The Concerns and Benefits of Label Printing Integration

How You Can Make the Most of It


  •  Executive Summary
  •  Integration Challenges
  •  Label Printing Integration Methods
       -  Programming Integration
       -  Non-programming Integration
       -  Integrating Standalone Label Printing
  •  Conclusion
  •  Additional Resources

Executive Summary

Integration. It's one of the buzzwords of modern business management, but how is it applied in practice? Integration theory has come a long way, but when faced with the need to apply it to an individual service, the books and methodologies rarely address our very particular needs.

Large enterprises have long realized the importance of system integration in supporting their business and their quest for profits, combining different software solutions into unified systems.

This paper introduces the reader to the basic methods of label printing integration, explains their very distinct primary uses, limitations, and benefits, so that he is able to identify the type of integration best suited to his own business.

The explosion of business globalization and the evolution of data management and planning in the recent years are introducing labeling as a business-critical operation for many smaller and medium-size companies, which in turn raises the question of how to implement this new process into an existing business operation.
Understanding process integration becomes a vital factor in deciding how the labeling process can be implemented, and with software integrations, there are about as many ways to integrate as there are companies on the market.

A business without an existing labeling solution rarely has the software support required for its implementation, and labeling tends to be heavily dependant and intricately connected with data collection and management. Hasty approaches or even legacy applications will often become a constant hurdle in both data management and workflows, not to mention, a bloated burden on the financial and HR aspects of the business process.

When the correct type of label printing integration is applied to an existing system, it will become a seamless part of the existing system. It will function as if it was developed specifically for the given system, and most importantly, it will adapt to the business it supports instead of the other way around.

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