Print Audit

Explore the Print Audit Process

<p>The print management process allows businesses to reduce printing, on average, by up to 1/3 from their current <img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 10px 10px 10px 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: left; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="iStock_000004062546Small" border="0" alt="iStock_000004062546Small" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/iStock_000004062546Small.jpg" width="156" height="104" />printing budget. In many cases, businesses could be spending up to 3% of their total annual budget on printing alone. The first step in the print management process is conducting a print audit within your business.</p> <p>Your print audit is one of the most important steps in the entire process of print management, as it will outline the ways that your business prints and help create the blueprint of how to best move forward. </p> <p>The primary information your print audit will be able to identify includes:</p> <p>· Where Printing Takes Places: Discover who is printing and what is being printed. This helps you identify over printing within your office. </p>

Print Audit Releases Print Audit 6.6

<p><strong>Calgary, Alberta</strong> - This week, Print Audit®, the print management company, released the latest version of its flagship software, Print Audit 6. This release offers users many improvements to the program's core tracking and reporting functions, including enhancements to the software's integration and tracking with Adobe products.</p>

Print Audit Assessor Helps Dealers Maximize Profits With Over 1800 Organizations

<p><strong>Calgary, Alberta</strong> -&#160; Many dealers consider the Print Audit Assessor a key part of their managed print services strategy, and since the release of Print Audit 6, dealers have used the Assessor in over 1800 organizations worldwide. The assessment software has been used in a variety of industries with the top being education, law, manufacturing, healthcare, government agencies and engineering/architecture firms.</p> <p>Based on Print Audit 6 software, the Assessor is a tool exclusively built to enable dealers to run a comprehensive assessment in their customer's print environment for up to 60 days.&#160; The Assessor is able to track 100% of print jobs to local, networked and direct-to-IP devices. </p>

Print Audit Assessor Helps Dealers Maximize Profits With Over 1800 Organizations

<p><b>Dec 01, 2011</b> Calgary, Alberta – Many dealers consider the Print Audit Assessor a key part of their managed print services strategy, and since the release of Print Audit 6, dealers have used the Assessor in over 1800 organizations worldwide. The assessment software has been used in a variety of industries with the top being education, law, manufacturing, healthcare, government agencies and engineering/architecture firms.</p> <p>Based on Print Audit 6 software, the Assessor is a tool exclusively built to enable dealers to run a comprehensive assessment in their customer’s print environment for up to 60 days. The Assessor is able to track 100% of print jobs to local, networked and direct-to-IP devices.</p>

Buyers Lab Awards Print Audit's Remote Device Management Service with Five Stars

<p><strong>Calgary, Alberta</strong> -&#160; A key component of Print Audit's new MPS Suite, Print Audit Facilities Manager has been awarded a perfect 5 Star rating by Buyers Laboratory Inc (BLI).&#160;&#160; BLI's in-depth report ranked Facilities Manager in 12 different categories including value, compatibility, ease of use and reporting. </p> <p>Facilities Manager is a powerful, easy to use tool designed to remotely collect meter reads, automate supplies fulfillment and report service information for managing fleets of printers, copiers, fax machines and multi-function devices. The product is currently used by over 700 dealers worldwide and boasts a 40% market share in the United States.</p> <p>In the report, Buyers Lab lauds Facilities Manager as a mature product that can meet the needs of dealers of all types. &quot;Facilities Manager continues to be one of the best remote device management solutions BLI has evaluated,&quot; states Buyers Lab.&#160; &quot;For any size equipment dealer, especially those that handle hardware from multiple manufacturers, the solution accurately tracks meters regardless of function (print, copy, scan, fax) and provides diagnostics for almost all business-critical conditions, including consumables and errors.&quot;</p>

Print Audit 6 Compatible With Mac OS X Lion

<p><strong>CALGARY, ALBERTA</strong> - With a rise in organizations using Mac operating systems in their print environments, Print Audit® is proud to announce that its flagship software, Print Audit 6, is fully compatible with Mac OS X Lion.</p>

Print Audit 6 is Now on Over One Million Workstations Worldwide

<p><strong>Calgary, Alberta</strong> -&#160; Printing and photocopying costs have become soaring expenses that consume many organizations’ budgets, but over a million users are helping to change that. The millionth seat of Print Audit 6 was sold by Doug Miller, Global Account Manager with Ricoh Americas Corporation to a large engineering company in the United States.</p> <p>Print Audit 6 is a suite of print management products that can be used to spot printing bottlenecks and inefficiencies, enforce printing rules, and recover expenses from clients or users. The suite is comprised of 3 components called Analysis, Rules and Recovery which can be purchased in a variety of configurations depending on the needs of the organization.</p>

Print Audit® Helps the City of Avon Lake Cut Its Printing Costs by Over 25%

<p>Calgary, Alberta - August 18, 2011 – With an aging printer fleet and users relying on their expensive desktop devices, the City of Avon Lake was facing increases in its printing costs and resource consumption. To gain control of the city’s finances, a new budgeting structure was implemented so all costs were allocated by department. However, the current printing environment did not have a print management system to track costs so the city sought the help of its office equipment dealer, Ace Business Solutions.</p> <p>“Without a print management system, we were needlessly wasting money and resources,” explains Scott Herrick, IT Director. “Before, we were printing 240,000 pages in a year and had no clue who was printing what. Since introducing Print Audit 6 to our environment, we have cut our print volumes by over 25%.”</p> <p>Ken Longrich of Ace Business Solutions installed the Print Audit Assessor in the city’s environment for 60 days. The Assessor is a unique version of Print Audit 6 designed to help office equipment dealers spot document creation inefficiencies and bottlenecks in their customer's environment. After the assessment, Longrich rolled out a comprehensive solution for the city that included 80 seats of Print Audit 6 Suite to track workstation printing and two new Sharp MFPs with Print Audit Embedded to track walk-up printing and photocopying.</p>

Print Audit® Releases Copy Audit Touch 6.0.7 for Print Audit 6

<p>Calgary, Alberta - July 26, 2011 – Print Audit®, the print management company, has released a free downloadable update for all Copy Audit Touch users with functionality enhancements and more accurate tracking capabilities.</p> <p>Copy Audit Touch, is a copy tracking system that integrates seamlessly with Print Audit 6 and offers alphanumeric capability, color and monochrome tracking, as well as flexible hardware options.</p>

Simple Switches for Smarter Printing

<p>Some of the largest savings you will accrue within your business are achieved by simply changing the printing habits of your organization. There are plenty of ways that businesses are cutting down on printing, and just because you cut <img style="background-image: none; border-bottom: 0px; border-left: 0px; margin: 10px 10px 10px 0px; padding-left: 0px; padding-right: 0px; display: inline; float: left; border-top: 0px; border-right: 0px; padding-top: 0px" title="iStock_000005239316Medium" border="0" alt="iStock_000005239316Medium" align="left" src="http://www.officeproductnews.net/files/iStock_000005239316Medium_0.jpg" width="120" height="143" />down on what you print does not mean that you are losing anything in the process.</p> <p>Cutting down on printing can also be looked at as “smart printing.” Smart printing is the process of thinking about what you are about to print before you send the print job to the printer. Here are a few questions to ask yourself before you print:</p> <p>· Do I absolutely need a physical copy of this document?</p> <p>· Is it the final version? </p> <p>· Have I completely edited the document to make sure that there are no mistakes?</p>

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