Monday, November 30, 2009

Print Manager Plus Part 1 Academic Presentation


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.

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 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

Tel: +1 800 962 2290
Fax: +1 727 445 9223

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