NiceLabel 2017 Feature Comparison

 Designer
Express
Designer
Pro
PowerForms
PowerForms Suite
GENERAL        
NEW: Intuitive Office 2016 style user interface  X X X X
NEW: Extensive contextual help with inline tips to empower business users X X X X
NEW: Free phone and e-mail technical support for software evaluation and registered users X X X X
20 User interface Languages X X X X
Accepts and prints data in any language - Unicode data support X X X X
NEW: Certified and compatible systems: Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Winodws 8.1/Windows 10 X X X X
NEW: Single straightforward installer for 32 and 64 bit environments X X X X
Installs side-by-side with previous NiceLabel editions for controlled migration X X X X
NEW: Users (U) or Printers (P) 1U 1U,3P,5P,10P 1U 3P,5P,10P
TEMPLATE DESIGN        
NEW: Label setup wizard for quick start with best printing quality and performance X X X X
Text, barcodes, lines, boxes, circles, clip art, images and PDF files X X X X
Print objects in reverse/negative: white on black X X X X
Windows system and built-in printer fonts support X X X X
NEW: Rich text object including powerful editor with support for tables and more   X X X
NEW: Extensive RFID support   X X X
Fit-text-to-box (dynamic point size)   X X X
Wrap-text-to-shape (word-wrapping and text justification to non-rectangular shapes)   X X X
NEW: Object alignment tools with snap-to-objects and arbitrary rotation of all objects X X X X
Relative object positioning and variable label length   X X X
NEW: Library of ready-to-use international standards compliance label templates   X X X
More than 70 linear and 2D barcode symbologies with support for printer-based barcodes X X X X
NEW: Intuitive GS1 Application Identifier Data Source Wizard X X X X
Automatic check digit calculation X X X X
Place "human readable" text anywhere in relation to barcodes X X X X
Customizable "human readable" character template X X X X
NEW: Object printing based on dynamic data (business rules)   X X X
NEW: Unlimited undo and redo commands X X X
Security: lock label design with a password   X X X
DYNAMIC DATA        
NEW: Single screen for straightforward management of dynamic data (Dynamic Data Manager)   X X X
Keyboard or scanner input at print time X X X X
Decimal counters X X X X
Full serialization including support for printer-based serial numbers   X X X
Date and Time fields sourced from PC or Printer X X X
Print data from Excel and text files X X X
Full database connectivity to almost any existing database   X X X
Custom SQL database queries   X X X
NEW: Reusable connections to multiple databases and tables within the label or solution   X X
NEW: Edit database connected documents without accessible database (offline mode) X X X X
Variable graphic fields including graphics sourced from database   X X
10+ prebuilt functions for efficient data concatenation and processing   X X
VBScript and Python scripting for custom data processing   X X
ON-DEMAND CONTROLED PRINTING AND PRINT PRODUCTIVITY        
NEW: Auto-built, all-in-one printing form with data entry controls and dynamic print job preview X X X X
Customizable data-entry filters and error checking X X X
NEW: Print time database record selection X X X X
NEW: Secure operator environment for efficient document selection and printing (NiceLabel Print) X X X
NEW: Adaptable print form for improved control and efficiency (recommended for touch screens)   X X X
NEW: Responsive form design to fit different screen resolutions   X X X
NEW: Integrated no-programming graphical application builder for building efficient labelling solutions for controlled printing     X X
NEW: Fully configurable user experience with 15+ prebuilt user interface controls and support for multiple forms     X X
NEW: Workflow and business rules editor including 40+ actions for printing labels, database queries, integrations with scales, PLCs…     X X
NEW: Solution document type can contain multiple labels and forms for improved dynamic data management and portability     X X
Support for multi-lingual user environment     X X
Interface and control peripheral devices, weight scales, PLCs…     X X
Display printer status within the printing form     X X
INTEGRATED PRINTING        
Native 32 and 64-bit Windows service for printing integration (Automation Easy)       X
Graphical integration builder for no-programing integration configuration       
4 prebuilt connectors (File drop, Serial port, Database and TCP/IP socket) for integration with wide variety of systems and devices      
Workflow and business rules editor including 15+ actions for printing labels, data processing and network communication      
Dynamic print job preview during configuration       
Structured text data (CSV and fixed-width columns) processing       
NiceLabel JOB and XML format data processing       
Unstructured text and binary data processing      
Dedicated integration manager with extensive logging      
NEW: .NET API for programing integration      
PRINTING        
Native support for 4000+ label and marking devices X X X X
Support for all laser/inkjet printers with a Windows driver X X X X
Local and network printer support X X X X
Speed optimization reuses repeating data instead of resending it X X X X
Session print - combines multiple labels in a single print job for performance X X X X
Color separation (for GHS labeling)   X X X
Batch printing: header and tail labels   X X X
Two-sided ("duplex") design and printing   X X X
Advanced printer cutter control   X X X
NEW: Store and Recall label templates from printer's memory   X X X