Users may allocate printing expenses to Shared Accounts using pop-up client software. Shared Accounts are accessible to multiple users. In professional organizations they may represent:
The workflow is as follows:
Print jobs can be charged to accounts using the account selection popup, a feature of the client tool. (The client tool is a small software component that runs on user systems.)
PaperCut's professional client billing licensing option includes the advanced client as standard for all users. It is specially designed to suit organizations making heavy use of the account charging features in PaperCut.
In addition to recording all the details of a print job, the advanced account selection popup provides the following features:
Charge rates provide a configurable list of optional rates. They can be used to charge different amounts for different paper types or circumstances.
The preferred list of accounts provides a convenient place to store the most commonly used accounts.
The advanced account selection popup showing the recently selected accounts
The list of recently selected accounts makes it easy to quickly re-select a previous account.
Shared accounts can be administered from anywhere on the network via a web browser. They can be:
created when required
e.g. when dealing with a new client or starting a new project
imported from a directory structure
useful when you have an 'account directory'
imported from a text file
accounts can be transferred from or synchronized against another application or CRM system
Shared account access security may be enforced if necessary. In the following example only users in the group 'Executives' plus the user 'strangelove' may charge to the account 'World Domination'. Other users may not charge to this account.
Shared account access control
Group membership does not need to be configured within PaperCut - it is automatically discovered from your domain!
PaperCut has many reports dealing with shared accounts. The most common is the Invoice Report, which provides a printing summary for an account (and all its subaccounts).
The report header can be replaced with that of your own organization.