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AHO – AIDC/SCM Solutions Company

An AIDC/SCM solutions company, code named AHO, is now evaluating strategic alternatives for their business.

The Company:

AHO provides software, hardware, and consulting services for automated data collection (ADC), unified commerce, and supply chain event management (SCEM) solutions.  AHO specializes in providing affordable, event-driven, edge-to-cloud systems to midsized retailers, distributors and manufacturers using barcode, RFID, and Internet of Things (IoT) platform technologies.

AHO’s products and services help companies throughout the supply chain collect and process actionable events in real-time to improves operational productivity, customer satisfaction, and decision-making.

AHO’s Business Units include:

  • Developer of an event-driven, edge-to-cloud, no-code application platform (aPaaS) supporting SaaS-based mobile workforce management and unified commerce
  • Developer and integrator of affordable, bundled supply chain execution systems  including WMS, multi-carrier shipping, field sales and delivery, and asset tracking.
  • Manufacturer of thermal printers with built-in barcode quality verification to support compliance labeling.
  • Provider of consulting and implementation services including wireless networking (WiFi/RFID), barcoding/IoT system design, event-driven architecture, and business process management.
  • Value add distributor of label printing systems and supplies (labels, ribbons, inkjet), bar code scanners, RFID readers and tags, and ruggedized mobile computers

The company is staffed with highly trained and experienced  engineers, customer service and sales personnel.  AHO supports its partners from 3 locations across the U.S. and plans to add support centers this year.  It has strategic partnerships with packaging companies, material handling equipment providers, and ERP software vendors.

Exclusive SaaS Rights on Patented Platform:

AHO has exclusive rights to develop and sell SaaS-based mobile workforce management and unified commerce solutions on a patented event-driven application platform-as-a-service (aPaaS).  The aPaaS enables rapid development and deployment of plug-and-play systems for natively digital businesses and IoT devices.  The platform can support any data-centric app from a device on/off switch to an e-commerce website to task-driven mobile workforce management and mission-critical supply chain management.   Businesses can establish trade relationships (B2B and B2C), create trade items (including IoT devices and data subscriptions), define a website, automate processes, and conduct business transactions all on a single unified platform.  The aPaaS eliminates siloed apps and legacy accounting systems, redundant data entry, middleware and system integrators. It scales digital transformations down to the smallest of businesses and devices. 

Task-driven, SaaS-based mobile workforce force management solutions include:

  • Warehouse Manager
  • Store Manager
  • Delivery Manager
  • Service Manager

Event-driven, SaaS-based unified commerce solutions include:

  • Order Management
  • Store Fulfillment
  • Digital Commerce
  • Vendor Drop Ship
  • Point of Sale
  • Asset Management

Event-driven, SaaS-based SCM solutions include:

  • Temperature Monitoring
  • Location Monitoring
  • WMS/Shipping
  • Blockchain Integration
  • Product Traceability
  • EDI/Event Exchange

“Central to digital business is the idea that the business is always sensing and ready to exploit new digital business moments. Business events could be anything that is noted digitally, reflecting the discovery of notable states or state changes, for example, completion of a purchase order, or an aircraft landing. With the use of event brokers, IoT, cloud computing, blockchain, in-memory data management and AI, business events can be detected faster and analyzed in greater detail.” (Gartner Research)

The Combined AIDC/SCM/Unified Commerce Opportunity is huge:

Digitalization is increasing demand for agility and forcing new business models, which is boosting spending in AHO’s markets.

  • The global Automatic Identification & Data Capture (AIDC) market is expected to reach $72 billion by 2022, at a CAGR of 11% from 2017 to 2022 (Meticulous Research 2017)
  • The global SaaS-based Supply Chain Management (SCM) market was valued at $3 billion in 2016, and is expected grow at a CAGR of 19% to reach $9 billion by 2023 (Gartner 2017)
  • The global retail omni-channel commerce platform market was valued at $3 billion in 2016 and is expected to register a CAGR of 20% from 2017 to 2025 (Persistence 2018)
  • By the end of 2020, over 80% of retailers will deploy unified commerce platforms to support commerce across the enterprise’s stores, mobile users and the web (BRP 2018)

AHO Value Proposition:

  • Exclusive licensing and comprehensive patent protection
  • Significant customer and prospect base grown over 20 years that can benefit from SaaS and PaaS based commerce solutions
  • Experienced executive management team who have founded, operated and sold successful, multi-million dollar IT companies.  Collectively, have over 100 years Supply Chain knowledge and experience 
  • Recurring revenue from barcode printer supplies and subscription-based applications
  • Reduced time, cost, and risk to enter the rapidly growing event-driven AIDC and SCM sectors. 
  • Significant competitive differentiator of a larger corporate partner. 

    AHO is seeking a large partner who has the sales and marketing infrastructure to exploit these unifying and transformative offerings.

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