Printronix utilises SAP Smart Form tools to deliver enhanced and cost-effective printing capabilities

Printronix, Inc., the industrial printing solutions manufacturer, has attained the Silver level in the SAP Printer Vendor Program me. Along with this announcement, Printronix has released several new SAP Smart Form device drivers allowing SAP users to easily print to Printronix line matrix and thermal printers. This accreditation certifies Printronix as a supplier of seamless and easy-to-use office solutions. The new offering reinforces Printronix as a top choice for businesses looking for the most reliable solution to print their mission critical applications.

Maintaining continuous operations is an integral link within a multi-faceted production flow process and replacing printing systems shouldn't be a burden to the IT organisation. The Printronix line matrix and thermal bar code printing solutions combined with SAP Smart Forms, offer users a cost effective, quick, sensible way to upgrade printers and have applications working properly in a very short time. The new Printronix drivers remove the need for additional programming from the process, and provide a simple, common sense way of printing labels and forms from SAP.

"The implementation of Printronix line matrix and thermal bar code drivers with SAP Smart Forms will save time and resources and show an immediate return on investment for customers," said Pendy Pendyala, vice president, global marketing, Printronix Inc. "As a pioneering innovator in industrial-grade printing solutions, Printronix has amassed strong applications expertise by working closely with leading system integrators and Fortune 500 customers across a wide range of industries and applications. As demonstrated by our work with SAP, this combination of industry-leading technologies and collaboration with customers and partners ensures that Printronix solutions continue evolving to meet new and emerging requirements within the supply chain."

The most common business output from an SAP system are forms and labels designed using Smart Forms, a graphic-based SAP tool for creating device-independent forms. The printer driver's job is to translate the output commands generated by Smart Forms into commands that can be natively understood by the printer. Printronix bar code printer drivers are designed to carry out this translation and stream the output directly to the printer without requiring additional middleware applications. The end result is a solid and robust printing system that requires little to no customization or ongoing maintenance.

Offering reduced development time, the Printronix SAP Smart forms device drivers support all default factory printer fonts, both bold and italics print. This also enables printing of graphic elements including lines, boxes, Bar Code support is also available, details listed in SAP note 1135107. It is not necessary to learn a new print language or IGP/PGL programming skills.

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