For cloud solutions we work exclusively with our partner Loftware and their NiceLabel Cloud products. This belongs to the various cloud subscriptions and also the local Label Management Software products.
In order to cover a wide range of requirements and industrial sectors, there are various packages that are optimally adapted to the requirements. The evaluation of the modules is the most crucial here.
The Designer versions already come with a print form for displaying the print preview and entering the variables. If you would like to expand these forms, you will need the PowerForms versions. In the Powerforms Suite this is supplemented by automation for integration with other systems. LMS and Cloud then offer additional functions for label management including access control, document storage, version control and releases.
The Express version is intended for private users with limited functions in the Designer. For the other versions it is possible to license the Designer and Powerforms per workstation or by number of printers. The LMS and Cloud products only offer licenses per printer.
The Label Designer takes care of layout creation, the Application Builder creates customized print forms or applications and the Integration System handles automated file import or connection to external systems. The LMS version includes a Document Management System DMS for central data storage and the Quality Management System QMS for release and version control.
The Cloud Designer is the cheapest cloud version for users with very few printers and starts with one printer seat. It includes a license for NiceLabel Designer Pro with unlimited installations. Based on the Cloud storage we could offer direct support with the layout design.
The Cloud Essentials is the entry point for users who need a complete label management system but have only a few printers in use. It starts with 2 printer licenses and includes licenses for NiceLabel Designer Pro, PowerForms and Automation Easy.
Cloud Business is the Pro version for users who do not need a system validation. This version starts with 3 printer licenses and includes licenses for NiceLabel Designer Pro, PowerForms and Automation Enterprise.
Cloud Compliance offers validation templates for users who need system validation. This version also starts with 3 printer licenses and licenses for NiceLabel Designer Pro, PowerForms and Automation Enterprise, but additional offers validation support.
The basic functions for private cloud LMS Enterprise compared to Cloud Business are almost identical. The most important question is if you want to create the required infrastructure in-house for the LMS system. User login to the LMS supports Windows Active Directory and the Cloud uses Microsoft and Google accounts or Azure Active Directory.
But there are three interesting differences: In the cloud, you pay per storage and may have to be expanded later with a large amount of data. In the cloud you can easily invite external users or set up home office access where LMS require a secure connection to your network. All Cloud versions are always uptodate based on the subscription model compared to LMS as it require a support maintanance contract SMA to get latest releases. Please note that Cloud Compliance has a special release cycle to respect validation requirements.