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SAP and Zebra
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SAP Agenda
Why SAP?
Sharing Technology
Forms (label) Printing from SAP
Mobility and SAP
RFID and SAP
International Printing (Unicode)
Questions and Answers
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Why focus on SAP?
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 SAP AG… worlds largest maker of
“Business Application Software”
 More Zebras connected to SAP Software
versus any other business application
Long Term Relationship
1999
Zebra becomes SAP Certified Software Partner
Zebra launches BAR-ONE for SAP R/3
2003
Zebra licenses Barcode Rendering Technology to
SAP for use with SmartForms
Adobe develops ZPL® driver for interactive forms
2004
SAP release Zebra drivers for SmartForms
SAP release interactive forms with ZPL Drivers
SAP and Zebra co-develop XML support for RFID
Printers with Auto ID infrastructure
SAP begins joint marketing with Zebra (AII/RFID)
SAP and Zebra jointly support Unicode for output
2005
2007
SAP develop CPCL driver for mobile infrastructure
ZebraDesigner™ for mySAP Business Suite
SAP and Zebra
share Technology
 SAP License Zebra Code!
• Barcode rendering libraries
• Direct from ZPL firmware!
• Embedded in the SAP Kernel!
 SAP (SmartForms) can now
render barcodes for:
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SAP print preview
PCL, Postscript and Adobe PDF
Windows drivers
Everybody benefits!
Forms (label) Printing from
mySAP - 2 options!
 SAPscript (legacy)
• Upload method
• ZebraDesigner for mySAP Business Suite
 SmartForms (new)
• ZPL + BRL
• Total solution provided by SAP!
ZebraDesigner™
for mySAP Business Suite
 Formerly BAR-ONE for R/3
 SAPscript based solution
• Upload method
• Print direct from mySAP no middleware
Design label format in
ZebraDesigner™ for mySAP™
Business Suite
Upload format to mySAP
Install mySAP Zebra
device driver and Codepage
Create Print Queue
• Proven solution, 2000+ installs
• Shipping for 6+ years
• Pass through ASCII driver
• Unicode capability added 2005
Process Printing Transaction
Labels print
ZebraDesigner™
for mySAP Business Suite
SAP SmartForms
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SAP’s own form design and layout tool
Normally used for printing forms
Supports laser printers (PCL and Postscript)
Mature - shipping for nearly 5 years
Now supports ZPL and barcode rendering
SAP SmartForms
How should I drive
barcode printers from SAP?
 What version of SAP do you use?
 How do you print your existing forms on laser
printers today?
• SAPscript or SmartForms
 What other barcode printers are competing for
this business?
• Datamax and Intermec
What languages do you need to print?
How should I drive
barcode printers from SAP?
 Use what “you use” for your forms and laser printers
• Maximise existing staff expertise
• Maximise existing SAP software licenses
 Avoid middleware
 Unicode “blocks the competition”
 SmartForms “blocks the competition”
Design / Interface
Questions
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Mobile and SAP
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Mobile in the SAP world!
• Out in the field (receipts and labels)
• In the warehouse (labels)
SAP Mobile Infrastructure (MI)
 New module from SAP for PDTs
 Field based activities, out in the field!
 Common applications:
• Field force automation (receipt)
• Direct store delivery etc. (receipt)
• Mobile asset management (label)
 RW 420™ and RW 220™ - designed for this!
 Cadbury, Spain install completed
SAP Mobile Infrastructure (MI)
 Supports CPCL
 PDT uses GPRS or GSM for ERP
connectivity
 Regular synchronisation back to base
 Printer uses Bluetooth to connect to the
PDT
SAP Warehouse (WMS/LES)
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SAP console for DOS terminals
SAP web console for CE/Pocket PC terminals
Middleware is also used in this space
Applications
• Put-away labels, shipping labels, bulk breakdown etc.
 Traditionally mid-range barcode label printer
SAP Warehouse (WMS/LES)
 Big opportunity is for mobilising the warehouse
• Warehouse business improvement
 802.11g infrastructure mode - always on
 Network (802.11g) wireless mobile printer
 QL 420 Plus is the perfect partner
Mobile
Questions
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All logos and trade marks are the property of their respective owners
RFID and SAP
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What is Auto-ID Infrastructure?
 SAP’s RFID software offering
 Data collection software
 Converts raw RFID data into actionable business
information
 Built on NetWeaver
 XML interface
 Two versions
• Professional - integrates with mySAP ERP
• Standalone - slap and ship
SAP and RFID
XML and RFID?
 SAP adopt XML for aII “Direct Connect”
• No middleware needed
• Certification process
 XML is a global industry standard for data exchange
 SAP / Zebra jointly developed XML interface
SAP and RFID
SAP and RFID
RFID
Questions
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Unicode and SAP
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International Printing from
mySAP ERP (Unicode)
 Printing non-Western text
such as Cyrillic, Central
European, Eastern
European, Middle-East and
APAC is big problem with
SmartForms and SAPscript
Unicode and SAP
International printing from:
 SAPscript / ZebraDesigner for mySAP Business Suite
• Andale APAC Worldtype font
• EMEA preloaded Swiss 721
• 6 single language APAC fonts
• Any other licensed TTF
 SmartForms
• Andale APAC Worldtype font
• EMEA preloaded Swiss 721
International Printing from
mySAP ERP (Unicode)
 Zebra printers are preloaded with Western, Central and
Eastern European languages also including Baltic, Cyrillic,
Greek, Turkish, Hebrew and Arabic
 You do not need 4.7 Enterprise to print using Unicode…
…any version
SAP
Questions
www.zebra.com/sap
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All logos and trade marks are the property of their respective owners
Thank you
SAP and Zebra
The right asset. In the right place. At the right time.

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