You can tailor the end-user web interface to look like part of your internet. If you want to further extend PaperCut or provide additional integration with your systems, you can use the full set of APIs included as standard with PaperCut, fully documented with example source code.
PaperCut does not require software on each workstation. There is optional client software but if you decide to use it, you can run using the "zero install" method that launches the software from the PaperCut server.
PaperCut is self maintaining with featrues like automatic synchronization with users, groups and printers, automatic configuration of new user accounts, and automatic periodic quotas. Users can add value to their own accounts with "top up cards" or by using the optional payment gateway for credit card payments using online systems like PayPal. Browser based one click reports and scheduled automatic email reports make it easy to monitor and report activity.
PaperCut automatically tracks printer errors and can be configured to send email or SMS messages to admin or helpdesk staff when a printer requires attention.
You can set an upper document size to stop unusually large print jobs. Other filters include a maximum number of copies, colour and duplex printing. There is even a filter to stop "double sumbitted" jobs caused by accidentally clicking the print icon twice.
PaperCut is designed to be phased into production. You can implement silent monitoring as a first phase, then add quota and print rules, and introduce user pays printing when the processes are well established. Our implementation guide will show you how to roll out PaperCut without disrupting the workflow of your staff and students.
Anonymous users can be authenticated for printing using the PaperCut client software, a hold/release queue or PaperCut's user web tools.
Our special educational pricing won't break your budget because you won't pay extra for the number of servers, workstations, printers or operating systems on your network. Your savings from reduced consumption or from offsetting printing costs with user pays printing means that PaperCut is software that truly pays for itself!