Print Censor Enterprise is a compact and easy-to-use solution intended for network printer management and monitoring at an affordable price. Make sure you don`t miss Print Censor Enterprise and it won`t miss a single print job in your company.
Pros: Print Censor Enterprise is an easy-to-use tool designed to record a printer`s usage data and to simplify the management of network printers. Huge amounts of paper, expensive cartridges and service expenses are all costs related to printing in an organization. With an intuitive interface the program can manage document flow and minimize costs. There`s a check on personal use, if any. As all the usage data on the networks printers are logged, you can easily monitor user, computer names, document title and sizes, time and date of the job, monochrome or color prints, duplex prints or not etc are all logged and can be tracked.
Printing quotas can be set and a user is notified as soon as his quota is over and further printing is blocked. He/she will have to get quota renewed with required justifications. That should control a lot of non-productive printing. The application also lets you view the contents of the print jobs on the queue and move the jobs to another printer if need be. Physical issues such as a printer out of paper or ink can be viewed by the administrator. Changing quotas dynamically and on an individual basis to take care of individuals who need higher quotas as well as for someone whose workload changes is easy. The application can manage the functions even if the environment is of mixed operating systems. It can manage the functionality even if machines have DOS, Windows or Mac or Linux on them.
Cons: You`ll need to decide if the administrative overhead is meaningful depending on the type of work carried out at your organization and the costs associated.
Overall: A nice application with a set of useful features and a generally useful interaction pattern. This is a very good 3 star category item.