In the modern business environment, visibility is key. You need to know what’s going on, and where, at any given time – and this includes knowing what your barcoding equipment, printers and RFID devices are doing, as well as your human employees.

This is where Zebra’s VisibilityIQ software comes in. VisibilityIQ provides you with instant business intelligence when you need it, with data-driven insights for better decision-making in real time. Powered by Zebra Savanna, a data intelligence platform, Visibility IQ helps you get the most out of your devices and your staff, boosting productivity and helping to cut costs as well.

VisibilityIQ is a highly powerful and advanced software suite which allows your IT and operational staff to leverage big data so that your entire estate of devices is being used to its full potential – so you get as much as possible out of your technological investment.

Let’s just rewind a second, though. Lots of people talk about big data, but they don’t always make clear what they mean by it. Quite simply, big data involves making the most effective use of the information at your disposal. You will have lots of potentially very useful information to hand – but it’s only useful if you know how to make use of it.

This is what VisibilityIQ does for you, in a really straightforward, user-friendly way. It connects all your handheld computers, LinkOS-enabled programs, scanners, RFID readers and other Zebra devices – giving you comprehensive visibility over everything in one place.

VisibilityIQ provides you with a complete picture of how these assets are being used, so you know right away if there are any issues or if devices are being underutilised. It can also make suggestions on how to resolve any problems, which helps you to address them quicker.

Let’s demonstrate this with an example. Say, for instance, you have five tabletop printers across your business. VisibilityIQ can show how each of them is being used, so if one printer is being used to maximum capacity while another is left laying idle most days, you can take steps to equalise the usage – which helps to extend the lifespan of your devices and ensure good print quality.

Another thing VisibilityIQ can do is keep you updated about devices’ battery life. So, for example, if you have mobile computers and some of them are running out of battery before the end of a shift, you can swap that one out during a break – or, if there’s a persistent battery life problem, get some new batteries fitted to solve the problem.

In addition, you can use VisibilityIQ to manage your devices’ support contracts. This way, you know when support is due for renewal, which devices are currently away for RMA repair and which ones are currently out of their support contract.

VisibilityIQ is packed with useful features to help you get more out of your devices and make it quicker, easier and more efficient to manage them. Get in touch with the Cobalt team today to find out more about what VisibilityIQ from Zebra can do to boost your business.