The barcode scanning features can save you a lot of time that would otherwise be spent switching between the keyboard, mouse, and scanner. By correctly associating barcodes with products, picking locations, and so on, you can work more efficiently by controlling the software almost entirely with the barcode scanner.
This allow machines to scan the barcode to retrieve the embedded information. The information obtained is used to identify and track products and places. Barcoding is generally used in a range of industries including manufacturing, transportation, inventory management , retail shops, etc.