So, as business demands continue to increase, companies will be looking for enterprise labeling to become a central part of addressing new challenges that were addressed by adjacent yet separate solutions in the past. These companies are now seeing value in a holistic view of enterprise labeling as it converges with their requirements for complex workflow management, content management and artwork management. The future of labeling and artwork management lies in offering a cloud-based platform, which enables organizations to access solutions that manage any and all of their labeling and artwork needs.
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Benefits of a combined platform
This new digital platform brings significant benefits to global organizations, dramatically increasing the speed, accuracy, visibility and flexibility required for dynamic labeling and artwork management. In one platform, organizations can now manage the content (including images, artwork, warnings, translations, and phrases) used for both labeling and packaging with an easy-to-use workflow that supports the broadest range of label types and artwork varieties with high-volume print capabilities. Because change is constant, this type of solution empowers users across an organization to quickly and easily keep pace with evolving customer and regulatory requirements. As needs grow in labeling and artwork management, the platform scales seamlessly to support expansion, including in emerging global markets. Customers can be offered added flexibility to choose the deployment method—on-premise, cloud or a hybrid approach—that works best for them with the ability to go all-in with the cloud when they’re ready.
Improved handling of regulatory, compliance, & customer requirements
This integrated, unified approach increases agility, and reduces costs for companies looking to deal with customer, product, regulatory and regional complexities that impact both labeling and artwork management. Making mass changes in response to regulatory, customer, or time-to-market goals is now faster than ever before. Also, this new approach mitigates risk of regulatory non-compliance and the associated fees and lowers the risk of costly product recalls while keeping up with changing customer requirements.
Additionally, the new platform simplifies and streamlines validation with proven workflows and approval processes to monitor and control label and artwork changes. Automating workflow within enterprise labeling is especially important for regulated industries where validation, traceability and compliance are essential. This advanced capability enables customers to reduce cycle times on labels and artwork from months and weeks to days. The benefits are significant and can represent a huge cost savings and increase agility when new products are introduced or major changes to labels and artwork based on customer and regulatory requirements are needed.
Streamlined manufacturing & supply chain operations
By combining labeling and artwork management, companies can significantly improve operations. In this unified digital platform, organizations can manage both labels and packaging artwork, shortening lengthy approval cycles while reducing costs and simplifying system maintenance. Because enterprises are interconnected and store their data and artwork in many different places, the combined solution integrates with ERP, WMS, MES, PLM, RIM, and other enterprise applications. Organizations can create and print labels and artwork faster than ever before to align with production and go-to-market goals.
Additionally, managers can gain better control, consistency, and flexibility over the label and artwork process by managing and sourcing content centrally. By accessing the latest content from existing applications, users can ensure content is accurate and up-to-date which eliminates the potential for costly mistakes.
Transforming the label & artwork management space
A combined platform uniquely addresses the full spectrum of labeling and packaging artwork requirements for enterprises across the globe. This new approach transforms the label and artwork management space and will redefine how large enterprises design, manage and print complex labeling and packaging artwork, and scale those solutions throughout global operations. Through this type of platform, which provides cloud-based and on-premise solutions, global companies will be able to easily meet industry-specific requirements throughout marketing, regulatory, quality, operations, manufacturing, and supply chain organizations. This approach will leverage advanced workflows, content management, business rules. It will offer unsurpassed visibility to dynamically address regulatory mandates, guarantee consistency, mitigate risk, reduce complexity, ensure traceability, increase agility and optimize cost. In short – it just makes sense.