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February 10, 2021

Automated Print Failover for Mission Critical Documents

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Automated Print Failover for Mission Critical Documents

Most large organizations still rely heavily on printed documents to complete important business processes. When mission critical print documents do not complete successfully, business is negatively impacted. Any time a print job is unsuccessful; there can be the potential for problems with patient care, missed shipments, missed loan closings, or invoices not going out, which effects costs, and lower levels of customer service.

Some important issues to consider when print failures occur are:

  1. Are your enterprise print servers managing the delivery of business critical documents?
  2. Do you have multiple points of failure in your enterprise print server environment?
  3. Do business processes stop when a printer or an enterprise print server fails?

February 3, 2021

SAP Output Management

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SAP Output Management

The weakest link in a SAP business process chain is where information leaves SAP® applications. For example, at the creation of a hardcopy or electronic document. The infrastructure that supports SAP printing and SAP document management in most enterprises is complex and costly to manage. This increases the risk of business process failure and the cost of delivering SAP documents.

SAP developed its External Output Management (BC-XOM) interface to offer a scalable alternative to problematic native OS-based document facilities.

OMS in the SAP Print Environment

We are frequently contacted by customers facing print/output workflow limitations with their SAP system. So we thought we would write a high level summary of the SAP print situation. While the base SAP spooling process can provide basic delivery to print devices it has severe limitations if the need is for load balancing, automated fail-over, format transformations, label print management, confirmed delivery, error notification, pull print, print statistics and other advanced functions.

January 22, 2021

OM Plus iSat is built for Hosted Apps

OM Plus isat for Hosted AppsThe hosted app market has seen steady growth for quite some time now. All indicators point to this trend continuing on an upward trajectory for many years to come.

One of the main reasons organizations are choosing hosted solutions is to take advantage of the cost savings. However, the print experience in hosted app environments can be less than ideal. The remedy to these limitations requires printing management software.

For example, to print a report from Salesforce, a user must first export and save a file to his or her local workstation. The file must then be opened manually within an application such as Excel and then printed to the printer of choice.

January 13, 2021

Healthcare System Chooses Rx (TRP) Solution

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Healthcare System Chooses Plus Technologies Rx (TRP) Solution

Plus Technologies has sold (TRP) tamper resistant technology to dozens of hospitals and healthcare systems. Recently another hospital selected Plus Technologies plain paper Rx (prescription) solution to help reduce costs and increase Rx security.

In this case the customer is acquiring a production, backup and test systems for their prescription printing needs. The solution is based on PT’s Delivery Manager (DM) print spooling system technology with the Tamper Resistant Print (TRP) option.

OM Plus Delivery Manager (DM) will ingest print output form the customer’s Allscripts EMR system – parse the details – and pass the necessary information to the TRP system to create Rx on plain paper.

January 7, 2021

Pull Printing – Print Release – Follow me Style Printing

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OM Plus My-Print-Delivery (MPD) is Plus Technologies product for pull-print. Pull-print is also known as print release or in some cases follow me printing. My-Print-Delivery improves printing efficiency and security by holding a user’s “printed” documents on a secure print server until the user walks up to a convenient printer and authenticates/releases their jobs. As well as “Follow-Me Print.”

In particular, we have many customers from a number of different industries that use the MPD feature. In addition to reducing overall print volume therefore saving cost, each user has their own unique story and value proposition. By all means, please contact us for more information.

January 5, 2021

How to Setup Printer Load Balancing in OM Plus

A new Printer Load Balance video is available from Plus Technologies for its OM Plus suite of print management software products. The video demonstrates how easy it is to set up print load balancing and can be found on our Solution section of our website under Load Balancing.

What is Printer Load Balancing?
Print load balancing or printing across multiple printers can significantly improve overall document output performance and speed. Printer load balancing is also sometimes called printer pooling. In high performing print environments, jobs can quickly become stacked, waiting for their turn to print. With Printer Load Balancing, documents are routed to the next available printer and begin printing right away.

January 4, 2021

How to Setup Printer Failover in OM Plus

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Plus Technologies just released a new Printer Failover video for its popular OM Plus print management software products. The video illustrates how easy it is to set up printer failover inside of OM Plus. Print Failover is one of our most popular enterprise printing solutions. It can be found in the solutions section of our website under Printer Failover.

December 22, 2020

Print Management Solution for Retail Shipping

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Print Management Solution for Retail Shipping

A supplier to retail stores across the US was experiencing print issues when trying to perform batch printing of labels. As shipment volume grew the print function required for labels and other shipping-related documents was falling behind causing shipments to be held up. Printers would occasionally fail, stopping the process entirely also causing missed deadlines and requiring manual intervention/labor to fix the problems.

As a result, the retailer searched for a print management solution to help improve the situation. The customer acquired OM Plus print management software to provide Load Balancing across multiple printers. This print management software solution from Plus Technologies increases volume and detects print failure. Then automatically invokes failover to a backup device to keep the line moving and manages the delivery of certain documents to specific trays to minimize manual intervention.

December 9, 2020

OMS in the SAP Print Environment

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OMS in the SAP Print Environment

We are frequently contacted by customers facing print/output workflow limitations with their SAP system. So we thought we would write a high level summary of the SAP print situation. While the base SAP spooling process can provide basic delivery to print devices it has severe limitations if the need is for load balancing, automated fail-over, format transformations, label print management, confirmed delivery, error notification, pull print, print statistics and other advanced functions.

The SAP spool system is responsible for the output of all forms and documents. SAP print jobs data are first temporarily stored (“spooled”), and usually when de-spooled into an output request, transferred to a “host spool system” or the printer itself. Host systems could be remote or local, Windows, Unix, Linux, or other operating systems. Users would not need to arrange further processing in the host spool system usually, and can see the status of print jobs in their SAP UI, but in this case status means jobs sent to the native host spool system – not the actual printed status as from the printer itself. This process works for basic print functions and users can see the status of print jobs in their SAP UI. In this case status means jobs sent to the native Windows or Linux system – not the actual printed status as from the printer itself.

November 30, 2020

Large Manufacturer Licenses OM Plus to Streamline Enterprise Output

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A $17B revenue manufacturer with multiple locations and several disparate ERP systems has licensed OM Plus Delivery Manager software for its enterprise output management needs.

This customer operates over two dozen production facilities and utilizes several different backend systems including SAP, MFG-Pro, Optio, and others that create the documents required by the manufacturing and shipping processes.

Print issues with orders, pick lists, labels, can cause interruptions and delays to production output and OM Plus is being utilized to improve reliability of the print process and minimize these print related issues.

OM Plus print software ingests print jobs from numerous sources and provides a single, homogenous print delivery system so that the support staff can view and manage all the jobs from a single UI and point of control.

Automating document management and business processes