Barcode Labeling Software Benefits from SAP Integration
Companies today are adding faster and more effective software for all their major functions, enterprise resource planning (ERP) and barcode labeling among them. But it's not enough to upgrade every individual piece of technology and declare the job over. Forging strong connections between the solutions ensures that data can move freely.
Don't Slow Down
Companies can't trap data if they want to stay fast and efficient. This is why effective software integration is a money-saving proposition. TechTarget recently published its list of ERP predictions for the next year and beyond, and explained that integration is challenging for many companies - but essential. Business users want to ensure their content doesn't just stay in SAP or other ERP offerings, but that it can become fuel for other vital applications.
TechTarget also pointed to cloud-based models coming to the fore. This is another way of liberating data and ensuring it moves smoothly from one corner of the company to another. In addition to traditional on-premise deployment, web based and cloud based applications offer additional global deployment opportunities. Today, these SAP and other busienss and ERP applications can integrate with other solutoins such as barcode labeling software to offer consistent and accurate data across the entire enterprise which streamlines operations and optimizes their global supply chain.
Where Labeling Fits In
"When information changes, it will be reflected in the labeling system, efficiently and automatically."
In an article for Global Manufacturing, Loftware's own Bob Brown zoomed in on the benefits of integration between SAP (or another popular ERP, such as Oracle) and labeling solutions. In short, the ERP data offers a source of truth, shared throughout the company. When any information changes in the centralized database, it will be reflected in the labeling solution efficiently and automatically.
Products can't roll off the assembly line without accurate and up-to-date labeling, so any failure to get information to the labeling software is liable to slow the whole manufacturing process down. When data flows smoothly between a company's centralized ERP system and its labeling program, this potential stumbling block disappears, allowing supply chains to stay active.
For more on integrating labeling with SAP, check out our recent paper on the topic.