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. Below we explain how to print labels via RESTful API with SENTINEL.
REST enables label printing automation to work more seamlessly with ERP systems migrating to the cloud or being accessed through a web browser.
With SENTINEL 2021 and newer, you can do all of this over the internet, so all you need is a connection and browser!
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 label printing 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 whether it passed or completed, or any errors that may have occurred.
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.
Our SENTINEL solution’s label printing 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!
Nick Recht is the Sales Manager for the Americas region at TEKLYNX, RFID and barcode label solution provider. 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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