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Crystal Reports Barcode Generators

Many businesses turn to Crystal Reports as a dependable business intelligence application that can be used to design and generate critical reports. Because of its’ flexibility in terms of compatibility with a wide range of databases and ERP systems, there are plenty of ways to integrate barcodes into Crystal Reports. That said, one integration is…
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USPS Intelligent Mail IMb for Access Update

The Linear and Linear + 2D Barcode Generators for Microsoft Access have been updated. The latest versions of these components include support for USPS Intelligent Mail barcodes which will enable users to generate all of the barcodes supported by the postal service for discount mailing from a completely native .BAS VBA Module. While this may be of particular significance…
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Display Code 128 Barcodes in Quickbooks

Quickbooks may not allow out-of-the-box barcode generation in their products, but IDAutomation has the solutions to generate linear barcodes in many different versions of this powerful accounting and business software application. Our linear barcode fonts can be integrated into Quickbooks for display on invoices, purchase orders, pick tickets and more. Take a look at our…
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Barcode Solutions for Cognos Environments

Used by more than 23,000 companies globally, IBM’s Cognos software products have been consistent leaders in the performance management software niche of the industry since 2005. The Cognos Business Suite includes a multitude of individual software products, all designed to allow everyday individuals to utilize Cognos to build insightful reporting from otherwise complicated and overwhelming…
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SSRS Barcode Printing & Reporting

Commonly known as SSRS, SQL Server Reporting Services is a powerful reporting platform that enables organizations to build complex reports that improve understanding of a wide range of factors in business including revenue analysis, quality of service, and even the efficiency of a store or website’s layout. Many organizations choose to integrate SSRS barcodes into…
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New Code 128 Font Package Available

IDAutomation has released the latest update to their Code128 Font Advantage Package, and it is now available in both demo and purchased versions from IDAutomation.com. This package includes some new features and changes that are not available in the prior version, released in September 2013: TrueType font files have been updated to OpenType with Digital…
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Optional Integration Makes Sense, and Here’s Why

After the great economic downturn of 2008, it’s no secret that businesses across the nation have significantly tightened their belts. In the slow recovery that the economy has experienced following, businesses have kept a watchful eye on spending habits. In fact, many businesses have found that by cutting spending, they are able to keep more…
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Inserting Barcodes in Crystal Reports

Crystal Reports is one of the most popular environments in the business market today. Companies across the globe utilize the power of Crystal Reports to generate reports from a multitude of data sources, providing immeasurable insight in terms of business analysis, strategic planning, inventory control and much, much more. Crystal Reports is also one of…
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How to Stream Barcodes into iReport Designer

iReport Designer is an open-source report designer that can be used with Jaspersoft Corporation’s JasperReports and JasperReports Server. iReports Designer allows users to design complex, sophisticated layouts that can include a range of valuable elements from charts, crosstabs, and images as well. One little-known, but very valuable feature is the environment’s ability to utilize a…
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Should Barcodes Be Used on Student ID’s?

A customer recently came to us with questions about integrating barcode technology in an elementary school lunch program. Barcodes are an excellent way to cut down on human error and are also great for the first-line defense against the theft of important information like numbers, addresses, and other data that may otherwise appear on an…
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