Optimize Retail Label and Poster Printing with SAP Software

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Read how you can streamline and automate the production of labels and posters in retail stores with SAP Label and Poster Printing by GK. By enabling automated rules-based processes, the software lets you create high-quality printed output, with consistent design and current information, at the store where it's needed.

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Optimize Retail Label and Poster Printing with SAP Software

  1. 1. SAP Solution Brief Solution Extensions SAP Label and Poster Printing by GK Optimize Retail Label and Poster Printing with SAP® Software BenefitsSolutionObjectives Quick Facts ©2013SAPAGoranSAPaffiliatecompany.Allrightsreserved.
  2. 2. 2 / 7 © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Objectives Take control of retail printing processes Standardized price labels and posters help retailers boost customer engagement and satisfaction. To improve process control, some retailers centralize printing operations at headquarters, but that often adds cost and slows the delivery of materials to stores. Retailers need a comprehensive technology solution that streamlines and automates label and poster printing. The SAP® Label and Poster Printing applica- tion by GK is a powerful solution for retailers. Based on the latest technical standards for printing in chain store environments, the appli­ cation supports automated, store-specific label and poster production. With this platform-independent software, print jobs are triggered whenever you make modifications to the master data in your merchandising system. Automated rules- based processes make printing faster and more efficient. Instead of having store staff manually create labels or posters, you can use the software to print high-quality materials with consistent layouts and up-to-the-minute infor­ma­tion, all at the appropriate retail outlet. Except for the printer and printer adapter, all solution components can be located at your headquarters office, reducing the cost for per-store software licenses, data storage, and hardware.The SAP software gives you the tools to centralize control while distributing the printing of labels and posters. Take control of retail printing processes Benefits Quick FactsSolution
  3. 3. 3 / 7 © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Automate print jobs SAP Label and Poster Printing by GK lets you automatically trigger print jobs whenever you make changes to key data within your mer- chandise management software. For example, if you change pricing data in one of your SAP for Retail solutions, the printing software can execute prioritized processes that print new materials at the appropriate stores. The SAP software configures each print job using parameters such as paper size and selection, fonts, graphical setup, and align- ment of text and picture blocks. Sophisticated rules allow detailed mapping of data to spe- cific design layouts and stores. In addition, the rules can identify the preferred print output, such as electronic shelf labels, posters, or digital signage, as well as paper type or stock. You can also use the application to schedule print jobs based on promotional or other calendars. Your store employees should be helping customers, not printing labels. SAP software can help. Automate print jobs Manage and monitor print jobs Make technology work for you Solution BenefitsObjectives Quick Facts
  4. 4. 4 / 7 © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Manage and monitor print jobs Authorized users can manually initiate print jobs on an ad hoc basis, either from the back office or using connected devices on the store floor. The software manages these jobs using the same prioritization and logic as the cen- trally triggered jobs. Retailers can also initiate jobs centrally while allowing local users to select from pre- approved printing parameters. For example, when printing a job initiated by the head­ quarters office, an authorized store employee can choose among preapproved paper stocks or templates. Intuitive monitoring options enable process supervision from both individual stores and headquarters. For example, back-office users can review print queue archives to identify failed jobs that must be reactivated. When mal­functions or errors occur, the software re- ports any problems and immediately reroutes affected print jobs to minimize disruption. Built-in intelligence consolidates print re- quests. This feature delivers consistent print output and execution without duplication, even when multiple people or processes inadvertently trigger the same job. BenefitsSolutionObjectives Quick Facts Automate print jobs Manage and monitor print jobs Make technology work for you Central control with local execution – SAP software helps you strike the right balance for retail printing jobs.
  5. 5. 5 / 7 © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Make technology work for you SAP Label and Poster Printing by GK includes technology features that simplify printing management. Based on an open interface concept, the software can adopt the print templates generated by other label printing solutions. This feature helps minimize migra- tion costs and preserves the use of existing design layouts, helping you quickly integrate your templates into the software. The application is based on Java and uses internationally accepted open-software standards. Because it is compliant with service-oriented architectures, the software enables the use of components as Web ser- vices. You can also use the software to call existing Web services. Because the software addresses all critical printing processes, you can reduce hardware and software licensing costs. Each store requires only a network printer or a printer connected to a nondedicated back-office computer for local printing. Stores need no layout or database software, permanent data storage, or third-party software. BenefitsSolutionObjectives Quick Facts Automate print jobs Manage and monitor print jobs Make technology work for you Work with what you have. Retail printing software from SAP integrates with your existing technology.
  6. 6. 6 / 7 © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. Print faster and smarter SAP Label and Poster Printing helps retailers like you optimize the printing processes from start to finish. Automated, rules-based processes help increase efficiency. By reducing the manual printing-related activities of store personnel, the application helps retail workers focus on more value-added tasks. The offering also helps reduce technology investment costs because it requires no additional software licenses for layout design or print management in each store. You can eliminate data storage at local sites and locate all printing solution components at headquarters offices. What’s more, the software helps you increase printing quality. With consistent source data and precise, centralized control of inputs and layouts, you can reduce errors and create precisely the materials you need to enhance customer engagement. Print faster and smarter BenefitsSolutionObjectives Quick Facts Communicate clearly with customers. SAP software helps you deliver your message quickly and cost-effectively.
  7. 7. 7 / 7 Summary To enhance customer engagement and satis- faction, retailers like you are considering new ways to improve the quality and consistency of the labels and posters in their stores. Companies can streamline and automate the production of these materials with the SAP® Label and Poster Printing application by GK. Automated rules-based processes help you create high-quality printed output, with consistent design and current information, at the store where it is needed. Objectives •• Improve control of label and poster printing •• Increase printing efficiency, quality, and information consistency •• Reduce the costs of creating labels and signage •• Centralize printing software and storage devices Solution •• Automated print scheduling features that trigger jobs whenever you modify key data •• Management and monitoring tools that support centralized control with flexible local printing options •• Open technology to help simplify the IT landscape for printing tasks Benefits •• Reduced costs thanks to centralized software and storage hardware •• Increased efficiency due to automated, rules-based processes •• Enhanced quality of printed materials with consistent source data and precise control of data inputs and layouts Learn more To find out more, call your SAP representative today or visit us at www.sap.com/software/pos_software.epx. www.sap.com Quick FactsBenefitsSolutionObjectives CMP25284 (13/06) © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved.
  8. 8. © 2013 SAP AG or an SAP affiliate company. All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced or transmitted in any form or for any purpose without the express permission of SAP AG. The information contained herein may be changed without prior notice. Some software products marketed by SAP AG and its distributors contain proprietary software components of other software vendors. National product specifications may vary. These materials are provided by SAP AG and its affiliated companies (“SAP Group”) for informational purposes only, without representation or warranty of any kind, and SAP Group shall not be liable for errors or omissions with respect to the materials. The only warranties for SAP Group products and services are those that are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services, if any. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty. SAP and other SAP products and services mentioned herein as well as their respective logos are trademarks or registered trademarks of SAP AG in Germany and other countries. Please see http://www.sap.com/corporate-en/legal/copyright/index.epx#trademark for additional trademark information and notices.

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