There’s a better, faster way to integrate labeling with SAP
The NiceLabel ABAP advantage
NiceLabel's next generation SAP integration enables instant label previews with master data, instant printing of the first-label-out and real-time print status feedback, all within SAP.
The NiceLabel ABAP package can be transported to an SAP system within seconds to deliver a working best-practice solution in just hours. This significantly reduces the amount of professional services required for deployment and provides faster-time to value. The result is a streamlined SAP label printing process and less risk.
NiceLabel’s ABAP package is part of the Label Management System (LMS Enterprise) which includes:
- Label designer and application builder
- Document Management System
- Integration System (plus NiceLabel ABAP package)
- Web Printing System
- Non production environments and a change and transport system
Benefits of using NiceLabel’s ABAP package to integrate with SAP
Instant label previews in SAP
Save valuable time by previewing “finished labels” containing label templates and master data from inside SAP. You can also maintain an electronic archive of finished labels.
On-demand “instant” printing
Rapid printing requires labels on-demand. Instant “first label out” capabilities don’t place a burden or strain on the SAP spooler resulting in no SAP spooler lag.
Real-time status feedback
Take on-demand printing to new levels of efficiency with real-time status notifications. You no longer need to check the spooler, printer or job error state. Confirmed delivery reduces help desk calls.
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NiceLabel also supports RDI and XSF
NiceLabel's LMS Enterprise has built in filters and business rules for RDI and XSF. Costly and complex external connectors are not needed.
SAP's SAPscript Raw Data Interface (RDI) connects external systems like NiceLabel LMS Enterprise to SAP. The interface contains SAPscript form data, but no layout information like font or page size.
SAP's XSF (XML for Smart Forms) is an XML schema designed for the output of form content. XSF output also does not contain layout information. XSF is the SmartForms equivalent of SAPscript RDI.
RDI or XSF Advantages:
- No need to modify standard SAP print programs
- See print status and reprint a job from the standard SAP spooler (SP01)
RDI and XSF Disadvantages:
- Printing via the spooler introduces a short print lag, which delays the printing of the first-label-out.
- RDI and the spooler do not have a return path for label previews
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