Automatic Identification and Mobility (AIM) technologies are technologies that share the common purpose of identifying, tracking, recording, storing and communicating essential business, personal, or product data.
In most cases, AIM technologies serve as the front end of enterprise software systems, providing fast and accurate collection and entry of data. AIM technologies also include mobile computing devices that facilitate the collection, manipulation, or communication of data from data carriers as well as through entry of data by operators via voice, touch screens or keypads.
Each member of the AIM technology family has its own specific benefits and limitations — meaning there is no "best" technology. Rather, applications may be best served by one or more AIM technologies. Multiple AIM technologies are often used in combination to provide enterprise-wide solutions to business issues.