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The Guide to Voice Solutions in Warehouse Environments (Strategic Focus)

IntroductionWorker productivity and business processes are being highly scrutinized and many businesses are becoming more reliant on technology to help improve the bottom line through productivity gains and cost savings. One of these technologies businesses are investing in is voice picking the hands-free technology that uses speech recognition with WMS for order picking activity.Scope*Market dynamics in the voice picking solution space*Impact of new technology trends and industry standards in voice picking*Evolution of voice picking technology*Snapshot of the competitive landscape in voice pickingHighlightsSpending is expected to increase as key drivers for investment and trends within the market further materialize creating a more favorable environment for voice picking solutions in the enterprise.In 2007 the thin client deployment model for voice picking entered the market representing a potential disruptor in this space. Voice picking, for the most part, is implemented on thick clients, where the speech recognition is performed on a mobile computing device.Reasons to Purchase*Understand key market trends and drivers shaping voice picking solutions in the enterprise.*Learn of market sizing and forecasts for spending in voice picking solutions from 2008 to 2014.*Become familiar with key vendor messages and differentiators across major vendors in the market.

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The Guide to Voice Solutions in Warehouse Environments (Strategic Focus)

  1. 1. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market Statistics >> Get this Report Now by email!The Guide to Voice Solutions in Warehouse Environments (StrategicFocus)Published on March 2009 Report SummaryIntroductionWorker productivity and business processes are being highly scrutinized and many businesses are becoming more reliant ontechnology to help improve the bottom line through productivity gains and cost savings. One of these technologies businesses areinvesting in is voice picking the hands-free technology that uses speech recognition with WMS for order picking activity.Scope*Market dynamics in the voice picking solution space*Impact of new technology trends and industry standards in voice picking*Evolution of voice picking technology*Snapshot of the competitive landscape in voice pickingHighlightsSpending is expected to increase as key drivers for investment and trends within the market further materialize creating a morefavorable environment for voice picking solutions in the enterprise.In 2007 the thin client deployment model for voice picking entered the market representing a potential disruptor in this space. Voicepicking, for the most part, is implemented on thick clients, where the speech recognition is performed on a mobile computing device.Reasons to Purchase*Understand key market trends and drivers shaping voice picking solutions in the enterprise.*Learn of market sizing and forecasts for spending in voice picking solutions from 2008 to 2014.*Become familiar with key vendor messages and differentiators across major vendors in the market. Table of ContentOverview 1Catalyst 1The Guide to Voice Solutions in Warehouse Environments (Strategic Focus) Page 1/5
  2. 2. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market StatisticsSummary 1Key Messages 2The market for voice picking solutions is poised for growth through 2014 2Key drivers for investments in voice picking solutions 2Trends shaping the industry 2Evolution of voice picking solutions in the enterprise 2Table of Contents 3Table of figures 4Table of tables 4Market Opportunity 5The voice picking value chain 5The market for voice picking solutions is poised for growth through 2014 6Key drivers for investments in voice picking solutions 8Increased productivity and accuracy 8Reduced costs 8Improved worker safety 8Trends shaping the industry 9Proliferation of wireless networks 9Improvements in speech recognition quality and mobile device choice 9Combining speech recognition with other AIDC technologies 9Rise of speaker independent speech recognition technology 9Entry of thin clients and open standards 9Advances in noise cancellation 10Conclusion 10Technology Evolution 11Evolution of voice picking solutions in the enterprise 11The pioneering days of voice picking 12Moving away from proprietary hardware 12Speaker independent speech recognition enters the scene 12Entry of thin clients 13The importance of real-time integration 14Conclusion 14Competitive Landscape 16Vendor profiles 17Datria 17Genesta 17Lucas Systems 17topVOX 18Vanguard Voice Systems 18Vocollect 18Voxware 19Conclusion 19Go to Market 20Recommendations for vendors 20Humanize your solution 20Diversify your channels 20Improve flexibility by offering increased choice in speech recognition 20Recommendations for enterprises 21Avoid vendor lock-in 21Consider deploying a solution with real-time integration capabilities 21The Guide to Voice Solutions in Warehouse Environments (Strategic Focus) Page 2/5
  3. 3. Find Industry reports, Company profilesReportLinker and Market StatisticsConsider deploying voice outside the four walls of the warehouse 21APPENDIX 22Definitions 22Auto ID data capture (AIDC) 22Speaker dependent (SD) 22Speaker independent (SInd) 22Speech recognition 22VoiceXML 22Warehouse management systems (WMS) 22Methodology 22A note on revenue figures 22Compound annual growth rate 22Rounding errors 22Further reading 23The Technology Knowledge Center Writing team 23Datamonitor consulting 23Disclaimer 23List of TablesTable 1: Areas in the enterprise where speech applications are used today 5Table 2: Global spending on voice picking solutions, 2008-2014 7Table 3: Selective list of vendors in the voice picking landscape 16List of FiguresFigure 1: The voice picking value chain 6Figure 2: Global spending on voice picking solutions, 2008-2014 7Figure 3: Evolution of voice picking solutions in the enterprise 11The Guide to Voice Solutions in Warehouse Environments (Strategic Focus) Page 3/5
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