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    Ekansh Jain
    Barcode Scanning Functionality in Oracle Maintenance Cloud
    Topic posted May 14, 2019 by Ekansh JainBlue Ribbon: 750+ Points, tagged Asset Master Data Management, Maintenance Analytics, Preventive Maintenance, Public Sector, Safety Management, Tip, White Paper 
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    Title:
    Barcode Scanning Functionality in Oracle Maintenance Cloud
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    Barcode Scanning Functionality in Oracle Maintenance Cloud
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    Hi,

    I have checked into Oracle Maintainance CLoud and found that barcodes can be scanned during the Work Order execution. Now, as far as I know in Oracle Inventory scanning functionality is not available and that's why we need to integrate with RF Smart for enabling the scanning functionality.

    1. Since in Oracle Maintenance Cloud, I can see the "Scan" button so does it mean that RF Smart is not required for enabling the scanning functionality?
    2. Also, how the scanning will be done, any handheld device needs to be connected to the laptop? Or can be done using the app on the mobile phone.
    3. Also, when Maintenance cloud is getting accessed from Tablet than can the scanning will be done from Tablet and the part details will be entered directly in Oracle Maintenance.

    Thanks

    Ekansh

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    • Pete Palazzolo
      1. Since in Oracle Maintenance Cloud, I can see the "Scan" button so does it mean that RF Smart is not required for enabling the scanning functionality?

      While RF-SMART is not technically required as you can scan fields into Oracle, mobile solutions are designed specifically for on-the-go execution and provide a simple UI that provides technicians with the ability to perform Oracle functions on mobile devices, tablets and PCs – the latter two using a wedge or a Bluetooth scanner.

      1. Also, how the scanning will be done, any handheld device needs to be connected to the laptop? Or can be done using the app on the mobile phone.

      A mobile computing device with a built-in scanner does not need to be connected to a PC – thereby making it truly mobile. Per the above, you can run RF-SMART on a PC, however, if that is an ergonomic method for your use case(s).  Communication from a mobile device (Android is highly recommended) to Oracle Maintenance Cloud  –  and also to Manufacturing Cloud and Inventory Cloud – is via secure Wifi or cellular. While mobile phones are technically possible, they are consumer-grade devices and are not recommended for industrial use case scenarios. By the time you add a protective case that includes a scanner (cameras don’t work well for scanning), there is virtually no cost savings and device battery life rarely exceeds 4 hours.

      1. Also, when Maintenance cloud is getting accessed from Tablet than can the scanning will be done from Tablet and the part details will be entered directly in Oracle Maintenance.

      You can use a wedge or Bluetooth scanner with a tablet and enter information directly into Oracle Maintenance Cloud. The user, however, will need to navigate to the appropriate screens in Oracle, set focus in the appropriate field, then scan.  With a purpose-built mobile execution application, the work flow on the device allows users to “scan and go” and use buttons on the same screen to perform different tasks – such as issuing material/parts, charging resources, and performing completions.