Tuesday, December 6, 2016
For those of you who are not familiar with Print Audit, its primary product is software for tracking print-output generated on small-format printers and copiers and on large-format plotting devices. Not altogether different from products offered by Argos’ Sepialine and by ARC’s AbacusPCR (the latter two products are well known, and widely used, in the reprographics industry and are used by reprographers who place equipment at A&E firms.) All that said, when I was active in the reprographics business – promoting and selling “OnSite” services - I came across Print Audit only once, at an Architecture firm in Nashville, TN.
From Print Audit’s web-site, here’s “the page” that shows what Print Audit says to appeal to Architecture and Engineering firms:
“For many of today’s architecture and engineering firms, printing and plotting remains an unnecessary cost center. Firms that are using Print Audit 6 to automatically track and bill for all of their document creation expenses are saving countless hours of time, and recapturing thousands of dollars per month in printing and plotting costs.”
This link will take you to the web-page on Print Audit’s web-site where PA shows a screen shot of a pop-up window, where you’ll see the information PA’s software tracks:
Print Audit acquires NeoStream Technologies, Inc.
Acquisition announced on December 6, 2016:
The acquisition will allow Print Audit and its Premier Members to fully manage a customer’s document workflow for printed and digital content as well as provide full intranet and communications capabilities.
NeoStream capabilities will be rolled out initially in North America with International rollout at a later date. "When we announced that we were here to save the office equipment industry, we meant it,” stated John MacInnes, President at Print Audit. "Customer workflow is transforming. How they share information internally and with the world at large is transforming. Print Audit is transforming and we’re helping our Premier Members to do the same. The acquisition of NeoStream Technologies will ensure that our Premier Members have the opportunity to manage and monetize the entire document lifecycle, printed or not.” Printed documents per user are in a slight year over year decline while digital content is experiencing exponential growth. A single source for the management of printed and digital documents will help streamline and simplify the end user experience while providing additional revenue opportunities to providers.
Print Audit led the market with the first SBB (Seat Based Billing) offering for managed print and the NeoStream acquisition is the next step in its commitment to save the office equipment industry through transformation.
“Everybody at NeoStream is excited about the acquisition and we are looking forward to bringing our offering to an entirely new set of customers,” stated Sean Halliday, Founder of NeoStream Technologies. “We see the lines between digital documents and printed documents blurring and believe that customers will benefit enormously by having a one-stop shop for the combined tools and solutions.” Existing NeoStream customers will experience the same great levels of service and support that they are accustomed to. Print Audit Premier members will have the opportunity to offer NeoStream’s solutions exclusively and at a discounted rate for a limited time by upgrading to Premier Plus. The NeoStream solutions lineup is not included in the standard Premier membership and details about Premier Plus will be provided upon request.
About NeoStream Technologies, Inc.
NeoStream Technologies, Inc. (neostreamtech.com) is a software company that provides document management, communication and collaboration solutions to many different industries. NeoSteram solutions connect and align the information and communication flow within and between organizations. We focus on enabling our clients to efficiently and cost effectively track information related to their key operational functions as well as corporate services (‘back office’) activities. NeoStream was founded in 2004, and is recognized as a leader in the collaboration field.
About Print Audit®
Established in 1999 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit's mission is to save the office equipment industry through transformation. The company does this through its Premier and Premier Plus membership programs, which were created to teach dealers how to Win Customers. To date, Premier & Premier Plus members have acquired 1,928 new customers, added over $8.1 million in monthly recurring revenue and retained 84% of their print management clients. Premier & Premier Plus members are working together to build the most influential group of office equipment dealers in the world. Print Audit (printaudit.com) is the most comprehensive provider of print management toolsets, office collaboration systems & document management solutions. The company not only helps members remotely manage their printer fleets, but has also developed a variety of tools that enable organizations to monitor and control user document workflows whether printed or digital. Premier & Premier Plus members enjoy access to some or all of Print Audit solutions for a flat monthly fee.
Posted by Joel Salus at 8:41 AM