Revenue generated from the integration of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology will surpass that of RFID product revenue by 2007, according to technology research firm ABI. It says integration as a secondary concern in RFID project planning is rapidly changing, as consumer packaged goods (CPG) and retailer RFID integrator staffing demands will skyrocket over the next five years.

As RFID rollouts are extended further into event and workflow management, RFID solutions will need to adapt to legacy IT and logistics settings. Warehouse management software and supply chain execution companies, such as Catalyst International, Manhattan Associates, Provia, and RedPrairie, are all actively extending their logistics solutions to incorporate RFID. According to ABI's report, enterprise software and systems giants IBM, Oracle, SAP, and Sun are also working on building RFID into existing suite offerings.

The new ABI report is titled, “RFID Integration Service Markets: Meeting Demand for Reader, Software, and System Integration Solutions.” Visit or call 516-624-3113 for more information on this report.