No. The equipment is plug-and-play, right out of the box, and comes with your item master file loaded on each scanner. The stores do NOT have to perform any initialization to get started. Each retailer’s manual offers all the information you will need to get started. Our Technical Assistance Center is available 24/7 to answer your questions. Datascan provides a complete system that allows first-time store managers to accurately complete an inventory count in a cost-efficient and timely manner.