Press Release

Print Manager Plus Version 6.0 Released for Complete Software Based Print Management Solution.
Clearwater, Florida - London, England
19 September 2005
Software Shelf International, Inc. today announced the release of Print Manager Plus® Version 6.0 for total accounting and cost control of all printing across an enterprise of any size and kind. Version 6.0 is a major upgrade to its award winning Print Manager Plus software for business, academic and government organizations. Version 6.0 is the first Microsoft verified and logo certified software to support Hewlett-Packard® Multifunctional printers' (MFP) walk-up copying or printing. It supports all printer brands, printers and plotters of any size and operating systems.

Organizations have reported Print Manager Plus cuts their cost of printing by up to 75%. Industry studies have shown that it is not unusual for the cost of printing to reach the equivalent of 40% of a company’s labor costs or three percent of gross revenues.

This new version is a major step in Software Shelf® development of product feature improvement to meet the needs and wants of its customers at a license cost far below anything the market has seen. The New and Improved points of Print Manager Plus 6.0 include hundreds of new features to meet every need for reporting, billing, security and authentication, and others to bring about with ease and simplicity total cost control and accounting of printing that meets the needs of the small office as much as the multinational enterprise with hundreds or thousands of users or clients. Installation is on the Windows print server. It is fully integrated with MS Access installation wizard, as well as the MSDE installation wizard or SQL installation wizard at the option of the administrator.

An overview of the new Print Manager Plus 6.0 includes versions for every market including:

Print Manager Plus Standard Edition for companies, education, government agencies, and large, medium and small business versions with pricing starting at $199.00.

Print Manager Plus with Client Billing with Authentication Edition including password control of printing to bill-back or recoup printing for clients, customers or projects for service companies, law firms, architectural firms, real estate offices, engineering firms and libraries, with editions for large, medium, and small businesses including SOHO (small office, home office) with pricing starting at $99.00.

Print Manager Plus Traveling Consultant Edition for printing consultants to track, analyze and determine printing solutions for their customers with pricing starting at $745.00.

Licensing is generally based on number of print servers and pricing automatically covers one year of phone support, update and upgrade protection.

Print Manager Plus is in use by thousands of government agencies, schools and corporations world-wide.

  • A complete software solution. Print Manager Plus requires no additional hardware between the printers and your network.
  • Fast and easy to set up and maintain. Installs in seconds and immediately tracks all printing that spools through your print server or workstation based printers.
  • In minutes, with the use of Print Manager Plus, you can implement a quota system or group/printer specific restrictions for your entire network, and report on full printing usage for a clear picture of Total Cost of Ownership.
  • Quickly and easily assign printing expenses to the appropriate client or project.
Windows® compatibility. Print Manager Plus does NOT use custom port monitors or replace any of the Windows system files.

Over 10,000 customers use it including Microsoft (who offer it to the Public Sector in Europe, Middle East, and Africa), Hewlett-Packard, Dell (who offer it as part of their standard server software), Oxford University, Siemens, CNN, NASA, and the Red Cross, along with schools, universities and companies in nearly every country.

Print Manager Plus comes in English or German. Tech support and sales is provided in 12 European languages during American and European Business hours. Localization in French, Spanish, Italian, Japanese and Chinese will be coming soon.

Available from resellers worldwide with academic and government pricing discounts.

Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf in the U.S. and other countries.

For further information contact:
Bill Feeley
Print Manager
Phone: 650-521-5271