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Welcome to the Barcodes for Business 201 Webinar rundown. The concept is to help build up barcode knowledge, and the equipment and software used. This second webinar, Barcodes for Business – 201, highlights label management to mark, track, and control what matters from software and equipment.

Video title card for the webinar

In this second webinar, Bob Conti, President of Imprint Enterprises, Paul Cecchin, Senior Channel Manager with Zebra Technologies, and Lee Stevens Senior Sales Engineer with Seagull Scientific, discuss barcoding and system integration to ease the scanning and printing of barcode labels.

Read on for some of the topics addressed in this webinar replay or go directly to Barcodes for Business – 201 to watch it now.

Workflow Optimization

1D and 2D printed labels

Data can be analyzed as it flows back and forth, with real-time location solutions. It starts with how the barcode labels are printed, using software applications such as BarTender®. The quality and strength of the scan engine used, the devices used to scan the barcodes, will determine how quickly and efficiently the barcodes are read.

Paul discusses

        • The various equipment used to scan and print barcodes
        • Android operating systems
        • Mobility DNA
        • Different use cases
        • How Imprint Enterprises, a premier partner with Zebra, has the knowledge to understand business needs

It’s Not Just About Encoding

BarTender® is a software company that businesses all over the world rely on yet is not as well understood as to its importance to barcodes. Barcoding software is the background work that connects the input and data sources to ensure the right information is printed in the right format, at the right printer, at the right time.

 Lee discusses

        • How BarTender® drives any kind of device to get consistent, reliable information to generate on time, at the right location, in the right format.
        • BarTender® creates the templates to produce the label the way you need it
        • BarTender® produces more than 50 billion labels a year
        • BarTender® ties your systems together
        • BarTender® has a long, healthy relationship with Zebra
Warehuse team member using a handheld scanner

Barcode Data Usage

barcode printing software

Barcode data helps businesses understand how often products are selected from their warehouses. Business can use this information to assess inventory levels, locations of items, and if items need to be rearranged according to their demand: e.g. top shelf verses eye level for easier picking.

      •  Paul addresses how the needs of the barcode software and equipment are dependent upon the use case for each business
      • Bob discusses how some use cases include regulatory requirements for certain industries that determine their barcode data usage, such as food manufacturing with best buy dates
      • Imprint Enterprises helps to walk businesses through their processes to help train and educate them on how to manage barcode data and the devices needed
      • Bob and Lee mention the difference between internal and external uses in barcode data and the management of their data

Barcode Library Management

Barcodes have a life cycle. That life cycle can be long-term, or it can fluctuate drastically. Some businesses require specific barcode labels from a manufacturer that fits their specific needs. Some businesses decide to rebrand, changing the barcode labels to match the rebranding. Library management can impact business effectiveness.

Warehuse team member using a handheld scanner
      •  Lee discusses how the management of a barcode label library can impact the quality and accuracy of barcode labels
          • For example, accidentally getting an old label instead of the new design
      • The more labels a business has, the more of a problem management can become if not using a proper library system

Business Needs Determine Software & Equipment

Workflows will have an impact on what type and how much equipment a business will need for barcode labeling. The outcomes desired will impact the solutions to reach that outcome.

      • Paul discusses how different scenarios will affect what type of equipment will be best
          • What a company is trying to accomplish and possible improvements
      • Lee mentions how constraints can impact the effectiveness of barcode systems and equipment
      • Data sources can impact this determination
          • Where is the data source?
          • How is the data source structured?
          • How frequently is the data refreshed?
          • And more

Webinar 201 Wrap-Up

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Business processes will impact the barcode software and equipment a business will need to become more efficient while maintaining regulations and requirements within their industry. Imprint Enterprises understands how barcoding software and hardware works into every industry and what solutions are more effective.

      • Bob discusses how each business has their own goal, which Imprint considers, along with budgetary and process requirements
      • Lee advises businesses to be open to opportunities that software improvements can provide
      • Paul shares that Zebra has a trade-in program for businesses that need to upgrade their equipment in the future
      • Bob discusses how you can scale your software and equipment as your business grows

Watch the Webinar Replay

Integrating systems and hardware do not have to be a complex problem. Imprint Enterprises, partnering with Zebra Technologies and Seagull Scientific can help guide you through where you are today and where you want to go in the future. There is a team of experts that understand the aspects of barcoding software and equipment, to provide efficient solutions.

Watch the webinar Barcodes for Business – 201. The experts are there to help you understand the basics. If you have questions, you can always Contact Imprint Enterprises today.