Customers can output directly to Zebra mobile printers from mobile SAP® solutions
VERNON HILLS, Ill., April 17 /-- Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ:ZBRA) today announced that the SAP NetWeaver® Mobile platform now includes a driver for Zebra's mobile printers, allowing mobile workers to output receipts, labels, delivery confirmation notices, invoices and other documentation directly from their mobile SAP® solutions. Zebra supported SAP in developing the driver, which can be used with direct store delivery (DSD), field service, mobile sales and any other application developed with SAP NetWeaver Mobile, SAP's technical foundation for enterprise mobility.
By printing at the point of contact, solutions from SAP and Zebra enable a mobile workforce to better ensure invoice accuracy, prevent delivery and ordering errors, provide proof of delivery and support electronic settlement. The Zebra driver simplifies system management and provides flexibility for a variety of output options.
The driver is available now for Zebra Cameo 3 mobile printers. Drivers for Zebra's QL and RW series printers are in development and are expected to be available late in the second quarter of this year. Current SAP customers can add the Cameo driver through the SAP NetWeaver 2004 Support Package Stack 15. SAP NetWeaver Mobile provides offline access to SAP solutions or other enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems via portable devices like personal digital assistants (PDAs) or laptops.
"Zebra is committed to making the benefits of mobile, on-demand printing accessible to all types of mobile workers," said Bob Danahy, director of global mobile and wireless technology for Zebra. "Mobile salespeople can close business at the point of customer contact instead of having to wait for forms to be filled out. Maintenance crews can improve scheduling and quality of service. Technicians can invoice customers when service is performed. Our collaboration with SAP makes it easy to create and integrate mobile printing capabilities to further enhance SAP's powerful mobile business solutions."
The open architecture of the SAP NetWeaver Mobile platform allows integration of third-party software solutions, enabling SAP customers to easily deploy mobile solutions. SAP NetWeaver is the open integration and application portal to third-party software applications that share data with the mySAP(TM) ERP solution. SAP NetWeaver Mobile includes support for a number of mobile hardware platforms and accessories.
About Zebra Technologies
Zebra Technologies (NASDAQ:ZBRA) delivers innovative and reliable on- demand printing solutions for business improvement and security applications in 100 countries around the world. More than 90 percent of Fortune 500 companies use Zebra®-brand printers. A broad range of applications benefit from Zebra-brand thermal bar code, "smart" label and receipt printers, and plastic card printers, resulting in enhanced security, increased productivity, improved quality, lower costs, and better customer service. The company has an installed base of nearly five million printers, including RFID printer/encoders and wireless mobile solutions, and also offers software, connectivity solutions, and printing supplies. Information about Zebra specialty printing solutions can be found at http://www.zebra.com/.
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