Enabling the Mandatory Barcode Reconciliation for Route4Me’s Android Route Planner
Route4Me’s Android Route Planner is designed to make your routing operations and transactions as fast and flexible as possible, allowing you to plan, optimize, and navigate routes of any complexity on the go. To make sure that you and your team can effortlessly and efficiently capture all types of valuable data when out in the field, in addition to capturing signatures and attaching photos, Route4Me’s Android Route Planner also allows you to scan barcodes instead of manually inputting data. Route4Me’s barcode scanner can help you to minimize the time of data input and lower the chances of human error. Moreover, you can also set up the mandatory barcode reconciliation for each stop on your routes. When the mandatory barcode reconciliation is enabled for your Route4Me account, you can add one or multiple barcodes (barcode data) to each route stop for reconciliation by your field team members. After that, when completing the corresponding route, your team members will have to reconcile the added barcodes at each route stop accordingly (using Route4Me’s Android Route Planner). Thus, Route4Me’s mandatory barcode reconciliation can help you to improve the security of your transactions and make sure that all tasks are performed as planned.
Learn more about Route4Me’s Mandatory Signature Capture here.
Learn more about Route4Me’s Mandatory Image Capture here.
Learn more about Route4Me’s Mandatory Text Attachment here.
To enable the mandatory barcode reconciliation for all devices (running Route4Me’s Android app) associated with your Primary Route4Me Account, you need to use Route4Me’s Advanced Configuration Editor for adding and activating the corresponding variable. To use the Advanced Configuration Editor, first, log into your Route4Me account and then open this link. Next, click on the “New Variable” button in the top left corner of the screen to open the Configuration Variable Editor. To learn more about using Route4Me’s Advanced C0nfiguration Editor, visit this page.
In the Configuration Variable Editor, fill out the available fields with the following:
- – Key: “SCAN_BARCODES_AND_MARK_AS_RECONCILED”;
- – Value: Use the “TRUE” value to enable the mandatory barcode reconciliation or “FALSE” to disable it.
Click on the “Save” button to save and enable the variable for your entire Route4Me account.
Once the variable is created, you can manage, disable, or delete it accordingly. To do so, first, click on the gear icon next to this variable and then select the preferred option from its menu.
Once the barcode reconciliation is enabled for your account, the corresponding “Scan Barcode” button is added to the “Stops” screen on all devices associated with your Route4Me account that are running Route4Me’s Android Route Planner.
To add one or multiple barcodes that you want to be reconciled later to a particular stop on the opened route, first, tap on this stop and then select “Add Barcode” from the stop’s menu. After that, use the camera app on your device to scan the barcode that you want to be reconciled. To learn more about adding and reconciling barcodes, visit this page.
Once the barcodes are added to the stop, the corresponding progress bar on the stop will display how many barcodes are added to this stop. To reconcile one or multiple barcodes, first, tap on the “Scan Barcodes” button and then scan one of the barcodes that must be reconciled for any stop on the opened route. After that, the app will automatically recognize and assign the scanned barcode to its corresponding stop and the progress bar on the stop for which the scanned barcode was reconciled will indicate so.