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Double Trouble? Applying Two Labels

By Tom Seeling | October 2021

Regulatory requirements or vendor insistence creates a situation where a manufacturer has to ship a container or pallet with two identical labels applied to two different surfaces. While a simple exercise if performed manually, it gets complex when incorporating it into an automated shipping process. As the object moves down a conveyor system, two printers…

Create a Smart Printer – Store Label Designs in Your Printer for Fast Label Printing without Software or a PC

By Dave Klement | February 2020

Summary The traditional approach to supply chain labeling involves a PC, labeling software, and a printer. However, most people do not realize that, in certain circumstances, you can take the labeling software and PC out of the equation, printing straight from the printer. Basically you make the printer act as a Smart Printer. This is…

Prevent Misapplied Labels

By Dave Klement | December 2019

Summary Summary An often overlooked problem is the possibility of applying the wrong labels to the wrong product.  The agility many manufacturers have achieved with just-in-time (JIT) manufacturing can come at a price with label application errors.  Often we think of label errors in terms of the wrong data getting on a label.  However, short…

3 Approaches to Printing from ERP Systems

By Dave Klement | August 2019

Summary Enterprise Resource Planning software companies (such as SAP, Oracle, Microsoft Dynamics, Epicor, IQMS etc.) provide their clients with great tools to manage and grow their organizations.  Centralizing data and then providing information, in real time, across the enterprise enables the company to act faster and smarter.  It is natural, then, to extend this data…

Reduce Human Error with Effective Label Design

By Dave Klement | July 2019

Summary “To err is human; to forgive, divine.” – Alexander Pope Most labeling software applications are packed with tools and features to prevent errors. This article covers some common ones and provides some links to Efficient Ideas articles. Methods to Reduce Human Error Several methods can be used to reduce the potential for human error: Input…

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NiceLabel Cloud 10.2 Release

By Jerry Joseph | January 2023

Current NiceLabel Cloud and LMS* Clients, new features have been added in the release of NiceLabel 10.2. New print functionality for Apple devices Apple device users can now open a browser and print labels with selectable data. There’s no need to install the NiceLabel Web Client or Designer on your device. Instead, some additional setup…

Cloud Essentials Enhancements with the Release of NiceLabel 10.2

By Jerry Joseph | January 2023

With the release of NiceLabel 10.2, desktop Designer Users (PowerForms and Designer Pro licenses), can upgrade to NiceLabel Cloud Essentials right now for added benefits. New print functionality for Apple devices Apple device users can now open a browser and print labels with selectable data. There’s no need to install the NiceLabel Web Client or…

New Year, New Look

By Jennie Gartland | December 2022

We are getting a fresh new look with the new year! The new Efficientbi.com will help you find the right tools and options for your company’s labeling and tracking needs. We can’t wait to share our new site with you, but for now here is a sneak peak! Coming Soon Click images to view gallery

Meet Our New Team Member

By Jennie Gartland | November 2022

Heather Simone, Account Manager Heather helps keep EBI running smoothly by working behind the scenes. She is the go-to person for EBI clients who want to renew or upgrade their support contracts. With 15 years of experience working with consulting firms the like of Hewlett Packard, IBM iX and Accenture Digital as well as much…

Your Label and Tracking System Plans for 2023

By Dave Klement | November 2022

As we close out 2022, many clients begin to think about 2023. Labeling and tracking systems may not be the first thing that comes to mind for everyone. I understand and appreciate that. However, with a little planning, we can ensure that your labeling systems are “easy to use and reliable” so that you won’t have…

Shipping Label Automation, EDI, and BreadCrumbs™

By Dave Klement | November 2022

For clients needing ship label automation, especially with EDI and ASN compliance, EBI now supports a new software application to make shipping label automation easy for your shipping team! BreadCrumbs™, by Sigo Software™, features a  way to integrate industrial scanners, high-speed thermal printers and print-and-apply systems to improve speed and accuracy in the shipping label printing and…

License Creep in LABELVIEW

By Dave Klement | September 2022

Why do I keep exceeding my LABELVIEW Network user licenses when I am not adding new users? Users forgetting to logout of LABELVIEW, or the Network Utilities app not recognizing that it has been closed can give LABELVIEW the impression that more people are logged in. Using Network Utilities to drop a user connection, or…