Sage 200 Barcode And How It Improves Efficiency

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Sage 200 Barcode is an essential part of any integrated and successful stock inventory package or sales system. This is one of the Sage additions that enhances the functionality of the standard Sage 200 system by allowing each stock item to be linked to a bar code. By scanning the bar code with a compatible hand scanner, the item can be easily found and retrieved. This reduces waiting time for the customer, as there is no need to manually enter the bar code, or to go searching for the item through your entire warehouse.

The system is simple to set up and to integrate into your existing business systems. All you require is a barcode scanner and the Sage 200 bar code add-on. The software is easy to install and configuration is straightforward. The system can also be customised to meet the specific needs of your business. One such customisation is the ability to associate multiple barcodes with one item. The only restriction with this is that the barcodes you allocate cannot already exist in the system. This, of course, would only lead to confusion for staff in charge of Sage stock control and the wrong items being retrieved for customers. There are checks within the software that ensure this situation does not arise.

When setting up the system, you can either input the codes using the bar code scanner, or if you have numerous codes to input, they can be imported from a CSV file. Once this step is completed, the codes can be viewed on any screen within Sage 200 that has stock lockup. The system also allows for the information to be exported to Sage PayPoint, or comparable, compatible systems, in a similar way to the Sage 50 barcode system. This eliminates the need to re-enter the information again at the point of payment. It also reduces the risk of errors that can occur when repeating information, or needing to enter codes manually.

Using barcode technology has numerous advantages, particularly when combined with other elements of Sage technology. Sage 50 bar code systems, along with the 200 system, speed up data entry and reduce errors, vastly improving the efficiency and profits of your business. If you are looking to add these benefits to your business, then contact es Consulting today on 0845 867 2032, or email us on To learn more about what we do and the services we can offer your business.