Print Audit 6 Honored as Outstanding Print Management/Cost Recovery Solution
Print Audit 6
, the latest version of Print Audit Corporation’s flagship print management and cost recovery solution, has been awarded a Fall 2009 “Pick” as “Outstanding Print Management/Cost Recovery Solution.” Comprising a trio of modules that are sold in various bundles, Print Audit can track output sent from PCs as well as copy, scan and fax activity at MFPs on the network. Print Audit allows for accurate cost allocation and billing while also enabling businesses to monitor usage, optimize their output fleets and lower total cost of ownership (TCO).
“Print Audit 6 supplies organizations with an abundance of information to help them make decisions on equipment rightsizing,” said BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell. “What’s more, administrators can configure rules-based messaging to promote cost-efficient and eco-friendly printing.”
The core Print Audit software enables tracking of print output, and organizations can implement accounting of walk-up jobs at MFPs via an external terminal of MFP-embedded application available for select Ricoh family and Sharp MFPs. Advanced features include “page by page” color analysis that accurately tracks black-only and color pages in a mixed document, as well as the ability to limit color usage based on the number of color pages in a job, the device being utilized, the application being printed from, and more. In addition, Print Audit 6 delivers a range of graphical reports—37 canned and an almost infinite number of customizable reports—that can be scheduled to be run automatically and delivered to designated recipients.
“We are honored to receive a Fall 2009 ‘Pick’ award from Buyers Lab,” said John MacInnes, president and CEO of Print Audit. “Winning this award and earning a Five-Star rating is a great way to launch the new version of our flagship print management solution, Print Audit 6.”
In BLI’s lab-based evaluation, Print Audit 6 earned top marks for ease of administration, ease of use, and data analysis and reporting. The client software is nearly transparent to end users and supports Windows and Mac operating systems. The platform also offers integration with Active Directory and a bevy of billing, accounting, document management and ECM systems.
About BLI’s Picks
Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s exhaustive lab tests. For MFPs, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and digital duplicators, BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that includes an extensive durability test, which uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, which is a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. Pick winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support.
Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a Five-Star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.