BLI Awards Print Audit Facilities Manager a Winter 2011 Pick for Outstanding MPS/Print Management
Buyers Laboratory Inc. (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions, announced its Winter 2011 “Pick” winners honoring outstanding document imaging software solutions. BLI’s prestigious “Pick” awards acknowledge the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. Print Audit Facilities Manager, tested in version 2.11.0, has been selected as Outstanding MPS/Print Management Solution by the editors at BLI.
“Managed print services isn’t just a buzzword in the document imaging industry, it’s an essential offering that is quickly becoming central to the success of many document imaging vendors,” said BLI Managing Editor Daria Hoffman. “In order to be successful in MPS, a reseller needs a robust, reliable tool that can serve as the backbone of their print management practice. Print Audit Facilities Manager delivers the features and compatibility that make it an ideal choice.”
Multi-Vendor Support and Exceptional Reporting Capabilities
Print Audit Facilities Manager can act as the heart of an MPS system for service providers and single- and multi-line equipment dealers of any size. Delivering mission-critical device information, it automates meter read collection and provides diagnostics and e-mail alerts for consumables and error conditions. The solution also enables better understanding of an organization’s fleet and output, which helps with equipment rightsizing and can drive down TCO for clients.
“Facilities Manager continues to be one of the best remote device management solutions BLI has evaluated,” said BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell. “The solution accurately tracks meters regardless of function—print, copy, scan and fax—and provides diagnostics for almost all business-critical conditions, including consumables and errors. The solution’s customizable reports provide a wealth of information, and unlike print-management platforms from most equipment OEMs, Facilities Manager is compatible with just about every output device on the market today.”
“It’s an honor to receive the Buyers Lab ‘Pick’ award for Outstanding MPS/Print Management Solution,” said John MacInnes, President and CEO of Print Audit. “The awards we have been given by BLI over the years have been highly valuable in helping us demonstrate the power and reliability of our products to potential dealers and customers.”
About Buyers Laboratory
Since 1961, 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 over 13,000 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. For MFPs, printers, scanners, wide-format devices and digital duplicators, BLI’s awards stand alone in that they are based on a rigorous battery of lab tests that includes an extensive durability test, which uniquely qualifies BLI to assess reliability, which is a critical factor for buyers and IT directors.
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).