Integrate Labeling With Business Applications to Boost Your Time to Market
by Guenther Martin, on July 10, 2019
In a recent report we explore how Loftware supports organizations around the world in optimizing their time to market. One such way is by integrating Enterprise Labeling with business applications to ensure label data is accurate and the risk of timely labeling errors is reduced. Here are three of the biggest time to market benefits I believe customers can achieve by ensuring their labeling processes are integrated with their business applications.1. Leveraging sources of truth saves time and minimizes risk
Wherever possible organizations are looking to ensure that the data they are using for labeling is coming from definitive sources – sources of truth. It’s crucial for them to ensure they have a high degree of control relating to the information that goes on a label. After all, errors in this process can be costly, timely and in many cases can cause significant amount of risk, therefore ensuring there is a consistency in the labeling data not only saves time, it mitigates the associated risks too.2. Generate efficiencies by removing the pressure on the IT function
Another way integrating with business applications can help to optimize time to market is by involving business users and reducing costly IT involvement. IT teams no longer have to be the sole function responsible for the creation of labels. These teams can now choose to extend permissions to the business users to create labels, safe in the knowledge that the data and the label templates are utilizing sources of truth and are leveraging approved business rules. Therefore the risk of errors is considerably reduced. Without such a demand on the resources of the IT function, the business can print labels with greater efficiency and significantly greater agility, removing the risk of downtime and costly interruptions to production.3. Integration that adheres to your business rules and optimizes your speed
In our recent report I've outlined two use cases where companies have utilized labeling integration. One scenario highlights how one manufacturing company is setup to drive automated label printing from existing business applications. They leverage business rules within Loftware Spectrum to create, design and print labels direct from SAP. The other scenario outlines how one pharmaceutical organization has integrated their labeling process with Oracle to allow the operator to initiate printing of thousands of labels at once. Still using data from the sources of truth to automatically initiate label printing but also allowing users to retain a manual control when needed. In both cases, the organizations have achieved considerable time savings in their labeling approaches and are able to get their products to market with greater efficiency.
You can see my article and others by Loftware experts and one of our customers by downloading the full report using the link below. Take a look and see how you can start to optimize your time to market and make a significant difference to the performance of your business.