Pmp 9.0 whats new 5 15-2013

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Pmp 9.0 whats new 5 15-2013

  1. 1. Print  Manager  Plus  9.0  will  be  our  most  extensive  upgrade  so  far.  Massive   amounts  of  the  product  have  been  updated  and  upgraded  to  bring  you   the  latest  technology.  From  a  new  and  intuitive  interface  to  installation   ease  and  integration  with  Active  Directory  and  Rules  Based  Restrictions,   Administrative  functions  and  Reporting.  Below  you  will  find  some  of  the   new  features  and  improvements.   1 Print  Manager  Plus  version  9.0  will  be   licensed  by  device  as  a  Standard  and   Premium  Edition  and  which  include  Client   Billing,  WebAdvantage  Suite,  Reports   Center  functionality  all  in  one  product.  New   EUIT  and  Client  Billing  Module  will  be   released  as  well.   Summary  of  New  Features:   >  Upgraded  Application  Interface.     >  New  Rule  Sets  on  Quotas  &  Restrictions.   >  Set  Budgets  on  User  Groups  and  OUs.   >  Improved  Active  Directory  Integration.   >  Complete  Admin  Rights  on  Admin   Console  and  Reporting.   >  Live  Interface.   >  Many  new  Viewing  and  Sorting  interface   capabilities.   >  New  Installation  &  Licensing.   >  New  eUpdate  Features.   2 >  New  Services  Management  Tab.   >  New  Deep  Color  Tracking.   >  New  Web  based  Reporting.   >  Audit  Multifunctional  Printer  Walkup   Copies,  Scanning,  Faxing  and  Emailing.   (Currently  supports  certain  Sharp  MFPs)   >  New  Health  &  Alert  Checks  and   notification  via  Email.   >  New  End  User  Interaction  &  Client   Module.   >  New  Quota  Management  system.   >  New  End  User  Messaging  &  Interaction   via  Pop-­‐Up  and  Email.   >  Web  Printing  via  Browser  Upload,  iPad   App,  Chromebook,  Surface  or  Android   device.   >  New  End  User  Inquiry  Tool.   >  New  Client  Billing  Module.   >  Licensed  by  Device  with  Standard  and   Premium  Editions.       At-­‐A-­‐Glance   PRINT  MANAGER   PO  Box  7343   Menlo  Park,  CA  94026,  USA   CONTACT   USA:  650-­‐521-­‐5275   EUR:  +44  117  205  0175     WEB   WWW.PRINTMANAGER.COM   INFO@PRINTMANAGER.COM   >  Reduce  Printing  Costs.   >  Immediate  Product  ROI.   >  Data  Loss  Prevention.   >  Set  Printing  Restrictions   and  Quota  Rules.   >  Set  Printing  Security.     >  Print  Job  Verification  and   Authentication.   >  Over  130  Reports,  Charts   and  Statements  included.   >  Monitors  printing  from  any   Operating  System.   >  Monitors  any  Printer  Makes   and  Models.   >  Supports  Shared  and  Local   Printers.   >  Licensed  by  Device  in  a   Standard  or  Premium   Edition.   >  Web  and  Cloud  based   printing  options  and   Reporting.   >  Sarbanes  Oxley  &  HIPAA   compliant.   Print  Manager  Plus®  Version  9.0   New  &  Improved  
  2. 2.   Rules  &  Restrictions     Customizable  Rules:   Rules  can  be  created  globally  that  can  be  applied  to  any  combination  of  User,  Printer,  Group  and  OU.     • Customize  the  action  &  message  for  each  rule,  such  as  Allow,  Delete,  Pause,  Verify  the  job.   • Rules  consist  of  any  combination  of  existing  restrictions,  i.e.  Color  and  Over  10  Pages.   • Rules  can  be  set  to  take  action  when  Any,  All,  or  No  Criteria  is  met.   Bypass  Restriction:   • Rules,  or  Built-­‐In  restrictions  can  be  set  up  as  a  bypass  to  allow  printing.   For  example:    If  Job  is  Page  size  A4,  allow  the  job  and  ignore  other  restrictions.   Rule  and  Restriction  Order:   The  order  and  result  of  each  rule  or  restriction  is  checked,  can  be  explicitly  set.  For  example:   1.              Check  if  Job  contains  color,  if  yes  Delete.   2.              Check  if  job  is  Duplex,  if  yes  Pause.   In  this  case  a  Job  that  is  Color  and  Duplex  would  be  deleted,  a  job  that  is  Black  and  white  and  Duplex  would  be  paused.   New  Restrictions:   • Restrict  by  Page  Size.   • Restrict  Number  of  Color  Pages.   • Restriction  Number  of  BW  Pages.   Improved  Active  Directory  Integration:   Various  improvements  to  Active  Directory  integration  include.   • Automatic  refresh  of  each  users  AD  Information  including  Group  memberships,  Primary  group,  OU,  Full  Name,  Email,   Department  and  other  settings.   • Smoother  integration  and  caching  of  users  locally  in  Database  for  fast  interface  access  even  for  very  large  active   directories.   • Advanced  search  and  filter  features  of  local  list  or  Active  Directory  to  easily  find  Users,  Groups  or  OUs.       Live  Interface:   Administration  console  listing  Users,  Groups,  OUs,  Printers  and  Servers  displayed  live  balance  and  total  information.   Installation  &  eUpdate:   Improved  Installation  technology  for  fresh  installs  and  smoother  eUpdates  using  native  MSI  technology.   Deep  Color:   Full  tracking  of  how  many  color  and  BW  pages  within  each  document  for  these  languages.   Postscript   EMF   PCL5   PCL6   Cannon  Proprietary  languages:  CAPT,  UFRII   More  to  come…   Note:    Certain  devices  may  use  color  ink  on  all  pages,  especially  when  graphics  and  other  images  are  used  on  other  pages.     Print  Manager  Plus®  Version  9.0   Upcoming  Features  
  3. 3.   Reporting:   • Redesigned  report  interface  provides  much  easier  interface  tools  for  sorting  and  controlling  your  reports.   • Web  based  reports,  charts  and  statements  with  email  scheduling  of  delivery.   • New  criteria  added  such  as  Job  Type,  Color  Content,  and  filtering  by  Active  Directory  finds.   • Dashboards  added  for  at  a  glance  statistics.   • Save  my  Settings:  Allows  the  reporting  to  remember  the  settings  you  have  selected  for  various  reports,  so  it  can  be   rerun  quickly  and  easily  later.   • Administrative  Rights  enforced  within  Reporting:  Example  user’s  allowed  to  only  view  a  specific  OU,  can  only  report  on   jobs  belonging  to  that  OU.    Health  and  Alert  Checks:   These  features  help  Administrators  be  aware  of  internal  Print  Manager  Plus  issues,  as  well  as  printing  issues  in  their  network.   • Email:  Daily  Server  Status  updates  emailed.   • Tracking  Service  Health:  Any  issues  related  to  the  successful  tracking  and  controlling  of  jobs  will  be  report  in  the   interface  and  via  email  messaging.   • Forwarding  of  Windows  Printing  Errors:  Windows  reported  errors  such  as  Printer  Offline,  Toner  Out,  Paper  Tray,  Paper   Jams  etc.…  will  also  be  reported  in  interface  and  via  email  messaging.     New  End  User  Interaction  &  Client  Module:   Various  improvements  to  end  user  messaging,  which  includes:     • Email:  Notifications  via  Email  on  restricted  jobs.   • Job  Information:  Full  Job  Information  included  with  each  message.   • Customize  messaging  Per  Printer,  User  Group,  etc..:  Customized  messages  can  be  setup  on  every  User,  Group,  Printer   or  OU  they  are  set  on,  allowing  a  specific  message  per  each  entity.   • Customization:  Message  body  will  include  variables  such  as  %PAGES%    %TITLE%  allowing  for  dynamic  message   content.   • Client  &  Project  Billing:  Redesigned  simple  to  use  project  selection  interface,  which  includes  setting  favorite  clients.   Quota  Management:   • Multiple  Update  Schedules  allowed  per  quota:  i.e.  Add  $2.00  per  week  AND  Reset  to  $10.00  at  the  end  of  every  month.   • Quota  Updates  by  Date:  Set  Quota  to  X  Amount  on  July  1 st   • Improved  interface  for  configuring  Multiple  Balances:  i.e.  $10.00  Balance  on  Color  Printers  and  Unlimited  Printing  on  all   other  printers.   • Improved  transaction  logging  for  detailed  reporting  of  balance  history.   • Set  an  overall  Budget  (Soft  Quota)  on  a  User  Group  and  OU  allowing  for  negative  balance  and  notifications.   Web  Features:  (Formerly  WebAdvantage  Suite  and  Reports  Center)   We  have  taken  the  entire  WebAdvantage  Suite  Option  and  have  made  it  part  of  your  Print  Manager  Plus  license.  Not  only  have   we  added  it  to  your  license  we  have  completely  rewritten  or  added  new  features  to  the  product  making  it  by  far  the  most  robust   online  printing  tool  on  the  market.  We  have  also  fully  integrated  all  of  the  Web  Reports  Center  into  the  interface  giving  a  massive   Administrative  interface  as  well  as  an  End  User  interface  via  the  web.   • Login  through  the  web  through  Active  Directory  into  your  own  Print  Cloud.   • Web  Based  End  User  Inquiry  Tool  and  Reports.   • Web  Based  Reporting  by  Print  Manager  Administrative  rules.   • Schedule  Emailed  Reports,  Charts  and  Statements.   • Administrative  Console  to  Control  and  Manage  all  aspects  of  the  Release  Station,  Payment  Options  and  Web  Printing.   • Supports  printing  through  the  web  from  any  browser,  including  Mobile  Devices  such  as,  iPad  App,  Chromebook,  Surface   and  any  Android  Device.   • Multiple  Scenarios  Supported  for  Credits/Debits,  or  straight  printing  through  a  Web  based  Release  Station.   • Follow  Me  printing  with  PrintLater™  technology.   Print  Manager  Plus®  Version  9.0   Upcoming  Features  
  4. 4.   Client  Billing  Features  (Formerly  Client  Billing  Option)   We  have  taken  the  entire  Client  Billing  Option  and  made  it  part  of  your  Print  Manager  Plus  license.  Not  only  have  we  added  it  to   your  license  we  have  completely  rewritten  or  added  new  features  to  the  product.   • New  Statement  layouts  with  Name,  Company,  Address  for  Billing.   • Email  Scheduling  of  Statements.   • Faster  and  Interactive  Client  Billing  Module  for  your  workstation  with  new  interface.   • Added  Client  Favorites  for  Users.   • New  installations  MSI  for  easier  install  management.   Services  Tab:   We  have  replaced  the  Print  Servers  tab  with  the  Services  Tab.  Here  you  will  find  all  of  your  servers  or  workstations  running  the   Print  Manager  Plus  Service  or  Web  IIS  Service.   • New  interface  showing  all  Services  running  on  your  network.   • Shows  all  devices  by  machine  where  service  is  installed  and  tracking.   • License  Management.   • Electronic  update  of  all  services.   • Service  Health  Status.   Multifunctional  Printer  Support:   We  have  added  a  new  service  to  detect  MFP  walkup  activity  currently  for  Sharp  MFPs.  We  are  currently  working  on  many  new   manufactures  to  include  support  for.   We  have  been  very  reluctant  over  the  years  to  add  this  support,  because  of  the  ever-­‐changing  technology  from  the   manufactures  side  and  the  addition  of  hardware  wanted  or  needed  such  as  proximity  cards,  swipe  cards,  etc.  Keeping  true  to   the  core  infrastructure  of  Windows  Active  Directory  and  now  manufactures  new  inclination  to  move  away  from  proprietary   firmware  and  software  to  actual  standards,  we  can  now  more  efficiently  hook  to  there  hardware  with  confidence  in  security,   usability  and  cost  for  our  customers.   • New  interface  showing  all  MFPs  currently  being  audited.   • Added  Sharp  MFP  Print  Manager  Plus  Authentication  interface  to  MFP  Screen.   • Audit  Walk-­‐Up  Copies,  Scans,  Faxes  and  Emails  from  MFP  screen.   • Reporting  on  this  walkup  traffic  with  costing.   Licensing  &  Pricing:   We  have  decided  to  move  away  from  our  current  licensing  to  a  more  favorable  and  easy  to  understand  licensing  scheme.  Print   Manager  Plus  can  already  audit  printing  from  any  operating  system  going  through  a  Windows  print  queue  to  any  make  and   model  of  printer,  including  mainframe  and  text  printing.  The  product  can  be  easily  installed  on  any  network  setup  large  or  small   in  any  configuration  by  workstations,  servers,  direct  IP  printing,  shared  printing  and  local  printing!   In  this  new  version  we  will  be  licensing  the  product  per  a  device  (Printer)  as  a  Standard  and  Premium  product  no  matter  your   network  configuration.    We  have  also  taken  every  Option  and  Agent  and  added  it  into  the  main  Print  Manager  Plus  product  as   features.  Some  of  these  features  will  only  be  available  in  the  Premium  product.     Print  Manager  Plus  Standard  Edition  will  include:   Includes  all  features  except  for  what  is  listed  under  the  Premium  Edition.   Print  Manager  Plus  *Premium  Edition  will  include:   *  Automatic  Report  Scheduling  and  Delivery  via  Email  and/or  Saving  Report  to  a  Folder  Share.   *  Client  Billing  Features.   *  Web  Printing  via  Upload  from  a  Browser,  iPad  App  or  any  other  Tablet  or  Android  Device.   *  Multifunctional  Printer  Device  Auditing.  (Currently  Supports  certain  Sharp  MFPs)   >  Current  customers  with  the  old  licensing  will  be  grandfathered  into  the  new  licensing  scheme  without  losing  any   functionality.  Most  of  you  will  actually  have  access  to  many  of  the  new  features  when  upgrading  to  9.0.   >  All  Academic  and  Non-­‐Profit  organizations  will  be  offered  the  normal  Academic  discount.       Print  Manager  Plus®  Version  9.0   Upcoming  Features  

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