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Microsoft licenses software shelf's print manager plus for Windows XP Logo Certification.

Software Shelf International, Inc. recently announced that Microsoft Corporation has licensed Windows XP Logo Certification to Print Manager Plus. Additionally, a new suite of reports has been added to the award winning Print Manager Plus, including key reports, which show the total cost of printing/savings in detail. These reports are vital in helping reduce the cost of printing that has escalated to the equivalent of 40% of a company's cost of labor.

Print Manager Plus 4.0 audits and reduces the cost of printing in the corporate, government and education markets. Version 4.0 is a major upgrade of this tracking, accounting, and quota setting software for enterprise printing. Print Manager Plus supports printing from most operating systems through a Windows print server or workstation. Dataquest figures show the average cost of producing documents (paper, hardware, ink) is equivalent to 40% of a company's labor cost. Gartner calculates the cost of acquiring a printer is only 20% of the total cost involved. 70% of companies are unaware of their printing costs because they don't have a means to effectively audit these costs. Print Manager Plus creates a detailed audit trail of the cost of printing so these costs can be reduced.

Print Manager Plus lets the administrator enter a different page cost per printer (such as for more expensive color printers) and account for exact printing costs per user or printer. The interface contains built-in reports showing how many pages each user or printer printed over specific time periods and the actual cost.

Reports can be customized and can be printed or exported to most accounting databases or billing systems. Print Manager Plus supports SQL, Access, and ODBC compliant databases. Print Manager Plus lets the administrator set an overall price quota per user or group over a time period. One can limit job sizes by user to a specified number of pages. Printing jobs can be restricted based on file type, application, or by key words in the document title.

Print Manager Plus installs in seconds on Windows XP or Windows NT/2000 print server. In an average organization of 1,000, it pays for itself in saved paper and toner every ten days. Print Manager Plus includes an e-Update function that automatically downloads upgrades and updates as they are released. Print Manager Plus is used in organizations around the world. The previous version 2.8 won the year 2001 W2K News Target Award for #1 Print Management Product of the Year. Customers of the Print Manager Plus family of products include Yale University, University of California, New York University, CNN, NASA, Microsoft Corporation and more. Pricing and Availability Print Manager Plus 4.0 is licensed per print server. One license including annual maintenance is $795.00.
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Publication:EDP Weekly's IT Monitor
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Date:Jul 22, 2002
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