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Managing information in label and package printing

Information capture, management, storage and delivery

When computers first started to be used in the label and package printing industries in the early 1980s, dedicated software was written for label estimating and costing, later expanding its capabilities into invoicing, shipping data and label generation. 

More complex management information software was developed for commercial printing operations, extending beyond costing and estimating into order processing and materials management and the beginnings of sophisticated database resources.