Equitrac Enhances Usability and Technology Support in Print Management & Cost Recovery Solution
Latest Release of Equitrac Professional 5 Now Available
PLANTATION, FL--(Marketwire - July 9, 2009) - Equitrac Corporation, a print and cost management solutions provider, today announced the availability of the latest version of its print management and cost recovery solution for law, architecture and engineering firms, consultants and other professional services providers. Equitrac Professional expands revenue, lowers costs and reduces supply waste by automatically matching equipment to specific business requirements and simplifying IT support of print operations. Further, it captures every client-related expense for timely and accurate bill back. In this latest release of Equitrac Professional 5, usability has been enhanced with easier disbursement control and processing. Additionally, technical support has been expanded for wide format printing and Microsoft Windows Server 2008.
"In networked MFP environments, companies increasingly have a need to capture and manage a myriad of activities associated with digital documents, but only if user productivity is unaffected, or better yet enhanced," said Brian Bissett, Editor & Publisher of The MFP Report. "Nowhere is this truer than in professional firms, where Equitrac has long provided solutions that enable efficient cost control and recovery. The new release of Equitrac Professional 5 extends this leadership, while enhancing ease of use and expanding technical support."
Some of the new features and benefits of Equitrac Professional 5 include:
Enhanced usability with streamlined disbursement entries
Equitrac Professional 5 now provides greater details on categorizing general office expenses that are captured and billed back to customers. New disbursement types can be created by user group, location, or device to provide site administrators with better control to manage deployments with tens or hundreds of disbursement types. Additionally, the new "Next Disbursement" feature of the Equitrac TouchPoint Console makes it easier for end users to consecutively enter details for multiple disbursements.
Improved scanning processes
In order to make the scan process more user friendly and intuitive for the user, Equitrac Professional 5 now has the ability to customize the process according to each organization's needs. For example, site administrators can configure the Equitrac TouchPoint Console to display customized text that is more appropriate to the organization's scanning workflow process, instead of being forced to use generic terms such as "Scan to Email" or "Network Folder." Administrators can now use terms that are easily recognized by the user, such as "Scan to Interwoven iManage™" or "Scan to MS Outlook™."
Expanded wide format device support
With support for GARO, the Canon print stream language used by Canon's wide format print devices, Equitrac Professional 5 now tracks all page counts and job attributes (such as output size) from these devices.
Other enterprise support features in Equitrac Professional 5 include support for deployment on Microsoft Windows Server 2008 and support for the Core Accounting Server (CAS) service of Equitrac Professional to be fully compliant with Microsoft Cluster Server Software, in an active-passive configuration.
"Demand for Equitrac Professional in the professional services market is strong and growing as requirements for reducing waste in an organization becomes standard across any and all organizations doing business in this economic climate," said Noel O'Dwyer, Vice President of Marketing and Strategic Alliances, Equitrac. "For professional services organizations, the close management of billable expenses has become of greater concern and can be a resource consuming task. With this latest version of Equitrac Professional, cost management is centralized, disbursements are better managed and improved usability increases use of the system to optimize accuracy and cost recovery -- a must do in today's economy."
About Equitrac Corporation
Making documents count for over 30 years, Equitrac is the world's leading provider of solutions to authenticate, authorize and account for use of today's multifunction printers, copiers, faxes and scanners. We're home to the industry's best-funded R&D program, global alliances with leading manufacturers and the largest team of print management experts in the world. Equitrac device-embedded and terminal-based software works with all leading manufacturers' equipment, and supports systems already in use, including college and university campus card systems, providing measurable results for any organization that needs to make networked printing more manageable, economical, convenient and secure.