Bartender 2021

BarTender® software – Bartender 2021 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

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Bartender Expanded database integrations

Build tight, flexible integrations between your business systems and BarTender with expanded database options and support.

BarTender’s powerful integration capabilities now support over 20 different databases and data file types including these, new to BarTender 2021 :

  • Excel Online
  • JSON
  • Google Sheets
  • QuickBooks Online

BarTender 2021 ’s .NET SDK now supports new Librarian and Print Portal REST APIs, providing powerful new workflow and web printing functionality.

Create commercial-quality designs

  • There’s a new interface for color selection in BarTender Designer. The Color Picker makes it easy to choose, identify and reuse a full spectrum of print and web colors throughout your BarTender documents. There’s support for PANTONE® colors, hex values and even data-sourced colors that populate your label dynamically.
  • BarTender’s Data Builder application now includes a Phrase Library, so you can build your own multi-lingual library of standard text phrases, and add and track the accompanying translations. This new Phrase Library is then accessed in Designer to populate your label designs.
  • Included is an Auto Translate feature which will translate a phrase that can be used as a starting point for a human translator to verify. You can also import and export the phrase library to CSV or TMX format files for even more accurate translations. (TMX files are typically used by translation services for professional translation.)

[The Phrase Library and Auto Translate features are available in BarTender 2021 as an early preview, to solicit customer feedback.]

Bartender Color Picker
Bartender Dynamic Data

Dynamic data

  • Automatically source data and images from database or external files for printing
  • Write back to most SQL-based databases to record serial numbers generated by BarTender or keep track of which database records have already been printed.
  • Make data input and selection easy by leveraging over 15 highly configurable form controls

RFID and smart card encoding support

  • Encode RFID inlays, smart cards or even magnetic stripes as easily as creating a barcode
Bartender Smart Card

BarTender® 2021 features

General Enterprise Automation Professional
Business label design and management Robust easy-to-use design tools, Intelligent TemplatesTM and basic printing
Dynamic business printing Database connectivity, data entry forms, security, encoding and manual printing
Efficient automated printing Intelligent forms, application building and automated printing
Comprehensive enterprise-wide printing Centralized management, certified integrations, document management, web & mobile printing and comprehensive security
Included Applications Enterprise Automation Professional
Administration Console Manage and configure BarTender administration and system settings
Designer Create your label and document templates – also serves as the print engine when integrating and automating the label printing process
Data Builder Build and manage your own database without external applications like Excel or Access
Print Station A simple, efficient interface for selecting and printing BarTender documents
Integration Builder Connects BarTender with your business systems to enable automated printing directly from those systems
Process Builder An easy graphical UI to build your own custom label and document printing solutions without the need for coding like C# or VB.NET
History Explorer Centralized data logging and audit trail including print history, user access and more *
Reprint Console Reprint identical copies of previously printed labels and documents that may been misplaced or damaged *
Printer Maestro Provides centralized print management tools for printers and print jobs throughout a corporate network
Librarian Centrally manage documents and create workflows for template approval using role- based security
Print Portal Allows dynamic web-based printing and workflow review/approval right from your web browser
Support Enterprise Automation Professional
Standard Maintenance and Support Upgrade to the latest BarTender version free, and get live technical support by phone and chat during business hours with a guaranteed 24hr response time. Free for the first year. Includes 1 year Includes 1 year Includes 1 year
Premium Maintenance and Support Add-on option to Standard Maintenance and Support which provides 24/7 live support access with a guaranteed two hour response time
Easy-To-Use Design Enterprise Automation Professional
Easy WYSIWYG template design Design tools make it easy to create and print professional labels and documents
New Document Wizard An easy-to-follow wizard that ensures proper document settings for quality and printing performance
Fonts Versatile support for OpenType, TrueType, Symbol Font characters and native printer- based fonts
Text formatting Familiar, Word-like tools for you to easily create and format text
Transformed Text Add flair to your text objects with a variety of effects, such as fading, inflating, slanting, and more
Shapes and lines Choose from over 50 shapes and 100 line style combinations
Dynamic text and object wrapping Create dynamic text that wraps inside and around shapes, objects, document borders and more
Full color support Design commercial quality labels using PANTONE and data-sourced colors
Unmatched barcode support Choose from over 100 1D and 2D symbologies based on over a dozen standards
Barcode human readable Highly configurable human readable text and character formatting options
GS1 Application Identifier Data Source Wizard Autoformat GS1-compliant barcodes
Graphics and images Import more than 70 graphic formats, including AI, PNG, JPG, BMP, TIF, EPS and GIF
Symbols Choose from a wide variety of included symbols and industry-based symbol fonts
Tables and grids Create tables and grids to organize text, barcodes, images and other objects
White-on-black printing Switch objects from black-on-white to white-on-black printing with a single click
Front and back template design Create two-sided “duplex” printing with separate designs for the front and back of your template
Image exporting Export entire template images or specific objects in 35+ formats
Embedded revision logging Capture a revision trail directly in the document — when it was saved, who saved it and additional comments
Comprehensive help system A complete how-to library, accessible both through BarTender and on the web
Intelligent Templates™ Enterprise Automation Professional
Label templates Design and automation tools that leverage data to reduce the number of label files you manage
Conditional printing Create data-driven automation rules that specify when different objects, layers or templates in your document will visibly print or become hidden
Template selector Conditionally print one specific template when multiple templates are available in a document
Layers Template objects may be stacked, hidden and reordered when created on uniquely identifiable layers
Automatic face detection and cropping Automated image capture creates perfectly cropped photos for ID badges and card printing
Scriptable object properties Modify the look and feel of template objects by using powerful Visual Basic scripts
Suppression Ignore the content of a data source under certain conditions
Dynamic data and databases Enterprise Automation Professional
Advanced serialization Create serial numbers using comprehensive tools that support alphanumeric, hexadecimal and custom sequencing patterns
Date and time Dynamically source dates and times from Windows or clock-enabled printers
Data validation and processing Specify data validation rules and automatically correct data or issue warnings
Concatenate data Create text and barcode objects that combine information from multiple data sources
Embedded database tables Create your own database tables that travel with your BarTender document designs
Enhanced database connectivity Connect document designs to over 20 data sources such as SAP, Oracle, MS SQL, Azure SQL, XML, Excel, text files and more to print dynamically
Named database connections Name commonly used database connections to quickly add them to new document designs
Database filters Print select database records using convenient query and filter options
Database sourced tables Easily create tables using data from a database or external file
Dynamic data preview See how your document handles real dynamic data during the design process
Dynamic graphics and images Automatically source images for printing based on selected database records or queries
Visual Basic scripting Create scripts for custom data processing
Write back to databases Write back to SQL-based databases to keep track of printed records, serial numbers and much more
Global database field Centralize a data field and share it between BarTender documents
Advanced global database field Centralize a data field and share it between BarTender documents and workstations
Phrase Library Build your own library of standard multi-lingual text including auto-translate and TMX export/import
Data-entry forms Enterprise Automation Enterprise
Powerful form controls Make data input and selection easy by leveraging over 15 highly configurable form controls
Keyboard and mouse input Use keyboard and mouse commands to select or enter data into forms at print time
Scanner input Use a barcode scanner to input information to data-entry forms at print time
Weighing scale input Populate the weight of an item at print time by connecting your weighing scale to BarTender
Image capture Capture images at print time for ID cards or event badge printing
Data validation Reduce user input errors by introducing data validation and error checking
Database record selection Select or query the correct database records at print time using helpful form controls
Integration and automation Enterprise Automation Professional
Intelligent Forms Create forms that run automated processes and actions based on user selections, user input or during certain events
Document Level Actions Reduce manual efforts by triggering actions in response to events such as printing
Business systems Seamlessly integrate automated label and document printing with any business system (ERP, WMS, or MES), including SAP, Oracle, Infor, Körber, Microsoft, Epicor, NetSuite, Sage, and more
Integrations Web services: Use RESTful web services to exchange data in real-time to run actions
File drop: Monitor local, network and cloud-based folder locations (including Amazon S3, Dropbox, FwTP/SFTP) to run actions and automate
Email: Monitor email reception and print according to its contents
TCP/IP sockets: Stream data to run actions using this bidirectional communication method
Database monitoring: Monitor when data is inserted or changed in database table fields to run actions
RS232 Serial: Run actions when data is received
Other: Run actions according to a time schedule or when a message is posted to a Microsoft Message Queue
Integration data Integrate automated printing processes using common data structures and formats such as XML, JSON, SAP IDOCs, Oracle XML, ASCII & Unicode coded text-based data
Integration actions Enable label printing, database queries, network communications and much more with over 70 action types
.NET SDK Seamlessly integrate printing, scheduling and database functionality (including ActiveX Automation and Command Line/Shell Script support)
.NET SDK (Print Portal and Librarian API) Seamlessly integrate Print Portal and Librarian revision control functionality (including ActiveX Automation and Command Line/Shell Script support)
Printing Enterprise Automation Professional
Drivers by SeagullTM More than 6,500 printers and output devices supported to enable high-performance printing
Print optimizations Improve print speed by taking full advantage of printer-based features such as serialization, barcodes, real-time clock, static data and graphic caching
Printer configuration and diagnostics Perform printer management functions in BarTender, bypassing the printer front panel
Print productivity Print labels and documents to any Windows printer driver
On-demand and batch printing Print labels and documents on-demand or batch together using one or more BarTender templates
Print preview Review your dynamic print jobs before printing
RFID, smartcard and magnetic stripe encoding Encode RFID tags, smartcards and magnetic stripe cards as easily as adding barcodes to your template design
Native PDF generation Generate PDFs without installing third-party PDF drivers
Printer code templates Design templates in BarTender and export printer code that can be used with other print systems
Web printing Select and print documents using a web browser
Printer failover Automatically redirect to another printer in the event of printer failure
Centralized Management Enterprise Automation Professional
Reprint labels and documents Reprint identical copies of previously printed labels and documents that may been misplaced or damaged
Centralized role-based permission management Centrally manage user and group roles for printing and management features
Centralized document storage Track and manage the entire organization’s label templates in one place
Template files and revision control Manage revisions across the organization – roll out changes in an instant to all users
Optimized label design workflows Define design and publishing workflows to enable management and traceability
Define workflow team Increase team accountability during the label revision and publishing process
Workflow Designer Speed up label design, review and production process with drag and drop visual Workflow Designer
System audit trail Review history of print jobs, document changes, electronic signatures and user actions
Security and alerts Enterprise Automation Professional
Role-based security Assign permissions to applications and functions using Windows Active Directory users and groups, or local Windows users
Document and printing password Require a password to design and/or print
Status monitoring Reports information back to Windows regarding printer/print job status and error conditions
Email alerts Automatically notify IT managers or other operational team members if labeling problems occur
Electronic signatures Enable for audit trail accountability and regulatory compliance
Document encryption Secure document usage between validated BarTender workstations
Backup and resilient licensing server Improve business continuity and disaster recovery with high availability options

* Enterprise Edition supports unlimited days of records and centralized logging while Automation Edition supports 7 days of records and individual logging views.

♦ Enterprise Edition supports unlimited days of reprinting records while Automation Edition supports 7 days of reprinting records

BarTender 2021 Release 11.2 R1 and later versions

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