Business innovators and software developers can now build scalable, data-focused applications and solutions
LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. – June 4, 2019 – Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today introduced Zebra Data Services™, a cloud-based capability that provides a more complete business picture to help transform operations. This new capability is part of our breakthrough data intelligence platform – known as Zebra Savanna™ – which allows adopters to collect and process data from Zebra hardware in real time, turning raw data into actionable insights. The platform is designed to help unlock the potential of data to build more intelligent, productive applications and solutions.
“We recently used the Zebra Savanna™ platform to enhance our ability to deliver customers a complete view of their operations,” said Justin Griffith, CTO, StayLinked, also an ISV partner with Zebra. “We were able to easily link to the Zebra Savanna™ platform, extract valuable Zebra device information as well as complement and enhance our StayLinked iQ data, allowing us to help our customers accurately measure everything that impacts productivity to give them a competitive edge.”
The new Zebra Data Services™ make intelligent edge device data including third-party data services available via application programming interfaces (APIs) to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), software developers and business innovators. Zebra Data Services™ will empower business innovators and software developers to build cutting-edge solutions pertinent to individual business and customer needs, without the expense of maintaining and managing their own platform. The tools can be accessed at any time to integrate Zebra’s existing hardware, software and data ecosystems for maximum effect. Ultimately, using existing APIs shortens development cycles which further reduces costs such as maintenance, access and management.
“Zebra Data Services™ enable the creation of bespoke, innovative and compelling solutions that will revolutionize how enterprises operate,” said Drew Ehlers, Global Director, Portfolio Marketing, Enterprise Software, Office of the CTO, Zebra Technologies. “Our new developer experience allows users to exclusively leverage intelligent edge device data along with third-party data services via APIs through the Zebra Savanna™ platform to completely transform workflows, identify supply chain bottlenecks and produce outstanding business outcomes.”
Coupled with Zebra’s recent announcement of its plan to acquire Profitect, these new offerings further expand Zebra’s software capabilities and broaden Zebra’s commitment to deliver intelligent edge solutions. The future combination of real-time data that Zebra solutions capture with Profitect’s access to operational data, machine learning, and prescriptive analytics will further enable Zebra’s partners to empower front-line workers – across all industries – with the insights they need to make better, faster, smarter decisions.
“Our close collaboration with Zebra on its Zebra Savanna™ platform has enabled us to develop an automated solution for our manufacturing customers,” Brooks Canavesi, Sales Director, Problem Solutions. “We analyze data in real time via IoT devices which has resulted in enhanced operational visibility and increased safety around critical manufacturing facility infrastructure.”
Business innovators across retail, healthcare, transportation & logistics and manufacturing as well as software developers involved in printing, scanning, barcoding, RFID and indoor location tracking solutions will have access to vital maker APIs, blockchain traceability, barcode intelligence and recall notifications. All hosted on the Zebra Developer Portal, Zebra Data Services™ will be sold via a web-based, self-service model and can be accessed 24/7.
“We commonly hear the themes of pace and agility from our retail customers which particularly impact the supply chain. Zebra Savanna™ has provided us with the tools to iterate our click and collect solutions at the pace the market requires,” said Gary O’Connor, CTO, Doddle. “As a simple use case, we have used a print from cloud API to reduce the deployment time of our ‘ship from store’ proposition. Longer term, Zebra Savanna™ is a key component of our returns platform – using the blockchain ledger to distribute data across the supply chain to enable intelligent decisions – reducing handling costs and getting items back on sale more quickly.”
“We selected Zebra Savanna™’s print API and blockchain authentication engine to enable total transparency for our customers needing accurate visibility of their raw materials used during the production and distribution process,” said Sameer Parekh, CEO, Qodenext. “This automation has resulted in significant inventory management savings as well as increased productivity and staff optimization. One customer has subsequently received intellectual property protection in the United States using the traceability solution in its manufacturing process.”
- Zebra Data Services™ are part of Zebra’s intelligent edge platform that supports rapid application development for ISVs, software developers, and business innovators.
- Zebra Data Services™ have the capability to connect real-time intelligence edge device data, product and services portals, third-party data services such as blockchain ledgers and other third-party data sources to the platform.
- Zebra Data Services™ can deliver raw data, analytics and event triggers through APIs to simplify application development and lower costs.
- ISVs, software developers and business across the retail, healthcare, transportation & logistics and manufacturing sectors will have access to APIs available through the Zebra Developer Portal.
Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored, end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient care. Ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the last four years, Zebra helps our customers capture their edge. For more information, visit www.zebra.com or sign up for our news alerts. Follow us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.
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