At Quinnipiac University, we have undertaken the task of examining our collective print and copy usage. We have implemented Pharos Uniprint for our campus departmental multifunction copiers. In addition, we have deployed efi’s Digital StoreFront and MicroPress applications in our centralized Print Services Center. These systems provide statistics for the mid-range and centralized print/copy tiers.
In the name of sustainability, we are trying to educate our community to utilize non-print (i.e. Adobe .pdf) solutions for their paper document needs. When copying or printing is required, we are also trying to drive utilization to larger, more cost-effective devices – away from costly desktop and small-scale network devices. This is the missing piece of the print/copy utilization picture.
Is anyone running an application that captures print usage statistics at the client computer (both PC and Mac)? Most of the software I have researched captures the name of the client computer, the user account, the destination print device and other statistics about the print job. The data is retained in a database for reporting and analysis.
The one issue that has been a problem for several candidates is an "incompatibility" with the Uniprint Popup client. For anyone running such software, have there been any compatibility issues?