Automate Labelling
Labelling Software



NiceLabel
PowerForms Suite
Label design · Form design · Data automation · Printing

NiceLabel PowerForms Suite provides all the labelling software most companies will ever need.

With NiceLabel PowerForms Suite you can design labels, design data entry forms for workstations, set up database and device triggers to automate printing, and print labels.

PowerForms Suite includes Automation Easy. It's a great way to integrate label printing with your process devices and business systems without any coding.

NiceLabel Automation

NiceLabel Automation is a rapid application development tool for building simple and complex solutions.

This video is a part of webinar. It outlines how NiceLabel Automation works and the differences between the Easy, Pro and Enterprise editions.

Put simply Automation Easy is suitable for most companies operating at one location. Automation Pro supports multi-line and multi-site operations while Automation Enterprise meets the needs of corporations running ERP systems like SAP and Oracle.

Automation Easy is part of PowerForms Suite, Automation Pro is part of LMS Pro and Automation Enterprise is part of LMS Enterprise. NiceLabel Automation increases productivity at very location.

LMS Label Management Systems manage all label templates and monitor all printers in the organisation. NiceLabel LMS improves labelling workflows and performance across the organisation.


Automation Easy

Printing labels from a drop file is the most popular use of Automation Easy.

Use Automation Easy to configure:

  1. Connectors: triggers - detect events, e.g. a new despatch record
  2. Data extraction and transformations: filters get data, e.g. data from the despatch record.
  3. Business rules and workflows: actions based on the data, e.g. select a carrier and print a tracking label.
Triggers


Triggers accept data from any business application or hardware device: Android, iOS, PLC and many more ...

  1. File Trigger. Monitors the change in the file or set of files in the folder. Contents of the file can be parsed in filters and used in actions.

  2. Serial Port Trigger. Monitors the inbound communication on the serial RS232 port. Contents of the input stream can be parsed in filters and used in actions. The data can be also polled from the external device in defined time intervals.

  3. Database Trigger. Monitors the record changes in the SQL database tables. Contents of the returned data set can be parsed and used in actions. The database is monitored in defined time intervals. The trigger can also update the database after the actions execute using INSERT, UPDATE and INSERT SQL statements.

  4. TCP/IP Server Trigger. Monitors the inbound raw data stream arriving on the defined socket. Contents of the input stream can be parsed in filters and used in actions. Can be bidirectional, providing feedback.

  5. HTTP Server Trigger. Monitors the inbound HTTP-formatted data stream arriving on the defined socket. Contents of the input stream can be parsed in filters and used in actions. User authentication can be enabled. Is bidirectional, providing feedback.

  6. Web Service Trigger. Monitors the inbound data stream arriving on the defined Web Service method. Contents of the input stream can be parsed in filters and used in actions. Is bidirectional, providing feedback.
Filters

NiceLabel automation and integration extracts data from any format. The data mapping tool helps you map data from XML, CSV and fixed-width text files as well as unstructured formats such as legacy reports and even binary printer commands.

Actions

Print requests apply business logic to inbound dynamic data. The rules engine selects the applicable workflow to run and execute the task: requesting data from additional sources, selecting label templates, targeting specific printers. Everything happens within the system. No need to customise existing business applications.


PowerForms Suite · Features

GENERAL
Single user workstation: unlimited printers
Multi-user: 3 · 5 · 10 printer licences
20 User interface Languages
Accepts and prints data in any language - Unicode data support
Installs side-by-side with previous NiceLabel editions for controlled migration
Certified and compatible systems:
Vista/Windows 7/Windows 8/Windows 8.1/Windows 10
New
Extensive contextual help with inline tips to empower business users New
Free phone and e-mail technical support for software evaluation and registered users New
Intuitive Office 2016 style user interface New
Single straightforward installer for 32 and 64 bit environments New

TEMPLATE DESIGN
Automatic check digit calculation
Customizable "human readable" character template
More than 70 linear and 2D barcode symbologies with support for printer-based barcodes
Place "human readable" text anywhere in relation to barcodes
Print objects in reverse/negative: white on black
Text, barcodes, lines, boxes, circles, clip art, images and PDF files
Windows system and built-in printer fonts support
Intuitive GS1 Application Identifier Data Source Wizard New
Label setup wizard for quick start with best printing quality and performance New
Object alignment tools with snap-to-objects and arbitrary rotation of all objects New
Unlimited undo and redo commands New
DESIGNER PRO adds:
Fit-text-to-box (dynamic point size)
Relative object positioning and variable label length
Security: lock label design with a password
Text on ellipse
Wrap-text-to-shape (word-wrapping and text justification to non-rectangular shapes)
Extensive RFID support New
Library of ready-to-use international standards compliance label templates New
Object printing based on dynamic data (business rules) New
Rich text object including powerful editor with support for tables and more New

DYNAMIC DATA
Date and Time fields sourced from PC or Printer
Decimal counters
Keyboard or scanner input at print time
Print data from Excel and text files
Edit database connected documents without accessible database (offline mode) New
DESIGNER PRO adds:
10+ prebuilt functions for efficient data concatenation and processing
Custom SQL database queries
Full database connectivity to almost any existing database
Full serialization including support for printer-based serial numbers
Variable graphic fields including graphics sourced from database
VBScript and Python scripting for custom data processing
Import and Export Dynamic data definitions New
Reusable connections to multiple databases and tables within the label or solution New
Single screen for straightforward management of dynamic data (Dynamic Data Manager) New

ON-DEMAND PRINTING AND PRINT PRODUCTIVITY
Customizable data-entry filters and error checking
Auto-built, all-in-one printing form with data entry controls and dynamic print job preview New
Print time database record selection on a single screen New
Secure operator environment for efficient document selection and printing (NiceLabel Print) New
Single click creation of shortcuts for printing New
DESIGNER PRO adds:
Adaptable print form for improved control and efficiency (recommended for touch screens) New
Responsive form design to fit different screen resolutions New
POWERFORMS adds:
Interface and control peripheral devices, weight scales, PLCs…
Support for multi-lingual user environment
Automatic serial port monitoring for Weight Scale Integration New
Fully configurable user experience with 15+ prebuilt user interface controls and support for multiple forms New
Integrated no-programming graphical application builder for building efficient labelling solutions for controlled printing New
Integrated PDF engine for optimized PDF document creation without 3rd party tools New
Solution document type can contain multiple labels and forms for improved dynamic data management and portability New
Spellchecking for manual data entry New
Workflow and business rules editor including 40+ actions for printing labels, database queries, integrations with scales, PLCs… New

INTEGRATED PRINTING
POWERFORMS SUITE adds:
4 prebuilt connectors (File drop, Serial port, Database and TCP/IP socket) for integration with wide variety of systems and devices
Dedicated integration manager with extensive logging
Dynamic print job preview during configuration
Graphical integration builder for no-programing integration configuration
Native 32 and 64-bit Windows service for printing integration (Automation Easy)
NiceLabel JOB and NiceLabel XML format data processing
Structured text data (CSV and fixed-width columns) processing
Unstructured text and binary data processing
Workflow and business rules editor including 15+ actions for printing labels, data processing and network communication
.NET API for programing integration New

PRINTING
Local and network printer support
Native support for 4000+ label and marking devices
Session print - combines multiple labels in a single print job for performance
Speed optimization reuses repeating data instead of resending it
Support for all laser/inkjet printers with a Windows driver
DESIGNER PRO adds:
Advanced printer cutter control
Batch printing: header and tail labels
Color separation (for GHS labelling)

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