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Bewertet am 6.7.2018
We use bartender for all of our label printing needs. We use drop files to trigger.
Kommentare: They play really well with the zebra printers, which a lot of other software doesn't (like SSRS reports). Also the integration builder is a really powerful way to automate a lot of things. It's a life saver. And the ease of creating labels is really nice. Don't forget you can print to a regular printer too. You can make some very good paper reports that are much easier to maintain than SSRS reports.
Vorteile: The user interface is really well defined for people that don't code. Designing label templates is as easy as power point. Setting up the fields that need to read the data is easy to set up to. There is a very short learning curve with the product.
Nachteile: We have it set up to run waiting for drop files (with the integration builder). Because we aren't using the front end for normal use, end users can't get error messages. If would be nice if it had a better monitoring system to know when something goes wrong. It's not that often that it does, but when it does it can cause some problems for our business.
Bewertet am 7.12.2017
Used for printing serialization labels by integration functionality with SQL Database
Kommentare: Fast and easy creation of labels. Ability to track rev changes on labels.
Vorteile: The diverse functionality of creating and printing labels. Creating labels is fast and easy. Integrations is a great tool and are very powerful when wanting an action repeated easily. Librarian is a great feature to ensure label revs are tracked and managed properly.
Nachteile: The cost is based per printer. We have multiple printers for the sake of not having to travel to retrieve your label, however, for the price tag it's not worth activating a printer that only gets used once a week. The integrations is very finicky and occasionally needs to be restarted for no reason at all. The printer default settings do not save and revert back to original so I manually have to change the print speed and darkness on each label.
Bewertet am 20.9.2016
BarTender 2016 is Great for Any Business Big or Small
BarTender 2016 by Seagull Scientific is really a great label or barcode software for any business no matter the size! It is sophisticated and professional yet very easy to use, especially for someone like me who was trying to get their small business off the ground.
The software itself is a little pricey for small businesses, but you are definitely paying for the quality of the product. The process of creating labels and barcodes is very smooth and easy to customize. You can add symbols, images, text, and even your logo which was fantastic.
Seagull doesn't have a chat program, but their website has many great resources including training videos, webinars, and other guides to ensure that you use their product to its full potential. Here is a link to those resources: http://www.seagullscientific.com/support/bartender-training-videos/
They also make it really easy to download and update your printer drivers which tends to be a pain with other products.
I highly recommend Seagull Scientific's BarTender 2016. You can try a 30 day free trial here: http://www.seagullscientific.com/label-software/barcode-label-design-and-printing/
Sophisticated, professional, yet easy to use
Great resources for software training as well as information for updating your drivers
Good for any size business
A little bit on the pricey side
No access to live chat support
Bewertet am 20.3.2018
Kommentare: I get a paycheck for working with it twice a month
I didn't pay for the software or the license.
The software download is free, and has a 30 day free trial.
Nachteile: Very disappointed in the new 2016 version. The new 2016 version crashes anytime I attempt to update a database connection from one of our old XML source that worked seamlessly in 10.4. (They will still work so long as you don't touch them). Bartender then restarts and attempts to recover the bad information (which will in turn crash bartender.) Was this product actually run by QA before release? I suspect there was nothing but plug and play sceanrios tested. Very little insight into customer service. Have a lot of difficulty getting answers from the tech team. This is what happens when a company cuts back on 'costs' by elimiating quality assurance and customer support. SOme of the new 'features' have absolutely destroyed Database/setup connections. After upgrading from 10.4, all tables from our XML payloads now crash bartender when you try to do ANYTHING with them (Great coding guys). As a result, the text file source has become quite useless unless you are using a csv. Field Alias for Named database connections don't store with the named connection which makes it pointless as you will need to re-alias these things every time you change datasource. This defeats the purpose of naming/reusing a datasource if you have to re-alias all fields everytime you use it. Again, I am not convinced that this was even tested before release. Perhaps I missed something about Alpha in the whitepapers...
Antwort des Softwareanbieters
von Seagull Scientific an 27.3.2018
I apologize for the issues you're experiencing. They are as unacceptable to all of us as here they are to you. We've brought this to the attention of BarTender's VP of Technical Services, and he's reviewing your support tickets to see how we can help.
I'd also like to offer reassurance that we haven't had any reductions to our QA or technical support teams. We recognize how important these functions are, and are, in fact, investing in their growth.
I understand Capterra is providing my contact information to you. Please don't hesitate to get in touch with me. I'd like to know how this turns out.
Bewertet am 2.8.2018
Easy-to-learn and offers diverse options for barcoding including serialization.
It’s so easy to get around the user interface, even for people who have no experience working with code. There’s not much of a learning curve to this application. Anyone can create labels with great ease and diversity.
The integration builder provides an avenue for automation and makes it easy to select an action we want duplicated. The program also works very well with zebra printers. It also has a the serialization feature which is pretty cool.
Their website’s got a ton information that help you maximize the program like webinars,training videos, and other guides
Nachteile: The only downside I can think of is that they don’t have a live chat feature on their website, which would really help if you’re already on there and looking for specific information.
Bewertet am 1.5.2019
Great Barcode Designer
Vorteile: Great and easy way to design an print barcodes, whether that be on a label or a hangtag, BarTender does the job! Easy step by step process, literally walks you through printing the type of Barcode you need.
Nachteile: It's a pricey software! It would have been nice if they offered support, like a chat, after purchase.
Bewertet am 8.9.2017
Great software with enough features for our business
Kommentare: One solution for all site printers and standardization of labels across the company.
Vorteile: Very easy to use, wizard setups and menu-driven changes, very little coding but it is available, integration with other systems
Nachteile: Still trying to figure out how to use a label with multiple printers and not have to save the label twice, but otherwise great software.
Bewertet am 4.5.2018
A good well rounded software for our label printing needs here
Kommentare: much better system for designing and printing labels than we previously had! Faster and easier to train persons in....
Vorteile: Very easy to use, simple drag and drop and very easy to modify text boxes, etc. Love how they offer the free trial to test before buying. Also, it is compatible with just about every printer on the planet!
Nachteile: Kinda hard to come up with Cons for this software apart from the fact that they don't offer live chat, as well as pricing, hard to determine what the cost is - the website doesn't have prices on it, and when it comes down to it this is a fairly pricey software, then again - you get what you pay for, go figure :)
Bewertet am 3.4.2018
Used for all kinds of labels within our organisation
Vorteile: ease of use. Particularly like the serialisation feature for barcoding labels. It has the options to use many different types of barcode
Nachteile: Although it still works without, it has to link up to the internet for licence checking. This can slow down the opening of the application.
Bewertet am 11.1.2019
It's Just OK
Can create a full product label complete with UPC code
Has the option of only being able to change the lot code and best before date (for product labels)
Hard to edit texts as it often takes you to a separate window
Text formatting is strange, size of text increases as you change the text box so it's difficult to control the text size
Not easy to make a label from scratch
Hard to make a table format ex. for nutritional facts table - must insert all the lines by yourself
Antwort des Softwareanbieters
von Seagull Scientific an 20.2.2019
Good news! We have simple solutions to your issues.
BarTender's auto size feature has been turned on in your system. To return to the default setting of static text size:
- Right click on the text object
- Choose "Properties"
- In the new window, choose "Text format"
- Uncheck the Auto Size box
Text will now remain a consistent size.
BarTender offers pre-formatted new FDA nutrition labels for both the one- and two-column format, and the present FDA nutrition label is included in the BarTender documents folder of your software.
These templates include business rules to meet FDA's font size and spacing requirements, and you'll be able to use the labels' variable data fields to autopopulate the nutrition info directly from your database.
I'd like to send the new label file to you. Contact me via the email address Capterra provides. You should never have to insert all those lines by yourself!!
More help here: https://support.seagullscientific.com/hc/en-us
Bewertet am 28.3.2018
Easy Program to use
Vorteile: Bartender makes my life easy making customer labels. I use Bartender to make scan labels and it seems to be the easiest to use. I've used 2 others and they become more of a challenge. They seem to have it figured out. It's easy to select and print.
Nachteile: There's a lot to know, to make it work. I've learned to use the instructions with Bartender. I wish it was easier to make changes without having to go to my original file to fix issues or add items.
Bewertet am 14.3.2018
Great Barcode Label product have used it for many years on multiple versions
Kommentare: Enables two of our high volume distribution centers to print high quality labels as needed, without concern of quality control issues
Vorteile: I really like the Online Activation and network label printer license server, this helps tremendously managing the Active users / printers on the network.
Nachteile: Older versions had issues with activating the license keys, but this has been eliminated on Newer versions. The most recent versions of the software have proven to be very stable.
Bewertet am 14.1.2019
BarTender makes business more comfortable.
Kommentare: Good solution for our business. This is very Fast and easier for train person in barTender. I have got high-quality custom labels.
Vorteile: I have been using BarTender since 2017.It is really good and easy to use. I really like to work with it. Creating labels is easy and fast and I had design more than 1k labels. Setting up the fields that I need to delivered the data is easy to settings up. BitTender web site helps a lot to get the information such as video tutorials and other guides. First time I got the trial version. It is really good 30 days trail version. If I purchase for first time, I don’t know software is good or bad. Trail version save the money. 😊
Nachteile: First time I started with BarTender version 9.0, I guess which is oldest version. I was good for me until I start to work on version 10.1. That is much better update. When I want to figure out some problems there is no online QA or technical support team. There are no more cons I found.
Bewertet am 29.5.2019
Best barcode creation software I've found.
Kommentare: I absolutly love this program. If anybody ever asked me for a few suggestions about how to make barcodes, I would only point them in the direction of this program. Its all you need.
Vorteile: This program is a one stop shop for creating whatever barcode you need. I haven't been able to push it anywhere close to its limits because its always been simple to create the correct style barcode I needed for my various customers projects. I would research what kind of barcode I needed to make and when I go into the program all the settings or barcode types have always been there.
Nachteile: Its not really a con but a warning. Make sure you know the specifications of the barcode type you need to create and plug the correct information into the proper space because the program really is as good as the knowledge of the user.
Bewertet am 22.8.2018
Can design labels
Can make multiple labels that save across platforms
Can have it right on your desktop
Looks pretty oldschool
Doesn't have smooth flow on the site, just old looking but does what it needs to
Bewertet am 4.6.2019
BarCoding for the Enterprise
Kommentare: Generally makes good labels that run consistently. Barcodes print clearly and are readable using our scanners. A good addition to our environment.
Relatively easy to use
Works well with our enterprise report generator
It is difficult to get it to use our custom label size
Sometimes it will not recognize the printers that are configured to run with it
Bewertet am 16.1.2018
I use this to create barcodes and labels
Vorteile: The features that I like the most about this software include: ease of use, functionality, great customer support, easy to setup and maintain
Bewertet am 9.2.2018
Great to use for items to meet requirements from our vendors.
Kommentare: Allows us to create labels when ever needed for our items and create custom labels for special vendors.
Vorteile: The ease of use to make labels and meet the requirements for different vendors we work with. Also, creating labels for items with lost or missing labels.
Nachteile: Not able to add all minor details needed for some vendors, not requirement.
Bewertet am 24.7.2018
Using Bartender Pro for label printers
Vorteile: This software is so easy to set up and configure with external data sources, I was really amazed by this. The latest implementation of Bartender was a central printing solution for label printers. The data for the labels originated from a Filemaker database and a Dynamics solution. For this purpose we've used some of Bartenders automation features.
Nachteile: The only con I've experienced so far for Bartender Professional is the lack of (written) documentation (or I just couldn't find it online besides some videos on the support sub domain). On the other hand, I didn't really need the documentation as it was so easy to configure.
Bewertet am 1.9.2017
I don't really use it. I only print labels
Kommentare: Printing labels
Vorteile: the feature that I like most of the software, included ease of use intuitive print station and functionality
Nachteile: The feature that I disliked the most about this software are it's limited control of printer setting
Bewertet am 8.1.2019
A very useful tool!
Vorteile: It is very effective in doing what it promises and it looks really like a native application. It is not intrusive as well with its icon.
Nachteile: Sometimes it lacks slightly but it doesn't affect its usage.
Bewertet am 25.1.2019
Vorteile: Easy to use template. No need for too much tech support .
Nachteile: Licensing limitations, wish we could use the same for at least 2 computers.
Bewertet am 29.11.2017
Amazing time saver with consistent reads
Vorteile: Love that we can print even the smallest of labels for our smaller items. Print quality is superb and can be used with many different printers.
Nachteile: Limited computer licenses and there was a bit of a learning curve when we first started using it, but customer service was great and I leave most of the design stuff up to the tech guys.
Bewertet am 31.3.2018
We are still in the trial period but everything looks good enough so far
Some of iour customers are using the service and hadnt experienced problems
We will move to full licence
Nachteile: Still didnt face one looks simple clean and does what expected from it.
Bewertet am 21.7.2017
Best label customization software ever
Vorteile: It is so easy to customize whatever we want on bartender. We use barterder to meet our clients' requirements on labels
Nachteile: Sometimes it will be very time consuming to drag for the layout(alignment) I still remember how painful and stressful when we tried to come up something that has very strick requirements.