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System Requirements Design Study (SRDS)

Transparency with comprehensive documentation provides the framework for a successful project.

We approach every technology requirement with a thorough process to appropriately analyze and address the pain points in your business. Our team will take the time to understand your business in order to put into place a proven solution with program development and processes to meet and exceed your business needs.


To achieve this success with our clients, AB&R® uses a System Requirements Design Study (SRDS). An SRDS is a comprehensive research and design tool that results in the creation of a baseline document outlining the steps, procedures, risks, and deliverables associated with a defined scope of work.

When is an SRDS Performed?

An SRDS is performed at the beginning of every project that requires the integration of software with data collection terminals, printers, or interfacing with software systems.

When is an SRDS Necessary?

From warehouses to hospitals, Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) systems can streamline operations, eliminate repetitive processes, and reduce costs. An SRDS ensures those AIDC systems are put into place with precision and expediency.

  • SRDS Saves Money

Programming a “moving target” is a very costly effort. Re-work is one of the most expensive aspects of any technology implementation. An SRDS eliminates much of the cost of re-programming during installation because the “discovery” phase of development is conducted before any work begins. This diligence protects both the client and AB&R®.

  • SRDS Manages Time

The step-by-step procedural framework of an SRDS ensures better planning and time management. Meetings during implementation can be reduced; delivery milestones can be forecasted and achieved. Project completion dates can be set with certainty.

  • SRDS Ensures Accuracy

An SRDS eliminates “scope creep”. What is specified in the document is what is delivered, thereby ensuring that the final product meets all agreed-upon elements from the beginning of the project. An SRDS is meticulously designed and explicitly followed. Ask AB&R today about the SRDS process and obtain a sample SRDS for your review. AB&R® prides itself on providing the very best solutions and services to its customers and is proud to offer the SRDS program to every customer to ensure mutual success of all solution implementations. The SRDS process begins with a comprehensive interview. During this phase, one of the Solution Engineers from the AB&R Professional Services team discusses the project in-depth with each of the principal stakeholders. This interview process includes visiting the site of implementation and reviewing the existing application elements. The collected information is then compiled and used to develop the initial SRDS. Test programming is completed in-house to ensure that basic assumptions of the plan can be assessed*. Once initial program testing is complete, the SRDS plan is completed. The SRDS is presented to the customer for review, and upon acceptance, actual work begins.

The Content

The SRDS document begins with a description of the company and of the expressed need. This is followed by a passage regarding the analysis of the situation and a description of current practices relating to the project. Project purpose and the solution recommendation follow next. The paper then goes into an in-depth analysis relating to the programming, hardware and software configurations. The SRDS next provides a walk-through of the phased roll-out of the project. It also provides information regarding the reporting features of the implemented software and outlines the accompanying training procedures for the running system. In the end, it details software and services pricing beyond the scope of the SRDS.

The Details

As SRDS is infinitely detailed. Screenshots are used on nearly every page to illustrate each step of the programming process. The recommended solution section is broken down into the separate hardware and software components required to make the solution successful. Manufacturer specifications are provided when necessary and even bubble quote illustrations are used to further describe screenshots of the software. Legacy software integration is addressed where appropriate and when technology that is unfamiliar is utilized as part of the project, every effort is made to describe and explain how the technology works. Advantages and disadvantages are listed for programming decisions made during the testing phase of the project, thereby enabling the customer to understand.

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AB&R®’s Solution Process

System Design

Phase I | System Design

During this phase our experts will:

Visit your location to learn more about your specific business requirements and conduct a professional site survey. Test various hardware and tags/labels to identify those that will provide you with your desired outcome. Upon completion of a site survey, we will develop and deliver a comprehensive Solutions Requirement Design Study (SRDS) document that details our recommendations for the best products and services that address your specific requirements.

Qualification Pilot

Phase II | Qualification Pilot

This phase includes the following:

Acquisition of selected equipment, software, supplies and services (as appropriate). Installation, operation and the collection of performance qualification data for the recommended solution.


Phase III | Implementation

Our final phase includes:

Installation, documentation, training and ongoing testing and performance evaluations of your equipment, software, and services into your production environment. Quarterly Business Review meetings to discuss progress to date, outstanding issues that may need further assistance, and ways to further maximize your return on investment.

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