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Assessment and Cost Recovery Solutions

Main Features

About the PCS Director Components

  • ANALYSIS MODULE - Provides reports on printer inventory, device volumes, budgets, cost baselines and printing workflow issues on the network
  • RULES MODULE - Rules-based printing handles re-direction of print jobs to the most efficient devices and controls printer usage and feature availability
  • RECOVERY MODULE - Associates the costs of printing back to users and clients for billing purposes
  • EMBEDDED PCS DIRECTOR - tracks walk-up activity on Ricoh MFPs integrating all prints, copies, scans and faxes in one single usage report

Major Applications

  • Can be deployed in companies of any size looking to understand, control and save on user printing, copying, scanning and faxing costs
  • Facilitates charge-backs for copying and printing within an organization
  • Optimize existing and future printing equipment investments
  • Optional proximity card reader authentication provides device security and with most HID, Casi-Rusco, NexWatch ID cards


  • Identifies bottlenecks and inefficiencies on the network by providing a "snap-shot" of all printing devices, their volumes, and use costs
  • Notifies users (via custom pop-up messages) of print job costs and recommended printing devices and settings to reduce expense
  • Automates the process of allocating costs back to clients for printing, copying, scanning and faxing
  • Integrates with most corporate proximity card standards for security authentication, trouble free implementation for IT, and simple ease of use for users

Using PCS Director

  • Tracks all printing (silently in the background) including local, networked and direct to IP print jobs
  • Manage and set budgetary account limits for copying and printing by user
  • Easily establish printing rules such as page limits by device, color usage, duplex, restrict access to certain settings, and more
  • Setup customizable pop-up messages for users to support printing rules
  • More than 35 built-in graphical reports showing breakdown by user, date/time, printer, cost, etc.
  • Reports can be exported to PDF, XLS, XML, and CSV
  • Embedded PCS Director can allocate walk-up activity costs back to users, departments, budgets, and clients on most Ricoh MFP devices

Implementing this Solution

  • Installs on a networked computer and can then be pushed out to any number of PC or Macintosh computers on the network
  • Network authentication integration - supporting Windows, Active Directory, and Novell Directory Services
  • Runs in the background on client systems and is nearly transparent for employees
  • PCS Director integrates with accounting systems
  • Embedded PCS Director installs remotely on select Java enabled Ricoh MFPs

Complementary Products

  • GlobalScan NX - supports Single Sign-On
    Requires GlobalScan NX (Serverless, Server 5, Server 32, or Server 750) ver. 2.0 or later
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