Every business – whether it is retail, education, government or transportation – is looking for ways to increase efficiency and profitability. One way to accomplish all of this is to better manage and integrate existing technologies.
Billions of dollars are spent every year on surveillance systems, business intelligence systems, point of sale systems and manufacturing systems. But with so much emphasis on technology, there seems to be a lack of emphasis on planning an effective way to utilize these technologies in conjunction with one another.
Higher performance is possible through better management. And better management is possible through a more centralized management system.
Video and Data Management Systems (VDMS)
These systems take and analyze flat data, combing that knowledge with the physical world (what we see, hear and feel). This helps managers achieve a previously unattainable level of performance by working smarter…not harder.
As much as 80% of all retail theft is internal. To combat this problem, POS data can be indexed with the date and time of a particular camera, which can help to quickly identify criminal activity. When managers use this system daily, it has been known to reduce incidents by more than 50%.
Traffic counters tally the number of people entering and exiting the store, surveillance cameras track activity and provide theft prevention, and POS systems process transaction and count cash. Each system works independently, but why?
It is possible to integrate all of these seemingly unrelated in-store technologies into a single system that can correlate, analyze and communicate performance metrics in real time – increasing performance.
Integrating the physical and virtual worlds with more-intelligent technologies opens up exciting new possibilities. But these exciting new possibilities are only feasible with a purpose-built business intelligence platform designed to integrate these technologies along with video and video analytics.
With the right vision and technological planning, you can take your business to the next level!
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