Label printing software Edition <Business>
Label printing with eXtra4<winIII>
The "Business" software edition is currently available in a beta version. As a commercial edition, it offers maximum freedom in label printing and is also multi-user capable. It therefore allows the use of a common data pool. Its additional functions specialize the label printing software eXtra4<winIII> for companies that generally want to operate their data management in a typical multi-user environment and also intend to use it for business processes such as repair procedures.
as a multi-user solution
Label printing with maximum flexibility
Label printing can be individually adapted to the needs of a company with the "Business" edition. The number of connected printers is just as unlimited as the print run size and the number of label layouts kept permanently accessible.
With Edition "Business", a company can operate any number of label printers at one location and print labels with any number of different layouts in any number of units. However, as soon as several subsidiaries or branches are to be supplied with label printing via the program eXtra4<winIII>, other editions must be used.
Overview Software Features
Features of the Edition <Business>
You can find an overview of all features
that ensure ease of use in label printing
and are equally included in all program editions of eXtra4<winIII> under
>> Basic functions
Simple Administration - items/addresses
The label printing software extra4<winIII> has an integrated, local database
. Data for marking an item can be read out there and output as a label.
This saves time and effort for repeated typing and ensures that contents are always printed in the same way. It is also possible to print a list
of the stored items. Item numbers as keys to the database
The label database of extra4<winIII>
works on the basis of item numbers. If users already use item numbers, item data can be entered under the existing number
. The item data can be retrieved via the item number and printed out as individual labels
or via batch processing in serial printing
If the user does not yet have a numbering system, extra4<winIII> automatically generates an item number when creating a new item via hierarchically structured item groups. The hierarchy of the item groups needs to be well thought out and is stored by the user according to his own structures in the program previously.
Space for additional information
The database of eXtra4<winIII> offers besides the article data for the label printing additional storage space for memo texts of any length, e.g. to note evaluations or further product descriptions.
A small product image (thumbnail) can also be stored in the data record for quick identification of an article. If a product is to be portrayed in more detail with photos, it is recommended to use the additional function "Image management".
Simple address management
The label printing software extra4<winIII> also uses its integrated database for address management. It generates shipping labels from entered address data. Once the sender line and other parameters have been defined, address labels can be printed individually.
Each registered address receives a unique address code as a search criterion, e.g. the customer or supplier number. The data record is created under this code and the addressee is recorded with his data. A categorization allows addresses to be sorted according to suppliers, customers and other categories
Advanced Administration - items
The label printing software extra4<winIII> with its integrated, local database now has extended possibilities. In addition to the information required for labelling, stock levels of already created items can be managed and additional information can be stored. Even an inventory can be carried out with eXtra4<winIII>.
Individual expansion of master data
The extended item management of extra4<winIII> supplements the master data with a multitude of individually adaptable fields. They can be used e.g. for information on the purchase of an item (price, quantity, time, recommended sales price) or for evaluations and further descriptions.
The item number of the vendor is created as an additional key field. Items are now found in the database not only under the vendor's own item number, but also under the vendor's item number.
In the container management of the label printing program eXtra4<winIII> the storage locations of items can be recorded. Each container, like e.g. a tray or display and a drawer or a shop window receives a unique container code as storage location. The items are assigned to this code as content. This makes it easier to localise and check them.
Advantages for barcode users
Printed barcode labels from the item management of eXtra4<winIII> simplify the recording of goods movements and inventory. Instead of typing in item numbers by hand, you scan the barcode, get to the data record of the item and record the stock there. For example, barcode labels that were removed at the point of sale can be scanned later and posted as sales.
Purchases can be stored in the database particularly efficiently if suppliers also use barcodes. If you have entered the supplier's item number as an additional search key in the inventory data, you only have to scan the supplier barcode to jump to the relevant item in the database and the goods receipt can be posted.
Data evaluation and inventory
Users of the label printing software eXtra4<winIII> can use the data stock in their database for evaluations. The application provides standard lists that users can easily adapt to their individual requirements. A report generator generates screen previews or printouts, but also outputs the list formatted as PDF or XLS files.
Inventory is probably the most important form of data evaluation. With the help of inventory control, current item quantities can be easily recorded at any time in the eXtra4<winII> software, compared with target inventories and differences determined. Users call up the item to be checked via its item number, ideally via scanner and barcode, and enter the counted quantity. Integrated lists enable the output of corresponding overviews, so that a correction booking can be made if necessary.
Photo documentation for items
The image management of the label printing software extra4<winIII> enables the management of several high-resolution images of an item. Whereas previously only a single small image (thumbnail) was used in item management to identify an item more quickly, image management uses the integrated item database to manage large, often confusing quantities of professional photo documents. Archived in this way, image files are easily searchable and easily accessible.
The image management
as a separate additional function links an item from the item master with an unlimited number of image files
, even in the high resolution of current cameras. Thus, for example, several recording perspectives can be assigned to an item. The retrieval of the original image files
is considerably facilitated, since the storage location is listed in the data record. The images can be sent together in one selection
- by e-mail via the address management directly from the software eXtra4<winIII>
Database Connection - local
Databases in direct access
Label printing from external databases is possible with the extra4<winIII> software. It directly accesses local databases and imports data from there directly into the label layout selected as the entry mask.
The software extra4<winIII> does not import data from the foreign database
, but works directly with the information stored there. Field contents are read out via a search key, e.g. the item number, and transferred to the label
on the basis of a defined field connection. The data transfer can be done for single items
or by defined selection criteria as serial print for several items simultaneously in batch processing
. Desktop databases as data source
Suitable for direct access by the label printing software eXtra4<winIII>
are desktop databases such as :•
and similar •
but also spreadsheet tables, such as Excel
Data evaluation via export
The software extra4<winIII> offers complete freedom in data evaluation to users of its integrated database with the export function. It transposes data into the Excel format: A specific selection combines any fields of the data records as an export job. The application delivers the selected data in an xls file or xlsx file, where users can conveniently edit them individually and compile them into lists.
Item Database on server
The software extra4<winIII> uses the multi-user client/server database PostgreSQL for label printing. It allows direct database access from any number of workstations. From there, data is directly imported into the label layout selected as the entry mask on a local computer.
Instead of on the local computer of a workstation, the data is stored on a centrally positioned computer that functions as a server. The database server can either be installed on a suitable, already existing computer or on a small LINUX computer, which eXtra4 pre-installs and provides.
The label printing software eXtra4<winIII> will also integrate the handling of business processes, e.g. repairs and complaints, into its multi-user database environment.
This additional function is currently under development.
The label printing program eXtra4<winIII> will consider the management of commissions in its multi-user database environment. Also into an inventory flows then commodity, which is still property of the supplier, but no longer its possession, and/or commodity, which is not yet property of the customer, but in its possession.
This additional function is currently under development.
eXtra4<winIII> Edition „Business“ compatible to Microsoft and Apple
The label printing software eXtra4<winIII> works as edition "Business" system-independent, i.e. based on Windows and on macOS as well as Linux. We accompany users of Apple computers at the beginning. Please contact our support team for further information!
Download and activation
For the use of eXtra4<winIII> Edition „Business“ an interested party registers as a user and buys a license. After download and installation he has to activate the software as edition "Business". This is done under his personal license number via the help function of the program. Only then will the "Business" edition be available in its full scope. Until activation, the program only runs in its lowest version, the "Ultra Lite" edition.
If a user is interested in the program features of higher software editions, these can also be activated retrospectively or unlocked as a trial for 60 days beforehand.
Support and service times
The purchase of eXtra4<winIII> Edition „Business“ includes 23 unit support (23 x 6 min)
. Support is generally provided by telephone
and online (remote). If you need support, we will be happy to help you. Please contact us under
+49 7231 94790 or by mail
as registered user, shipping of license number and download link as well as activation will not
be done automatically,
but immediately within our office hours (Mon - Thu 8.00-16.30, Fri 8.00-12.00)
. In this time window we also help you with support.