The NiceLabel LMS is a next-generation all-inclusive web based label management system for businesses that operate quality systems or for regulated enterprises.
LMS includes everything you need to standardise, centralise and control your labelling.
The NiceLabel LMS includes a document management system, label template designer, "on-demand printing & integrated printing" application builders, web printing system, non-production environment and a change and transport system.
LMS is scalable for unlimited users with a few or many thousands of printers and can be extended to remote locations, suppliers or contract manufacturers.
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Install and configure the web based DMS
Hint: Think of the DMS as your Sharepoint for labelling accessed from any web browser by approved users.
Approved business users can easily design templates with the modern user interface.
Easily design simple, complex or industry compliance templates. (Comes supplied with many industry standard templates in the design program).
Hint: it's as simple and familiar as using MS Word for creating documents
You can either use the automatically built printing form, design your own, or ask us to build your on-demand printing solutions to reduce risk or improve efficiency and productivity.
Want to print from master data?, no problem, configure the integration system to trigger printing directly for host systems or data.
Hint: You don't print from the design program, you print from a printing solution!
After designing your templates, on-demand or integrated printing solutions, all files are stored in the relevant folders in the DMS (also supports non Nicelabel files).
Now use the built-in digital approvals workflow and electronically sign (approve, reject etc) all files.
Manage versions and label life cycles without the need for multiple 3rd party programs, or paper based systems.
Hint: No quality manager should allow the person who designed the template or printing solutions to be the person to approve it!. Even in non-regulated companies.
Simply deploy the "On-demand" printing solutions to print operator workstations in one or more locations via the Web Printing System.
Hint: This removes the need to install, configure and maintain design program software on each print operator workstation.
It's what IT Managers are asking for.
Secure system & production history database.
Audit system, printer, user and media history.
Reprint labels with original templates and data.
Hint: System, user, printer and media analytics provides visibility to improve business inefficiencies, reductions in media consumption and reduce printer down times.
Manage all your labels in one secure database
Countless organizations still struggle with label versioning/approval processes and manual quality assurance procedures. These legacy approaches to quality control are costly, error-prone and fail to satisfy many industry regulations, increasing the risks of mislabeling resulting in product quarantine, rework, scrappage, recall, fines and even lost business.
NiceLabel's Document Management System (DMS) is a modern HTML web-based application that stores all label documents and configurations in a central database.
Secure centralized storage eliminates duplication
All label documents are stored in a central SQL database. Users check-in and check-out documents from our label designer to prevent conflicts if multiple individuals attempt to edit the same document at the same time.
Automatic document versioning provides transparency
Version control gives you a complete template and change request history for backup and audit purposes.
Template consolidation leads to more efficient operations
NiceLabel’s intelligent templates are optimized for over 5,000+ printer models, reducing the number of label variations you need to maintain.
Unique indexing and search helps reduce duplications
All elements contained in the label template are indexed so business users can quickly find, visually compare and modify templates. Searches cover the entire database, helping you avoid redundant or duplicated label variations.
Secure, electronic approval workflows
The publishing approval workflow automates the routing of label documents to quality control managers for review and approval. Stakeholders are automatically notified via an email sent directly from the DMS. They can compare, approve or reject changes right in the system.
Label comparison provides quality assurance
The label compare feature automatically compares two label revisions and graphically highlights the differences. You can easily spot differences not readily apparent to the naked eye, and attain a higher level of quality control.
Keep full control of all label changes
Make label changes in a test environment and preview these changes before they go live in the production environment. This protects the core label data and ensures no unchecked changes are published in the live database. You get full control over how and when changes are published to make sure the information is correct and the organization is informed.
Our DMS enables new levels of traceability and visibility
The DMS history feature keeps a graphical view and data record for every label ever printed across your entire organization. History also keeps records of all system errors, events and alerts. It provides the necessary audit trails and documentation to comply with regulatory requirements. The DMS reports feature gives you the information you need to improve and fine-tune your production processes and compare the workload across servers, users and printers.
Secure your labeling process with role-based access control
Quality management systems and regulatory agencies often require comprehensive documentation and audit trails regarding your labeling processes. With our Label Management System, administrators get full control over who has access to specific labeling processes and can determine which level of access each user has. Role-based access control (RBAC) regulates access to documents and resources based on the roles of individual users. RBAC is supported using Windows Active Directory authentication.
Avoid unplanned downtime with printer management and alerts
Unscheduled downtime can mean costly delays for your business. The NiceLabel Label Management System includes printer management features and alerts that provide a real-time overview of all connected printers, active print jobs and connected clients. With this information, IT support can quickly resolve downtime issues. Administrators receive automatic email notifications when errors occur and address these immediately.
Request a demo to see how LMS complies with quality management systems.
NiceLabel’s document management system helps you reduce the number of label variations. It streamlines the label design and approval process, substantially reducing the cost of quality control and the risks of error.
Labels are unique documents and designing them with tools not built for the job can be challenging. Our label designer makes this task easy for business users. It's packed with built-in graphical design features that enable users to create labels in minutes, no coding skills or training necessary.
Designing labels within our system helps your business achieve:
Empower business users to design labels
With our Label Management System, business users can design and maintain customer-specific or regulatory-compliant label templates. This reduces the need for IT involvement in order to process and complete label change requests, freeing up valuable IT resources to work on more value-adding projects.
The most modern label designer for business
Our label designer delivers a familiar, Microsoft Word-like user experience. This means business users can quickly design professional labels without barcoding knowledge, design layout expertise or advanced computer skills. Use one of the predesigned label templates or create one from scratch in minutes, even if you have never designed a label before.
The label designer enables the design of universal, intelligent label templates with dynamic content. Even the most complex labels such as GHS, allergens and nutrition or garment care labels can be designed quickly and linked to dynamic data sources.
NiceLabel’s label templates are universal. You can use the same template with any printer brand and model, even printers with different resolutions. You don’t need to design different labels for different printer models to get the same consistent output and fast printing performance.
Unrivaled text formatting
NiceLabel automatically positions, aligns, word wraps or adjusts the font size of your text to ensure your dynamic data fits into the designated area.
NiceLabel’s user interface, help system and user guides are available in many languages. Label content can by printed in any language with multiple languages appearing on the same label.
Intelligent features like relative object positioning, variable label length and double-sided printing help reduce the number of template variations you need to create.
Design intelligent labels
Guidelines, relative positioning, anchoring, alignment, grouping and other features help you quickly design dynamic and intelligent labels that help reduce label template variations.
All the help you need
The label designer provides a comprehensive help system with shortcuts, user guides, training videos, knowledge base, sample files, on-screen hints and error warnings to ensure you get all the help you need to quickly create accurate labels.
Pre-built compliance labels
The label designer includes a library of pre-built labels that align with industry standards like GS1, AIAG, ODETTE, GM, VDA, etc.
Fast and simple database connectivity
Anyone can connect to a database using our label designer’s database wizard.
Easily configure dynamic data
The label designer lets you configure dynamic data using menus rather than coding.
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Printing forms provide operator accuracy and efficiency and reduce risks of errors when printing from the design program.
The NiceLabel design program automatically generates a printing form for every label created. The standard printing form provides the print operator all key functions in the printing solution interface, such as :
Manual data entry fields
The NiceLabel designer program includes an application builder to allow business users to either edit the standard printing form, or create new custom printing and data entry solutions.
See the next section to learn more about the on-demand printing builder.
Businesses can significantly reduce manual printing effort and achieve new levels of accuracy and control by using PowerForms unmatched on-demand print capabilities. PowerForms features empower business users to create custom printing applications, streamline complex printing processes and eliminating errors.
Users can initiate on-demand printing via a simple scan, touch or minimal data entry and preview the results to ensure accuracy and speed of printing. Label preview offers a visual aide, displaying the entire print job to provide verification of labels to reduce the occurrence of mislabeling. This all helps remove the “guess work” from the print operator while reducing the occurrence of mislabeling.
Make it easy for nonskilled or seasonal workers to print your labels. Build a printing solution that uses images and icons to replace text or use buttons and touchscreen to remove the need for keyboard skills. You can rapidly onboard new print operators with minimal to no training.
Custom forms allow end users to make the necessary decisions to print exactly what they want, when they want it, without deviating from a standard process or workflow. This reduces the manual printing efforts, improves the speed of printing and print productivity.
When operators use printing forms, they don't have access to the label template, so they can't accidentally or intentionally modify the label layout or important label content.
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The web printing system allows you to instantly deploy a standardized label printing process across departments, factories, locations and even business partners. Operators print from a dedicated, streamlined application that requires little training. Our web printing system reduces IT costs because there is no need to deploy printing applications for each workstation at every printing site.
Web printing increases organizational efficiency, enabling a faster time-to-market.
Web prinitng assures consistent labeling and accurate data to streamline and automate the operations by:
Standard printing solutions
NiceLabel automatically generates a printing form for each label. The standard printing form can be deployed via the web printing system without any programming. The only limitation is that you need to create multiple web clients in the DMS for print operators to print multiple label templates.
Edit the standard printing solution
Use the on-demand application builder tool to edit the standard printing form to support multiple label templates in a single solution. Then deploy to all print operators a single multi-template solution from a single web client in the DMS.
Custom printing and date entry solutions
Use the application buildetr to create custom printing and data entry solutions. The deploy to all business users from a single web client.
The web printing system is the only web printing solution that utilizes client-side processing and client-side printer management. Instead of generating print streams and previews from the remote server, a method that can be slow due to time lag and network traffic, client-side processing generates print streams and print previews using the local PC. Client-side printer management allows local users to use any Microsoft Windows printer driver, including ones not supported by the server, and control the settings locally.
Collaborate with your suppliers to eliminate the need for goods-in relabelling. Give contract manufacturers and 3PLs access to labelling, while you maintain control centrally. Business partners can have access to a manual web printing solution or they can integrate the web printing form with their ERP system. They can deploy a standardised printing process and ensure consistent labels regardless of printer. The result is a faster time-to-market because goods can be received more quickly.
Call for a live demo and you will printing via the web client in minutes.
Print labels from anywhere
The web printing system allows you to instantly deploy a standardised label printing process across departments, factories, locations and even business partners. Operators print from a dedicated, streamlined application that requires little training. Web printing systems reduce IT costs because there is no need to deploy printing applications for each workstation at every printing site.
If you’ve integrated your printing with your ERP system or other business applications, you’ve taken the first step towards a more efficient label production process.
However, if you’re hard-coding label templates to match the printers in your organization, you’re probably still struggling with maintaining a large number of templates that have to be manually updated by your IT team.
The main goal of any integration is to ensure accuracy and efficiency by interfacing with the master data. Our label management system enables you to achieve the highest level of integration quickly at much lower cost than with legacy approaches to integration.
NiceLabel’s integration system includes
All-in-one integration system
Our integration system includes data connectors (triggers), data extraction and transformation (filters), business rules and workflows (actions), and a print server in a single service. All transactions and data processing happen in the same memory space. In-memory processing is 100x faster than transmitting data between applications and servers. The all-in-one architecture also reduces downtime and simplifies maintenance.
Pre-built integration to leading business applications
Designed to meet the integration needs of businesses of all sizes, our integration system provides unrivalled connectivity to any application or source data via web services, event based integration and certified pre-built integrations to SAP®, Oracle®, Microsoft® and many other leading MES, ERP and WMS applications.
Industry leading SAP integration
Our label management system comes with a ready-to-use ABAP package that enables print previews of the label template with master data, meaning fewer label errors and avoiding costly reprints. All of this happens within the SAP system’s user interface without spending months writing code for such a tight integration. Our ABAP package can be transported into a SAP system within seconds, and you get a streamlined SAP label printing process in a matter of hours. Our integration system also includes pre-built triggers and filters for the NiceLabel ABAP package for rapid deployment.
The integration system includes an intuitive graphical integration builder that lets you build simple or complex integrations. It lets your IT team rapidly configure connectors (triggers), data extraction and transformation (filters) and business rules and workflows (actions) without any coding. You can also use the integration builder to enhance pre-built integrations.
Triggers that accept data from any business application or hardware device
The integrations system is an event-based application that extracts and transforms data (filters), and executes business rules and workflows (actions) based on triggers. It supports modern and legacy triggers including web services, HTTP, TCP/IP, database, serial port and file drop. Triggers allow you to connect to modern and legacy business applications, Android or iOS devices, PLCs and many other software and hardware devices.
Filters that integrate with all modern and legacy data formats
Our integration system’s filters extract and transforms data in any format so you don't have to customize your existing business applications. Our data mapping tool helps you easily extract and map data from common formats like XML, CSV or fixed-width text files. The mapping tool also supports legacy system modernization by supporting data in unstructured formats such as legacy reports or even binary printer commands.
Actions for building business rules and workflows
Our integration system includes a engine that allows print requests to be dynamically changed based on business logic that is applied to inbound dynamic data. The business rules engine selects the applicable workflow to run and execute a task, i.e. requesting data from additional data sources, selecting one or more label templates or targeting specific printers. Everything happens within our system, so there's no need to customize your existing business applications.
The integration system’s print server was built from the ground up for the modern 64-bit multi-core architecture to provide the fastest, most reliable and efficient printing capability.
It is a 100% native 64-bit application that eliminates the need for additional technology layers required by the previous generation of 32-bit applications.
Our integration system print server takes advantage of modern technologies to maximize performance and scaling needs by consuming minimal hardware resources.
71 print requests per second
One of our retail customers printed 1 million labels on Black Friday in 3 hours and 55 minutes. On average, 71 print requests where handled per second. That’s 4,255 per minute or 255,300 per hour. In an operation of this scale, performance and reliability are critical. Any downtime would have cost our customer 100s of millions on this day.
Scalability you can't outgrow
Scalability and reliability are built into the next generation architecture of our integration system. It also provides failover and high availability options required for business-critical operation. Our integration system also supports load balancing to optimize performance in high-volume environments. Some of our customers drive thousands of printers from a single centralized server.
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