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Benefits of Printing Labels via RESTful API with SENTINEL

Nick Recht

Benefits of Printing Labels via RESTful API with SENTINEL

BY: NICK RECHT / DATE: 07/22/2021 / TOPICS: MANUFACTURING, ENTERPRISE LABEL MANAGEMENT, PRINT AUTOMATION, CLOUD LABELING

How many business systems – an ERP or WMS – have you heard are migrating to the cloud? In its report, the International Data Corporation (IDC) said “demand for cloud-based ERP applications continues to grow because of their ability to access and analyze massive amounts of data in near real time.” As more and more companies utilize cloud-based ERP systems, integrative software solutions need to be able to play nice with them. 

 

Connecting SENTINEL label printing automation software with RESTful API, or REST (Representational State Transfer), allows you to print labels automatically out of cloud-based systems and receive bi-directional communication on print jobs.

 

Easily Trigger Print Jobs from Cloud ERP Systems Using REST

 

REST enables label printing automation to work more seamlessly with ERP systems migrating to the cloud or being accessed through a web browser.

 

Benefits of Cloud ERP System Labeling Integration

 

 

With SENTINEL 2021, you can do all of this over the internet, so all you need is a connection and browser!

 

No More Wondering – Get Live Feedback on Print Jobs

 

Most companies  with label printing automation software currently use a generic, not bi-directional method for requesting print jobs – for example, exporting a flat text file from their business system. With this method, if you want more information you need to monitor folders and log files to see if a print job was successful. 

 

Integrating SENTINEL with RESTful API allows for bi-directional communication. Now when you’re printing out of an ERP, WMS, or other business systems, you’ll receive immediate feedback about that print job and weather it passed or completed, or any errors that may have occurred.

 

Printing Labels via RESTful Web API with SENTINEL  is Simple

 

Start printing labels using SENTINEL’s RESTful Web API input plugin in minutes. You can configure it to work with an API key authorization or HTTPD configuration if your RESTful Web Server requires those.

 

  1. Open SENTINEL Manager
  2. Create a new sentinel by clicking the New button or open an existing sentinel
  3. Select the Input tab
  4. Use the drop-down arrow to select Rest Web Server API
  5. Select Settings
  6. Add new or modify existing and new connections 
  7. Select your network adapter 
  8. Enter your port #
  9. Edit your security settings
  10. Edit your Database cleanup settings as needed 
  11. Select OK
  12. Select the green start button to start your watch
  13. Test the input via your business application
 

Learn What TEKLYNX Print Automation Solution Can Do for Your Business

 

Our SENTINEL 2021 solution’s integration with RESTful API is easier to use, more reliable, and offers greater flexibility. See it in action and let’s discuss your label printing automation needs to see if our solution is a good fit!

 

Request a demo

 

 

 

About Nick

 

Nick Recht is the Enterprise Product Manager at TEKLYNX. He leverages his passion for using technology to add value to businesses and his 12 years of AIDC experience to help organizations of all sizes barcode better. When he is not working, he is driving one of his daughters to a practice of some sort or making/sampling beer from his garage brewery. 

 

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