SAP and Oracle Integration with NiceWatch Enterprise Business Connector
NiceWatch Enterprise Business Connector (NWEBC), a high-throughput software printing system, allows users to create label printing solutions from raw data generated from any data management system, large or small. NWEBC does not require high-cost, annual printer licensing and maintenance fees. The combination of superior print technology and Niceware's expert consultants enables any organization to create low cost printing solutions with a high Return on Investment and a low Total Cost of Ownership.
Print Server Technology
NWEBC is a high-throughput print server, built on the industry trusted NiceLabel printing platform.
NWEBC offers many different connectivity options:
- File Drop
- TCP/IP Socket
- E-mail (POP3)
- COM (RS232)
- Web Services
- HTTP (Remote Function Call)
- SAP AII (Auto ID Infrastructure)
Each connection created in NWBC, called a trigger, receives data and determines the actions for printing once data is received. Each trigger provides options to setup data filters, control printing and non-printing actions; create, edit and delete trigger and label variables, enable or disable security options and offers advanced control for high-throughput printing.
Data Transmission Options
NWBC offers the ability to integrate with Oracle and SAP through two different kinds of native interfaces.
For users who have an Oracle system, an Oracle XML interface is included with NWEBC. The NWEBC Oracle XML interface takes a structured Oracle XML file and automatically prints a label template with merged data. Below is an example of structured XML sent to NWEBC from Oracle WMS:
There are options within NWEBC to create custom XML filters for unique XML data.
With SAP, NWEBC has a specific trigger (SAP AII) that can receive native SAP data and execute predefined actions surrounding the data in the XML file. The structure of the SAP AII data string is as follows:
As you can see, the structure of both files explicitly outlines the following information: label name, print quantity, and variable name & data.
When printing from SAP, NWEBC will use the printer defined in the label file. There are more custom ways to define the printer to use at print time; however, this requires a custom XML filter to be created. When printing from Oracle, the printer name is part of the transmission and no advanced setup is required.
NWEBC can be licensed as a standalone server or through the Enterprise Print Manager (EPM). The EPM is a centrally hosted management site that allows users to control licensing, record all print activity inside the NiceLabel printing network and much more.
NWEBC allows users to print to any quantity of printers either locally connected or on the network. No additional printer licensing is required to be purchased.
Niceware Professional Services
Niceware Professional Services can be contracted to create the necessary interface solutions to assist users with installation, setup and training for their NiceLabel Enterprise print solution. Customers can purchase remote assistance services or on-site assistance if desired.
NiceWatch Enterprise Business Connector continues to give users the ability to create powerful print solutions at a low cost. The variety of options that users have when they purchase NWEBC allows you to create scalable solutions to make the printing processes flexible and efficient. NiceWatch Enterprise Business Connector will fit nicely into your environment and help you achieve your printing goals.
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