BarTender 2019 feature comparison

General Professional Automation Enterprise
Streamlined installation Easy installation for both 32-bit and 64-bit versions of BarTender®
Ease of use Intuitive, easy-to-use user interface, translated to more than 20 languages
Quick start A collection of configurable, industry-focused, ready-to-use BarTender documents
Comprehensive help system A complete how-to library, accessible both through BarTender and on the web
Intelligent Templates™ Design and automation tools that leverage data to reduce the number of label files
Unlimited users Enable multiple users to print labels from any networked PC
Printer drivers and monitoring Professional Automation Enterprise
Drivers by Seagull™ Windows printer Drivers by Seagull™ enable high-performance printing
Print optimizations Improve print speed by taking full advantage of printer-based features such as serialization, barcodes, real-time clock, static data and graphic caching
Status monitoring Reports information back to Windows regarding printer/print job status and error conditions
Printer configuration and diagnostics Perform printer management functions in BarTender, bypassing the printer front panel
Other printer drivers Print to any printer that has a Windows-based driver
Email alerts Automatically notify IT managers or other operational team members if labeling problems occur
Template design Professional Automation Enterprise
Easy WYSIWYG template design Design tools make it easy to create and print professional labels and documents
New Document Wizard An easy-to-follow wizard that ensures proper document settings for quality and printing performance
Fonts Versatile support for OpenType, TrueType and native printer-based fonts
Text formatting Familiar, Word-like tools for you to easily create and format text
Text transforms Add flair to your text objects with a variety of effects, such as fading, inflating, slanting, and more
Shapes and lines Choose from over 50 shapes and 100 line style combinations
Text wrapping Create dynamic text that wraps inside and around shapes, objects, document borders and more
Unmatched barcode Easily create greater than 100 linear and 2D symbologies and standards support
Barcode human readable Highly configurable human readable text and character formatting options
GS1 Application Identifier Data Source Wizard Build barcodes in seconds using the latest GS1 compliance standards
Graphics and images Import more than 70 graphic formats, including AI, PNG, JPG, BMP, TIF, EPS and GIF
Symbols Choose from a wide variety of included symbols and industry-based symbol fonts
Tables and grids Create tables and grids to organize text, barcodes, images and other objects
White-on-black printing Switch objects from black-on-white to white-on-black printing with a single click
Front and back template design Create two-sided “duplex” printing with separate designs for the front and back of your template
Intelligent Templates™ Professional Automation Enterprise
Layers Template objects may be stacked, hidden and reordered when created on uniquely identifiable layers
Conditional printing Create data-driven automation rules that specify when different objects, layers or templates in your document will visibly print or become hidden
Automatic face detection and cropping Automated image capture creates perfectly cropped photos for ID badges and card printing
Dynamic text and object wrapping Variable data seamlessly wraps around other dynamically changing objects such as images and shapes
Scriptable object properties Modify the look and feel of template objects by using powerful Visual Basic Scripts
Template selector Conditionally print one specific template when multiple templates are available in a document
Suppression Ignore the content of a data source under certain conditions
Data sourcing and databases Professional Automation Enterprise
Basic database connectivity Connect to Excel or a RFC 4180 standard CSV file to import variable data into your template
Simple serialization Increase or decrease your serial string data by increments of one (1)
Advanced serialization Create serial numbers using comprehensive tools that support alphanumeric, hexadecimal and custom sequencing patterns
Date and time Dynamically source dates and times from Windows or clock-enabled printers
Data validation and processing Specify data validation rules and automatically correct data or issue warnings
Concatenate data Create text and barcode objects that combine information from multiple data sources
Embedded database tables Create your own database tables that travel with your BarTender document designs
Enhanced database connectivity Connect BarTender document designs to external data sources such as SAP, Oracle, MS SQL, Azure SQL, XML, Data Builder, Excel, text files and more to print dynamically
Named database connections Name commonly used database connections to quickly add them to new document designs
Database filters Print select database records using convenient query and filter options
Database sourced tables Easily create tables using data from a database or external file
Global database fields Centralize a data field and share it between BarTender documents and workstations
Dynamic data preview See how your document handles real dynamic data during the design process
Dynamic graphics and images Automatically source images for printing based on selected database records or queries
Visual Basic Scripting Create scripts for custom data processing
Create a database Build your own database from scratch using intuitive tools included with BarTender
Write back to databases Write back to SQL-based databases to keep track of printed records, serial numbers and much more
Data-entry forms Professional Automation Enterprise
Powerful form controls Make data input and selection easy by leveraging over 15 highly configurable form controls
Keyboard and mouse input Use keyboard and mouse commands to select or enter data into forms at print time
Scanner input Use a barcode scanner to input information to data-entry forms at print time
Weighing scale input Populate the weight of an item at print time by connecting your weighing scale to BarTender
Image capture Capture images at print time for ID cards or event badge printing
Data validation Reduce user input errors by introducing data validation and error checking
Database record selection Select or query the correct database records at print time using helpful form controls
Security and alerts Professional Automation Enterprise
Role-based security Assign permissions to applications and functions using Windows Active Directory users and groups or local Windows users
Document password Disable design and print functionality for those without the password
Print-only password Disable design functionality for those without the designated password
Integration and automation Professional Automation Enterprise
Intelligent Forms Create forms that run automated processes and actions based on user selections, user input or during certain events  
Business systems Seamlessly integrate automated label and document printing with any business system, including SAP, Oracle, Infor, Highjump, Epicor, Netsuite, Sage and more  
Web services Exchange data in real-time with BarTender to automate label and document printing, return print job status, and far more using RESTful and SOAP-based web services  
TCP/IP sockets Stream data to BarTender to automate label and document printing, print job status and other data exchanges using this bidirectional communication method  
Database monitoring Monitor database tables to automate printing, update database records, insert captured print data and much more.  
File drop Monitor local, network and cloud-based folder locations to automate label and document printing  
Data integration Integrate automated printing processes using all common data structures and formats such as XML, JSON, SAP IDOCs, Oracle XML, ASCII & Unicode delimited text-based data  
Cloud storage monitoring Monitor cloud-based locations with BarTender integrations, including Amazon S3, Dropbox, FTP/SFTP, and others  
SDK .NET SDK seamlessly integrates functionality available in your edition, e.g. label and document printing, reprinting, document management, and more (ActiveX and Command Line/Shell Script support also available)  
Print management Professional Automation Enterprise
Document management Centralized document storage and workflows enable design management and traceability    
Electronic signatures Enable electronic signatures for audit trail accountability and compliance    
Document encryption Secure document usage between validated BarTender workstations    
System auditing Review history of print jobs, document changes, electronic signatures and user actions    
Centralized printing Professional Automation Enterprise
Web printing Select and print documents using a web browser    
Mobile printing Select and print documents using Android and iOS mobile apps    
Tested and proven for enterprise environments Certified by SAP and Oracle    
Printing, encoding and exporting Professional Automation Enterprise
Print productivity Print labels and documents to any Windows-based printer
On-demand printing Print labels and documents on-demand
Batch printing Batch together dynamic print jobs that can use one or more BarTender templates
Print preview Review your dynamic print jobs before printing
Image exporting Export entire template images or specific objects in 35+ formats
RFID & smart card encoding Encode RFID tags and smart cards as easily as adding barcodes to your template design
Native PDF generation Generate PDFs without installing third-party PDF drivers
Printer code templates Design templates in BarTender and export printer code that can be used with other print systems  
Reprint labels and documents Reprint identical copies of previously printed labels and documents that may been misplaced or damaged  
Support Professional Automation Enterprise
Standard Maintenance and Support Upgrade to the latest BarTender version free, and get live technical support by phone and chat during business hours with a guaranteed 24hr response time, access to online resources, plus technical support by email Includes 1 year Includes 1 year Includes 1 year
Premium 24/7 Support Add-on to Standard Maintenance and Support which provides 24/7 live support access with a guaranteed two hour response time    
Included companion applications Professional Automation Enterprise
Librarian Centrally manage documents and create workflows for template approval using role-based security    
Print Portal Allows dynamic web-based printing right from your web browser. Works with our Print Portal App for mobile printing from Android and iOS devices    
Printer Maestro Provides management tools for printers and print jobs throughout a corporate network    
History Explorer Review logged data and generate informative reports for print history, user access and more    
Integration Builder Connects BarTender with your business systems to enable automated printing directly from those systems  
Process Builder An easy graphical UI to build your own custom label and document printing solutions without knowing programming languages like C# or VB.NET  
Reprint Console Reprint identical copies of previously printed labels and documents that may been misplaced or damaged  
Data Builder Build and manage your own database without external applications like Excel or Access
Print Station A simple, efficient interface for selecting and printing BarTender documents
Administration Console A single destination for managing the features available in your edition, which may include security, licensing, integrations, printer failover and more.

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