PaperCut’s core purpose is to track all printing in a network environment @PaperCutDev Click To Tweet – Powered By CoSchedulePaperCut’s core purpose is to track all printing in a network environment. It keeps detailed print logs for all user printing activity. This logging helps to understand printing at the level of interest, such as by user, printer, group, department, office or shared account.
USER LEVEL TRACKING
Administrators can view the print history of each user
Track the types of jobs printed, e.g. grayscale, color
Filters make it easy to locate specific print jobs
Export data as HTML, PDF or CSV (MS Excel)
Users are able to view their own printing history via the user web interface.
User level printing may also be presented as the summary of all users in a group, office or department.
PRINTER LEVEL TRACKING
Tracking by printer helps to understand how much printers are used, by who and when. This assists decisions such as purchasing a new printer or re-allocating existing printers to see more efficient usage.
Compare and analyze printer usage
Determine which printers are used most
See detailed logs for each printer
Visual charts help to understand utilization
SHARED ACCOUNT LEVEL TRACKING
Printing that is allocated to shared accounts, such as via the client tool, can be tracked and charged separately. This allows setting and tracking department budgets, among other uses.
All of PaperCut’s logging is available for viewing or export as reports. For information about generating reports see the Report tour section. For samples of the available reports see the Reporting in Detail tour section.