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How to efficiently process large number of mobile devices

Recyclers processing a large number of mobile devices look for operational efficiency and ease of use. There are a number of ways how efficiency at recycling hubs can be optimized. Using an efficient mobile device solution is one of them.

Picea® Services Volume is designed to be a flexible and easy-to-use solution that makes recycling of a large number of mobile devices more efficient. Here are a few tips on how efficiency can be further improved.

Get visibility to incoming trade-ins while devices are still at the point of sale

When consumers trade in their smartphones at point of sale, the traded devices end up in recycling centers, where devices are refurbished and resold back to the second-hand market. The faster the process and ability to resell the used devices, the better for the recycler.

When Piceasoft trade-in solution is used at the point of sale or as an online trade-in service, recyclers can be sure that the devices are diagnosed, and device locks are already removed prior to arriving at the warehouse. Details of traded device information are recorded in Piceasoft cloud-based reporting and immediately available to the recycling partner. Recycler knows the condition of traded devices before devices are even received at the warehouse. This enables them to resell the devices even faster.

Save time and effort with efficient workflow

PiceaServices Volume is designed to streamline the recycling process. It provides make-model recognition, device diagnostics and secure content wipe in one user flow. The workflow can be configured and customized to fit the customer’s own process. With flexible integration options and APIs, the solution is easy to integrate into the own ERP or CRM system.

Volume lets users choose out of various data erasing methods and it is possible to erase 250 Android devices and 500 iOS devices per hour with one PC and improve workflow efficiency and achieve cost savings in the process.

Windows itself does not limit how many devices can be connected at the same time. The supported maximum number of devices connected simultaneously is defined by a USB host controller and a USB driver version in the user’s system. The USB standard defines a maximum of 127 devices per one USB controller and there can be several USB controllers in one Windows PC.

Use automated tasks

Automated tasks in the device handling workflow speed up the process and minimize human errors.

For example, Android devices can be automatically activated and enabled with USB debugging mode using an NFC tag in Volume. This can reduce setup time as much as 90%, which further increases the number of devices that your operators can process hourly and save salary costs. As the setup process is the same for all Android device models it also makes it easier to train other users to use this feature.

Apple iOS devices, in turn, can be efficiently set up through automated Wi-Fi activation that saves many manual steps from the operator and can speed up the process extensively.

Continue to run more comprehensive diagnostics tests on warehouse

PiceaServices History reveals the tests performed to the device already in a retail store or in an online trade-in platform. Recycler can decide which additional tests to run for the devices. Based on the initial retail store tests or more comprehensive diagnostics in the warehouse, devices can be sorted for refurbishment or reuse.

Volume supports more than 70 fully automated and user-assisted test cases. Also, visual inspection and grading can be performed to complement the device condition analysis. Information about the available accessories can be also added to the PiceaReporting.

Ensure peace of mind with certified data erasing

ADISA certified Piceasoft erasing technology ensures that no personal user data remains on the mobile devices and that the devices can be reused with complete peace of mind. The solution is compliant with data protection regulations such as NIST, EU GDPR, and R2. Based on the results, recyclers can decide which devices to resell, refurbish or recycle.

Customize the workflow to fit your needs

The workflow, test cases and for example the erasure methods can be configured automatically using configuration API. The input can come from the customer’s own ERP/CRM system that is integrated into the PiceaServices Volume. Alternatively, users can automatically set the workflow through Product Management Console (PMC), where the settings can easily be configured per each installation.

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About Piceasoft Ltd
Piceasoft is a Finnish company, located in Tampere. Since it was founded in 2012, Piceasoft has created a unique set of software solutions to cover the whole lifecycle of mobile devices. These solutions create new business opportunities and enable a cost-efficient service for mobile operators and retail chains. Our innovative products are disrupting mobile device buyback, repair, and recycling business. Our software products are easy to use and offer added value to the end-user, which means better ROI and user satisfaction. In short, we promise to Simplify Your Mobile Life.