Sharp Expands its Print Management Services

20th May 2021, 6:42 pm

Today, it doesn’t matter whether you’re a small or medium sized business, or the largest multi-site corporation, time and resource is a valuable commodity.

On average, an office employee consumes 10,000 sheets of paper annually, and with more than three-quarters of those ending as waste, both your environmental footprint and waste costs could skyrocket. Monitoring and managing the use of your print fleet to reduce those costs should be quick and easy, not time-consuming and complex – introducing PaperCut Hive!

So, what is PaperCut Hive?

PaperCut Hive is a print management software that sits in the cloud and integrates with your print machines to give you complete control of your photocopiers, printers, and multifunction devices. It works by monitoring print jobs as they pass into a print queue and then presents that job data in an easy to digest format, so that you can track usage and implement positive changes to your business.

PaperCut Hive provides all the advanced features of the original software PaperCut,
but it treats the computers and laptops within your organisation as nodes (essentially
a net of mini servers), eliminating the need for expensive on-site print servers.

Benefits of PaperCut Hive

Waste normally comes in the form of printed emails, ignoring or missing the duplex feature, or leaving documents unattended at a printer. So, whether you want to save, improve security, or protect the environment, you can use PaperCut Hive to improve how you or your business prints – it’s got you covered.

Reduce your Impact on the Environment

PaperCut Hive comes with an array of eco-friendly features, making it ideal for organisations looking to reduce their impact on the environment with a more sustainable print process.

To lower your footprint, you can set optional touchscreen prompts to remind your staff to print double-sided, or black and white instead of colour. Dashboard and reporting features also give you greater visibility of your staffs’ print habits, so you can identify where waste is coming from and encourage responsible behaviours – do you really need to print that 50-page email chain Karen?

Cost Savings

No print server means no hefty up-front server costs either, and by establishing print rules or encouraging good print habits your overall costs will lower, and that’s never bad, right?

With the ability to report, monitor and even set limits for different users and departments across your business and from all users, Papercut Hive provides you with complete control over what you spend on print.

Greater Document and Data Security

PaperCut Hive has an array of built-in security features to keep documents safe and secure, protecting both business and personal data throughout the print process.

Secure Print Release requires your staff to authenticate their jobs with a smartphone, ID card/fob or at the device on the touchpad, so you can rest easy knowing your confidential business data will never be seen by anyone it shouldn’t be – phew!

For additional security after your job is finished, PaperCut Hive lets you add watermarks and digital signatures, so you can promote responsible document handling.

Simplified On-boarding

No servers and overall ease-of-use means organisations need not worry about a difficult and time-consuming onboarding process for new staff or guests. The only thing needed to get users up and running is a single or group invite, which can be synced with Microsoft 365! It’s that easy. This can massively free-up the time of your IT staff, letting them focus on tasks for business development.

Interested in PaperCut Hive for your business? Get in touch here, or give us a call on 0800 0149 659

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