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Thermal Printer Supplies 101 – What Do I Need?

What you need to know before you buy Thermal printers are the best choice for printing barcode labels and tags. If you’ve invested in a direct thermal or thermal transfer printer to handle your barcode printing, then you should also invest the time in learning how to properly “feed” these machines. Selecting the correct printer supplies can be confusing, the Panatrack team is always here to assist. The right supplies…

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Zebra Thermal Label Printer

Which Thermal Printer is Right For You?

Thermal Transfer vs. Direct Thermal A barcode printer is a valuable investment for any business that relies on data collection. For consistent quality and performance, choose a thermal barcode label printer, because it’s purpose-built—unlike ink jet or laser printers that simply can’t deliver the quality and durability. Thermal printers use one of two types of printing technology: direct thermal or thermal transfer.These thermal printer options are the first step in…

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Open Label Printer In Warehouse

How To Choose The Right Label Printer

Your warehouse uses label printers at many touch points—receiving and putaway, picking & shipping, inventory control, and regulatory compliance. We recommend you choose the printer to fit the task at hand; a common mistake is to make the device perform tasks it might not be designed to handle. The label printer used at the receiving dock may not be the same model used in the warehouse aisle. Shipping labels may…

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Do You Need a Long-Range Barcode Scanner?

Barcode scanners are critical tools in data collection. These handheld devices capture and transmit data with near-flawless accuracy, providing real-time visibility and efficiency that many businesses depend on. If you’re looking to add or upgrade your barcode scanners, you have choices in the scanning distance—standard range and long or extended range. The question we often hear at Panatrack is, “Do I need the long-range scanning or will standard suffice?” Barcode Scanners…

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Relying on GP – Is It Your Single Source of Truth?

Single Source of Truth – Can Dynamics GP work for you? For years CFO’s and CIO’s have preached about maintaining data integrity by instituting a “Single Source of Truth” internally. This Single Source of Truth has been defined by InformationWeek as "one source [of data] that everyone in a company agrees is the real, trusted number for some operating data." Using Dynamics GP as the true record of inventory has…

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Dynamics GP Assembly Transactions vs Kitting

If your business requires that you put together a predetermined assortment of items for shipment to a customer, there are two pieces of functionality in Microsoft Dynamics® GP you should consider. Both the Kitting feature and Assembly transaction will accomplish this; however, depending on the circumstances, one may be more appropriate than the other. Panatrack understands that every company has different needs; as such, our Inventory Solution has been built to…

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Broken Smartphone

Purpose-built Warehouse Devices, Rugged and Built to Last

Get rugged on purpose: Mobile computing in the warehouse When you need specialized medical help, you go to a specialist, someone who is highly trained to understand the complexities of your condition. You wouldn’t count on a general practitioner to treat a heart condition. Using consumer-grade mobile devices in the warehouse is the same thing. You work in a tough environment. Lightweight smartphones will not last. In fact, they have…

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Top 5 Considerations When Selecting a WMS

The term Warehouse Management System (WMS) is broad and can have different meanings in different environments. In today's market, most WMS offerings fall into three categories: Data Collection—provides limited capture of barcoded inventory data for the ERP system Independent WMS—a completely separate system with optional integration points back to your ERP "Embedded" WMS—adds more robust inventory management logic, but maintains the ERP system as the single database Before we identify…

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New features added to PanatrackerGP in Q1-2017

We have been busy here at Panatrack… adding to and enhancing our PanatrackerGP software solution. Here are a few of the top new features recently added. Receiving: The ability to receive against multiple purchase orders in the same transaction. This customer-requested feature is a must-have for those organizations that receive shipments from a vendor which includes items from multiple purchase orders. Access the open purchase orders for the item, sorted…

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Training for GP Partners

We've had several partners ask us to create a training program for their consulting and sales teams. We’re delighted to announce that we’re doing it! Soon! Please join us in Milwaukee for three days of technical and functional training starting April 26th, 2017. A sampling of key topics covered: Barcoding and scanning: best practices, limitations, labeling, standards, trends, and more. PanatrackerGP technical training: installation, troubleshooting, configuration and setup, etc. Administration…

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