You’ve probably heard a lot of about software-as-a-service, or SaaS, one of the many new delivery models made possible by the advent of cloud computing. You might have even heard about SaaS printing, which trades the perpetual licensing of enterprise printing software for a convenient, on-demand subscription model with lower upfront costs. But how much do you know about SaaS print management?
If you haven’t heard a lot about SaaS print management so far, that’s understandable. Most organizations and service providers tend to focus on SaaS and cloud-based printing over cloud print management. As I’ll explain below, that’s to their detriment.
So, what’s the difference between the two?
Well, cloud-based printing is just that—the mechanism for getting the print job from the client to the Kyocera printer via a remote “cloud” server. That’s it. It doesn’t necessarily make it any easier to deploy Kyocera Printer Support Phone Number to clients. It doesn’t focus on making drivers and profiles any more manageable. It doesn’t empower end users and alleviate the burden on your support staff. In many ways, it’s not all that different to the same technologies that you’ve had to wrestle with for years, just translated to the cloud.
SaaS cloud print management, on the other hand, has the potential to revolutionize your print environment. When it’s done right.
At Kyocera Printer, we’ve developed a true cloud print management solution that’s based on our industry-leading on-premises print management solution. It combines the convenience of SaaS printing with the power of centralized management, the robustness of direct IP connections and the flexibility of cloud-based printing in a single, zero-footprint solution that’s incredibly quick to deploy, integrates seamlessly with any environment (including Citrix and VMware), offers next-generation features like Mobile Printing and Print Reporting, and is highly available. We call it Kyocera Printer Cloud.
Among many other things, Kyocera Printer Cloudenables you to deploy Kyocera printers automatically, dynamically and precisely using criteria such as IP address ranges or Active Directory attributes like organizational unit (OU) or group. You can stop using GPOs and scripts altogether but still get the right Kyocera printers to the right users every time—even in environments that are in constant flux. And for added flexibility, users can easily identify and install their own printers using Kyocera Printer Cloud’s handy self-installation portal.
Kyocera Printer Cloud’s printer and driver management is also second to none. You can change default settings for individual Kyocera printers or an entire pool with a few simple clicks or push out updated drivers with instant effect. Because our intuitive admin console is cloud based and centralized, you can add, modify or remove Kyocera printers anywhere in the organization from a single pane of glass.
Along with its outstanding cloud print management, what really sets Kyocera Printer Cloudapart is the way it leverages direct IP printing. Because most cloud-based printing software relies on a constant WAN connection, printing can slow or even stop altogether when the WAN link is seeing high throughput or is interrupted in some way. Kyocera Printer Clouduniquely establishes one-to-one connections between client devices and local printers, so print jobs aren’t competing for WAN bandwidth or at the mercy of the WAN status.
While many cloud-based printing solutions also require native Kyocera Printer Technical Support Phone Number or a dedicated server to provide compatibility, which leads to additional infrastructure purchases that offset the benefits of SaaS printing, Kyocera Printer Cloudbrings cloud printing functionality to all your network Kyocera printers. Just as importantly, Kyocera Printer Cloudcan provide advanced Mobile Printing capabilities across your entire organization. That means mobile device and BYOD users as well as guests can print easily to any authorized Kyocera printer, including legacy devices.
With Kyocera Printer Cloud, you get full-featured cloud-based printing—but you also get unparalleled cloud print management. Try it free for 30 days to see how SaaS print management delivers far more than basic SaaS printing.
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