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Toshiba Releases Preo Printelligence(TM) V4 to Help Businesses Understand and Manage Employee Print Behavior

IRVINE, CA -- (Marketwire) -- 02/29/12 -- Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., a leading managed document services (MDS) provider and MFP innovator, announced today the release of Preo Printelligence™ version 4, a cloud-based print management application for managing user print behavior, saving printing costs and reducing environmental impact without sacrificing productivity.

Preo Printelligence is an optional component to the award-winning Toshiba Encompass™ Assessment that optimizes a business's document imaging fleet. Toshiba will be offering the latest application in two configurations to meet the needs of its MDS customers: a data-only product for those requiring end-user and device data reporting; and a full-version that includes print rules and user based notifications that encourage more cost effective print behaviors.

"The Preo Printelligence application has proven to be an invaluable addition to Toshiba's family of managed document services offerings," said Bill Melo, vice president of marketing, services & solutions, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. "With Preo Printelligence, businesses are able to assess their printing environment, gain intelligence through continuous gathering of user and device data, and educate employees on how to optimize their print behavior in order to have a greater impact on savings, and ultimately, the environment."

Preo Printelligence Overview and Improvements

The Preo Printelligence print management application assesses what activity is actually occurring on both local and networked output devices. This capture of baseline activity provides a mechanism to measure ongoing page volume reductions. The application unobtrusively gathers detailed user data, providing invaluable business intelligence on the who, what, when and where of printing within an organization. This multifaceted analysis and ongoing monitoring of print trends is utilized to understand a user's printing behavior and design an effective change management program through preset key Print Management Objectives (PMOs). A PMO is selected to manage and educate users on the optimal use of the print assets at their disposal, including both hardware and software.

The Preo Printelligence v4 usability improvements include:

  • Industry Benchmarking - The industry's first baseline comparison of various user-centric print metrics measured against Preo's more than 1.2 million-user database. An industry-first, this enables Toshiba customers to truly understand how their actual print practices compare with similar organizations.
  • Enhanced Reporting Engine - Toshiba customers can now choose from more than 100 date-range selectable reports that can be scheduled on a weekly, monthly or quarterly basis. Additionally, Toshiba customers now have the ability to upload location and organizational data from third-party systems, which facilitates a deep understanding of print behavior, including print volumes and associated costs for each user, in the way most organizations are accustomed to making decisions -- by physical site and organizational unit.
  • Enhanced User Notification Engine - This improvement revolutionizes the user-notification rules engine such that more than 40 intelligent rules-based user notifications educate the user on how to improve the use of both their office productivity software and output devices. This highly intelligent rules engine is the first of its kind in the industry.

The Preo Printelligence application will be available immediately through authorized Toshiba dealers. For more information about Toshiba products, or to locate an authorized Toshiba dealer in your area, visit www.business.toshiba.com.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc.

Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world's eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TABS is a leading managed document services (MDS) provider with experts that help organizations take control of document security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning Encompass™ managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIO™ line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com.

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