Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

With Route4Me’s Android app, you can set up a number of barcodes that must be scanned and reconciled at particular route stops or orders before they can be marked as completed. Barcode reconciliation enables you to improve the security of your transactions and make sure that all tasks are performed as planned. For more convenience, in addition to the Route4Me Android App, barcode reconciliation can also be set up from the Route4Me Web Platform. Thus, managers and dispatchers who are back at the office can use the Route4Me Web Platform for defining how many and what kind of barcodes must be reconciled at certain stops, while the drivers who are out in the field can get live updates and reconcile the corresponding barcodes using the Route4Me Android app.

To enable barcode reconciliation for your Route4Me account, use the instructions provided on this page.

 

Adding Barcodes for Reconciliation

To set up what kind and how many barcodes must be reconciled at a particular stop (using your Android device), first, tap on the corresponding stop to open its options menu.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

Next, select “Add barcodes” from the stop’s menu.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

After that, scan the barcode that you want to be reconciled when a driver visits the corresponding route stop. To scan the barcode, point your camera at the barcode and wait until the app detects and reads it. Once the barcode is scanned and successfully added to the stop for reconciliation, the corresponding notification will indicate so. Repeat the process to add more reconciliation barcodes to the same stop.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

To learn more about adjusting the barcode scanner settings, visit this page.

 

Alternatively, you can use the Route4Me Web Platform for manually adding the barcode(s) that must be reconciled. To do so, first, open the corresponding stop and then add the barcode as “Custom Data,” where “attached_barcode” is a variable and the information contained in this variable is the barcode data that must be reconciled. To learn more about adding custom data on the Route4Me Web Platform, visit this page. See how to add multiple barcodes further on this page.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

Once one or multiple barcodes are added to the stop for reconciliation, this stop cannot be marked as “Visited” and “Departed” before the corresponding specific barcodes are scanned. The stop with enabled barcode reconciliation has a barcode icon next to it and a progress bar that displays the number and percentage of the barcodes that must be reconciled.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

Reconciling Barcodes

To reconcile one or multiple barcodes for the opened route, tap on the “Scan Barcodes” button for the app to automatically recognize and assign the scanned barcodes to their corresponding stops.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

Next, scan the barcode that you want to be reconciled. To scan the barcode, point your camera at the barcode and wait until the app detects and reads it. Once the barcode is scanned and successfully reconciled with its stop, the corresponding notification will indicate so.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

To learn more about adjusting the barcode scanner settings, visit this page.

 

If the app detects a barcode that is not meant to be reconciled, the corresponding warning message will indicate so.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

Once the right barcode is reconciled, the progress bar of the corresponding stop will indicate so.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

On the Route4Me Web Platform, all reconciled barcodes are displayed in the “Custom Data” section of the corresponding stop. “attached_barcode” value displays the barcode data that was set to be captured from the reconciled barcode and the “reconciled_with_scan” value indicates whether the right barcode was reconciled (“true” = success; “false” = error).

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

You can add multiple barcodes that must be reconciled at one stop and then track their progress using the Route4Me Web Platform or the Route4Me Android app. To add multiple reconciliation barcodes using the Route4Me Android app, use the instructions provided in the first paragraph of this tutorial. To add multiple barcodes for reconciliation from the Route4Me Web Platform, add “attached_barcode” values to the “Custom Data” section, suffixing them with progression numbers (i.e., “attached_barcode_1,” attached_barcode_2,” etc.). Then, define the data that must be reconciled in the corresponding “attached_barcode” fields.

Barcode Reconciliation for Android Devices

 

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