It’s easier to keep track of things when they’re all in one place. That’s why centralized print management is such an important goal. But it can be hard to do in large organizations because there are so many moving parts. Like different workstations, different printer models, different locations and different user needs.
It’s also tough when your infrastructure is working against you. Print servers and other typical corporate printing solutions don’t let you view and manage everything from a single pane of glass. Instead of unifying the print environment they fragment it.
With the right resources, though, centralized print management is more than just possible. It’s also easy to implement. And the long-term payoff can be huge. These best practices will help you get there.
Eliminate Print Servers
More infrastructure doesn’t equal more features and more convenience. That assumption is one of the most common mistakes in print management. Which is one of the reasons why organizations end up adding print servers when their print environment is underperforming. That only creates more to juggle and higher costs.
PrinterLogic’s serverless printing infrastructure lets you ditch your print servers. That’s because it uses direct IP, which creates one-to-one connections between computers and printers without the need for servers. At the same time, it helps bring the entire print environment together. All of those client/printer relationships are housed under one solution. With one management console.
Simplify Ease of Use
If your organization is after centralized print management, chances are that you’re looking for a more streamlined print experience. Not just for admins but for end users too. So admins can set up complex printer deployments without having to invest hours of their time. And end users can print to any printer with ease and confidence.
Unlike ordinary corporate printing solutions, PrinterLogic brings ease of use to both sides of the IT equation. Admins can add new printers or make changes to existing ones effortlessly. They can even use Active Directory criteria to set up advanced deployments. End users, on the other hand, can use PrinterLogic’s self-service installation portal to install printers by themselves.
From more reliable printer deployments to user-driven printer installations, PrinterLogic simplifies printing all around. The result is fewer help desk calls. That saves time and costs.
Find a Scalable Solution
In the enterprise, we all know that traditional direct IP printing can be a nightmare. It’s just not scalable. But when you think about it, server-based corporate printing solutions aren’t very scalable either. To scale up, they always call for more infrastructure. Otherwise performance goes downhill.
Thanks to its serverless printing infrastructure, PrinterLogic is incredibly scalable. It’s designed for organizations of any size. Even ones that are growing. If you open or acquire a new location, you can just import its printers into PrinterLogic. The centralized print management through its single admin console makes it easy. No need to airdrop a new print server.
That serverless scalability also makes PrinterLogic rock solid in everyday use. Did the WAN connection suddenly go down? No worries. PrinterLogic lets end users keep printing even when the connection to a remote server is interrupted. That high availability is true of both PrinterLogic Web Stack (on-prem) and PrinterLogic SaaS (cloud).
Proven Results with PrinterLogic’s Centralized Print Management
Organizations like Aquafin have used PrinterLogic to evolve toward centralized print management. This large Belgian wastewater specialist first went from hundreds of Novell IP printers to four Windows print servers. Then it migrated again to PrinterLogic’s fully serverless printing infrastructure. At each step of the way, PrinterLogic’s solution helped Aquafin apply best practices and get optimal results (read the case study here).
Large or small, your organization can do the same. Start a free trial of PrinterLogic today and see for yourself how quickly and seamlessly you can achieve centralized print management in your print environment.