BarTender Label Software
Barcode software with unparalleled symbology support
BarTender includes more than 400 pre-formatted, ready-to-use barcode components and 60 symbologies as well as full support for GS1 standards.
BarTender® software enables organizations around the world to improve safety, security, efficiency and compliance by creating and automating the printing and control of labels, barcodes, RFID tags, plastic cards and more. The world’s largest companies and hundreds of thousands of small businesses rely on BarTender to help them:
- Accelerate the speed of goods moving through the supply chain
- Get the right medication to the right patient at the right time
- Inform workers how to handle hazardous substances safely
- Tell a parent that a snack has an ingredient to which their child is allergic
- Track a food-borne illness back to the field where it started
- Reduce shrinkage on the retail shop floor
- Maintain regulatory compliance with the world’s most comprehensive barcode software
BarTender’s exclusive Intelligent Templates™ enable companies to produce a wide variety of flexible label designs without the need to create and maintain hundreds of separate documents. Tell templates, layers and even objects when to print based on a single data source or database field, or on multiple conditions.
Automation and control
BarTender enables large enterprises to centrally operate, monitor, manage and secure their printing operations across multiple sites and even continents. BarTender supports permission-based printing, format encryption, job logging and system auditing.
BarTender Integration Builder enables sophisticated printing automation from a wide variety of business systems, including SAP and Oracle. Powerful database connectivity includes a live preview wizard to help you set up dynamic forms, search and select records, and incorporate print-time input.
Print-time information capture
Every edition of BarTender enables you to design intuitive and efficient forms for entering data at print-time, without the need for costly add-ons. BarTender also supports the print-time capture of images and weigh scale data in some editions.
Bartender Editions Summary
BarTender is available in four editions that address a wide range of features and user requirements. This general overview is followed by a more detailed Features and Editions Comparison Chart. Printer Licensing: Both “Automation” editions allow unlimited network users. With these editions, licensing is based on the maximum number of printers used by BarTender on the network.
BasicIncludes – The most frequently used label design features. Includes all text, graphics, bar code, and most serializing capabilities. Useful for keyboard and scanner-supplied label data only. Print Station is the only included Companion Application.
ProfessionalIncludes – All of BarTender’s most powerful label design features. Data access for network databases (using OLE DB and ODBC), as well as spreadsheets and text files. Includes two of the Companion Applications: Batch Maker and Print Station.
Omits – No control from within other software. (No ActiveX, Commander or command lines.) No SAP or XML support. No job logging or e-mailed error alerts. Cannot export printer code templates. Excludes all features omitted from the Automation edition. No Printer Maestro. Does not include many of the Companion Applications.
All of BarTender’s most powerful label design features. Numerous software integration tools, such as ActiveX Automation, enterprise messaging and Seagull’s Commander utility for cross-platform integration. All the data sourcing of Professional, plus support for SAP IDocs. Includes all of the Companion Applications except for Librarian, but not all of the features. Logging to local databases only. Includes all available RFID design and encoding capabilities.
Does not offer the enhanced server functions, advanced integration (such as XML and SAP AII), and web printing capabilities of Enterprise Automation (see above). No Librarian. Excludes some Companion Application features. No logging to centralized databases. No inventory control of printer supplies.
PC Licensing: The Professional and Basic editions are licensed based on the number of PCs used.
Omits – No access to external data. No password protection of label formats, no VB Script customization, no string concatenation, and only limited text filtering. No custom-base serialization. Excludes all features omitted from Professional, plus no Batch Maker.
Enterprise AutomationOur most powerful edition. Includes all of the label design, printing, software integration, and data sourcing features of the Automation edition, plus advanced server functions for centralized printing, security and administration. Includes BarTender Web Print Server to print labels from any browser. Contains our most advanced integration features, including TCP/IP triggers, SAP AII, Oracle XML, XML transforms, and XML scripting. Includes full functionality for all of the Companion Applications, including Librarian and logging to centralized databases. Tracks printer parts inventory and in-printer media usage.