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Checkpoint Systems Announces HALO IoT Platform for Today’s Connected Store Environment

Today’s fast-paced retail requires stores to keep up with consumer demand for popular brands and specific fast-moving SKUs. While many Internet of Things (IoT) platforms promote dashboards and inventory insights, Checkpoint Systems’HALO® platform is uniquely differentiated by its intelligent, action-centric functions. It’s all about action.

“HALO auto-generates associate alerts throughout the supply chain and in-store, driving improved productivity in receiving, back stocking, and restocking high-demand products to capture maximum sales conversions and highest profit margins,” said Phil Fisher, product manager, HALO. Checkpoint’s global retail customers are profiting from fifty years of retail experience. HALO reportedly facilitates maximum efficiency in minimum time by expediting shipping and receiving processes at every step in the supply chain.

How does it work?

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The HALO platform captures data events from every connected sensor across a retailer’s supply chain. This data is then stored, processed, and analyzed in near real-time to deliver targeted, actionable insights viewed via the HALO portal and intelligent actions delivered directly to associates’ mobile devices. This enables users to view relevant key events, make well-informed decisions, and drive tasks that will improve processes and increase performance. Organizational tasks and mobile task alerts can be generated automatically, using machine learning and artificial intelligence, or by manual input.

Why is HALO different from other software platforms?

Checkpoint is a vertically integrated supplier of loss prevention, electronic article surveillance, and IoT hardware and software products. Checkpoint understands the complex challenges faced by its retail customers. Checkpoint provides a range of intelligent retail solutions and the ingenious HALO platform that can track and protect all types of consumer goods. Supported by one of the world’s leading cloud providers, Microsoft Azure, these solution sets are easy to implement, easy to use, scalable, flexible, secure, and cost effective.

Following are current software modules available in the HALO platform:

Store Inventory Management. RFID-based solutions help retailers improve their in-store inventory accuracy and on-shelf availability to provide great shopper experiences while maximizing their capital investments.

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Store Operations. Real-time data capture from various sensor technologies around the store help retailers deliver heightened customer service for improved shopping experiences and loss reductions.

DC Solutions. RFID-based solutions help retailers improve inventory accuracy at distribution centers, increase efficiencies, reduce shipping errors, and support rapid omni-channel delivery.

Supply-Chain Control. RFID-based solutions help retailers track and trace stock, improving their inventory accuracy, minimizing loss, and maximizing their capital investments.

Omni-Channel. RFID-based solutions help retailers reduce errors, improve efficiencies, and deliver seamless omni-channel experiences for their customers.

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Consultation Services

For fifty years, Checkpoint has been working side by side with retailers. Its consulting team can help assess retailer business drivers and goals, select the right applications, and define a strategy for transformation and growth. It is well versed in deploying various connected retail solutions for different applications and environments. Its global teams have delivered some of the largest retail technology rollouts in the world, driving efficiency, cost savings, change management, scalability and security for mission-critical applications.

Interested parties should visit Checkpoint Systems at NRF 2019 Retail’s Big Show, Jan. 13-15 at Booth #4373. They can also register to visit Checkpoint’s state-of-the-art Customer Experience Center here.

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