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PrintFleet Announces New Software to Simplify Remote Meter Read Collection

26 Jan, 2006

PrintFleet Announces New Software to Simplify Remote Meter Read Collection

PrintFleet Inc., a print management and assessment software vendor, recently announced the release of an on-site print management product, PrintFleet Dashboard.

Developed to round out the current PrintFleet software offering, PrintFleet Dashboard is designed to act as a simple print management solution to help dealers obtain the essential information they need to effectively collect meter reads and streamline supplies fulfillment at their customer sites.

An ideal tool for monitoring client locations with 10-200 printing devices, PrintFleet Dashboard is installed from a CD on a single workstation at the end user location. Users can then perform network scans internally to collect comprehensive information about the printers, copiers, fax machines and multifunction devices in their environment. Collected data can then be emailed directly to the dealer in CSV (comma separated values) format, on a pre-determined basis or as required. The free PrintFleet Local Beacon download (available from www.printfleet.com) enables data collection from locally connected printing devices, allowing meter read billing and supplies fulfillment on all devices at the client site.

PrintFleet Dashboard helps dealers better service and supply their clients, and ultimately secure their business long term. This is achieved through the option for the user to order toner for devices which require it directly from the Dashboard Supplies interface, along with the ability to send collected meter reads to the dealer directly form the Dashboard interface, thus eliminating the need for manual collection. PrintFleet Dashboard also has a built in branding capability which allows dealers to upload their company logo, website link, advertisement/promotional data and contact information directly into the software program. This further ensures that users are viewing only the dealers ordering information and company details.

“The separated supplies and meter views, automatic emailing and ordering functionality within PrintFleet Dashboard, are key to taking the headache out of supplies fulfillment and meter read collection for customer and dealer”, stated Norman McConkey, President of PrintFleet. “Our product development focuses on providing dealers with print management software solutions that cater to their unique needs, whatever business stage they are in. The addition of the Dashboard software now positions us to support dealers in search of a simple print management solution for those customer sites who require it. Dashboard will be a perfect match for many copier dealers in the industry.”

PrintFleet Dashboard is the fifth addition to the PrintFleet family of print management software products, which consists of PrintFleet Suite rapid assessment tool, PrintFleet Optimizer remote print management software, PrintFleet Enterprise independently hosted remote print management software and PrintFleet Local Beacon, an add-on software download which provides the ability to identify and gather page counts from locally connected printing devices.

To learn more about PrintFleet Dashboard and other PrintFleet software products visit www.printfleet.com

PrintFleet Announces New Distribution Partnership with Polek & Polek

PrintFleet Inc. recently announced a distribution partnership with Polek & Polek, an imaging parts and supplies distributor for copier, fax and printing devices.

Dubbed “an original in the copier marketplace” by Recharger Magazine in June 2003 and with over 30 years in the industry, Polek & Polek is not your average distributor. “They know copiers and they inherently understand their customer’s needs to boost profit margins and decrease operating costs” stated Norman McConkey, President of PrintFleet.

“This is why PrintFleet is excited to have Polek & Polek on board as a distributor in the copier channel. Due to their strong reputation with dealers and service technicians across the industry, Polek & Polek is in an ideal position to further extend their parts and supplies line to include PrintFleet software.”

By distributing PrintFleet software, Polek & Polek will be providing their dealers with the tools to automatically collect accurate meter reads and significantly reduce the time, cost, and aggravation traditionally associated with gathering this critical data.

Polek & Polek has taken on stock of PrintFleet Suite an on-site rapid assessment tool, which is ideal for simple meter read collection and point in time fleet management. Polek & Polek plans to gradually bring on the full line of PrintFleet software to offer their customers.

“PrintFleet’s software will help our dealers bill their customers in a more timely and efficient manner, and help them collect on these revenues faster” stated Chris Polek, CEO of Polek & Polek. “We feel PrintFleet products are the perfect match to help make copier dealers more proactive, productive and profitable. I believe this partnership will strengthen the value Polek & Polek offers as one of the leading imaging parts and supply distributors in the world.”

For more information, visit www.polek.com or www.printfleet.com.

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