The print fleet includes many hundreds of devices spread across multiple locations. Also, it consists mostly of Lexmark and HP printers and multifunction printers.
Plus Technologies will be providing output management capabilities by tying into the organization’s back office systems and routing jobs (workflow) to the appropriate printer. The software allows the customer to set rules that can define the end users rights and privileges when using the system increasing compliance and security. The print software also provides comprehensive print job reporting that captures the who, what, when and where of what was printed.
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.
Large Manufacturer Licenses OM Plus to Streamline Enterprise Output
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.
Plus Technologies’ Tamper Resistant Print (TRP) is used to prevent the unauthorized copying of sensitive printed data and obviate the need for expensive pre-printed forms and laborious security procedures (like locking printers in a secure room).
TRP is used by numerous healthcare organizations to streamline prescription (Rx) printing. OM Plus solution is called URx and it is used so that organizations can avoid buying pre-printed forms and prevent unauthorized copying. Just this month Plus Technologies received multiple purchase orders for this solution from hospitals.
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A new feature found in OM Plus My Print Delivery, the powerful pull printing solution from Plus Technologies, allows users or their surrogates in clinical settings to authenticate with a card/badge tap and release print jobs associated with designated print queues. This feature is called Secure Queue Release (SQR).
OM Plus My-Print-Delivery (MPD) is Plus Technologies product for pull-printing. Pull-printing is also known as print release or in some cases Follow the User style print. 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 the User style 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.
Cloud Printing Service – Enhanced Printing Features not Available for all Documents
You may have noticed that there have been a number of MPS (Managed Print Services) vendors and printer OEM’s announcing “cloud printing services”. In their announcements they have made statements that imply cloud printing can manage the print delivery needs of all types of corporate documents. For example, Konica Minolta recently announced that their global Cloud Printing Service can manage the “total print” environment of its customers.
That claim may not be completely accurate. While we are sure the cloud print service is quite robust it would not always be able to provide the advanced Output Management” type functions for documents created and printed by “back-end” systems like ERP’s, EMR’s WMS, Accounting and other server based systems. Frequently these backend systems need advanced print delivery (eg print spooling) features such as bi-directional communications with printers, automated fail-over, load balancing, pull-print, integrations with authentications systems (eg Imprivata), the need to capture end user names for statistics and pull print, bundling/kitting of documents, intelligent routing, tamper resistant print, etc. These capabilities may not be available in a Cloud Print environment.
If the features listed above are needed for backend documents then in many cases an Output Management Software (OMS) system like OM Plus Delivery Manager would still be required.
For more information, please contact Plus Technologies.
OM Plus Stats Manager (SM) – Print Metrics and Statistics
OM Plus customers are taking advantage of OM Plus Stats Manager to capture the who + what + when print statistics. OM Stats Manager (SM) is a printing solutions application that enables organizations to analyze and understand the who, what, when, and where of printing, copying, faxing, and scanning in their enterprise.
By collecting print spooling data Stats Manager is able to provide user based print metrics in addition to device based data. This user based metric allows organizations to understand who is printing, what they are printing, when they are printing, what application the documents are coming from, and even the titles of the documents.
Unlike other printing solutions, Stats Manager provides scheduled reports as well as an ad-hoc query capability to enable users to search for the data as they require it.
Plus Technologies has been providing print solutions to financial institutions for many years and has a significant installed base of customers in this market. Our customer list include the largest US banking software provider, the largest residential mortgage provider, the largest mortgage lender in the US, the largest German bank, large insurance companies, as well as other institutions large and small. In addition, a large bank core processing software provider includes OM Plus as their standard print engine in their product.
OM Plus delivers and adds security centrally created documents (like mortgages) to remote locations (like branches). This provides a unique secure pull-print technology to deliver documents in a hosted or SaaS environment. In addition, OM Plus provides the ability to combine several individual documents into a single packet. OM Plus provides confirmed delivery to the printer tray ensures all the necessary documents arrive in tact and on time.