Friday, September 17, 2010

Print Manager Plus Reports Comparison Chart

Check out the Print Manager Plus Reports comparison chart. This chart show the difference between the built-in reports that come with PMP and the new Reports Center Option, which offers web based reporting and charts.

Read the document here as PDF.

Product Overview:


Monitor all printing with over 100 detailed pre-made Reports, Statements, and Graphs that allow you to see who is printing, what they are printing, and the cost of that printing. Bill back department budgets or just examine overall print traffic and budgets. Irresponsible printing puts a strain on your company’s budget and Print Manager Plus can eliminate wasted printing by up to 50% or more on a single network.

This add-on option for Print Manager Plus allows you to share network-printing data with your entire enterprise. With web-based reports and built in viewing rights and permissions that hook into Active Directory you can plan and execute your budget needs and flow data with ease and precision. Set it all to automatic with a built in scheduler that will build reports, send reports and graphs via email or saved to a share on the server. If you don’t like our pre-made reports, statements, and graphs, then edit them or create your own with the Business Intelligence Development Studio. (Ad-Hoc Reporting)

Whether your an Academic, Corporate, Government, or Professional Services organization using Print Manager Plus with this Reports Center Option can be used to make better decisions regarding printing. With the precise enterprise printing traffic in detail at your finger tips learn and teach how to save, budget, and use all of your printing resources.



Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Print Manager Plus 2010 Academic Edition


Product feature, episode 3


Print Manager Plus 2010
Academic Edition

Track, Control, Quota, and Restrict Student printing across your network. Academic Pricing available for K12, Higher Education and Non-Profit.
  • Simple to Install and Easy to Use.
  • Monitor all Printing Traffic.
  • Monitor all Printing Costs.
  • Set Printing Quotas.
  • Set Printing Restrictions.
  • Force Print Job Verification.
  • Over 129 Print Traffic Reports, & Graphs included.

Every day, millions of Students around the world waste tens of millions of dollars needlessly printing documents with no thought to what it costs! If killing all those trees wasn’t bad enough, print manufacturers charge you an arm and a leg for toner and services.

Dissuade students from printing all of their emails, pictures, texts, and web pages. Irresponsible printing puts a strain on your school’s budget and Print Manager Plus can eliminate wasted printing by up to 50% or more on a single network. Print Manager Plus allows for full setting of printing quotas, restrictions, and detailed tracking of all printing history.

Print Manager Plus 2010 Academic Edition

Product feature, episode 2

Thursday, July 22, 2010

File Rescue Plus 2010 Network Enterprise Edition


Product feature, episode 2


File Rescue Plus 2010
Network Enterprise Edition

File-Rescue Plus is an easy to use recovery utility specifically built for Administrators to remotely scan Windows Workstation and Server operating system Hard Drives, and removable media such as, Cameras, USB Keys, Zip Disks, and CDRW.
  • Runs on Windows 98/NT/2000/Me/XP/Vista Workstation.
  • Runs on Windows NT/2000/2003/2008 Server.
  • Remotely Recovers any File type.
  • Remotely Recovers Directory Structure.
  • Scans FAT 16, 32, and NTFS formats.
  • Remote Free Deleted File Wipe Utility.

File-Rescue Plus is an easy to use recovery utility specifically built for Administrators to remotely scan Windows Workstation and Server operating system Hard Drives, and removable media such as, Cameras, IPods, USB Keys, Zip Disks, and CDRW.

Users’ deleting important files is stressing. Let File-Rescue Plus take that stress away with a simple approach to file recovery and security.

File-Rescue Plus is a fast, thorough, easy way to recover deleted files. It can bring back files that would otherwise be lost forever, including files deleted from the Recycle Bin, deleted by application programs, deleted with removed directories, deleted because of virus damage, Corrupted Drives, or through a "quick format" on a drive. After it scans, it shows you all the files it finds and might be able to undelete, along with the condition of the file and chances of recovery. You can even restore directory structures!

File Rescue Plus 2010 Network Enterprise Edition

Product feature, episode 1

Saturday, July 17, 2010

Print Manager Plus 2010 Network Enterprise Edition


Product feature, episode 1


Print Manager Plus 2010
Network Enterprise Edition
Manage Users, Groups, OUs, Printers, and Print Traffic over your network and have full control of your corporate, government, and SMB environment.
  • 100% software based.
  • Reduces Printing Costs.
  • Complete Ease-of-Use and Installation.
  • Set Printing Verification, Restrictions, and Budget Limits.
  • Data Loss Prevention.

Manage Users, User Groups, Organizational Units, Printers, and Print Traffic over your network and have full control of your printing resources with Print Manager Plus Network Enterprise Edition. Companies have many department budgetary needs. One of these is printing, which includes monies dispersed for Toner, Paper, Printers, and Maintenance. Now with Print Manager Plus you can Control and Manage that budget with precision. You can use Print Manager Plus to Manage user printing across a department or your entire organization.

Monitor all printing with over 129 detailed premade reports and Graphs that allow you to see who are printing, what they are printing, and the cost of that printing. Bill back department budgets or just examine overall print traffic. Dissuade employees from printing personal documents, pictures, and emails. Implement Data Loss Prevention with over 10 permission based restrictions or even hard quotas. Irresponsible printing puts a strain on your company’s budget and Print Manager Plus can eliminate wasted printing by up to 50% or more on a single network.

Print Manager Plus 2010 Network Enterprise Edition

Product feature, episode 1

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

New 'Reports Center Option' for Print Manager Plus 2010® Brings Cloud Computing to Printing Management

Report generation and access never got easier

Palo Alto, California, Tampa, Florida and London, England -- Print Manager Plus 2010 Reports Center Option enables companies to fully access, control and edit reports securely right over the web. This new option also provides auto exporting, emailing, and scheduling report and graph generation and many more features further increasing print cost reduction – up to 75% for businesses, libraries and educational institutions worldwide.

Increased, fully secure access and easier management enable companies and organizations of any size to fully manage their network-wide printing on all brands of printers, control all print traffic and effortlessly manage all of their printing resources and printing budgets – throughout their network without resorting to expensive, complex and inferior hardware or other partial software solutions.

Now fully compatibility with the new Microsoft XPS® forma, Print manager Plus 2010 and the new Reports Center Option provide users with higher quality documents, much easier print management and higher print cost savings. “With the addition of our new Reports Center Option and full auditing of Microsoft XPS file capability, Print Manager Plus remains on the cutting edge of Print Management technology,” said Software Shelf CEO, Bill Feeley.
The only fully functional, secure, all-software solution available, Print Manager Plus 2010 supports all printers, plotters and multi-functional devices on the market today and monitors printing on all Microsoft, Macintosh, Unix, and Linux operating systems – and it does so at a fraction of the cost of any other IT product available.

Print Manager Plus is also a Green product featured by ‘Guide Me Green’ as “software that is saving 150,000 trees every month due to the paper savings it achieves for its customers.”
For more product and feature information, please visit: http://www.softwareshelf.com/products/print_manager_plus_reports_center.htm

A free, fully functional trial version of Print Manager Plus 2010 is now available for download at http://www.softwareshelf.com

About Software Shelf
Software Shelf is the worldwide leader in integrated Print Management solutions. Established in 1994, its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by tens of thousands of companies and organizations worldwide. Tech support is available in 13 languages from its offices in the US and UK.

For further information, please contact:
Bill Feeley
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater
FL 33755
United States

Phone: +1 727-445-1920
Phone: 800-962-2290
Fax: 727-445-9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Monday, June 21, 2010

Network Management Software Offers a Solution to the Dirty Little Secret in Printing Costs

The article 'Network Management Software Offers a Solution to the Dirty Little Secret in Printing Costs' was recently featured on the Lifestyle website, here is an excerpt:

Most printer manufacturers don't make much from the sale of printers, according to industry observers. Most essentially recoup their production costs on the sale of each printer. They make the bulk of their profit selling ink, toner, and paper to businesses, schools, and offices, which typically lack the ability to track and control their printing costs. The more ink, toner, and paper that printer manufacturers sell, the greater their profits. So can you expect the printer management software bundled with branded printers to control network printing as effectively as a third-party network management software solution?

The answer is no. Printer manufacturers often include some printer management software with their printers. But these controls are typically limited to their brand or an individual machine, as they aren't true network management software solutions. This limits their effectiveness in most business, school, and office environments, which tend to use multiple printer brands across their networks.

And consider this: even as computer prices have steadily dropped, the cost of one high-tech necessity has remained stubbornly high. Printer and toner cartridges are so costly that one printer giant has long made more than two-thirds of its profit from selling them. Because printer manufacturers essentially sell inkjet and low-end laser printers as loss-leaders to generate a high-margin revenue stream from consumable ink, toner and paper, relying on them to control printing costs is like putting the fox in charge of guarding the henhouse.

A company called Software Shelf is trying to change all that with a third-party network management software solution. Software Shelf makes a product called "Print Manager Plus". It's a simple, inexpensive way to control network printing. It not only allows administrators to restrict printer users by dollar amount, job size, file type, or other specifiers, but also gives them an easy, centralized way to view essentially everything printed on the network, see how much it costs, who's doing it, which printers are used, and so on.

Click here for the full article.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

FREE Add Credit Agent for Print Manager Plus 2010

Check out the new FREE Add Credit Agent for Print Manager Plus 2010. The updated utility is free for any Print Manager Plus 2010 customers.

Add Credit Agent Features and Updates:
- Compatible with Print Manager Plus 7.0 and Later.
- Logs credit transactions done to Database for reporting within User Credit Reports.
- Supports all Regions and Currencies.- Supports adding to Primary Balance, or Paid Balance(Requires Print Manager Plus 8.0.133.98 or later)
- Various interface improvements and fixes for ease of use.

Add Credit Agent:
This tool provides a simple, easy to use drop down list of user's with current and active balances. Filtering allows locating individual user's in a large environment. Balance can be added or subtracted to both Paid Balance and Primary balance. All transactions are logged in the user's credit history within reporting. The program is web based and can be installed on your IIS Server with a simple installation option.

» Click Here for more information or to download an evaluation.



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Phone: 727-445-1920
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Europe
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Authorized Partners

Software Shelf is proud to offer a worldwide network of Partners that can provide product sales, product information, product evaluations and product support.

Click Here to find a Print Manager Plus Authorized Reseller Nearest You.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Software Shelf is now a Sharp® Authorized Partner

Sharp is the newest partnership Software Shelf has made to help with hardware and software compatibility. Existing Partners also include, Microsoft, Espon and Hewlett-Packard

About Sharp
World-famous for award-winning technology, Sharp Electronics Corporation enhances the workplace with next-generation multifunction products that help businesses efficiently manage their workflow. With Sharp’s new Sharp OSA technology, you get more than industry-leading hardware and software products…you get products that work together to form a seamless, integrated workflow, helping your business save time and resources.

About Software Shelf
Our mission is to provide the highest quality and easy to use software and service to our customers to help them increase their own production, efficiency, and viability to improve their own bottom line far in excess of the cost of the software. Our technology helps organizations comply with HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley and Data Protection Acts regulations. Our tools reduce the total cost of ownership of computer systems as well as save money in IT staff time and make the job easier for IT administrators and end users.

Monday, May 24, 2010

Is your printing budget out of control?

Every day, millions of users around the world waste tens of millions of dollars needlessly printing documents with no thought to what it costs! If killing all those trees wasn't bad enough, print manufacturers charge you an arm and a leg for toner and services.

Print Manager Plus was created to put you in control of this hidden cost. It's the simplest and easiest way to audit your printing, period.

Academic/Non-Profit
Track, Control, Quota, and Restrict Student printing across your network. Academic Pricing available for Secondary, K12 schools, Universities, Colleges, and Non-Profit organizations.
» Click Here for more information or to download an evaluation.

Libraries
Monitor, Hold, and Complete Payment in one easy click. Use the web based release station interface to release a patron's print job from your computer lab. No Hardware, No Cash Machines, and No Hassle!
» Click Here for more information or to download an evaluation.

Corporate/Government Enterprise
Manage Users, Groups, OUs, Printers, and Print Traffic over your network and have full control of your corporate, government, and SMB environment. Audit Total Cost of Ownership and Return on Investment. Banking, Healthcare, and Insurance companies ask about its full compliancy for HIPAA, Sarbanes-Oxley, and Data Protection Acts.
» Click Here for more information or to download an evaluation.

Professional Services
Authenticate and Manage Clients, Accounts, Matter Codes, and Users For Billing and Charge back purposes. Perfect for Law Firms, Real Estate, Architectural Firms, Engineering Firms, and Consulting Firms.
» Click Here for more information or to download an evaluation.

Solutions Consulting
Manage new prospects by giving them full assessment of Printer Inventory and Print Traffic results on any size network. This traveling license of Print Manager Plus allows for up to 3 months of print traffic numbers per client. Print Manager Plus data will impress any potential customer and lead to an immediate sale and a long lasting relationship.
» Click Here for more information or to download an evaluation.



Order Online

USA
(North America, Canada, South America, Australia, Asia )

Click Here To Download Your Evaluation or Buy Online

Europe
(Europe, Middle East, Africa )

Click Here To Download Your Evaluation or Buy Online
Call Now to Order

USA
Phone: 800-962-2290
Phone: 727-445-1920
Fax: 727-445-9223
sales@softwareshelf.com

Europe
Phone: +44 1342 310950
Fax: +44 1342 302405
sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Authorized Partners

Software Shelf is proud to offer a worldwide network of Partners that can provide product sales, product information, product evaluations and product support.

Click Here to find a Print Manager Plus Authorized Reseller Nearest You.



Monday, May 17, 2010

5 Stars Award for File Rescue Plus

File Rescue Plus 5 Stars Award
ProgramsData has given File-Rescue Plus the 5 stars award. File-Rescue Plus is a fast, thorough, easy way to recover deleted files.


It can bring back files that would otherwise be lost forever, including files deleted from the Recycle Bin, deleted by application programs, deleted with removed directories, deleted because of virus damage, or through a "quick format" on a drive. After it scans, it shows you all the files it finds and might be able to undelete, along with the condition of the file and chances of recovery. You can even restore individual files back to the same directory from which they were deleted.

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

Print Manager Plus 2010 – An Integral Part of Corporate and Institutional Data Loss Prevention (DLP) Systems


An additional level of security is provided by Print Manager Plus 2010® from Software Shelf International

Palo Alto, California, Clearwater, Florida, and London, England - Loss of large volumes of protected corporate and institutional information continues to reach headlines, forcing companies to re-issue security cards, send apologetic notifications to customers, settle up lawsuits and mitigate loss of confidence and goodwill from increasing negative publicity.

Many companies now fall under the oversight of government and commercial regulations that mandate controls over corporate and customer information. Some of these regulations stipulate routine information technology audits, which can fail if corporations and institutions lack sufficient data security controls.

Company reliance on enterprise resource planning ERP software can find compliance especially challenging and significant penalties continue to be mandated in the event of a breach.

Print Manager Plus 2010, from Software shelf International http://www.softwareshelf.com provides an additional level of security and data loss prevention and is used by some of the largest government agencies, corporations and institutions in the world.

“The big hole in Data Loss Prevention has to do with uncontrolled and usually unrestricted printing,” according to Software Shelf CEO, Bill Feeley. “Print Manager Plus 2010 fills this need and is the most robust and least expensive solution available on the market today.”

Print Manager Plus 2010 can quickly set Quotas and Restrictions on a single or multiple users, user groups, and organizational units. Restrictions can be set directly on a printer or group of printers. Default settings can be turned on for new Users, and Printers added to the Active Directory.

According to Feeley, if a print job has been denied because of a preset data restriction or a printing quota has been met, Print Manager Plus 2010 can automatically be set to pause the print job or delete it. Pop-Up messages can then be automatically sent to the user’s workstation explaining why the print job was denied and requiring the user to obtain authorization to continue.

New security-related features enable easy compliance to regulations such as HIPAA security rules and similar rules of UK and European Data Protection regulations, as well as Sarbanes Oxley in the US.

Print Manager Plus 2010 not only makes printing 100 percent more efficient and secure, it enables fast, state-of-the-art print controls and accounting, significant reductions of waste and increased cost savings – all while dramatically lowering IT and hardware resource requirements and increasing Date Loss Protection for any organization.

Marking a milestone in the development of all print management solutions, Print Manager Plus 2010 eliminates the need to deploy complex and expensive hardware solutions. In fact, Print Manager Plus 2010 is the only fully functional all-software solution available supporting all printers, plotters and multifunctional devices on the market today and all Microsoft, Macintosh, Unix, and Linux operating systems – and it does so at a fraction of the cost of any other IT product available.

Print Manager Plus is a Green product featured by ‘Guide Me Green’ as software that is saving 150,000 trees every month due to the paper savings it achieves for its customers throughout the world.

For a full listing of all new features, go to:
http://downloads.softwareshelf.com/products/PMP2010/Documentation/PMP2010_NewAndImproved.pdf

Pricing and availability
A free, fully functional trial version of Print Manager Plus 2010 is now available for download at http://www.softwareshelf.com

About Software Shelf
Software Shelf is the worldwide leader in tightly integrated Windows Print Management solutions. Established in 1994, its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by tens of thousands of organizations worldwide. The company provides tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its more than 150 partners and resellers in over 65 countries.

For further information, contact:
Bill Feeley
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street, Suite# 710
Clearwater
FL 33755
United States

Phone: +1 727-445-1920
Phone: 800-962-2290
Fax: 727-445-9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Submitted by:
John Wood
+44 777 152 0001
jw@worldwidepr.net
http://www.worldwidepr.net
http://twitter.com/worldwidepr

Friday, April 30, 2010

Audit Printing

Any organisation should be keeping tabs on the amount and cost of printing.

Audit Printing

Any organisation should be keeping tabs on the amount and cost of printing.

If you have never before looked into it you will be surprised at the cost of printing to your organisation.

Legal firms, architects, design houses and anyone else who prints a lot of matter for clients need to audit printing so that costs can be tracked and passed on to the client.

Print Manager Plus is the perfect tool to audit printing.

Print Manager Plus

Download Print Manager PlusPrint Manager Plus is a server or workstation based software solution that monitors, tracks, manages and audits printing with reports.

It is simple to install and simple to manage, providing tools for cost tracking as well as restricting printing.

Audit printing in your office, organisation, firm or group to reduce costs and pass on costs.

Audit Client and Matter Code Printing!

(Text taken from www.auditprinting.com)

Monday, April 26, 2010

How to Reduce Printing Costs

9 ways to save money on
office printing

A huge cost for most organisations is the cost of printing. Paper and especially ink can form a substantial part of an organisation's expenses, often running into the thousands of dollars per year.

Printing needs to be kept in check as these costs often spiral out of control, and it is a case of following these simple steps to save your organisation a lot of money. Here's 9 ways to save money on office printing:

1) Print draft quality
Most printers and a lot of programs come with a print draft quality option. It is sometimes called the Quick Print option. Always use this option for text as this uses a lot less ink and is still perfectly legible. As a bonus, printing is also faster in this mode.

2) Use laser printers
Although they cost more than inkjets, laser printers are coming down in price and if you are only interested in black and white printing, then they have a cheaper cost per page.

3) Use print houses for large runs of colour prints
Mostly it is cheaper to print in-house but if you need to print a large quantity of colour pages, it can be worth looking at online printing services that often have special offers, and a fast turnaround. Printing this way can be cheaper. This is especially the case if you want to print colour images on high quality, glossy paper.

4) Print using black and white
Colour printing is much more expensive than black and white or mono printing. For this reason, you should always print in mono unless colour is absolutely required. Often there is a setting for this under your printer’s options and preferences.

5) Print only the text you need
If you want to print a bit of text from a website, copy the text into a word processor and then print it. In Internet Explorer 8, you can select a bit of text, right click it and then print preview where you will be given the option to print only the selected text. You can also turn off print background colours and images.

If you want to print an email, make sure you only print the first page as emails can run into many pages in length after having been replied to a few times.

Always use the print preview option to make sure you are printing only the page you are interested in. This is especially the case with spreadsheet programs such as Microsoft Excel.

6) Print many pages to the sheet
This is often called Multi-Page printing and is a common printer option where pages are shrunk down so that 2, 4 or even more pages fit onto one sheet of paper. This is very good for storage of large amounts of documents that do not have to be read too often.

7) Shrink to fit
Often a document will run onto the last page and can, with little effect to the readability of the document, be shrunk to fit a page or more less. You can often find this option of you select the print preview option first.

8) Educate staff
It is important to realise that not all staff will be computer and printer savvy. Get them to read this blog post. Give them the tips they need and the understanding of printing costs so that they will think twice, the next time they print a document.

9) Use print management software
The strongest tool in any organisation’s battle against printing costs is a print manager such as Print Manager Plus®. With Print Manager Plus, you can track all printing that goes on in your organisation. You can limit printing by users, groups and organisation units. You can restrict printing by colour, print size, daily limits and more. An upfront investment needs to be made but the savings will quickly pay for it.

Text taken from www.reduceprintingcosts.net

Thursday, April 15, 2010

Software Shelf Customer Support Service

Take advantage of www.softwareshelfsupport.com

Search our on-line FAQs database at www.softwareshelfsupport.com for known issues, walkthroughs, installation notes, system requirements and more on many of our products including Print Manager Plus and File Rescue Plus.


“I had a support call with Allen last week and i would like to just provide some feedback. Allen was very helpful and instantly knew what the problem was and was very quick to fix it. The service was excellent and swift and is probably the best i have ever received in all my years working in IT. Allen was also a nice friendly voice to talk to. Overall i am very pleased with the service, and i will be recommending your company to others based on this experience.”

Zak Fleming, Balderstone Technology College

Our support programs provide a wide variety of free and fee-based technical support services to individual and corporate customers.

Support can easily be obtained by directly calling or emailing one of our offices, distributors, or resellers. See our support site for more information.

Thursday, April 08, 2010

Print Manager Plus 2010 given the "100% CLEAN" Softpedia Award

"Softpedia guarantees that Print Manager Plus 2010 8.0.133.87 is 100% Clean, which means it does not contain any form of malware, including but not limited to: spyware, viruses, trojans and backdoors.


"This software product was tested thoroughly and was found absolutely clean; therefore, it can be installed with no concern by any computer user.

Here are some key features of "Print Manager Plus 2010":
  • Reduces Printing Costs.
  • Complete Ease-of-Use and Installation.
  • Set Printing Verification, Restrictions, and Budget Limits.
  • Sarbanes-Oxley and HIPAA compliancy.
  • Operates as a seamless extension of the Windows printing architecture.
  • Runs on Windows Server or Workstation.
  • Monitors printing from any Operating System.
  • Supports all Printers Makes and Models.
  • Active Directory, LDAP, and Workgroup Integration.
  • Over 129 Reports and Graphs included.
  • Job Accounting with Authentication Option available.
"Fast and easy to set up and maintain. Installs in seconds and immediately tracks all printing that spools through your print server. In minutes, with the use of User Group defaults, you can implement a quota system or group/printer specific restrictions for your entire network."

Excerpted from www.softpedia.com

Softpedia have also written to Software Shelf saying: "'Print Manager Plus 2010' has been tested in the Softpedia labs using several industry-leading security solutions and found to be completely clean of adware/spyware components. We are impressed with the quality of your product and encourage you to keep these high standards in the future."

Sunday, March 28, 2010

File-Rescue Plus recommended on The Washington Post and PCWorld.com


File-Rescue Plus was recommended as a solution in an article 'Recover Missing Files' which can be found on The Washington Post online and PCWorld.com


File-Rescue Plus is an easy to use recovery utility specifically built for Windows operating system Hard Drives, and removable media such as, Cameras, IPods, USB Keys, Zip Disks, CDRW ...

Deleting important files is stressing. Let File-Rescue Plus take that stress away with a simple approach to file recovery and security.

File-Rescue Plus 2010 is a fast, thorough, easy way to recover deleted files. It can bring back files that would otherwise be lost forever, including files deleted from the Recycle Bin, deleted by application programs, deleted with removed directories, deleted because of virus damage, Corrupted Drives, or through a "quick format" on a drive. After it scans, it shows you all the files it finds and might be able to undelete, along with the condition of the file and chances of recovery. You can even restore directory structures!

File-Rescue Plus’ interface will allow you to find any type of file such as, Photos, Images, Music, Video, Documents, from any type of media. Let File-Rescue Plus scan the drive and find your files with an intuitive interface, made to sort, and retrieve deleted files easily.

The product can be installed on any Windows 98/NT/2000/Me/XP/Vista/Win7 Workstation. Its simple scanning and recovery of files and directory structures make File-Rescue Plus one of the #1 File Recovery software utilities on the market today!

With over 10 years of experience in the File Recovery arena and by surveying and listening to our customers Software Shelf International has made File-Rescue Plus a #1 File Recovery utility in the world.

Software Shelf computer software programs are for use in and include database management, accounting and cost management features, and computer utility programs to enable complete control of printing resources and control of costs in a manner that saves an individual or an organization of thousands substantial and never before realized cost savings.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Software Shelf® Appoints IT Global Services Colombia as its Authorized Country Partner

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Software Shelf has appointed IT Global Services as an Authorized Partner in Colombia

Palo Alto, California - Bogota, Colombia -- February 10, 2010 -- Software Shelf has appointed IT Global Services as an Authorized Partner in Colombia. IT Global Services will work closely with its customers, and provide marketing, sales, and support for Software Shelf’s line of print management enterprise software products.

IT Global Services is the Software Solutions Provider for Hewlett Packard Colombia.

Our main objective is to provide our channel and end user customers with software solutions to manage, handle and control companies' print volume.

We provide solutions for 130 HP Channels inside Colombia, these outsourcing companies are offering and using our products, specifically Print Manager Plus to control and manage printing contracts.

Our customers and channel prefer, and select Print Manager Plus instead of other solutions because it’s easy to install, configure and use. After the installation it’s in production almost immediately. The way Print Manager Plus creates and presents the reports is the big differentiator.

Our experience with local customers has demonstrated: The print volume can be reduced up to 55% and also investment can be recovered in 60 days proving a real and immediate Return on Investment.

Print Manager Plus is a solution that can be used in any vertical segment (Banking, College and Universities, Health Care, Insurance Companies, Petroleum, etc)

Customers Include:

ALICORP, ATENTO, BANCO SUDAMERIS, BIERSDORF, BIG PASS, BRIGHT POINT, CARDENAS & CARDENAS, COL. ANGLO COLOMBIANO, CORRECOL, D´VINNI, EMERALD ENERGY, FENAVI, FIDUAGRARIA, FINDETER, INDRA COMPANY, IQ OUTSOURCING, LEGIS, MELCO-MITSUBISHI, PACIFIC RUBIALES, PETROBRAS, POSSE HERRERA & RUIZ, TRIANA URIBE & MICHELSEN, UNIVERSIDAD LASALLISTA, WHIRLPOOL.

About IT Global Services

IT Global Services is the Software Solutions Provider for Hewlett Packard Colombia. Our main objective is to provide our channel and end user customers with software solutions to manage, handle and control companies' print volume.

About Software Shelf

Software Shelf is the worldwide leader in tightly integrated Windows Print Management solutions. Established in 1994, its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by tens of thousands of companies and organizations worldwide. Tech support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its more than 150 partners and resellers in over 65 countries.

For further information, contact:

Juan Anez
IT Global Services
Phone: (571) 613-92-18, (57) 317-430-97
Email: info@itglobal.com.co
Website: http://www.itglobal.com.co

Bill Feeley
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Phone: 727-445-1920
Email: bfeeley@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com
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Friday, February 05, 2010

Printer Quota Management

Excerpted from printnewswire.com: Printer Quota Management by Jennifer Chilton (originally 'Print Audits Can Help Manage Printing Costs')

Given the enormous amount that printing and copying can cost a company and how often these devices are used on a daily basis, a print audit could have a big impact upon printing costs in most workplaces. Once you have discovered exactly where most copies are made and how many, several measures can be taken to act on the results, including implementing print quotas and restrictions. This helps companies to make a big reduction to their printing costs.

Print Manager Plus – Part 3 – Academic Presentation

Before You Invest in Printing

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It is always good to look for different options available in the market that can optimize your organization's printing cost, before you actually buy one. Here is an insight into same

Excerpted from PCQuest, 7 Nov 09 by Sandeep Koul with inputs from Vishnu Anand

Printing requirements of organizations can vary depending on the size and nature of the business. Optimizing printing infrastructure for enterprises spread over different physical locations is always important to reduce costs. In earlier days, printers used to remain as the unmanaged piece of equipment, but now companies are putting lots of efforts to cut down costs associated with printing.

Popularity of managed printing services (MPS) is a good example to highlight how organizations can benefit from domain experts. Using MPS, organizations can save up to 30-40% cost on printing related activities and can focus on their core business. But if your organization already has a big fleet of printers and that too from different vendors, then opting for MPS would make no sense. Because, here services are vendor specific. So, if you opt for Canon MPS then your HP or Xerox printers would not be supported. In this scenario, getting right equipment is very critical. For example, if your printing requirement is of thousand-pages, you should get the printer that can support the same.

You can't overload your device with prints that it can't support. There are various software available that can analyze printer usage in an organization. This analysis can be used to put correct printer at correct place thus optimizing printer usage.

Managed Print Services

After opting for MPS from a reliable vendor, you can opt for printing service in different modes. For example, for new branch office requirements, instead of buying a new printer you can ask your MPS vendor to provide printers inside your premises. This not only saves initial investment on printers but also enables branches to be functional instantly.

Organizations can also opt to print inside vendor premises, if information to be printed is not critical. One more option is to get a new printing unit installed inside your premises for a fixed amount of time when printing requirement is very high. However, you can also go for pay-per-print model, where a fixed amount is charged per print. Services that are provided by an MPS provider include: maintenance of printing units across all locations that include managing and providing printing paper and cartridges, replacement or repair of damaged unit, providing a consolidated bill that gives visibility to top management about actual spending on printing.

Print Management Software

There are a number of both paid and open source print management software available that can help in monitoring printing usage patterns of an organization. Print Management Plus 6.0 is free to try software that can be downloaded from


for a Windows XP/2000/NT machine on the same network where your printer is attached and you can start monitoring and controlling printing activity from every machine on that network including machines with MAC or UNIX OS.

Once installed, this software will detect if there is an Active Directory. And if there is, it will pull the User Names and User Groups from this Active Directory. Trusted domains can be added after installation is complete. If no Windows Active Directory is detected, the Print Manager Plus will only pull Local Users and Groups from the machine it is installed on. Print Manager Plus defined Users and Groups can be created after installation is complete. After installation, this software allows you to track, quota or restrict printing and printer usage by dollar amount, number of pages per job, size and file type.

Besides taking care of printing needs, MPS providers also include number of different services. They provide consolidated reports like a dedicated web page that keeps track of printing activities, few MPS vendors (like Canon ) also give facility of remote monitoring of printer units using advanced software. This gives the MPS provider visibility, and thus they can easily track and resolve faults. Complete life cycle asset management service is also provided, which includes providing support to any acquisition, movement and changes to devices, as well as the disposal of unused devices provided by different vendors.

Through such managed services, device capacity can be scaled to meet increasing requirements. By measuring your usage of a device, an MPS provider can either simply maintain or replace it with a larger or smaller device to match your organizations demand. This enables customization of the services to meet your unique business needs.

With a choice of multiple financing options, there is no need to lock up capital in the infrastructure. An MPS can provide you comprehensive mobile print strategy, utilizing full range of mobile printing solutions to your organization. Instead of having disconnected set of mobile print solutions, an MPS will work with you to define an integrated mobile print infrastructure to meet your specific business needs. Employees gain seamless access to network printers, wired or wireless.

To streamline communication with a client, MPS providers assign dedicated client service managers that act as a single point of contact. Client manager is responsible to keep track of device fleet and take preventive measures to ensure hassle free services to a client. Regular audits are carried out by him to keep track on changing demands of client and to provide appropriate support.
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Wednesday, February 03, 2010

Print Manager Plus 2010 Now Supports Microsoft XPS

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Companies Save Up to 75% of Printing Costs

Palo Alto, California, Clearwater, Florida, and London, England - Print Manager Plus, the full feature, all software print monitoring, audit and accounting solution from Software Shelf International now includes full compatibility with the new Microsoft XPS® format to provide users with higher quality documents and higher print cost savings.


Now companies and organizations of any size can easily and fully manage printing on all brands of printers, control all print traffic and effortlessly manage all of their printing resources and printing budgets – throughout their network without resorting to expensive, complex and inferior hardware or other software solutions.

“XPS provides users with a robust, open and highly trustworthy format for electronic paper. Documents print better and can be shared more easily and are more secure for archiving,” said Software Shelf CEO, Bill Feeley. “With the full auditing of Microsoft XPS files, Print Manager Plus remains on the cutting edge of Print Management technology.”

Despite increasing availability of paperless office solutions, the cost of printing continues to eat into many profit lines. Print Manager Plus 2010® is the leading print management solution for print administration and print cost reduction for all operating systems. It is the only fully functional all-software solution available supporting all printers, plotters and multifunctional devices on the market today and monitors printing on all Microsoft, Macintosh, Unix, and Linux operating systems – and it does so at a fraction of the cost of any other IT product available.

Print Manager Plus is also a Green product featured by ‘Guide Me Green’ as software that is saving 150,000 trees every month due to the paper savings it achieves for its customers.

For a full listing of all new features and pricing: http://www.softwareshelf.com.

Microsoft XPS Showcase: http://microsoft.com/whdc/xps/showcase.mspx.

Pricing and availability
A free, fully functional trial version of Print Manager Plus 2010 is now available for download at http://www.softwareshelf.com

About Software Shelf
Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by Bill Feeley. Its flagship product Print Manager Plus is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide. The company provides tech support from its offices in the US and UK and from its partners and resellers in 62 countries.

For a fully functional evaluation of the product please email sales@softwareshelf.com or contact us.

For further information, contact:

Bill Feeley
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
Email: bfeeley@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Submitted by:
John Wood
+44 777 152 0001
jw@worldwidepr.net
http://www.worldwidepr.net
http://www.twitter.com/worldwidepr
London, United Kingdom


Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.
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Sunday, January 31, 2010

Software Shelf® Appoints AxanTech® as the French Territory Authorized Partner

Companies Partner to save customers up to 75% of Printing Costs.

Print Palo Alto, California - London, England – Lyon, France: Software Shelf has appointed AxanTech as an Authorized Partner in France. AxanTech will work closely with its customers, and provide marketing, sales, and support for Software Shelf’s line of print management enterprise software products.

Print Manager Plus fulfills entirely our customers print management criteria as the product allows to audit the number of print jobs in the LAN, keep down the number of pages printed by the users, record the printing activity and help decrease the volume and consumption of each user by the implementation of audits, restrictions, and quotas. JL DeRoo who manages AxanTech stated, “I have been impressed by the robustness and quality of design of Print Manager Plus and feel that its use in an organization can lower printing by up to 75%. The investment in tools such as Print Manager Plus pays for itself after only a few weeks and, everyone feels good about preserving the planet with fewer trees being cut”.

About AxanTech

AxanTech a Microsoft Certified Partner has been a long time software distributor of systems software for Windows Server with a mission to convey to the market, optimal and efficient network solutions to ease data center administration and help IT Administrators.

About Software Shelf

Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by Bill Feeley. Its flagship product Print Manager Plus is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide. The company provides tech support from its offices in the US and UK and from its partners and resellers in 62 countries.

For further information, contact:

JL DeRoo
AxanTech
Phone: +33 04 72 85 01 67
Email: jldr@axantech.com
Website: http://www.axantech.com

Bill Feeley
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Email: bfeeley@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com


Monday, January 11, 2010

Print Manager Plus 2010 Cuts Office Printing Costs Up to 75%

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Software Shelf announce the release of their newest and most powerful all-software solution to printing administration




Palo Alto, CA, Clearwater, FL and London, EnglandSoftware Shelf, the leading provider of print management solutions for all operating systems, announced the release of their newest and most powerful all-software solution to printing administration and print cost reduction ever available – Print Manager Plus 2010®.

Despite the ever increasing availability of paperless office solutions, today’s businesses, schools, healthcare and other institutions still spend as much as 5 percent or more of their revenues on printing related hardware and consumables. The cost of printing continues to eat into many profit lines.
Print Manager Plus 2010 not only makes printing 100 percent more efficient, it enables fast, state of the art print controls and accounting, significant reductions of waste and increased cost savings – all while dramatically lowering IT and hardware resource requirements for any organization.

Marking a milestone in the development of all print management solutions, Print Manager Plus 2010 eliminates the need to deploy complex and expensive hardware solutions. In fact, Print Manager Plus 2010 is the only fully functional all-software solution available supporting all printers, plotters and multifunctional devices on the market today. It also monitors printing on all Microsoft, Macintosh, Unix, and Linux operating systems – and it does so at a fraction of the cost of any other IT product available.

“We’ve brought complex print management technology to each and every type of business, academic and institutional organization throughout the world,” noted William Feeley, CEO of Software Shelf International. “With Print Manager Plus 2010, we have now exceeded even the most complex hardware solutions available today and did so while continuing to dramatically reduce printing and print management costs to organizations of any size.”

Packing powerful new features into its market leading solution, Print Manager Plus 2010 contains many new and exciting print controls and accountability tools set to reduce the hidden costs of printing throughout any network.

Print Manager Plus 2010 contains the industry’s first native Active Directory integration compatible with Windows Server 2008 and all previous Windows Operating systems. It is a completely integrated platform to control, audit and precisely manage entire printing environments with unsurpassed speed, security and efficiency.

From the individual IT manager to the CFO, Print Manager Plus 2010 is also packed with extensive new reporting features, including over 130 built-in reports, enabling printing to be tracked, controlled and billed for if required, and does so at any level of granularity.

New security related features enable easy compliance to regulations such as HIPAA security rules and similar rules of UK and European Data Protection regulations, as well as Sarbanes Oxley in the US.

Print Manager Plus is a Green product featured by ‘Guide Me Green’ as software that is saving 150,000 trees every month due to the paper savings it achieves for its customers.

For a full listing of all new features, click here.

Pricing and availability

A free, fully functional trial version of Print Manager Plus 2010 is now available for download at http://www.softwareshelf.com

About Software Shelf

Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by Bill Feeley. Its flagship product Print Manager Plus is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide. The company provides tech support from its offices in the US and UK and from its partners and resellers in 62 countries. For a fully functional evaluation of the product, please email sales@softwareshelf.com or contact us. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

For further information, please contact:

Bill Feeley
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite# 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: 727-445-1920
Phone: 800-962-2290
Fax: 727-445-9223
Email: bfeeley@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com
Blog: http://softwareshelf.blogspot.com

Submitted by:
John Wood
+44 777 152 0001
jw@worldwidepr.net
http://www.worldwidepr.net
http://twitter.com/worldwidepr
London, United Kingdom
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Monday, November 30, 2009

Print Manager Plus Part 1 Academic Presentation

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This is a recorded presentation of Software Shelf's Print Manager Plus Academic Edition. The video was recorded through a GoTo Meeting session. The presentation fully shows the ability and print management features of Print Manager Plus. The product is a Print Monitor software package for Windows Server and Workstation. The print audit capabilities of the product with its powerful quota and restriction policies allows schools, universities, and non-profit organizations to save money on their printing expenses.
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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Software Shelf International Signs Microsoft License Agreement

.As a participant of the ISV Royalty Licensing Program, Software Shelf now has the ability to incorporate Microsoft technology into their value-added software, which includes Print Manager Plus 2010 Reports Center

Palo Alto, CA, Clearwater, FL & London, UK - Software Shelf International, a Microsoft Certified Partner, signed the Microsoft ISV Royalty Licensing Program, a significant integration step between Software Shelf’s flagship product, Print Manager Plus and Microsoft’s own product line.

As a participant of the ISV Royalty Licensing Program, Software Shelf now has the ability to incorporate Microsoft technology into their value-added software, which includes Print Manager Plus 2010 Reports Center.

“To have been invited to sign Microsoft’s ISV Royalty Licensing Program says a great deal about the quality of our software products and about the confidence that Microsoft has in us – which bodes very well for our future,” says Bill Feeley, Software Shelf International CEO.

Based on the award winning software, Print Manager Plus allows for a complete audit of all enterprise printing. This green technology allows you to share network-printing data with your entire enterprise. The new reports center allows for web-based reports and built-in viewing rights and permissions that hook into Active Directory so that you can plan and execute your budget needs and flow data with ease and precision. Set it all to automatic with a built-in scheduler that will build enterprise reports, send reports and graphs via email, or save to a share on the server. Use the 120 plus pre-made reports, or edit and create reports, statements, and graphs with the Business Intelligence Development Studio. (Ad-Hoc Reporting)

The ISV Royalty Licensing program is scalable across all ISV segments selling to large, small, or mid-market customers. In this way, Software Shelf can offer total solutions, without the client having to acquire the Microsoft products licenses themselves.

About Software Shelf

Software Shelf was established in 1994 in Silicon Valley by Bill Feeley. Its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide. The company provides tech support from its offices in the US and UK and from its partners and resellers in 62 countries. For a fully functional evaluation of the product please email sales@softwareshelf.com or contact us. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

Bill Feeley, CEO
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite #710
Clearwater
33755
USA

Tel: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
E-mail: bfeeley@softwareshelf.com
Web: http://www.softwareshelf.com
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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Print Manager Plus Product Manager Update

I am writing you with some helpful tips on using Print Manager Plus to reduce wasteful printing. We have been getting endless reports from customers on how happy they are to have a product like this in economic times like we are currently experiencing and I wanted to share some of the most successful uses.

If you already own Print Manager Plus and do not see any of these options in the software please contact us so we can get you up and running with the latest version.

If you have considered this software in the past and would like to have a new look at it please let me know and I will set you up with a trial version or a WEB demo at your convenience.

Some of the most successful features being used within Print Manager Plus by our 10,000+ clients worldwide to cut out wasteful printing:

1. Force the user the go to the printer location before a job prints out. By setting up the WEB based Release Station option in Print Manager Plus you will have a system where the user will send their print job and be required to go to the Printer Location, type their user name and password into the release station console and release their job at that time. This avoids the stack of paper sitting at the printer at the end of the day that no one ever came to collect. This also gives you a Secure Print set up that supports ALL PRINTERS in case you have users printing sensitive material to a printer that they are not standing right next to.

2. Put in an Administrator Override system. This way you can tighten up restrictions without completely cutting across production by not allowing something to print when it really does need to be printed. Any of the restrictions in Print Manager Plus have a Delete or Hold (Pause) option for the restriction. By Pausing you are having Print Manager Plus hold the job where it then sends a pop up message to the user letting them know what they need to do to have the job print. For example you set a 100 restriction with a pause rule instead of delete. The user needs to print a 150 page document. They get a pop up message letting them know they need to see the office manager (or teacher) to have the job released. The responsible party logs into the WEB based release console and releases the job for the user. If the job is not dealt with in a timely fashion it is purged from the system.

3. Restrict Copies being printed. By doing this if a user sends a 10 page Word document to the Laser printer asking for 10 copies of it they get a POP up letting them know they can only send one copy and asking them to make copies of their job at the copy machine. Copy machine job = 1/2 cent per page, laser printer job = 5 cents per page, on average.

4. Restrict the same document from being reprinted within a set amount of time. This is a great way to avoid the occasional user that sends a job then forgets that they printed the job and sends it again 1 minute later. This also avoids the users that send a job to a printer with a paper jam, they don�t see anything come out so they send it again, and again, and again. When the Jam is cleared all the copies the sent will print, unless you are enforcing this restriction. You also occasionally run across a user that is in a rush and they think their job will print faster if they hit print multiple times.

5. Desktop Printers can be a budget killer! Not many people know that Print Manager Plus is not only a server based product but also a workstation based product. We can include any workstation that has a printer physically attached OR is direct IP printing in your central control and tracking.

These are just a few of the many ways you can cut your printing costs down to a fraction of what you might be spending now. If you have any questions on other problems you might be experiencing with wasteful printing let me know and I will send you the best way to eliminate this.

Best Regards,

Danny Byrnes
Phone# 727-445-1920 x305 - Fax# 727-445-9223
dbyrnes@softwareshelf.com
www.softwareshelf.com

Thursday, November 20, 2008

Print Manager Plus Receives Award of Excellence from Tech and Learning Magazine

35 outstanding education technology products saluted by prestigious
26-year-old recognition program


The Tech & Learning Award of Excellence 2008

Clearwater, Florida and London, United Kingdom: Print Manager Plus® 2008 Standard Academic by Florida-based Software Shelf International, Inc was one of 35 education technology products presented, last week, with the Tech & Learning Magazine’s Award of Excellence.

A panel of more than 30 educators, who tested more than 100 entries at San Francisco Bay Area schools, decided on the winners. “Choosing the finalists was no easy task,” said Kevin Hogan, Editorial Director for the Tech & Learning group. “Those companies that passed muster should feel proud of this accomplishment.”

The other winners encompassed a wide range of high-quality offerings such as numerous Internet-based programs, software for handheld devices and several special hardware/software combination packages that address management, safety, communication, differentiated learning, and other key areas in education.

“For Print Manager Plus to have been recognised as outstanding education technology and for it to be awarded alongside so many important and influential products is a welcome acknowledgement of Software Shelf’s dedicated staff and their work,” stated Bill Feeley, Software Shelf CEO.

Tech & Learning, Inc.
For over 27 years, San Bruno, California-based Tech & Learning has been -- and continues to be -- the leading resource for K-12 leaders. Its publications, Web sites, and events provide factual and evaluative information on trends, products, and strategies to educators who purchase technology products in their districts and schools. Tech & Learning delivers the highest quality content and essential resources to manage, train, and teach technology. For more information, visit www.techlearning.com

About Software Shelf
Software Shelf is the worldwide leader in tightly integrated Windows Print Management solutions. Established in 1994, its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is available in over 60 countries. It was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007 and is listed in GuideMeGreen, the online directory of environmentally-friendly products and services.


For further information, please contact:

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite # 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com

Tatjana Kunze
Software Shelf International, Inc.
Vitality House
2-3 Imberhorne Way
East Grinstead
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
United Kingdom
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405
Email: sales@softwareshelf.co.uk
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.co.uk

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Software Shelf’s Print Manager Plus Attains a 50% Saving on all Printing Costs

Results show that implementing Software Shelf’s print control software is a sensible and practical way to improve the bottom line. That’s good news in these financially insecure times.

An average employee wastes 6 pages per day; that's 1,410 pages a year

Clearwater, Florida and London, United Kingdom: Software Shelf International, Inc. is proud to announce the results of a recently conducted client survey which looked into the degree to which Print Manager Plus - its leading print control and monitoring software - reduces the printing costs of its clients.

The key findings were that: the software can save between 30% to 50% of all printing costs, and that the software usually pays for itself, easily, within its free 30-day evaluation period. This is because it has an instant effect on the consumption of toner, paper, printer wear and tear and IT resources.

“This all adds up to huge savings,” says Software Shelf CEO, William Feeley. “Print Manager Plus not only audits all aspects of printing, but also allows an organization to fully control its printing with quotas, restrictions and reports. This control and report data can be used to cut back on wasted printing, restrict any aspect of printing, fully utilize current print resources, and fully account for all printing expenses. And so, this usually hidden expense can now be fully accounted for and controlled,” he concludes.

Because Print Manager Plus allows companies to successfully audit, restrict, quota and control print traffic over any network and any heterogeneous environment, they can really control their printing and so not only gain instant and complete return on investment, but also achieve a massive reduction in costs.

Auditing & Reporting Include:
  • Over 130 individual reports, statements, and charts.
  • Reports by User, Groups, OU, Workstation, Server, Accounts, Client, Billing Code.
  • Detailed Savings Reports.
  • Audit heterogeneous network environments.
  • Supports Work Groups, Active Directory and LDAP.
  • Printers Audited includes: Dot Matrix, Inkjets, Laser Jets, Multifunctional devices, Large Format Printers, and Plotters.
  • Print Job data collected is: Time/Date Printed, Document Title, Document Type, Page Count, Copy Count, Page Size, Print Job Size, Black & White Output, Color Output, Duplex, N-Up, Large Format Printing by Inches and Centimetres.
Printing Restrictions Include:
  • Deny printing for print jobs over certain number of pages.
  • Deny printing if the number of copies exceeds.
  • Deny printing if the document size is greater than.
  • Deny printing if the document is reprinted within so many seconds.
  • Deny or Allow printing if the document title contains specific keywords.
  • Deny printing if the document is color.
  • Deny printing if the document is Black and White.
  • Enable Date/Time Restrictions.
Printing Quotas Include:
  • Set a currency quota to a user.
  • Set a page quota to a user.
  • Set a quota by user by printer or group of printers.
  • Reset or Increase quotas automatically.
Printing Security and Authentication:
  • Set print job verification.
  • Set print job authentication by user password.
  • Set print job authentication by username and password.
  • Set print job client billing verification.
  • Set print job client billing authentication by client password.
  • Set print job client billing authentication by user password.
  • Set print job client billing authentication by username and password.
  • Allow users to create client accounts on the fly.
  • Allow users to add comments to their print job.
  • Allow batch printing.
About Software Shelf
Software Shelf is the worldwide leader in tightly integrated Windows Print Management solutions. Established in 1994, its flagship product, Print Manager Plus, is used by thousands of organizations worldwide and is available in over 60 countries. It was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007, a Tech & Learning Awards of Excellence in 2008, and is listed in GuideMeGreen, the online directory of environmentally-friendly products and services.

For further information, please contact:

Danny Byrnes
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Suite # 710
Clearwater, FL 33755
United States
Phone: +1 727 445 1920
Phone: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223
Email: sales@softwareshelf.com
Website: http://www.softwareshelf.com