IAE chooses NiceLabel’s Label Cloud to streamline production
IAE, a leading UK manufacturer of livestock handling equipment, equestrian stabling, steel fencing and shelters, has implemented Label Cloud from NiceLabel.
IAE is using NiceLabel’s cloud based label management system Label Cloud to simplify and streamline its labelling and work order documentation production, enabling it in turn to save time and resource. IAE decided to modernise its label management process to make updating this documentation easier, and to ensure it could produce labels in parallel with the documentation.
Jeremy Annable, business systems manager at IAE, said: ‘We were looking for a solution that could simplify the production process for users to print work in process documents and associated labels prior to starting a new works order. It was key to us that the solution could help the user to identify and pick all materials, assemble the product and apply the appropriate labels.’
The fact that IAE was able to get its label management system in the Cloud was a key factor in their system selection process. ‘We have moved quite a few of our systems to the Cloud. The fact that we could have labelling in the Cloud as well gave us a lot more flexibility in terms of integrations and APIs,’ Daniel Mycock, IT manager at IAE stated. ‘When you are integrating with many sources, this is the better way. Maintenance and software updates are just handled. It makes it a lot easier to manage and is more cost effective.’
With NiceLabel, IAE has been able to move from a home grown system with manual workarounds to a fully integrated labelling solution. ‘Implementing NiceLabel solved a lot of IT problems. We don’t have the security implications we had with the previous system,’ commented Jeremy. ‘As it stood before, we were at a dead end. Now we have got control over the design of the labels, how we do it and which printer we put them to.’ IAE can also make label changes much faster, since they are done in-house.