Bringing RFID to ERP

Acsis, Matrics partner to provide radio frequency ID technology, data collection for SAP users

Tempe, AZ — April 8, 2003 — Two supply chain solution providers are partnering to bring the benefits of radio frequency identification (RFID) label technology to users of SAP enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems.

Columbia, Md.-based Acsis is a provider focused on delivering supply chain solutions for companies using SAP ERP software, and Matrics is a pioneer in the development and standardization of RFID label technology.

Under the terms of their new partnership agreement, Acsis will integrate Matrics' RFID technology into its Data-Link suite of solutions that support SAP systems, enabling data collection capabilities that comply with the MIT Auto-ID Center standards.

Acsis said its Data-Link suite provides real-time visibility into the extended supply chain, taking users' data from the warehouse and factory floor using technologies like RFID and barcodes and aggregating it into data that can be shared with external suppliers and customers to enable the most effective and efficient data optimization possible in an SAP environment.

Acsis argued that the widespread adoption of RFID in high profile data collection and logistics tracking applications has historically been limited by high cost and the lack of industry standards.

But Marlton, N.J.-based Matrics said its RFID systems are built to overcome such hurdles, being fully compliant with the Auto-ID Center EPC Class 0 UHF RFID specification. The flexibility of the Matrics' system assures users that their RFID infrastructure has the elasticity to meet evolving standards with no incremental cost, the two providers asserted.

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