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Printer Management Vs. Output Management – What’s the Difference?

  • Date: May 22, 2019
  • Categories: Blog

Printer Management Vs. Output Management – What’s the Difference?

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Printer Management Vs. Output Management – What’s the Difference?

A common question that comes up is: “what is the difference between Printer Management and Output Management?”

Printer Management Software is commonly defined as ‘device management.’ Essentially the Printer Management Software ‘talks’ interactively with printers to gather information from the device itself regarding page counts, consumables, and printer health/errors. This information is then accumulated and interpreted by the Printer Management Software system to help organizations maintain device uptime, predictively order consumables, and optimize the fleet.

An example of Plus Technologies’ solution for Print Management is OM Plus Fleet Manager (FM). OM Plus Fleet Manager (OM Plus FM) is a comprehensive printer fleet management software tool. Fleet Manager helps organizations or Managed Print Services providers better manage their print management software, printer, and multi-function/copy fleets.

Plus Technologies‘ printer fleet management software gathers near real time data such as page counts, color and mono pages, copies, scans, faxes, errors, device health, toner levels, and more. FM parses the data from print management software, analyzes it, notifies users, and generates reports. OM Plus FM can highlight device usage, device up-time, automate consumables ordering/replenishment, and alert users on technical issues. Data can be used to optimize printer fleets. OM Plus FM can be deployed as a hosted solution or as an on-site solution.

Output Management Software can be defined as: ‘an information technology system that takes system output (ie. print jobs) and deals with formatting, routing, bundling, bursting, load balancing, secure delivery, and confirmation of documents to the intended destination, most commonly printers. Plus Technologies’ market leading solution for Output Management is OM Plus Delivery Manager (DM).

OM Plus Delivery Manager (DM) is advanced, intelligent print spooler management software. Delivery Manager seamlessly ingests jobs from multiple systems and delivers them to printers, multi-function devices, fax software, email systems, and more. Rarely, changes are needed to existing ERP/EMR systems. OM Plus print spooler management software features include: print confirmation, re-printing, re-routing, automated failover, load balancing, bundling, re-sequencing, and much more.

Plus Technologies’ print software solutions are based on our core OM Plus Delivery Manager software. Delivery Manager (DM) provides the core infrastructure such as: ERP/WMS/EMR integration, print job routing, confirmation of delivery, and administrative features. Also, based on customer requirements we can add features such as My-Print-Delivery (MPD) for pull-printing, Tamper Resistant Print for Rx printing on plain paper, i-Sat for secure/plug & play internet print delivery for remote locations, Stats Manager for print/copy/fax/scan usage analysis, Fleet Manager for device/consumables management, and more.

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Plus Technologies located in Ohio has been developing enterprise level document and output management software since 1994. Plus Technologies’ focus is on improving business processes affected by documents. We have thousands of customers, tens of thousands of server software installations, and millions of printers under management in 30 countries.

Plus Technologies serves customers of all sizes as our products, licensing, and pricing is scalable upwards and downwards. We have departmental as well as enterprise wide output management software implementations. We have successfully sold into many Fortune 500 organizations.

One reason for our success is our willingness to respond quickly to our customer’s unique requirements. First, we listen to the customer to understand their environment and their needs. Second, we work with the customer to determine the optimal solution. In addition, we are able to quickly make enhancements to our products to meet specific needs. Third, we offer pricing and licensing flexibility to suit our customer’s budget. Lastly, we provide world class support. This recipe has served us well over the years and as a result, we have an extremely loyal customer base.

Please contact us to learn more about our company and products. Moreover, you can count on Plus Technologies to do our best to help you solve your document and output management issues.

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