Zebra Technologies Introduces Savanna Data Services to Power Next Generation Enterprise Applications

Business innovators and software developers can now build scalable,
data-focused applications and solutions

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Zebra
Technologies Corporation
 (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of
the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to
gain a performance edge, today introduced Savanna
Data Services
, a cloud-based capability that provides a more
complete business picture to help transform operations. This new
capability is part of our breakthrough data intelligence platform –
known as Zebra
Savanna™
– which allows adopters to collect and process data from
Zebra hardware in real time, turning raw data into actionable insights.
The platform is designed to help unlock the potential of data to build
more intelligent, productive applications and solutions.

“We recently used the Savanna platform to enhance our ability to deliver
customers a complete view of their operations,” said Justin Griffith,
CTO, StayLinked, also an ISV partner with Zebra. “We were able to easily
link to the Savanna platform, extract valuable Zebra device information
as well as complement and enhance our StayLinked iQ data, allowing us to
help our customers accurately measure everything that impacts
productivity to give them a competitive edge.”

The new Savanna Data Services make intelligent edge device data
including third-party data services available via application
programming interfaces (APIs) to Independent Software Vendors (ISVs),
software developers and business innovators. Savanna Data Services will
empower business innovators and software developers to build
cutting-edge solutions pertinent to individual business and customer
needs, without the expense of maintaining and managing their own
platform. The tools can be accessed at any time to integrate Zebra’s
existing hardware, software and data ecosystems for maximum effect.
Ultimately, using existing APIs shortens development cycles which
further reduces costs such as maintenance, access and management.

“Savanna Data Services enable the creation of bespoke, innovative and
compelling solutions that will revolutionize how enterprises operate,”
said Drew Ehlers, Global Director, Portfolio Marketing, Enterprise
Software, Office of the CTO, Zebra Technologies. “Our new developer
experience allows users to exclusively leverage intelligent edge device
data along with third-party data services via APIs through the Savanna
platform to completely transform workflows, identify supply chain
bottlenecks and produce outstanding business outcomes.”

Coupled with Zebra’s recent announcement
of its plan to acquire Profitect, these new offerings further expand
Zebra’s software capabilities and broaden Zebra’s commitment to deliver
intelligent edge solutions. The future combination of real-time data
that Zebra solutions capture with Profitect’s access to operational
data, machine learning, and prescriptive analytics will further enable
Zebra’s partners to empower front-line workers – across all industries –
with the insights they need to make better, faster, smarter decisions.

“Our close collaboration with Zebra on its Savanna platform has enabled
us to develop an automated solution for our manufacturing customers,”
Brooks Canavesi, Sales Director, Problem Solutions. “We analyze data in
real time via IoT devices which has resulted in enhanced operational
visibility and increased safety around critical manufacturing facility
infrastructure.”

Business innovators across retail, healthcare, transportation &
logistics and manufacturing as well as software developers involved in
printing, scanning, barcoding, RFID and indoor location tracking
solutions will have access to vital maker APIs, blockchain traceability,
barcode intelligence and recall notifications. All hosted on the Zebra
Developer Portal
, Savanna Data Services will be sold via a
web-based, self-service model and can be accessed 24/7.

“We commonly hear the themes of pace and agility from our retail
customers which particularly impact the supply chain. Savanna has
provided us with the tools to iterate our click and collect solutions at
the pace the market requires,” said Gary O’Connor, CTO, Doddle. “As a
simple use case, we have used a print from cloud API to reduce the
deployment time of our ‘ship from store’ proposition. Longer term,
Savanna is a key component of our returns platform – using the
blockchain ledger to distribute data across the supply chain to enable
intelligent decisions – reducing handling costs and getting items back
on sale more quickly.”

“We selected Savanna’s print API and blockchain authentication engine to
enable total transparency for our customers needing accurate visibility
of their raw materials used during the production and
distribution process,” said Sameer Parekh, CEO, Qodenext. “This
automation has resulted in significant inventory management savings as
well as increased productivity and staff optimization. One customer has
subsequently received intellectual property protection in the United
States using the traceability solution in its manufacturing process.”

KEY TAKEAWAYS

  • Savanna Data Services are part of Zebra’s intelligent edge platform
    that supports rapid application development for ISVs, software
    developers, and business innovators.
  • Savanna Data Services have the capability to connect real-time
    intelligence edge device data, product and services portals,
    third-party data services such as blockchain ledgers and other
    third-party data sources to the platform.
  • Savanna Data Services can deliver raw data, analytics and event
    triggers through APIs to simplify application development and lower
    costs.
  • ISVs, software developers and business across the retail, healthcare,
    transportation & logistics and manufacturing sectors will have access
    to APIs available through the Zebra Developer Portal.

ABOUT ZEBRA

Zebra (NASDAQ: ZBRA) empowers the front line of business in
retail/ecommerce, manufacturing, transportation and logistics,
healthcare and other industries to achieve a performance edge. With more
than 10,000 partners across 100 countries, we deliver industry-tailored,
end-to-end solutions that intelligently connect people, assets and data
to help our customers make business-critical decisions. Our
market-leading solutions elevate the shopping experience, track and
manage inventory as well as improve supply chain efficiency and patient
care. Ranked on Forbes’ list of America’s Best Employers for the last
four years, Zebra helps our customers capture their edge. For more
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Contacts

Media Contact:
Valerie Berrivin
Zebra Technologies
Phone:
+33 607 956 184
[email protected]

Industry Analyst Contact:
Kasia Fahmy
Zebra Technologies
+1-224-306-8654
[email protected]

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