Print Management for Your Office

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Applies to: System administrators
USP: Controlling printers with print manager plus
Links: http://www.sunbelt-software.com/printmanagerplus.cfm
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In large organizations it's hard to keep track of what is being printed, where and by whom. As a result employees take unwanted prints, which consumes a lot of resources and mounts up the costs for the organization. Print Manager Plus  is a commercial product that gives you control over valuable printer resources like paper and toner, how many prints a user can take, etc. It also tracks color, and B/W printing. It can control both network as well as workstation-connected printers. It does not require that anything being installed on the clients. All services and admin programs have to be installed on the print server. Administrators can restrict users by account balance, number of pages, print-job size and file type. A particular dollar amount  (account balance) is assigned by the administrator in advance that keeps reducing automatically as and when you use the printer. It can be assigned to users individually or to a whole group. You can even create reports of printing usage and costs for networks with this software.

In this window Account Balance can be assigned. You can also schedule Account balance to be updated by a certain amount weekly, month or daily at a particular time You can even set up Restrictions like denying printing if the print job is over certain pages or those based on printing size to help optimize print resources 
You can configure the s/w to delete or pause printing when the user runs out of money  To create various reports (as shown above) in this software, click on Reports tab then choose relevant type

Swapnil Arora

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