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Print Color Coded Labels in SharePoint 2010

FileTrail for SharePoint has made it possible to print color coded folder labels from inside SharePoint. The process is simple and intuitive, and the label designs are flexible to meet your company's specific needs.

The label designer tool provides flexibility in many ways. First, several standard color sets are built in, but colors can be easily adjusted so that you can get a perfect match to your existing labeling. In addition, any label stock can be used. This means that you can continue to use the labels you are already using, and continue buying them from your current vendor.

Finally, the label generation tool allows a number of capabilities that give you the ultimate flexibility. First, label designs that are for the same label stock to be mixed on the same page, so you no longer have to print multiple batches. Also, you can specify which label to start on, allowing you to print to a partially-used page of labels and reduce waste. Finally, you can specify how many copies to print, in cases where you need multiples of the same label.

Sample color coded labels printed directly from SharePoint.

The Truth Behind RFID Myths

With everything we hear about RFID technology, it's difficult to determine what is fact and fiction. There are quite a few misconceptions about RFID which may be causing organizations to steer clear from the technology. FileTrail delves into some of the most common misconceptions to clear them up once and for all. The cost of RFID tags are too high Passive RFID tags are actually very affordable. Each tag typically costs around $0.20- $0.40. The costs of RFID is also beginning to drop as more companies and organizations are implementing RFID technology.

RFID is primarily used in the retail industry Although there has been plenty of media attention on RFID implementation for retail purposes, companies in all industries are using the technology for a variety of reasons. Solutions such as FileTrail RFID can be tailored to track and manage files, IT assets, equipment or any type of physical item. FileTrail RFID has been deployed across a number of different verticals, some of which include: Medical Examiners Law Firms Cities and Counties Courts Pharmaceutical Companies Financial Institutions

RFID is not as accurate as barcodes Barcodes and RFID are often compared as many try and determine which is the superior technology. Both are used for similar purposes, the tracking management of physical items however they each have their advantages and disadvantages. Since many people are unfamiliar with RFID they will assume barcodes are more reliable and advanced. However, RFID tags can be read at further distances and they do not require a direct line of sight to be read. RFID is also less time consuming since individual tags do not need to be read one at a time.