The developed IoT framework is a lot more secure and productive. The conventional infrastructure had various loopholes and failed to map customers expectations. Also managing data in real-time wasn’t organized. On the contrary, the database of Microsoft Azure has a tenant-based model of the database. The DB has a global latency and can effectively handle user requests during high order days. It becomes easy to manage and store data in real-time.
Using IoT based solutions like the GPS sensors and RFID tags, retailer’s can keep track of the good, right from its manufacturing to dispatch and finally, being placed in the store. Such sensors are extremely helpful when retailers need to trade perishable products. Parameters such as the external temperature or the time taken in transportation give retailers the benefit to improve the supply chain and monitor the same effectively. To keep the sensors and device communication secured, we used the feature of X 509 security certificate eliminating the risk of data loss stores in the cloud.
Furthermore, IoT based management solutions located on store shelves, video monitoring, RFID tags, digital price tags, and beacons, enhance inventory management. In the case of lower product inventory, the system proposes to place an order of sufficient volume as analyzed from IoT data. An integrating system with SAP solution automates managing service order. For instance, when the value falls below, the system itself places the order.
What’s more enticing is the personalized experience rendered to the customers. The integrated system has more of a modular approach. Customer requests and purchases are stored and used to segregate them into different groups. Custom messages and alerts are sent to customers to keep them updated on the new products added in the store. Automated checkouts eliminate the need of users to line up for hours before being billed for their goods purchased. IoT based PoS have tags that are read automatically as the customer leaves the store and charges them via an app. Such a solution is proven to reduce manpower and save customers time.