Is there any turnkey vendor that integrates with ERPNext that upon scanning a barcode and querying for the number, can return a photo, name, and details of the item? That would make inventory management a thousand times faster, so I’m sure someone must be offering it, I just don’t know where to look. The ones I’ve found so far are modules of much larger, enterprise-priced ERPs.
I think the best approach will be to create an app within ERPNext to do this.
It should not be difficult or expensive. The cost of doing this will be a fraction of the cost of licensing another app as well as integrating said app into ERPNext.
You can also offer to contribute this to the core if successful