A New Tour
The first area is our new product tour. The old tour was getting a little crusty. It did not show off many of the new features we’ve added to PaperCut over the past few years. The new tour is a clean start, a new design and shows off what we feel are PaperCut’s best assets. Tom’s done some great work with CSS and jQuery to implement some interested lightbox effects when you click on the image thumbnails.
The ROI Calculator
The state of the economy is a hot topic at the moment so we thought’s we’d put together a tool to help you work out how much PaperCut will help you save. Unlike a lot of software, PaperCut actually saves you money (That’s a jibe at Microsoft as we all like to bash them from time to time 🙂 ) The ROI Calculator will guide you through a series of questions and generate a series of charts and statistics to help you understand how much PaperCut will save over a 5 year period (return on investment). As you will all know we’re also all keen on the environmental stance of PaperCut, and the calculator will also project the environmental impact savings. We hope this will give system administrators one more tool to help convince management about PaperCut!
Next week we’re back on normal coding busy working away on the 9.3 release!
PaperCut software is proud to announce the availability of their Return on Investment (ROI) calculator. This is not a new product, it is a free tool that you can use to estimate how long it will take to recover the cost of your PaperCut purchase through savings of printing consumables. It also calculates your current printing cost based on your estimation of usage and shows you the environmental impact of your reduced printing.
The calculator is easy to use with dynamic recalculation for convenient “what if” scenario comparisons. To use the calculator you will need to have estimates for the number of users, average number of pages printed per day and estimated cost per page for color and black and white printing. The information is displayed in graphical format for easy comparison.
Product Manager Rick Phipps says “ROI is a term that always surfaces in challenging economic times, and for good reason. Purchasing technology that can pay for itself in a reasonably short period of time is virtually budget neutral. In addition a product with a good ROI continues to produce savings after the initial investment is retired”.