The RoomPlace implemented the ZebraLink™ Enterprise Connector (ZEC) software to enable Oracle to talk directly with the Zebra GK420t™ and 140XiIIIPlus™ printers. The solution eliminates the need for additional middleware or programming, and provides a much more stable environment for desktop and wireless print requests.
Zebra's professional services team installed and configured the software entirely remotely, saving time and costs for both parties. In fact, The RoomPlace engaged the Zebra team twice: once for the original implementation and again when the company moved to a new hosting partner.
"We had a good experience with the technical resources at Zebra," said lead software architect, Sireesh Chintamaneni. "They are very knowledgeable about Oracle EBS."
Using ZebraDesigner™ for XML, the IT team at The RoomPlace easily creates its own label templates, which also match standard Oracle data tables. When the team needs to change a template, it's one change on the server instead of having to load the template on every printer as before.
Now, The RoomPlace has a consistent architecture for label printing, whether pre-printing or reprinting labels from its desktop, and now mobile, devices. And the ZEC provides a significantly more stable environment than the previous XML/PDF approach.
No longer does a down printer or reprint require IT support. Print jobs just wait until printers come back online. Labels also print exactly as they should look.
Hundreds of labels now print in seconds, in one continuous stream. "Labels print in about one-tenth the time it took before," Pacynski said.