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The Importance of Deciding Which Tool Manages Your MPS Business

By: Antonio Sanchez Navarro, Nubeprint

When looking for an MPS tool you must be clear on first determining what problems do you anticipate or what problems do you want to solve. It is appropriate to involve your organization at this stage. In general, companies may take one of the following two approaches: commission the order fulfillment and account billing organization, or commission the IT team. 6 out of 9 take the second approach. But this reveals as an error over time due to the nature of the MPS business. In this article we will help you to identify how to use your team when evaluating an MPS tool in order to ensure the success of your MPS business medium and long term.

When evaluating an MPS tool it all starts by answering to the core question: what are you looking for? It seems that nowadays there is a consensus on the following three aspects: accuracy for an automated order fulfillment, ease to bill pages and vendor agnostic to manage any device from any vendor.

Printer Pro Solutions Offers Proactive Service and Cost Savings via Print Audit Premier

Calgary, Alberta - Douglas, MA- Printer Pro Solutions, a leader in the managed print services industry within the New England / Northeast Market, has joined Print Audit Premier to provide proactive service and reduce customer printing costs. Print Audit Premier is a new subscription service that gives office equipment dealers virtually unlimited access to all of Print Audit’s products for one low monthly price.

One of the products included with Premier is Print Audit Facilities Manager. Facilities Manager allows Printer Pro to automate meter reads and supplies fulfillment as well as reduce equipment downtime by monitoring supply levels and providing service alerts.

Print Audit Releases Embedded for Sharp OSA 6.3.18 and Print Audit 6.4.2 for Mac

Calgary, Alberta - Print Audit®, the print management company, has released updates for its Embedded for Sharp OSA and Print Audit for Mac products. Embedded for Sharp OSA® 6.3.18 and Print Audit 6.4.2 for Mac are free updates for current users of the products and contain fixes for issues found in previous releases.

Print Audit Embedded installs directly onto supported Sharp OSA -enabled MFPs, allowing users to control and recover printing, copying, faxing and scanning costs. Seamlessly integrated with desktop versions of Print Audit 6 and Print Audit Secure, Embedded is a complete document tracking, chargeback, secure release and pull printing solution that eliminates the need for external hardware.

Print Audit to Exhibit at DocuWorld 2013 and Unveil Next 20 Premier Promotion

Calgary, Alberta - Print Audit® recently announced that over 150 office equipment dealers now subscribe to its Premier subscription program. The program is expected to continue its rapid growth with the unveiling of a promotion at this week’s DocuWorld 2013 conference, which will allow the next 20 dealers that sign up for Premier to receive a special bonus. Print Audit will be exhibiting in the show’s Technology Pavilion and will also host a speaking session on Friday May 10 at 1PM (CDT) entitled “Print & Device Management - How to Build Additional Recurring Revenue.”

GreatAmerica Selects Print Audit as Additional FleetView Provider

Cedar Rapids, IA- GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation recently announced that it has added Print Audit Premier as an offering under its FleetView brand of device remote monitoring and management. Previously powered by either PrintFleet or FM Audit, the FleetView expansion with Print Audit allows resellers to not only monitor devices, but also influence print behaviors through its rules-based structure. Additional functionality available to the end user includes built-in cost recovery capabilities, follow-me printing and secure print release.

“We began to see enthusiasm for rules-based tools that added more sophistication to our customers’ MPS programs,” said Jennie Fisher, Senior VP and General Manager for the GreatAmerica Office Equipment Group, and Board Member of the Managed Print Services Association. “MPS has evolved, and adding FleetView, powered by Print Audit, seemed like the best way for us to help the more advanced MPS providers become more effective in their approach,” she added.

Print Audit Reaches Landmark 150 Premier Subscribers

Calgary, Alberta - Print Audit Premier has continued its strong growth into the second quarter of 2013 with over 150 dealers joining the program since its launch last year. Premier is a new subscription program that gives office equipment dealers virtually unlimited access to all of Print Audit’s products for one low monthly price.

With Premier, dealers can charge their customers for Print Audit’s software under a per page or device model, while only paying a fixed cost to Print Audit. This means that the dealer’s profits go up with every customer they sell to. The capabilities available via the program include rapid assessment, user workflow assessments, remote meter reading, supplies fulfillment, service alerting, cost recovery, rules-based printing, as well as secure print and pull-printing functions.

Print Audit Premier Subscribers Receive Unlimited User-Based Print Assessments at No Added Cost

Calgary, Alberta - Keeping in line with its brand promise of helping its dealers Win New Customers, Print Audit is now providing all of its Premier subscribers in North America with the ability to run an unlimited number of 60-day print assessments with Print Audit Assessor at no additional cost. Premier is a subscription program which gives office equipment dealers access to all of Print Audit’s products for one low monthly price.

With an update released for the Premier web portal last week, Premier dealers now have the ability to use Print Audit 6 to perform an unlimited number of 60-day print assessments on organizations of any size. The print management tool is able to track 100% of print jobs to local, networked and direct-to-IP devices.

Print Audit Releases Information Collection Engine (ICE) Version 1.14

Calgary, Alberta - Print Audit®, the print management company, has released an update for the Information Collection Engine (ICE), the scanning engine that powers its award-winning remote meter reading solution, Facilities Manager. Information Collection Engine (ICE) 1.14 includes fixes for issues found in the previous release as well as greater scanning accuracy with numerous manufacturers’ devices.

ICE gathers information for Facilities Manager by tracking and scanning print devices from all major manufacturers, using standard SNMP protocols. With the incorporation of Print Audit 6, ICE can accurately report local device information to Facilities Manager as well. ICE 1.14 enhances the scanning accuracy of Ricoh, Sharp, HP, Memjet, Lexmark, Samsung, Kyocera and Brother devices.

Print Audit Releases Information Collection Engine (ICE) Version 1.14

Calgary, Alberta - Print Audit®, the print management company, has released an update for the Information Collection Engine (ICE), the scanning engine that powers its award-winning remote meter reading solution, Facilities Manager. Information Collection Engine (ICE) 1.14 includes fixes for issues found in the previous release as well as greater scanning accuracy with numerous manufacturers’ devices.

ICE gathers information for Facilities Manager by tracking and scanning print devices from all major manufacturers, using standard SNMP protocols. With the incorporation of Print Audit 6, ICE can accurately report local device information to Facilities Manager as well. ICE 1.14 enhances the scanning accuracy of Ricoh, Sharp, HP, Memjet, Lexmark, Samsung, Kyocera and Brother devices.

Preton Joins Print Audit’s Maven Partnership Program

Tel Aviv, Israel and Calgary, Alberta – Preton, the leading provider of printing cost reduction software, recently announced that the company has joined Print Audit’s Maven partnership program.

Print Audit’s Maven partnership program is designed to bring exclusive benefits to Print Audit Premier members. Premier is a newly launched subscription plan that gives office equipment dealers virtually unlimited access to Print Audit's MPS and print management solutions. Through the program, Premier members also receive exclusive access to additional benefits offered through Print Audit's Maven partners.

Preton’s PretonSaver™ software optimizes the amount of ink and toner consumed during the printing process. PretonSaver uses Preton’s core Pixel Optimizer™ technology, which intelligently identifies and removes wasteful pixels. PretonSaver significantly reduces ink and toner consumption without visibly impacting output quality or interfering with end user processes. PretonSaver also provides a robust set of user focused reporting data, including page coverage calculations, and includes extensive print policy enforcement capabilities.

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