Advantages of Centralized Printing

We often get asked what we see as the primary benefit of PrinterLogic. This can be a difficult question for us because most of the time the better question is, “Why wouldn’t you switch?” In fact, PrinterLogic has been consistently proven to bring so many benefits that it’s hard to narrow it down to just one. 

If pressed, most of us would probably answer with eliminating print servers. However, centralized printing just may be the right answer—if only because it has so many inherent advantages of its own.

With a focus on centralized printing, PrinterLogic’s print management solution does away with the legendary complexities, inefficiencies, and incompatibilities of traditional print environments. It puts every printer in your organization—no matter how many printers or physical locations you might have—right at your fingertips with a powerful but intuitive administrator interface that’s accessible from a single Admin Console.

From that console, you can:

  • Effortlessly manage, update, and deploy printer drivers across your entire organization
  • Deploy printers automatically or manually without resorting to group policy objects (GPOs) or scripts
  • Monitor print queues across every location and purge stuck jobs
  • Customize printer profiles and have the changes pushed out individually or en masse
  • Easily create and deploy printers in virtual sessions, such as Citrix or VMware

But the benefits don’t stop there

Centralized printing doesn’t just streamline printer, driver, and queue management. It also consolidates oversight. PrinterLogic incorporates at-a-glance auditing and reporting features that allow you to track and quantify printing activity with parameters including printer, user, and print job. This lets you know which employees or departments print most often, where reductions can be put in place, and even where you can potentially use technology to reduce wasted paper.

And that’s just the admin side! Centralized printing has practical advantages that the end user can appreciate too. For example, employees have the ability to perform routine printer installs themselves using PrinterLogic’s Self-Service Installation Portal, saving them and you time with no need for a helpdesk ticket. Users in Citrix, VMware, or other VDI environment sessions can have nearby printers automatically installed and dynamically changed to more proximate printers should they roam during the session. Those using mobile and BYOD can print to any authorized printer anywhere, at any time, from any device whether employee or guest. And security-minded users can release specific print jobs at the physical printer, ensuring private documents stay private.

Better still, PrinterLogic’s centralized printing addresses problems of availability—because centralization doesn’t correspond to a lack of robustness. By allowing you to eliminate print servers altogether, PrinterLogic actually removes single points of failure, so every employee in the organization can keep printing as usual in the event of a WAN outage or if a host server should fail. And our cloud-native, SaaS solution is always being updated, offering you the best next-gen technology as soon as it’s available.

Interested in learning about even more benefits of centralized printing and switching to PrinterLogic? We’ve got you covered. You can get an in-depth, customized demo with one of our expert consultants or explore more about switching to our centralized serverless platform here.