I'm not understanding your needs and issues here I'm afraid. From what you seem to be asking, I don't see why you're trying to add something along with Uniprint as it does what you seem to want to do. Based on what you seem to be saying, I'd do the following:
- Set the Pharos popup message to include the print charge for the job requiring their acceptance, along with a message reminding them less costly printers may be available.
- Run reports by user by printer and determine who is using the expensive ones heavily and email them reminders about the less costly printers as well as a rough cost comparison of what they would have saved.
This would eliminate the cost and hassel of layering solutions. Outside of this, we'd need more information what you are trying to do that you would need another solution. I'm not familiar with those other systems you mentioned, but we've never needed anything additional where print statistics is concerned.
Uniprint is already addressing print utilization for those devices connected to the Pharos system; currently there are nearly 80 such devices. The added software that I am investigating is for printing to non-Pharos connected devices, such as USB-connected desktop devices and network-enabled laser printers that connect to a non-Pharos print server. The software I have seen can capture all "print" activity for a give Mac or PC client computer. Printing could be directed to a local printer (LPT or USB), an IP-based printer, a .pdf distiller and even Pharos devices.
The "incompatibility" is with the Popup client. I do not know specifically what the problem is, but the nature of the problem is an issue with at least two different software vendors.