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It wasn't that long ago when do-it-yourself moving meant having to rent--and drive--the dreaded and often dilapidated moving truck. Times have changed a lot since then, and now one of the most popular options for moving and storage is Portable On Demand Storage, more popularly known as PODS. As the name implies, PODS delivers storage containers directly to customers, both residential and commercial, via specialized delivery vehicles. Since 1998, PODS has completed more than 175,000 long-distance relocations, exceeded 1 million deliveries, and has more than 137,000 PODS-brand containers in service. PODS' services are available in 48 states and throughout Canada and Australia.
Recently, PODS deployed rugged handhelds to its drivers and warehouses in an effort to better manage more than a million annual rentals and deliveries. The handhelds, dubbed POD Pilots, were integrated with PODS' proprietary retail business management system and brought many benefits and conveniences to the company. Among these benefits are GPS technology, customer signature capture, and even barcode-based asset management capabilities. Despite these and other improvements, supporting more than 1,000 mobile devices presented significant challenges to the company.
Source: Integrated Solutions
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