In 2021, companies are seeking better connectivity more than ever before. The world-changing year of 2020 is over, and businesses around the globe are using the lessons they learned to implement better systems and forge stronger connections throughout the supply chain.
The best barcode labeling software for 2021 equips manufacturers to build better connections between people, systems, and organizations. TEKLYNX 2021 barcode label software solutions include innovative new capabilities that meet the needs of companies in 2021 and beyond.
Even before the global coronavirus pandemic forced remote work to swiftly become a reality, companies were increasing their use of cloud technologies. Cloud technologies eliminate the need for local servers and technology infrastructure while supporting the ability for employees to do their jobs from anywhere with an internet connection.
Adoption of cloud technology is rapidly increasing in the barcode label software world. Here are two main ways companies will connect their label design software to the cloud:
Local spreadsheets and databases can cause issues when updates are made. Employees must be in a physical location or connected through a virtual private network (VPN) to access the file, and it’s easy to end up with multiple versions of the same file. That’s why companies are turning to cloud-based spreadsheets such as Excel Online and Google Sheets. With these online files, updates are saved automatically, and authorized users can access them from anywhere with an internet connection. The best barcode label software for 2021 will allow you to easily and securely connect to cloud-based data sources and leverage cloud data on your labels.
Saving label files locally is inefficient, error prone, and risky. Users are limited to the files available on their local PC and resort to emailing label files back and forth. Locally stored files are not inherently backed up and are at risk. If the hardware stops working the label files likely are irretrievable. Network storage is a better solution, but still requires physical presence or a VPN connection. In 2021, your barcode label software should equip you to store your label files in the cloud. LABELVIEW and CODESOFT make it easy to sign into your Google or Microsoft account and save your label files to Google Drive or One Drive. The interface is familiar, requiring very little training for employees to use:
Mobile devices are becoming more and more common in the workplace, and not just for calls and texting. In a January 2021 study, 62% of workers reported that mobile phones or tablets played a key role in productivity at work.
The best barcode label software for 2021 will equip workers to easily print labels from their tablets, making label printing more efficient and reducing unnecessary movement throughout the facility. Touch2Print, a new label printing interface for Windows tablets, is optimized to make selecting and printing the correct label easy. Touch2Print is included in the 2021 version of LABELVIEW and CODESOFT.
Companies are continuing to seek greater productivity with less manual effort. That’s why, in 2021, the best barcode label software is more than just a tool to print labels. Using VisualBasic Scripting (VBScript), you can program actions at the object, data source, document, or application level that add new functionality. What kind of actions? Here are a few examples:
In LABELVIEW and CODESOFT, we’ve made it easier than ever to leverage VBScripts. VBScript items and labels are tagged with a special icon, and the VBScript Manager allows you to share VBScripts between different users so they don’t need to be created from scratch.
In addition to the features mentioned above, the TEKLYNX 2021 label design products are packed with enhancements that help you barcode better in 2021. Download a free 30-day trial today!
Travis Wayne is the Product Manager at TEKLYNX. Travis applies his 20+ years of IT and health sciences experience to empower businesses to streamline operations and barcode better by applying software and technology. He works to continually improve TEKLYNX' strategic planning, product and project management principles, and cross-functional communications. When not working, he enjoys many outdoor activities with his wife and two children.
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