Why use Print Management Software
Print management software has helped millions of businesses around the world to save billions of pages of print whilst making the process as easy and pain free as possible. Straightforward and powerful, this type of software will help you easily manage users and printers.
From simple tracking and monitoring of print jobs, to integrating BYOD printing or advanced custom job management, our team at Opus can advise you on the right software for your business, manage the implementation and provide the ongoing continual support. PaperCut is one of the print management systems that we recommend installing here at Opus.
End of life for Google Cloud Print announced
Google Cloud Print tends to be used by most businesses for three primary reasons:
- BYOD printing
- Chromebook printing
- Printing over the internet or untrusted guest network
However, on 21 November 2019, Google announced that Google Cloud Print will no longer be supported as of December 31, 2020. This means that if PaperCut customers enabled Google Cloud Print integration within PaperCut, they’ll no longer be able to print using Google Cloud Print after December 31, 2020.
Switch to Cloud Printing with PaperCut Mobility Print
To continue to enjoy the benefits of cloud printing, we recommend that all businesses who currently use PaperCut Google Cloud Print should migrate over to PaperCut Mobility Print as soon as possible.
Making this switch is relatively simple and what’s more it’s inclusive to existing clients that already have valid software assurance. Clients will continue to enjoy all the familiar features and benefits provided by PaperCut and will be able to set up Mobility Print on any device whether that be Chromebooks, iPads, iPhones, Macs, Windows, Android devices or a combination of all of these.
For more information PaperCut have provided the following information, click on this link to learn more.
What can you do next?
Papercut recommend taking the following action:
If you’re using PaperCut MF version 17 or later, and you want to continue to enable BYOD and Chromebook printing with PaperCut MF, you have the option to enable and migrate to Mobility Print.
Mobility Print will include internet-based printing for Mac, Windows, and Chromebooks early this year. If internet-based printing is the reason you’re using Google Cloud Print, you’ll either have to wait for this functionality or implement Web Print or Email to Print outlined below.
If you’re using PaperCut MF version 16 or earlier, Mobility Print won’t be available to you. However, you still have the option to use Web Print, Email to Print, or the PaperCut User Client.
Web Print and Email to Print allow your users to submit documents over the internet or untrusted guest networks. The PaperCut User Client can be used to authenticate print jobs from BYOD computers.
How can Opus help?
With so many companies offering print solutions, we differentiate ourselves with honest, dependable and bespoke advice backed up by friendly, efficient and reliable service and support.
At Opus our expert managed print consultants understand just how different each organisations requirements are when it comes to choosing the right print solution. That’s why we spend time getting to know your business and future strategy before recommending the right solution.
If you’d like to find out more about how Opus can help your business implement or upgrade PaperCut or for advice on the best print solution, get in touch with our expert team today.
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