07 Jul Print Software: Why Invest?
Print Software: Why Invest?Date: Jul 07, 2020 Reading Time: 5-6 minutes Target Audience: Business Decision Makers
Printers are an essential part of every business. Many businesses still use them, as much as we try to reduce paper and be more sustainable. This is because the print industry has adapted. Many leading print manufacturers have invested in product innovation and development to provide sustainable products and services to support their customers.
Not only are print devices more environmentally friendly, with smart sustainable features, software and technology has been created to advance this.
Embedded software on printers and multifunction devices are simple and low-cost applications directly installed on a server or device. This allows you to control and manage your print fleet. In turn, this eliminates waste, encourages responsible print behaviour and ensures users and departments are accountable for their usage.
Papercut is a software that enables fully featured print and copy control, that allows tracking to control print behaviour, allows you to print securely and eliminates waste. Making it easy to manage your devices without the complexity. This software works for all your printer brands, model or make!
Its features ensure you can securely release prints from any device and employ authentication methods such as access cards and PIN codes. It’s a great experience for users, wastage is dramatically cut as unwanted print-outs are never produced, and you save big on consumables costs. Not only this, but enabling rules-based printing can help control the way that users print through print policies, and set user quotas. This means that you can save paper, and money on toners. Additionally, the cost recovery is extended through allocation of print costs to users, devices, department or client levels. Finally, analysis of printing use is generated through analytics and reports that help the business spot inefficiencies, wastage or equipment abuse. These are just some of the many features this particular software offers.
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This software differs greatly from Papercut. These options ensure device management, designed to accurately and securely monitor and optimise your printers, copiers and MFPs. This ensures optimal performance by automating the process of delivering meter reads and toner alerts.
This allows real-time intelligence on the printing and copying environment, and eliminates the burden of reporting meters, and service and supplies information manually. This is done by notifying the issues when they arise, saving you time and ensuring your devices are properly and efficiently cared for.
These features alone highlight the amazing benefits print software has for a company. Overall, the encouragement of responsible print behaviour and prevention of waste helps your company maintain its sustainable initiatives, by cutting paper waste and saving power usage; all the while cutting costs.
The automation services allows for more up-time and helps ensure time is not wasted on manual tasks such as meter reads collection and toner ordering, as well as automatically applies rules-based printing once said rules are set.
The security of the software is also a huge benefit, as it keeps documents safe and secure until you are ready to print them, as well as storing analytics on a fully-secured server.