Press Release

Software Shelf Improves Law Firm Billing with Its New Print Management Software Print Manager Plus 2008 includes a sophisticated print tracking system which allows law firms to accurately bill back their printing costs to clients with ease.
Clearwater, Florida and London, England
16 July 2008
The just-released software, Print Manager Plus 2008 for law firms includes features to help recession proof law firms and improve billing practices and income. The entire time-consuming process of manually recording all printing done of behalf of clients, attributing each print job to the correct client and working out the respective costs to be billed to each is now an integral part of Print Manager Plus 2008. No expensive hardware or training is needed with this pure software solution.

The software allows for the client name, account name or matter codes to be billed back to a central database each time a user within the law firm prints from their workstation. It then keeps track of all print job characteristics such as date and time printed, username, document title, number of pages, number of copies, duplex, NUp, and the cost of the print job.

“PMP even allows legal firms to add a margin to the actual cost of each print job, either as a fixed Dollar (or other currency) amount or as a percentage,” says Danny Byrnes, VP of Software Shelf International. “They had to use a paper logbook and try to work it all out in a spreadsheet. Inevitably, many print jobs slipped through the net and were never billed back to the client. Thanks to Print Manager Plus, that’s now impossible and it also saves them hours of admin, paying for itself within a very short space of time.”

Print Manager Plus is fully transparent and almost indistinguishable from the operating system itself. It is very easy to use and requires no changes to the existing network configuration. It works with all makes of printer and on any operating system, running off Windows Server or Workstation. It is also fully scalable with flexible licensing available from SOHO (Small Office/Home Office), to the Small Business Edition, right up to the full version, so it is, therefore, suitable for any size of law firm.

With over 150 pre-made in-built reports, graphs and statements, billing back to the clients of law firms has never been easier to administer and audit.

About Software Shelf
Software Shelf is the worldwide leader in tightly-integrated Windows Print Management solutions. Established in 1997, its flagship product, Print Manager Plus is used by thousands of businesses, schools, colleges, universities and other organizations worldwide including Hewlett Packard, the US Army and Microsoft. Legal organizations include: Arizona State University College of Law, Stanford University School of Law, Marten Law Group, Bates and Carey LLC, Wright Law Firm, and Rudolph, Fine, Porter and Johnson, LLP. Software Shelf provides technical support (in 13 languages) from its offices in the US and UK and from its more than 150 partners and resellers in over 60 countries, and it was awarded the Hewlett-Packard Outstanding Partner of the Year Award in 2007. Software Shelf and Print Manager Plus are trademarks owned by Software Shelf worldwide.

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