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Buyers Lab Selects PaperCut MF as Summer 2011 “Pick” Winner Among Cost-Recovery Solutions

Summer 2011
07/19/2011

Hackensack, NJ., - July 19, 201  – Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced that PaperCut MF V11.2 has been honored with a Summer 2011 “Pick” award as “Outstanding Cost-Recovery Solution.” BLI’s prestigious “Pick” awards honor the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months.

“In today’s challenging economic environment, containing and recouping costs is more important than ever to educational institutions and general businesses alike” said Jamie Bsales, senior product editor for solutions at BLI. “Thanks to its advanced cost-recovery and print-management features, PaperCut MF lets organizations track and reduce hardcopy expenditures with an easy-to-use and affordable solution.”

Tested in version 11.2, PaperCut MF facilitates tracking and charging for copy, print, scan, and fax jobs through authentication cards, user login or PIN-code access at the device. BLI technicians were especially impressed with the platform’s compatibility: It is one of the only cost-recovery solutions BLI has evaluated that supports Windows, Mac, Linux and Novell network operating system environments, and PaperCut MF is compatible with a wide range of embedded software platforms from the major device manufacturers and integrates with a number of third-party campus billing and accounting systems.

In hands-on testing, BLI technicians were especially impressed with PaperCut’s stellar ease of use. The software also offers extensive reporting capabilities and advanced features such as the ability to enforce quotas by user or department, restrict printing from particular applications (such as Web browsers), and to re-route jobs to lower-cost devices.

“We are honored that Buyers Lab has selected PaperCut MF as a ‘Pick’ award winner for Summer 2011,” said Chris Dance, Managing Director. “As with all PaperCut Software our ongoing goal is to out-perform industry benchmarks with regard to quality, features and value for money. This award shows that we are on the right track with PaperCut MF in supporting our global network of resellers and end user clients. We remain committed to delivering more innovation in the MFD embedded software space”

About Buyers Laboratory
Celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, Buyers Lab has been the leading independent office-equipment testing lab and business consumer advocate. In addition to publishing the industry’s most comprehensive and accurate test reports on office document imaging solutions (www.buyerslab.com/solutions) and devices (www.buyerslab.com), the company has been the leading source for extensive databases of specifications and pricing on solutions, copiers, printers, fax machines and multifunctional products. The company’s databases cover almost 15,000 products and have a long-standing reputation for being the industry’s most trustworthy and complete source for global competitive intelligence. They are available to BLI subscribers online via the company's bliQ and bliQ Solutions Center competitive information services. These encyclopedic resources also provide quick and easy access to BLI's First Look Reports, Field Test Reports, Lab Test Reports, Solutions Reports, and BLI-produced articles.

Twice a year with its “Pick” awards, BLI gives special recognition to the hardware and software products that provided the most outstanding performances in BLI’s unique evaluations. Software solutions undergo an in-depth hands-on review that focuses on key attributes for a solution’s target market and compares how well the product stacks up against leading competitors. “Pick” winners rise above the competition in key areas such as value, feature set, ease of use, ease of administration, hardware compatibility, software integration, security and support. Software solutions earn an overall rating based on a five-star scale, and “Pick” contenders are culled from those that earn the highest ratings. Consequently, a BLI “Pick” is a hard-earned award that buyers and IT directors can trust to better guide them in their acquisition decisions.

In addition to the testing of office equipment for its subscribers, Buyers Lab provides consulting services to buyers and a vast array of confidential for-hire private testing services that include document imaging device beta and pre-launch testing, performance certification testing, consumables testing (such as toner, ink and photoconductors), software and solutions and print media testing (including virgin and recycled papers).

For more information on Buyers Laboratory, please call (201) 488-0404, visit www.buyerslab.com or www.buyerslab.com/solutions, or e-mail info@buyerslab.com.