BarTender® Software for Supply Chain Labeling

Standardized labeling processes across the supply chain can help achieve the accuracy and efficiency goals of lean and Six Sigma programs, allowing tracking systems to be deployed deeply into the production cycle, and providing the interoperability that’s crucial to delivering value in today’s build-to-order and JIT supply environments. 

Having the right labeling system in place — one that is secure, proven and reliable; that integrates completely with existing systems and workflows to enable single source of truth data management and closed loop workflows; and that scales and adapts to evolving business practices — can be the difference between a successful labeling system that simplifies the supply chain and a complicated one that creates costs.

BarTender is the heart of your value chain transformation

BarTender® barcode and label software is an integral component of the logistics, warehousing, transportation, compliance and traceability labeling strategies of the world’s supply chains. 

BarTender can help you accelerate your value chain transformation, providing integrated business planning and interoperability, while offering ease of deployment and legendary technical support, all backed by industry expertise — we understand the competitive, rapidly changing and complex operating environments of today’s supply chains.

Download the free 30-day BarTender Trial Edition to see for yourself or contact us to learn more.


Seamless integration with ERP systems like Oracle, SAP and IBM WebSphere enables automation at the enterprise level, providing proper support for mission critical processes, increasing labeling accuracy and improving efficiencies throughout the supply chain.

Control and compliance

BarTender allows you to consolidate management of your system’s labeling processes and workflows, deploying the business rules and process controls that streamline and create value, reducing redundant and duplicated activities.

The centralized control of the BarTender Enterprise Automation and Automation editions connects your business data with a wide variety of printers and marking devices — standardize formats, symbologies and security features throughout the enterprise while maintaining the ability to meet geographic variances such as language, regulations and units of measure, whether you have one device at a single site or thousands at facilities around the world.


BarTender enables compliance with the expanded security requirements of the labeling processes in regulated environments. Companies in food service, production and processing, and pharma, personal care and medical device manufacturing rely on BarTender’s layers of configurable settings to add broad protections to the printing environment, with security features ranging from basic print-only settings to complex role-based permissions with label format encryption.

The BarTender Enterprise Automation and Automation editions include complete audit trail capture, allowing you to respond quickly during a recall or site inspection with pinpoint track and trace accuracy. No matter where in the world you do business or which regulations you must meet, BarTender enables traceability compliance.  


The ability to rapidly react to fluctuations in supply and demand dynamics and inventory turns can reduce throughput times and associated costs. BarTender’s Intelligent Templates™ offer the agility to perform and immediately deploy design, data and format changes throughout the enterprise.

BarTender includes over 400 preformatted, ready-to-use barcode components based on 59 different symbologies and 12 additional barcode standards. RFID encoding of tag types including EPC Class 1, Gen2, ISO 18000-6b, ISO 15693, Tag-It, I-CODE, TagSys, My-d, Picotag and more, with support for all EPC data formats.

Which BarTender is right for you?

Select an edition below to learn more, or download the free 30-day trial to explore all of BarTender’s features and see how it can solve your toughest needs for labeling, barcoding and more. Or contact us to learn more about why BarTender is the most trusted software of its kind.

(Design and Print)

Basic Edition

Professional Edition

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All Basic features, plus:

  • Design and print labels, cards, mag stripe cards and more.
  • Optimize print speed to any printer or marking device.
  • Design data-entry forms that provide data validation and accept print-time input from the keyboard or a barcode scanner.

Licensed per PC

  • Read data from CSV files, databases and Excel. Easily search and select records for printing.
  • Encode RFID labels.

Licensed per PC

Create & Automate
(Design, Print and Control)

Automation Edition

Enterprise Automation Edition

All Professional features, plus:

All Automation features, plus:

  • Automatically print from any OS, system or device in response to data transactions and SDK requests.
  • Design using Intelligent TemplatesTM to reduce maintenance.
  • Secure the printing environment with user and group roles.
  • Monitor live print status and view detailed history of system usage.

Licensed per printer

  • Print from any iOS or Android device with the BarTender Print Portal App
  • Automatically print in response to Web service API or TCP/IP communication.
  • Integrate with SAP and Oracle.
  • Take advantage of centralized system management, browser-hosted printing, centralized template storage with revision control, electronic signature support, full SDK control, smart card encoding and more.

Licensed per printer

(Please note that Print Only editions have been discontinued as of BarTender 2016.)

Related information

PDF Sheet
BarTender for Supply Chain

More information about BarTender in the supply chain in this downloadable PDF resource.

Regulatory Solution
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

GHS was intended to create a clear and consistent method of communicating about chemicals through labeling and documentation. But chemical companies are finding the requirements anything but clear and consistent. Learn about GHS and how BarTender can help your company with compliance, no matter where in the world you operate. 

White Paper
BarTender System Security

BarTender includes advanced security features that help protect your enterprise, data, and intellectual property while enabling compliance with global regulatory standards. Learn about BarTender and encryption, role-based access, electronic signatures, audit trails and more.

More Information

PDF Sheet
BarTender for the Supply Chain

Regulatory Solution
Globally Harmonized System (GHS)

White Paper
BarTender System Security

BarTender Overview

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Our Customer Say

"BarTender’s ability to integrate with any ERP and Safety Data Sheet authoring and management system, coupled with its easy-to-use and powerful Intelligent Templates™, has made it our go-to software product for integrating and solving the challenges associated with GHS compliance labeling in all of our chemical customers."
—Rick Schilling, President, Integrated Productivity Systems (IPSi)