NFC vs Barcode / QR Code For Inventory Management
Pros and cons of NFC inventory management and asset tracking vs barcode / QR code inventory management and asset tracking.
Your can use barcodes, QR codes or NFC tags for tracking asset and inventory with QR Inventory mobile application. You can also use a mixture of QR codes, barcodes and NFC tags.
Here are the pros and cons of NFC inventory management vs barcode / QR code inventory management:
NFC Inventory Management Pros
- NFC allows for much faster inventory and assets scanning than barcodes / QR codes when you are using a smartphone as a scanner.
- You do not need a direct line of sight to scan and NFC tag - the NFC tag can be inside the packaging or a casing.
NFC Inventory Management Cons
- NFC tags are slightly more expensive than barcode / QR code labels.
- You can print QR code labels yourself as needed using QR Inventory software built-in QR code generation and printing tool.
You can do it on the regular office printer without purchasing any special hardware. NFC tags have to be printed and encoded at the
same time, so you either need to pre-order NFC tags or purchase a special NFC tags encoder / printer.
Taking NFC inventory management pros and cons, we recommend to use QR code or barcode tags for the assets and inventory items if you
normally need to add a small number of items to the transaction, and use NFC tags when you are routinely processing large volume inventory transactions.