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MPS Monitor integrates PaperCut data to provide print management analytics and reporting from the cloud

Dealers and customers using PaperCut now have access to pre-built dashboards and reports through the award-winning BI capabilities integrated in MPS Monitor SaaS service

MPS Monitor®, the company that develops and distributes the leading SaaS platform for the remote monitoring and management of printers and multifunctional devices, has announced the integration of PaperCut MF and Papercut NG print management data into its Analytics BI platform. The goal of this integration is to provide a feature-rich Business Intelligence and reporting environment to imaging dealers and Managed Print Services end customers who use the PaperCut MF and Papercut NG platforms for print management, job accounting, and secure printing.

MPS Monitor Analytics is a full and comprehensive BI platform designed for imaging dealers, printer resellers and Managed Print Services providers, based entirely on Microsoft’s Power BI Embedded technology. The solution enables users to access a full BI environment from within their MPS Monitor web portal – all without the need for separate accounts, different portals, or additional licensing. Users have access to a full self-service BI experience with the ability to modify existing dashboards and reports, or they can create new ones extremely easily, without any coding or previous BI skills. The company recently announced that its BI environment has been the subject of an extensive feature published on the Customer Stories showcase of Microsoft’s global corporate site. Through the integration of data coming from PaperCut MF, MPS Monitor is substantially enriching its BI capabilities, by importing into its Analytics system all the data that PaperCut is able to export using standard Data Integration features.

A typical PaperCut MF instance produces a vast amount of historical, unstructured data related to all the aspects of managed print: type and size of documents printed, users and departments who print, cost of each single print job, environmental impact of print activities and savings generated by the implementation of print policies, rules and best practices. This valuable and extensive dataset can now be merged inside the MPS Monitor Power BI Embedded database, so that all the raw data generated by PaperCut MF is transformed into stunning visuals with advanced filtering and slicing features, drill-through capabilities and meaningful aggregations.

The result is a massive increase in the ability to create insights and data visualisations, by leveraging the power of real-time data coming from devices to analyse user behaviours, identify and compare costs, analyse printing patterns and implement optimisation strategies on each print fleet where PaperCut MF or Papercut NG is active.

Dealers and Managed Print providers can take advantage of these extensive reporting and analytics capabilities to perform quarterly or monthly business reviews with their customers, who conversely may access Analytics reports and dashboards with their print usage data at any given moment, in real time and from the cloud, by simply accessing the MPS Monitor Portal. The PaperCut MF and PaperCut NG integration does not need any additional software installation or specific setup, as it is powered by the same MPS Monitor DCA that is used to collect data and to monitor printing devices. The functionality is available to all customers running the latest version of MPS Monitor DCA, at no additional cost.

Commenting on this announcement, Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor, said: “We believe that Business Intelligence can be a real game-changer for the imaging industry. Combining in a single platform the granularity and depth of data accumulated by a PaperCut server, the power and ease of use of Power BI Embedded, with the advantages of a cloud-only architecture, makes this integration an exceptional add-on to MPS Monitor’s overall value proposition. The benefit of this is even more compelling as it does not require any specific on-prem installation, nor any additional license cost. We expect that dealers and customers using both MPS Monitor and PaperCut will love being able to immediately enjoy the advanced BI and reporting on PaperCut, with zero extra effort.”

Stu Brookes, EMEA Head of Channel & Alliances, PaperCut, said: “In the current climate, Resellers and End Users are looking for competitive advantage, increased insight and the ability to turn data into information to help improve business decisions. The integration created by MPS Monitor allows our mutual customers to maximise their investment in both print management and fleet manangement, providing the BI platform that adds value at all steps in identifying opportunities to reduce costs and improve digital document processes.”

Dealers interested in adopting MPS Monitor can get a free trial of the platform from www.mpsmonitor.com

About MPS Monitor

With more than 1,000,000 printing devices and 30 billion pages monitored each year on over 150,000 end users, MPS Monitor is one of the major IoT software solutions globally for monitoring printing devices and the provision of Managed Print Services. MPS Monitor provides a comprehensive SaaS platform for monitoring and managing printers, available on the cloud, and equipped with a full set of APIs for integrating external software solutions. Its highly scalable and high-performing data collection technology allows Dealers/VARs, large end-users, manufacturers, and retailers of printer consumables to satisfy any need associated with the management of printing devices, recording of page volumes, and supply of toner in an automatic and controlled way. The MPS Monitor Cloud service is managed within an ISO/IEC 27001:2014 certified Information Security Management System and guarantees full compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). Recently, MPS Monitor successfully completed the System and Organization Controls 2 Type 1 (SOC 2 Type 1) audit. The company has collaborations with key technology industry leaders, including Microsoft, HP, Okta, Asolvi and Zebra Technologies, whilesome of the industry’s most respected organisations – including IDC, Quocirca and Keypoint Intelligence – have endorsed MPS Monitor’s solutions. In addition to its founding office in Milan, Italy, MPS Monitor has a presence in the UK, from where it is spearheading its global expansion plans.

For more information, please visit www.mpsmonitor.com.

About PaperCut Software

Around the world, people continue to wrestle with printing costs and complexity – and PaperCut is solving both one workplace at a time. Since 1998, PaperCut has helped over 115 million users in 195 countries save over a billion pages of paper.Today, businesses of all shapes and sizes enjoy unbeatable control, security, and savings in their printing. Learn more at www.papercut.com.

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