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Mobile devices vs. dedicated barcode handhelds

We frequently talk about labeling software, but many manufacturers must also consider their hardware just as closely as their software. Manufacturers must ask themselves questions like, “Will a consumer-grade mobile device be a better option than an industrial-grade dedicated barcode handheld? What is the device’s lifespan and is it compatible with my operating system and […]


Product Lifecycle Management

Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) is the “strategic process of managing the complete journey of a product from initial ideation and development to service and disposal.”  It is the management of a product from start to finish. PLM is important in the manufacturing industry since it deals with every stage of a product’s life. Beginning with […]


MS Dynamics 365 label printing with BarTender®

The Microsoft suite of products can be found in many organizations since many applications are built specifically for this platform and vice versa. Microsoft Dynamics 365 can now utilize the power of BarTender’s Label Printing, as its labeling solution. BarTender helps those businesses using MS Dynamics 365 strengthen their labeling process and optimize logistics with […]


Implementing a New Barcode Solution

The adoption of any new technology within an organization can be tedious and overwhelming. “With 80% of organizations planning to invest in a new enterprise technology”, the thought is downright harrowing. Implementing a new barcode solution shouldn’t be daunting. We will provide some specific ways to make it go smoothly. Having a comprehensive implementation plan […]


Cloud-based labeling solution for Oracle

When companies are looking for a new integrated business solution, they want a software solution that works/integrates with all their processes and systems. Loftware NiceLabel provides a cloud-based solution for Oracle NetSuite ERP software. “The solution connects Loftware NiceLabel to Oracle NetSuite, allowing both on-premises and cloud customers to easily design professional labels in NiceLabel […]


Unique use of distillery waste product

Minimizing waste and finding additional uses for scraps in the manufacturing process is a bonus for the plant and often for the environment.  Such is true for a whiskey distiller, Glenfiddich, located in Scotland.  Glenfiddich is not just a distiller, but they are the world’s most awarded whiskey creators and one of few that is […]


Investment in electric aircraft company

While the auto industry has flown past many to perfect electric cars, the aerospace industry is on its heels with United investing in an electric aircraft company, Heart aerospace. The electric planes will have 19 seats and “Mesa airlines, which partners with United on its efforts to introduce electric aircraft to commercial services,” will also […]


Outgrowing a legacy labeling system

Many companies don’t seek out new systems, like their labeling software, until they are out of options. The thought of overhauling systems is daunting, so many will work to put band-aids on it until there are no other options. Our partner at NiceLabel® worked with a client to move them to a fully integrated cloud-based […]


5 Keys to ensuring Edge Computing success

Edge Computing is “a distributed, open IT architecture that features decentralized processing power, enabling data to be processed by a device itself or by a local computer or server, rather than being transmitted to a data center.” Edge Computing has gained momentum due to the need for mobile computing and Internet of Things (IoT) technology. […]


IT Infrastructure in the Cloud

“More than a quarter (27%) of IT directors in manufacturing globally are worried about slow performance when running applications in the cloud, while 26% note a lack of integration with legacy systems as a key obstacle.” While moving to the Cloud has many benefits, companies must also have a clear plan to avoid some of […]