Holbaek, Denmark, October 16, 2013 --(PR.com
)-- Recording exactly when and where printers are being used is a massively time intensive process and can cost thousands of dollars in consultancy fees or lost resources.
Equally, calculating devices' carbon emissions is a real headache for executives that would much rather concentrate on other matters, such as poorly maintained devices and IT management.
But now, these problems can be solved with a double-whammy offering by 3manager.
The first of 3manager's new, innovative products is 3green, a patent pending device that easily records electricity usage and carbon output in any device it's plugged into.
Everything from a fridge-freezer to a stack of servers can be monitored using one of the company's state-of-the-art boxes.
Each of the units connects to the internet and relays information to a centralised database that will give managers the data they need to alter their operations to become more environmentally friendly.
While more and more firms are looking to flout their eco-credentials in the face of an increasingly ethically-minded consumer base, it can be very difficult to collate estimations as to the efficiency of individual devices without, once again, using expensive consultancies.
That's what sets 3green apart on the software-as-a-service market, as the product completely removes the need for any costly annual audits, which are hugely difficult to coordinate.
But one device in particular gives office managers nightmares – the printer.
The appliances break regularly and are notoriously difficult to budget for without having massive contingencies in place, which obviously irk board members looking for detailed forecasts in future spending plans.
That's where 3viewer comes in.
3manager's innovative software gives IT managers or office executives the chance to see which printers are being used regularly and which are lying idle for most of the day.
This might sound like an inane piece of information for a coordinator to have at their disposal, but 3viewer gives all networked printers a life expectancy and this can help budgeters prepare for potential breakdowns as appliances reach their expiration date.
So how can these two services be used together? The answer is: quite easily.
The programmers at 3manager realize that office managers do not want to spend their time thinking about printers or energy efficiency, so it will only push notifications when something is going wrong or it believes an appliance is about to break.
Both 3viewer and 3green are equipped with this technology, meaning all you have to look at is your inbox to get the lowdown on both your efficiency levels and printer maintenance status.
Siiri Nathalie Bruun, area sales manager at 3manager, said: "At 3manager we're excited to bring organisations across the public and private sector the chance to revolutionise their offices with our two flagship products - 3green and 3viewer.
"Our brand message is really beginning to penetrate outside of Denmark, where we are based and into new markets where businesses have really been able to streamline their offices using our tech.
"But we aren't satisfied with this and want to spread the message of 3green and 3viewer globally."
Henrik Lundsholm, chief technology officer and co-founder of 3manager, said: "We developed 3green and 3viewer together because we are absolutely committed to helping small and large firms alike to get a grip on their printer capacity and environmental efficiency levels.
"It shouldn't be as hard as it currently is to find out whether your office is as eco-friendly as it could be and consumers are really starting to wake up to our solution.
"The process of getting readouts from both of these products is incredibly easy and it certainly won't take a rocket scientist to find ways to dramatically reduce costs and increase environmental friendliness through 3viewer and 3green.
"We've designed both apps to be used by absolutely anyone who has even the most basic of IT abilities, because it isn't fair that small corporate social responsibility is currently kept as just that: corporate.
"Everyone should have the right to see how sustainable their office is and using 3green, they can do just that at a significantly lower cost than if auditors or consultants were brought in."