Plus Tech Overview


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This presentation gives an overview of Plus Technologies. Learn more about our company, the businesses we serve, and our proprietary output management software. Get a clear picture of how proper print spooling and the OM Plus software suite can streamline your whole printing process.

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Plus Tech Overview

  1. 1. Plus TechnologiesPrint Management Software Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2009 – Digital Controls d/b/a Plus Technologies
  2. 2. Enterprise Print Software• Plus Technologies focus is Print Software + Print related business processes + Print Spooler, Job, and Device Management• Why Print is relevant… + 4% of documents do not get printed properly (Source: IDC) • Collections, shipments, disbursements, productivity, recovery + 40% of Help Desk Calls are related to print (Source: HP) • Cost, customer service Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  3. 3. Plus Tech Summary• Software Business – license/support/implementation services• Plus Tech – owns the intellectual property• 7,000+ customers/30,000+ installs/30 countries• OM Plus Software Suite + Print Spooler - Flagship Product • Job Delivery – Confirmation to the tray • Intelligent Routing • Print Release • Format Transforms • Print Job Archiving • Print Metrics including user metrics + Electronic Report Distribution + Printer Fleet Management Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  4. 4. Multi – Industries, Geo’s, Sizes VZW Emmaus Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  5. 5. Plus Tech - Scales - # 1 Customers+ Bank in the World+ Car Manufacturer in the World+ Entertainment Company in the World+ Electronics, Electrical Equipment Manufacturer in the World+ Managed Health Care Provider in the USA+ Provider of Residential Mortgages in the USA+ Auto Parts Company in the USA+ Utility Company in the USA+ Glass Fiber Technology Company in the USA+ Bank in the UK+ Telecommunications Company in Germany+ Food and Drug Retailer in Germany+ Bedding and Mattress Company in USA+ Cosmetics Company in the World+ Labels and pressure sensitive materials+ Financial Technology provider in the world Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  6. 6. Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  7. 7. OM Plus – What to Look for• Print intensive business processes + Checks, invoices, pick tickets, BOL• Misprint, errors, poor recovery + Fail-over, notification• Throughput constraints + Load balance• Administrative issues• Missed deadlines due to print• Device efficiencies (speed – color - features)• Color control• Device based print release• Security and compliance Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  8. 8. OM Plus = Advanced SpoolingWhat is a “native” Print Spooler? + O/S level utility (UNIX = lp, Windows = WPS) + Delivers print jobs from the application to the device + Severe limitations – no bi-di, no confirm, immediate purge, no f-o, etc + All apps, utilities, print accounting, rely on native spooling + No other product type can deliver jobs based on device statusOM Plus replaces native spooling to streamline, automate, and addreliability to the printing process. Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  9. 9. OM Plus Operates at O/S Level App Server App Server App Server Co nfi rm a ti on Value Add Trigger Pre Transform ContextUsers Processes Trays Other Forms Bundle HD OM Plus Fleet Manager Notifications & Alerts Burst Admin Output Manager Other User th al He ice er y Destinations liv ev Print Metrics De D App Server App Server Printers Storage Archive Email Archiving Electronic Distribution Distribution Fax Web Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  10. 10. OM Plus InboundUNIX – Linux Resident + Replaces lp command + Monitor fileWindows Resident + Port Monitor + lp command + Monitor fileNon Resident System + Web Services + lpd Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  11. 11. OM Plus - Functions+ Replace O/S spooler+ Job retention+ End-to-End Confirmation+ Error Notification, Auto Re-route+ Printer level fail-over+ Reprint – redirect+ Health check before printing+ E-forms server level fail-over+ Load Balancing+ Color Control and Avoidance+ Size based routing+ Single Management Tool for multiple systems+ System wide Monitor from single screen Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  12. 12. OM Plus - Functions+Forms/Tray Management+Format Transforms+Conditional logic based routing+Bundling/Kitting for transaction documents+Header/Trailer pages+Intelligent/ data throttling+Print Release (Secure Print)+Print Security & Authentication+User/Print Statistics & Costs+SAP Certified Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  13. 13. Confirm - Fail Over - NotifyConfirm Print – For important Documents + From point of origin – thru network hops – to printer – to tray + Bi-di with printer via PJL + Important on “Mission Important/Critical” printingElegant Recovery Upon Failure + Auto fail-over + Notify + Restart at beginning of job or at point of failure + System wide monitor Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  14. 14. Auto Re-direction of JobsColor Management + Intelligent – dynamic routing + Color control (quota and dynamic rules)Re-direct based on volume + Job too big + Automated load balancingRedirect based on Doc Type + Content based routing + Trigger basedRedirect based on Printer Status + Printer health check in advance Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  15. 15. Print Job ManipulationLoad Balancing + Split large jobs to improve throughputDuplex Printing + Print controlsHeader Trailer + Banner PagesTray Management + Pull copies from multiple traysBundling and Bursting + Bundling very helpful in warehousing/logistics environmentFormat TransformsPrint Release from Printer + Reduce Print, security, mobile printForm Overlays Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  16. 16. Print in Label EnvironmentConfirm Print to Label Printers + Bi-di communications with Zebra, PrintronicsRestartFail-overBundle Creation + Define boundaries + Multiple docs typesLoad Balancing + Split large jobs to improve throughputExample Customers + Whirlpool, Liberty Medical, Amgen, Tech Data Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  17. 17. Security & ComplianceOM Plus security system + Individual and group level permissions + Access controlled by device and functionDetailed accounting logs – complianceReporting Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  18. 18. SAP CertifiedOM Plus is BC-XOM certifiedOM Plus will deliver SAP jobs and return statusJobs can be managed within SAP system + View job and device status + Cancel + Restart Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  19. 19. Print Release•Architecture and Flow + Plus Tech Application in Lexmark device + OM Plus Print Spooling system Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  20. 20. User I/F - View all Jobs all DevicesThick Client HTML – Zero FootprintEnterprise Dashboard Other + Character Based + API – to develop UI Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  21. 21. Printing in Citrix Environment•Nominal Citrix Process + Driver Management Issues + No confirmation – fail-over – re-routing – queue management, etc Print JobDriver x.x created Citrix Servers Print EMF Command PCDriver x.x PCL/PS Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  22. 22. Printing in OM Plus - Citrix Environment •OM Plus – Integrated with Simplify Print •OM Plus Delivery + Print delivery from the print server + All OM Plus features available Print JobDriver x.x created Windows Print Server Simplify Print OM Plus Citrix Servers l na s io m ct Print m ire Command co i-d B PCDriver x.x Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  23. 23. Trouble Shooting AidsUser Interfaces + Real time status of jobs on the displayPrint Log + Sequential log of all printer activity and status with time stampPrinter Status Info + SNMP and PJL + View front panel of printer Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  24. 24. OM Stats OM Stats • User Print Statistics • Device Usage • Costs • Queries • Reports Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  25. 25. OM Plus Fleet Manager (FM)On site or HostedOptional Module to OMPDevice DiscoveryConsumables Mgmt+Ordering and replaceAlert Management+Incident & Cost MgmtMetersAsset InfoSingle & Multi Customer Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  26. 26. Distribution and Pricing+ Multiple Pricing Models – Examples: + ILF – one time fee + Subscription – 36 months + Quarterly charge - printers + Quarterly charge – pages + Custom Licensing – large opportunities+ Distribution + Direct from Plus Technologies or PT Partner + Services from Plus Technologies + Support via PT or PT Partner Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  27. 27. Plus Tech = Why we Win+ Differentiators • Company = Focus + Customer Care + Push Solution not Product • Product = Ease of install/Use + Flexible + Scalability • Support = Immediate + Direct Contact with Support Engineer • Channel = Partner Centric Model • TCO • Personnel = Experience+ Market Leader in Print Spooling Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
  28. 28. Questions and Discussion Plus Technologies Confidential - Copyright 2010
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