ERP Term
"Bar Code"

A barcode is an optical machine-readable representation of data relating to the object to which it is attached.

Barcodes are widely used in retail settings and to track and manage inventory in many different business environments. There are a variety of varying barcode formats that are used for various purposes. The Universal Product Code (UPC) is the most common form, which tracks consumer products. Other barcode formats include the International Standard Book Number (ISBN) and the European Article Number (EAN). Barcodes can be read by optical scanners called barcode readers or mobile phones with cameras with built-in barcode reading software.

Barcodes are a convenient way to store and share information. They can be used to track inventory, identify products, and provide additional item information. Barcodes are also used for security purposes, such as in access control systems and identification badges. Barcodes can be printed on paper or labels or encoded in electronic media such as magnetic stripe cards, RFID tags, or QR codes. 

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