Originally published on August 19, 2015
When you’re working toward streamlining your enterprise print environment, centralized printer management should be one of the highest priorities on your list. That’s because implementing centralized printer management addresses several key areas that are crucial to the process of simplifying and consolidating networked printers—and reducing IT burden.
It’s particularly the case for retail, financial, healthcare, and government organizations operating with offices dispersed throughout regions or other countries.
What is centralized printer management?
Centralized printer management means instead of shifting between sites with different hardware and individuals with varied areas of oversight, you can administer everything from one terminal. That logistical integration alone makes your network printer management more efficient—saving time, money, and resources. It also eliminates the need for off-site visits just to address printer issues.
Why choose centralized printer management?
Admins get “the four Cs” by moving to centralized printer management:
Consolidation: Connect and manage all your users, devices, and locations from a simple interface—no matter where you are.
Convenience: Address printing issues immediately from a single pane of glass without having to make frequent off-site visits.
Control: Easily set default printer preferences, add or delete printers in your printer fleet, and set up one-time or automatic deployments.
Cost-efficiency: Reduce operating costs that impact your bottom line by gaining insight into print activity across your organization.
A solution like PrinterLogic offers these benefits and more.
Centralized Printer Management With PrinterLogic
PrinterLogic was developed around the concept of centralized printer management because it’s a sought-after feature in any scenario, regardless of whether you’ve got a highly distributed environment or just a single site. No matter where you or your IT staff are located, PrinterLogic’s intuitive web-based Admin Console allows you to monitor every networked printer in your organization—with or without domains or trusts—from a single pane of glass.
You can only imagine what this level of control offers you and your users.
Print-related requests can be taken care of instantaneously.
Printing disappears from your agenda during off-site visits.
And user satisfaction increases since you can administer any network printer to them without a hitch.
Using PrinterLogic’s Admin Console, you can easily create new printers and then deploy them to end users automatically without the hassle of having to use GPOs, scripts, or print servers. You can delete printers from workstations or entire departments, too, with just as much ease.
Plus, you can do everything in between regarding network printer management.
PrinterLogic lets you drill down to individual printers through hierarchies like country, building, department, and floor. Once you’ve selected a printer, you can modify individual settings such as the driver, port, name, duplexing, color, paper type, and so on. Those changes are automatically pushed out to printers on the end user workstations. You can even set default printer preferences by simply checking a box.
Want to edit group properties quickly? Just use the find-and-replace function to adjust deployment assignments, drivers, ports, comments, and other variables for hundreds or even thousands of printer objects at once.
This same approach to central printer management also applies to drivers. PrinterLogic also allows you to update drivers individually or en masse. And you can configure detailed parameters such as driver settings and profiles, giving you even more fine-grained control over printers throughout your entire organization. If you don’t want to deal with individual driver manufacturers, PrinterLogic empowers you to print to a universal driver for more flexibility.
Start managing your distributed locations with ease.
Regardless of the size of your organization or the number of printers and locations you have, PrinterLogic simplifies how you manage print. We start with eliminating your print servers and moving you over to our cloud-native, direct IP printing platform. In return, you get a bird’s-eye view over “everything printing” in your organization.
So, if you’re considering centralized printer management as a means to cut costs and take back control of your distributed locations, what are you waiting for?
Here’s a free 30-day trial to get you started.