The start of a new year is always an exciting time here at PaperCut. For starters, it means a new series of version numbers for our solutions. As it’s 2018, it means our version numbers will start with (wait for it), 18!
It also means there’ll be a huge new release. And it just so happens that PaperCut 18.0 is here right now!
This release is a real game changer. For the first time ever, PaperCut MF lets you track and control ALL print devices across your organization, including the production printers in your in-house print room, and 3D printers and CNC machines in your fabrication labs.
Pretty cool huh!?
- Connect your print rooms and FabLabs to PaperCut MF with Job Ticketing
- All new multi-function application with updated user interface for HP OXP devices
- New security updates to help you stay GDPR compliant
Production printing, 3D printing, laser cutting - track them all
In-house print rooms and fabrication labs (FabLabs) no longer need to feel left out of the PaperCut circle. With PaperCut MF’s newest feature, Job Ticketing, they can now be connected to the rest of the organization. Job Ticketing lets you track and control production printing, 3D printing, laser cutting or any other service offered through these facilities. It doesn’t matter what type of device it is, they can all be managed.
Job Ticketing works by providing a simple way for your users to submit an order online. The ordering system is super easy to use. It’s been designed with our mothers in mind, so we know that if they can place an order, so can your users. The order form can be configured differently based on product types to ensure all required information is collected during the ordering process. Users can also check the status of their job or send messages to operators at any time from the End-User Web interface.
Once the order is placed, print room and FabLab operators can manage the job from their very own web interface. Using a customizable workflow process, they can:
- Track a job from submission through to delivery back to the customer
- Send messages to users at any time
- Print the job details
Best of all, now that they’reconnected to PaperCut MF, operators can charge a job with literally a click of a button. Jobs can be charged to a user at any point along the workflow process, straight back to their personal account or to a designated shared account.
What does Job Ticketing cost?
There is a charge to enable this new feature. We suggest speaking with your authorized PaperCut reseller or contacting a local Authorized Solution Center to learn more. But why wait? You can also request a trial from them now and worry about the cost later!
All new multi-function application is here for HP OXP
We’re closing in on providing a consistent user experience across all manufacturers. With 19 supported embedded applications, this has been a big job - yet one we gladly took on!
Building on top of the new HP OXP application for printers released in 17.4, The new HP OXP application is the latest multifunction device application to be added to the list. This fully web service-based application can be deployed remotely. It enables secure Find-Me printing, as well as full tracking and control of all user device activity: printing, copying,scanning and faxing, plus print from and scan to USB drives.
But wait, there’s more! This is just the first phase for the new HP OXP application. Work continues and Integrated Scanning functionality is now in development..
The latest GDPR and security updates
Can you believe there are now fewer than 150 days until GDPR will be enforced across Europe? We’ve been making real changes to our product to help organizations comply with obligations related to their printing systems. In the 17.2 release, for example, new features **Fo**rget-Me and **What Do You Know About Me** were added to assist in complying with “Right to Access” and “Right to be Forgotten” changes.
In the 18.0 release, PaperCut MF continues to make real changes. There’s now an option to automatically remove document names and archives from job logs after any amount of time. This allows an organisation to keep traceability and accountability of printed documents through features like Print Archiving and Digital Signatures, and still easily comply with “Right to be Forgotten” privacy regulations.
Read more about how to make your print system GDPR compliant
And remember, security has always been a core value of PaperCut’s products. We recently pooled all the security knowledge from across the company together and put out a whitepaper on securing your print system. It provides simple tips to ensure your print system is secure from internal and external threats.
Something’s brewing in the percolator
An exciting new project has arrived in the Percolator. For those new to the Percolator, it’s our testing grounds for new projects still in development.
Laying the groundwork to support integrated scanning to any cloud storage solution.
Get involved with Project Acacia today!
Want to know more about release 18.0?
To help you digest all the updates, we’ve detailed all features, enhancements and fixes in the 18.0 release notes:
And of course, the “Fine Print”
If you have a current subscription to Premium Upgrade Assurance (PUA), upgrading to Version 18.0 is already included. Otherwise, you can purchase Premium Upgrade Assurance any time via our online order system or through your PaperCut supplier. And hey, as an added bonus - upgrading now will entitle you to all of the releases in the 18.x series throughout the year!