BarTender

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Normand Whitehead | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 9 out of 10
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BarTender is being used by several Dept internally (R&D, Eng and ET) and also by our assembly partners. BarTender allows us to create batch prints for define database range of serial numbers linked to tests stations.
  • Can create macros to test ranges of serial numbers
  • can be linked to electrical test stations in assembly of electronic modules
  • A bit difficult to see actual template positioning of elements when designing labels
Very well suited for multiple barcodes and type of barcodes on one label. Can be adapted to ones particular needs, quite customizable.
A bit difficult to get used to, it takes some time and is not as user friendly as other applications.
Score 3 out of 10
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We currently use Bartender to auto print pallet tags, SKU labels, among other WMS functions. We use the automation function heavily to watch folders for text files dropped by our ERP and WMS systems, which then in turn use Bartender templates to print at the point of merchandise receipt at the dock.
  • Very flexible.
  • Lots of automation options.
  • Scales to very high volumes.
  • Very clunky UI.
  • Resource-heavy application.
  • Confusing array of sub-applications.
Bartender may well be suited for larger companies who have people with Bartender experience, but it is an unnecessarily complex suite of apps that takes some getting used to. Smaller IT shops looking for something more user-friendly, slightly less expensive, and more streamlined should look for alternatives. Some applications are built specifically to use Bartender template files, and in those cases, you may not have an alternative.
Score 9 out of 10
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BarTender is currently used by one of our Manufacturing sites. It is on the roadmap to roll BarTender out to all 4 of our sites of the next 1-2 years in line with our new ERP system. It currently allows us design our labels for our stock. We use it to create multiple different labels for different medias. It also allows us to print our labels from a cloud based ERP system.
  • Intuitive - Loads of Options
  • Easy to Use - The documentation included is easy to Follow
  • Reliable - Very minimal issues
  • Resource Intensive - Can use a lot of resources
  • Pricey - But you get what you pay for
  • Licensing can be quite difficult to understand
The integrations that you can create allow you to pick up multiple different file type and carry out multiple different tasks. We use to to connect to Azure File Shares where our ERP system outputs CSV files. The integration then scans this directory for any new .CSV files and then carries out the steps to print a label that we designed using their design software.
Score 7 out of 10
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Our company uses BarTender to print many different types of labels for use on medical devices. We use the software to design and print medical device product and regulatory labels that have specific barcodes and QR requirements. We recommend it to many OEMs for designing customized labels to fit their needs. The labels are printed by many different departments including program management, shipping, and manufacturing operations.
  • The ability to design labels quickly with templates or from scratch
  • The ability to use a database to print a large quantity of labels with various data inputs is critical for our requirements.
  • The ability to serialize is really convenient.
  • Sometimes using custom labels can be difficult to incorporate into a label if the template is made from scratch.
  • Often have issues trying to print the same label from different computers
  • It can be irksome to figure out why some text gets cut off when it shows up within the print bounds on a template.
BarTender is great for use with databases. Setting up a database can take a little bit of time, but if you need to print hundreds or thousands of labels with different data, this is the best way to tackle it. I also love how you can import a photo or PDF of a label to help position where you would like the specific text to print on the label.
I often have to try to troubleshoot printing issues for other team members, but I have never reached out to a BarTender support network. I’ve always just tinkered within the app to figure it out.
Score 7 out of 10
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We currently use BarTender Enterprise Automation version for printing bulk case labels and pallet rack labels. We also print labels for quarantined and released items in production.
  • Automation: BarTender Print Station provides a great way to present label templates for mass printing to non-technical end users.
  • Data input at print time: we're able to input dynamic values that constantly change, just before printing labels. This increases efficiencies and is crucial in our production department. It's easy to do, and we can lock it down to specific templates.
  • Serialization: being able to easily run batches of serialized labels, and trusting that they’re accurate, is very important. BarTender does this very well.
  • Label design: Creating bee labels in BarTender Designer is intuitive and robust. With its many collaboration features, we can do a lot within our complicated environment. Many labels, many variations, and they are all easily handled by a designer.
  • Licensing: argggh! Their draconian licensing model can stop you in your tracks if you’re not careful. It’s per printer, not seat, so errant print jobs can exceed your licenses. Be careful!
  • Interaction with the cloud: we recently moved to Box and have yet to figure out a way to utilize Print Station with our cloud database. If there’s a way to do it, it’s not well documented.
  • Support: if you’re not paying for premium support, expect an email response within 24 hours. Telephone support is good, but we’ve sometimes had to leave a message and wait...
BarTender’s a great, robust application for the mass printing of bulk labels. It also integrates well with other systems. For printing small batches, which is a manual process, the fee Zebra Label Designer may be a better option.
Score 10 out of 10
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We use BarTender to print bin labels, serial labels, any label we need we just design and print it
  • Total custom labels including logos
  • Serialize your labels each time you print. Get multiple copies of each serial number if needed
  • Restrict who can edit and modify the labels
  • Easy user interface
  • Requires a database to do label reprints
  • License is based on number of printers regularly used
  • Sometimes the preview is different the]an what is on the actual label
In all the jobs I have used it at, bartender has never failed to produce the labels I needed

BarTender Scorecard Summary

What is BarTender?

Seagull Scientific in Bellevue offers BarTender, a barcode software solution, supports label design and printing, as well as barcode reading and RFID tools.

BarTender Pricing

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SaaS Editions Pricing
Pricing DetailsTerms
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$495per 1 Application License + 1 Printer License
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$690per 1 Application License + 2 Printer License
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition$885per 1 Application License + 3 Printer License
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition1,275per 1 Application License + 5 Printer License
BarTender Software 2019 Professional Edition2,250per 1 Application License + 10 Printer License

BarTender Technical Details

Deployment TypesSaaS
Operating SystemsUnspecified
Mobile ApplicationNo

Frequently Asked Questions

What is BarTender?

Seagull Scientific in Bellevue offers BarTender, a barcode software solution, supports label design and printing, as well as barcode reading and RFID tools.

Who uses BarTender?

The most common users of BarTender are from Mid-size Companies and the Consumer Goods industry.