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PaperCut

Print management solution designed to reduce waste

4.4/5 (52 reviews)

PaperCut overview

What is PaperCut?

PaperCut is a cloud-based print management software that offers solutions for businesses of all sizes to manage print security, cost control, and more. The software is built to work with all printer brands and platforms, and enables native printing from any device, including iOS, Android, and Chromebooks

PaperCut's mobility print solution allows users to print from their own devices, including mobile devices, without worrying about driver downloads. The correct drivers are deployed automatically to users based on their device and location. Secure release of print jobs protects documents by requiring users to verify their identity to release and collect print jobs, and digital signatures and username watermarks can be used to promote responsible document handling through document ownership.

PaperCut includes more than 75 built-in reports which provide users with insight into their organization's printing activity, and custom reports can also be created to answer specific queries. Activity dashboards also offer an at-a-glance view of important metrics. PaperCut allows administrators to set individual or team print quotas and limits to control printing funds, and policies can be implemented to remind users to print in grayscale or duplex.
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Pricing

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PaperCut user reviews

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Ian A.

Great product

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2019-10-04
Review Source: Capterra

We've been using PaperCut for just over a year, replacing our previous system, PCounter. After the initial setup, we haven't experienced many issues but when we have, their support has been great. From a support perspective it has enabled us to carefully track usage and issues, complete with automatically generated summary reports on a monthly basis.

Pros
Excellent reports Huge amount of customisation Support for multiple departments for users Useful integration with multi-function devices

Cons
Despite having a detailed audit for print jobs, there is no way built in to re-send those jobs if they fail (we wrote our own).

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Likelihood to recommend: 9/10

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Karen S.

Papercut in the School Setting

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-09-24
Review Source: Capterra

I wish we'd never added Papercut. Whatever we were using before was MUCH more teacher friendly. Papercut has been mostly frustrating to use. Papercut does not have issues every day, but when it does, they make my job very difficult.

Pros
Our school district starting using papercut a few years ago. I suppose, because it was convenient for those who worked in different settings and to track copier usage. It is convenient to be able to use any copier in the building to print something from my computer. This is really the only advantage I've experienced as opposed to being able to print to a designated copier before.

Cons
There are A LOT of things I do not like about papercut and most of them I've sent on to my IT people to share. However, I've not seen anything change in 2 years. There is no work around when internet is down. The copier becomes nonfunctional. This is a HUGE problem in schools because when internet is down, we often need to make paper copies to continue to do the lessons we had planned to do online. Also, the settings are not all functional. For instance, it defaults to 2 sided copies and I cannot print from my computer to the copier for one sided copies. This is an issue if I'm printing personalized, confidential information such as grade reports. Also, my experience has been that it seems to glitch a lot. I will put in for it to copy 35 copies and it runs 1.

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Likelihood to recommend: 4/10

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Winter S.

Do not purchase this product!

Used daily for 1-2 years
Reviewed 2020-03-06
Review Source: Capterra

We've realized no benefit from the product. We've only realized a tremendous loss on our investment and continue to do so.

Pros
The product stops working constantly. Since we have had this product the only thing consistent about it, is that it won't work and that we will lose money on lost counts of print/copy charges. The response for repair is slow and often is a temporary fix. I will never be able to recover the money lost on this product. I would absolutely advise a small business owner to avoid this product. There are no pros, only cons.

Cons
If the product worked as advertised that would be an improvement. When the product doesn't work, it also impedes one's ability to use the printers.

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Likelihood to recommend: 0/10

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Anonymous

Excellent Printing Management

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2019-11-22
Review Source: Capterra

We were hoping to reduce the number of documents that we printing. This product was crucial in meeting those goals.

Pros
I truly like that this software makes you think twice about printing by displaying the total cost to print your request. Budgeting allows you to charge printing jobs to specific departments. The built in reminders that you can print double-sided or in black and white to save money are helpful as well.

Cons
There are few things that I can think of that I would change about the product. It occasionally freezes and needs to be reset or has issues opening when used via a VPN. These issues are minor and infrequent.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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Nebojsa P.

Papercut MF School Ambient

Used daily for 2+ years
Reviewed 2020-12-23
Review Source: Capterra

This is must have software when you need to control user printing in the ambients that have many users.

Pros
This software is one of the most complete printing management software. It help reduce cost in printing, and helps ecological sustainability. It saves lots of paper, and its managment controller helps having control of the entire printing system.

Cons
The initial implementation is not that easy, and adding more devices also. The price is a bit higher, but it pays back.

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Likelihood to recommend: 10/10

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PaperCut pricing

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PaperCut NG is free for up to 5 users.
Up to 25 users: $435 one-time payment.
Up to 50 users: $525 one-time payment.
Up to 75 users: $605 one-time payment.
Up to 100 users: $680 one-time payment.
Up to 150 users: $840 one-time payment.
For more than 150 users, please contact PaperCut.

PaperCut features

API
Access Controls/Permissions
Alerts / Escalation
Alerts/Notifications
Data Visualization
Reporting & Statistics
Reporting/Analytics
Third Party Integrations

Activity Dashboard (323 other apps)
Activity Tracking (178 other apps)
Audit Management (180 other apps)
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Compliance Management (225 other apps)
Dashboard (236 other apps)
Data Import/Export (273 other apps)
Drag & Drop (184 other apps)
Monitoring (329 other apps)
Real Time Monitoring (227 other apps)
Search/Filter (268 other apps)
Workflow Management (214 other apps)

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Additional information for PaperCut

Key features of PaperCut

  • Approval Workflow
  • Discounts Management
  • Multiple Version Calculations
  • Press & Run Style Analysis
  • Printing Services Integration
  • Quotes/Estimates
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