Paper based audit trail for decommission of data center assets results in lack of visibility into asset status.
Tag all data-center assets.
Utilize hand-helds to search / locate required asset.
Utilize unit tags + location tags to automate inventory audits and reconcile asset status in real-time.
Use perimeter readers to track assets as they enter / leave data center for compliance and security.
Automated inventory means added labor savings, which results in reduced operating expenditure.
Elimination of under / rarely used assets results in lowered capital expenditure.
Misplaced or missing assets can be found in near real-time.
As-is Process: Preventing sensitive data breach and employee theft (ex: laptops) is an ongoing issue for any organization. Compliance of visitor requirements and prevention of ‘tail-gating’ is another security concern.
Provide personnel and visitors with access control tags.
Tag and commission all sensitive assets such as laptops.
Prevent unauthorized personnel in restricted areas.
Prevent theft by ensuring laptop and personnel tags match against known records.
Identify tail gating where the employee card is read but the access control card was not read.
Enforce policies to restrict visitor area access.
Advantages of utilizing Spotlight technology:
RFID technology provides an automated method of identifying the movements of assets and personnel across various locations / zones in real-time within an organization.
There is no need to spend hours doing asset inventory and real-time alerts identifying critical asset and personnel movement can be obtained.
Assets in the data center or front office can be identified and reconciled with existing Asset Management System.
Our strategic partnership with S3Edge allows Microsoft BizTalk RFID users to exploit the Speedway® reader’s advanced capabilities and performance. I highly recommend S3Edge as a partner to work with in building end-to-end solutions on the Microsoft RFID platform.
Daniel Bowman Sr. Marketing Manager, Impinj, Inc
The RFID system provided equivalent capabilities to those of IPR in terms of detecting and resolving process errors. It additionally provided the blood bank staff real-time visibility for blood products in transit from the hospital blood bank to the point-of-care and in remote storage in our emergency department.
Dr. Thomas J. Raife,
MD, Clinical Professor & Medical Director,
UIHC DeGowin Blood Center
S3 Edge is our most preferred RFID technical partner
Kian NG SOA, Process Platform & RFID Solutions Sales - ASIA Lead Microsoft Asia Pacific
Thanks to the outstanding work of the entire consortium team, we have successfully piloted the new system to track blood products as they move from fixed and mobile donation sites, through the blood center and to distribution. After 24 weeks of running the system in a pilot mode here at the BloodCenter of Wisconsin, we have seen process efficiency and traceability gains, as well as marked improvements in reconciliation
Vice President and
Chief Information Officer,
Blood Center of Wisconsin, Milwaukee
"We selected S3Edge after evaluating solution providers based on their experience, and ability to deliver a mission-critical, large-scale enterprise application focused on the operator and the flow of work in our existing processes. Thanks to this approach and S3Edge's focus on delivering to commitments, the project benefits were realized within three months of launch with little to no re-engineering required. The system has been running live in a high velocity, dynamic manufacturing environment for over a year with no issues"
Materials Manager, and project sponsor
"S3Edge is a key partner in developing packaged solutions that fully utilize the capabilities of the Microsoft BizTalk RFID platforms to address real-world customer need. Their Spotlight product is a good example of how partners are innovating to deliver complete end-to-end solutions for customers on the Microsoft Application Platform, across the globe"
"The expertise and credibility of the S3Edge team made it an easy choice for us to engage with them to build out our device provider capabilities for the BizTalk RFID platform. In addition, their ability to deliver ‘80% done, 20% customizable’ software solutions via their rich RTVS solution framework is a much needed piece of the puzzle in enabling our integrators to deliver high-value, complex solutions in a repeatable cookie-cutter manner, with lesser custom code"
Strategic Business Manager
Omron RFID Division
S3Edge continues to raise the bar in the area of software innovation to address customer needs. The support for Android-based devices for our transfusion medicine RFID applications will give healthcare professionals in our field an easy, well-understand interface to quickly adopt a new set of auto-ID applications aimed at cutting costs and eliminating errors in the blood supply chain. This new-paradigm is going to be the game-changer in the adoption of RFID based applications in Healthcare.
RFID Systems Architect,
Blood Center of Wisconsin
The S3Edge's RTVS based WiP (work in process) solution delivered on the promise of real visibility, real time in record time to enable GKB (Carl Zeiss Vision JV partner) to continue to raise the bar in the level of service .The WIP solution was delivered at ZEISS Brand Lab at Goa (a Carl Zeiss "Star One" accredited lab). In addition to enabling fewer delayed orders, and a multi-fold increase in customer satisfaction with a RFID based solution on the manufacturing floor, S3 is also closely working with us on designing innovative solution for our retail stores in India to further increase our customer value.
Manish Soni General Manager GKB Hi-Tech Lenses Pvt. Ltd.
"S3Edge's commitment to quality, flexibility, and RFID domain expertise in deploying enterprise-ready software in an operationally challenging environment using a variety of devices, is second to none. Their approach to deploying a scalable Real-Time Visibility & Control System has allowed us to take a complex, emerging technology and convert it into a competitive advantage for our business and customers"
James Chan General Manager
S3Edge's packaged asset tracking software has enabled us to go from assessing technical feasibility to building out a set of applications that address the operational needs of blood centers and hospitals in a relatively short period of time. Their technical abilities and experience in deploying enterprise-ready applications has helped the consortium deliver on the promise of a packaged mission critical solution to improve the safety and efficiency of our nation's blood supply
CEO, SysLogic Inc.
S3 Edge's RTVS capabilities enabled RiteCare Pharmacy to envision, design and implement game-changing business processes. The S3 Edge RTVS software built on Microsoft BizTalk platform has enabled us to cut down our cycle times to ship by 50%, eliminate errors due to mis-ships, and double our throughput times. This innovative real-time visibility platform for warehouse ensures RiteCare can now scale rapidly in the future to fulfill our promise of a quality pharmacy in every neighborhood with wide variety of medicines.
Seshu Guddanti Managing Director of RiteCare
S3Edge has helped Motorola take our partnership with Microsoft BizTalk RFID to the next level.
Matt Eschbach Global Strategic Alliance Manager Motorola Enterprise Mobility Business
We are extremely pleased to team up with S3Edge to design, and develop this innovative application for the transfusion medicine industry. Our collaborative, best-of-breed approach, which brings together the domain expertise in Transfusion Medicine practices and S3Edge's software strength, will deliver unparalleled levels of efficiencies for blood centers and hospitals across their supply chain operations
Vice-President & CIO, BloodCenter of Wisconsin
S3 Edge’s unique capabilities and deep understanding of Microsoft’s Mobile RFID platform was crucial in deploying a turnkey solution at RiteCare pharmacy for warehouse visibility – their ability to go from design to fully operational in 60-90 days at the customer site is a testament of their abilities to show demonstrable ROI and lower the barrier to rapid solution deployment.
Judy Huang Product Manager RFID Unitech Electronics Co., LTD
We are extremely pleased to team up with S3Edge to put this exciting system development into the hands of our clients. Our unified, best-of-breed approach, which brings together Access Solutions’ deep domain expertise in the FME industry and S3Edge’s Spotlight technology for RFID-based asset tracking, as well as their systems integration bench strength and expertise, will deliver unparalleled levels of efficiencies across the enterprise
Kelvin Mann, President & CEO, Access Solutions
Member of Microsoft Virtual Technology Specialist Team
Spotlight based RFID Software provides an automated method of identifying the movement of assets across various locations by deploying a packaged inventory-tracking solution across various devices, that can then be customized for specific business-process workflows.