The OMS v2 dispatch scan point is able to integrate directly with Google Cloud Print.

This means that factory operators can print PDF address labels automatically without needing to manually open the PDF and clicking on “Print”, therefore saving lots of time.

Step 1 - Getting a Google Account

Using Cloud Print requires the fulfiller to have their own Google account.

A new account can be created here.

Step 2 - Adding a Printer

Once an account has been created, a printer can be added here.

Not all printers are cloud-ready, however Cloud Print can work with most printers that have inbuilt Wi-Fi, even if they are not cloud-ready.

Step 3 - Finding the Printer ID

In order to send the address label to the correct printer, OMS needs to know the Cloud Print printer ID.

This can be found by going to the list of printers in Cloud Print. Select the desired printer, click Details and then click Advanced.

The printer ID will be listed under the Printer ID heading and should look something like XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXX.

Step 4 - Setting up the OMS User

Usually a factory will have multiple dispatch stations each with a separate barcode scanner and computer.

A Cloud Print printer gets associated with an OMS user and it is therefore recommended that a user is created for each dispatch station. The user doesn’t need to be associated with a real person.

The Cloud Print printer ID needs to be entered into the Default Cloud Printer ID field on the user.

Step 5 - Dispatching

The next time the user fully dispatches an order using the dispatch scan point, the address label will be sent to the specified Cloud Print printer.