Differences between Label Cloud and on-premise LMS Enterprise
Article ID: 304 - Updated: Jun 3, 2020 - Version: V2019 - Category: Compatibility and Migration
This article describes technical differences in functionalities offered in Label Cloud products vs on-premise NiceLabel LMS Enterprise product.
Visibility of Automation configuration not available in the Label Cloud
NiceLabel Automation is running on-premise and does not report its status to the Label Cloud. The cloud Control Center will not display the list of Automation configurations and their triggers.
Application users not available in the Label Cloud
Label Cloud supports two authentication systems to allow the user to log in - Microsoft or Google identity management services. These systems are used for authenticate both, DMS user and Web printing users. Label Cloud does not remember or store any user credentials and relies entirely on the Microsoft/Google as external authentication providers.
"Application users" are still available in on-premise variant of Control Center.
Electronic signature in the Label Cloud
Electronic signature is an additional security measure that prevents unauthorized users from making changes to workflow steps. After you enable the Electronic signature, users authorized to promote the documents to the next workflow step must authenticate again using Control Center credentials.
The electronic signature is available when you use Microsoft sign-in, but is not available when you use Google sign-in.
Document storage not accessible from File Explorer
While on-premise LMS exposes access to the Document storage via WebDAV from the File Explorer, the same functionality is not available in the Label Cloud.
You can use NiceLabel Designer to access the files directly in the Document storage, but the same cannot be achieved using File Explorer.
Cloud Print API (IoT printing) available just in Label Cloud
Cloud printing enables users to print from any device in the network to cloud-connected printers regardless of printer hardware and location. Cloud printing also eliminates the need for printer drivers. The cloud print service creates print jobs for the target printers, and delivers them to the printers via the cloud.
Cloud Trigger API available just in Label Cloud
Cloud trigger enables cloud-to-cloud communication. Cloud trigger transports your label data from cloud-based sources (e.g., cloud-based ERP system) to the on-premise NiceLabel Automation for printing. The trigger uses secure Microsoft Azure Service Bus to connect to NiceLabel Automation, so the IT teams do not have to open any firewall ports.