East Grinstead, West Sussex, United Kingdom, June 06, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Leading print management software company, Software Shelf, announced today that it has made available its flagship print management tool, Print Manager Plus®, on an Unlimited Site License basis. This is very good news for large organizations within the education sector such as School Districts, Local Education Authorities or an entire University Campus.
Up to now, this product has been available on a Site License basis which already represented a substantial cost saving within one school or faculty. Now, Software Shelf has extended this price break to include all schools or faculties within the group, dramatically reducing the price per unit license and allowing each educational establishment to take advantage of the software and so reduce their printing costs by around £1,000 ($2,000) per month per school or department.
Mr. Daniel Byrnes, Vice President Software Shelf states, “When network printing is not properly managed within any organization, it can literally hemorrhage cash due to the vast amounts of wasted paper and toner. The impact on the environment of so much wasted paper and electricity is also significant. Industry studies* show an ‘average' school of about 1,100 students saves approximately $2,000 a month by using Print Manager Plus.”
Print Manager Plus, which is proven in the industry having been on the market for over ten years, is a native extension of Microsoft Windows with Seamless Active Directory Integration providing a complete print management and accounting solution at a fraction of the cost of every other similar product available today.
“Not only is it the lowest in price of every similar solution on the market, it is of the highest technical quality. Print Manager Plus is standardized to and 'native' to the Windows Operating System. It’s the only print management and accounting software in the market voted as the Microsoft Solution of the Month for the Public Sector. It has been the Microsoft Solution of the Month for 17 months in a row – it is easy to use, requires no training for an average school IT administrator and it can be installed and deployed in a few minutes reducing paper and toner consumption by half or more from the moment it is deployed and from there on out,” said Byrnes.
Whether used across a School District or University Campus, Print Manager Plus covers all Print Management and Accounting needs. It allows one to track, quota, bill or restrict student printing and printer usage. It provides easy control over all printing resources, namely printers, paper, and toner. No more wasted budget resulting from uncontrolled and irresponsible printing.
Kevin Bowker of The King’s Academy, Middlesbrough says, “Before we implemented Print Manager Plus our annual printing costs were in the region of £24,000. Obviously this was coming out of our general IT budget which meant we could not afford our upgrades for both hardware and software. By implementing print quotas as well as recharging departments we have managed to cut our costs to just over £12,000 which is acceptable in an organization of this size. We have also stopped the abuse of our printers by monitoring everything the students print. For example, we had a student who thought it would be funny to send over 700 copies of a picture to one of our printers. Neither he nor his parents thought it was funny when they received the bill.”
Software Shelf was established in 1996 in Silicon Valley by William Feeley. Tech support and sales are now provided in 13 European languages directly from offices located in the US and UK and support and sales are also offered through 153 resellers, partners and distributors in 62 countries.
Print Manager Plus is used by thousands of companies, schools and government offices worldwide, including: Yale University, Los Angeles Unified School District, Harvard University, Oxford University, Morgan Stanley, British Library, University of California, Bank of England, NATO, CNN, Commerzbank, European Transaction Bank, National Bank of Kuwait, Hyatt Hotels and Microsoft.
A fully functional free evaluation of the software can be downloaded here:
*22.01.07 “CEBR & OKI: Schools lose £115 million through printing waste, says research” www.edexec.co.uk/ed/article.php3?id_article=1117&debut_page=75
Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.
For further information, contact:
Software Shelf International, Inc.
601 Cleveland Street
Clearwater, FL 33755
Software Shelf International, Inc.
2 - 3 Imberhorne Way
West Sussex, RH19 1RL
Phone +44 1342 310950
Fax +44 1342 302405