When you think of environmentally friendly products, software is not usually the first thing that comes to mind. However, the type of software you use can impact the efficiency of your business as well as the environment. Now that’s food for thought. One particular type of software that I want to focus on is called Papercut MF and how it lowers your carbon footprint.

Papercut MF is an infrastructure printing solution software that includes a wealth of functionality in terms of tracking and controlling what is being printed. It was developed over 10 years ago in conjunction with network technicians and staff members in the education sector. It was initially created to manage students’ printing requirements, but it has evolved to being suitable for businesses too.

Papercut MF is easy to install and has an easy to use interface. The features are simple to use also and it provide the power for flexible administration. It has self-applying security permissions which are prompted during installation. There are no backend databases to configure. It automatically detects new printers and there is zero installation deployment for optional client software.

It is environmentally friendly because of its infrastructure model. The licensing permission is structured so that the printer counter system is available to all institutions. It means that you have access to an engineering driven organisation that keeps the overheads of this software low. The software is designed to reduce the overall use of paper and to minimise the use of toner ink. In the long run, you’ll use much less paper and toner which will save you a lot of money. But most importantly it means that you lower your negative impact on the environment. Less paper equals less trees being cut down. Fewer trees are, then, being transported by bulky fuel consuming trucks.

So how does Papercut MF manage the quantity of pages that are printed? It has advanced scripting which manages the printing process. Colour prints require approval before it is sent to print and duplex printing is enforced. In the education sector, a voucher based student payment system leads to cost savings. Considering that it is an infrastructure application, the overall cost of implementation is very reasonable and ends up paying for itself.

Papercut MF is software is designed to lower the number of pages that are printed, especially those unnecessary ones. It lowers your institution’s carbon footprint plus a lot of costs are saved with this software.

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