Remote Printing Solutions for Manufacturing
The manufacturing industry moves fast and all processes from beginning to end must flow smoothly. Any roadblock in this critical path has a profound effect and can result in delays and lost revenue.
Some manufacturers require the ability to print documents from SAP or Oracle ERP systems such as bar codes or shipping labels from one central location to another remote office location, warehouse or supplier. To achieve this, some use VPN or leased lines which can be cost prohibitive or may be hard to get in some remote locations. In some cases, actual hard copies of documents are physically shipped to these locations which is expensive as well as time consuming.
With remote offices and warehouses located worldwide and on different networks, how do you connect everyone and make sure these mission critical documents get to where they need to go?
With the PrinterOn Enterprise mobile printing platform, manufacturers can add remote printing capability to their current infrastructure. PrinterOn connects disparate networks and eliminates the need for VPN allowing shipping documents or barcode labels to be printed from one location and then picked up at another. Any mobile device is supported, so printing can be done from phones, tablets and laptops as well as native printing directly from within an ERP system. With PrinterOn, manufacturers can increase productivity, improve performance and reduce costs.
Key Features for Manufacturing
Lower Operating Costs
Eliminate expensive VPN connections used to print to third-party service providers such as vendors, customers and contract logistics and warehousing locations, or to another corporate office or home office. Reduce infrastructure with only one print server required on your network to run all print services.
Integration with ERP Solutions
PrinterOn offers pre-built solutions to integrate with a wide range or workflows including a native add-on module for SAP. APIs are also available that allow custom integrations with PrinterOn.
Scalability and Flexibility
PrinterOn is a highly flexible, scalable and configurable software-based system sitting in between the application and network layers of an organization’s IT infrastructure. Functionality remains the same whether deployed on premise behind the firewall or in the cloud.
Meet virtually any security requirement for your organization with control of user authentication, print job data encryption, transmission encryption and a variety of secure release methods at the print device.
The entire print infrastructure can be managed through a single location. The PrinterOn web console provides access to all settings, printers, configurations and reports making managing and monitoring simple and efficient.
Superior User Experience
Remote printing can be configured to work with the same workflows a user is used to. No changes. No training. To the user, printing to a remote printer is the same as printing to a printer down the hall.
Key Benefits of Remote Printing for Manufacturing
- Create supply chain efficiencies
- Connect printers globally across multiple networks using PrinterOn’s patented delivery infrastructure
- Print to any PrinterOn-enabled printer inside or outside the corporate network (supplier, manufacturer)
- Native printing directly from ERP systems such as SAP, Sage and Oracle
- Reduce costs - Eliminate the need for complex and expensive VPNs
- PrinterOn can enable remote printing from Sage ERP
- Enable any printer quickly and easily
- Barcode, label and RFID printer support
- Variety of printing methods to suit different work styles - native iOS, email, apps, web upload, driver
- Authentication - works with your AD or LDAP user groups
- Print management - integrates with your current PMS for job tracking and auditing
Remote Printing Success Stories
Manufacturer of Turf Maintenance and Irrigation Systems
“Before PrinterOn, we were using WAN connections to facilitate printing at remote locations. Over time, the costs to sustain this approach rose and required significant investment each time a new location was added. PrinterOn enables us to easily send documents to our warehouses, vendors and customers. It also reduces overall costs, maintains the security we expect and substantially lowers implementation time for new locations.”
Manufacturer of Polyester PEN/PET Films