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Technesis Print Control System (LANIER)

Technesis Print Control system addresses the financial impact of printing. Ongoing print assessments combined with rules based messages lead to lower operating costs, reducing wasteful printing and increased profitability.

Overview

ABOUT TECHNESIS PRINT CONTROL SYSTEM

  • Understand the "who, what, where, how much" of a printing environment by tracking activity of every local and network device
  • Reduce costs or eliminate waste through enforceable print policies that inform users of cost efficient alternatives
  • Turn printers into profit centers by implementing activity-based costing

MAJOR APPLICATIONS

  • Analyze color and monochrome print volumes by user, workgroup or department
  • Set rules based messaging that enforces the appropriate printing behaviors and optimizes printing costs
  • Make printing accountable whether its for billing back or for allocating costs

BENEFITS

  • Valuable to organizations looking to control their printing costs
  • Essential to companies who charge back for prints and copies
  • Software tracks local, USB, network printers and print server queues
  • Synchronizes with Windows Active Directory and many accounting systems which makes Technesis easy to implement for tracking and charging
  • Identify and invoice project printing costs rather than expensing them to overhead

USING TECHNESIS PRINT CONTROL SYSTEM

  • Silently tracks all local and network printing performed at the workstation
  • Automatically generate and distribute activity reports to an email address, an FTP location or a network shared folder - choose from over 40 reports summarized by User, Group, Device, Account and Executive Summaries
  • Rules based messages applied to document size, number of color pages, to device name or type, to user or Active Directory group member
  • For cost accounting applications, the list of bill codes is automatically sorted and finds bill codes based on letters and numbers entered

IMPLEMENTING THIS SOLUTION

  • Technesis Print Control System is delivered with a SQLExpress database
  • Technesis Console (the server administration module) is installable on any Windows XP or Windows Server 2003 machine with Microsoft IIS installed
  • The host computer cannot be running Microsoft SharePoint and Technesis Console simultaneously
  • There is only one connection from the Technesis Server to the SQL Database
  • All Technesis client software communicates with the Technesis Server via http
  • Technesis client software can be packaged and installed via Electronic Software Distribution applications (Microsoft SMS, Altiris)
  • All Technesis Java Applets are installed using Smart Image Monitor

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