MPS Gathers Traction with New Cloud-based Print Solution
Following Microsoft’s preview of Universal Print on July 21, 2020, MPS Monitor has launched a cloud-based print solution that moves key Windows Server print functionality to the Microsoft 365 cloud.
According to MPS Monitor, it monitors and manages more than 800,000 printing devices and 25 billion pages monitored each year on over 120,000 end users. As such, it is considered one of the major IoT software solutions operating globally to provide Managed Print Services (MPS).
Now, dealers and Managed Print Services providers using MPS Monitor can help customers move their print infrastructure to the Microsoft 365 cloud and have all their print fleet managed by a single SaaS platform. MPS Monitor claims it can enable automatic registration of monitored devices in Universal Print and activation of Print Policies, Print Queues, and Pull Printing.
MPS Monitor automatically syncs with Microsoft Azure Active Directory to activate the Universal Print service for each selected customer. Once the service is active for a customer, the MPS Monitor DCA is automatically enabled to work as a Universal Print Connector, avoiding the need to install any additional software or hardware components on the customer’s network.
Microsoft Power BI Embedded Analytics tools integrate all print job information coming from Universal Print into MPS Monitor, joined with existing devices’ data, to provide a full and comprehensive view of print costs, usage patterns, and predictive analytics.
From a security perspective, the integration of MPS Monitor and Universal Print enables printing from zero-trust networks via single sign-on (SSO). Universal Print stores all print queues in Office data storage, where customer’s Microsoft 365 mailboxes and OneDrive files are also stored. All the data in transit to and from Universal Print is encrypted using SSL (https) with TLS 1.2.
With this integration, Dealers and Managed Print Services providers can provide their Microsoft 365 customers with Remote Monitoring and Management (RMM), User Management, Job tracking, Rule-based Printing, and Pull Printing functionalities, all in one single, integrated and fully secure SaaS service.
“In the current scenario, companies all over the world are called to ensure their IT services to dispersed users in work from home (WFH) environments, including secure printing for these users wherever they are. This makes moving all print-related processes to the Cloud more compelling for organizations and MPS Providers”, says Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor Srl. “We are very proud to join Universal Print Partner Program and to provide to our customers the opportunity to have a single, easy-to-implement and fully-integrated solution that fulfils most of their fleet and user management needs within their MPS engagements,” De Blasi said.
“We are collaborating with partners across our ecosystem to build advanced functionality for Universal Print. As a part of this effort, we are very pleased to be working with MPS Monitor to help our mutual customers to monitor the MFP devices they are registering in Universal Print. MPS Monitor also provides our customers with additional flexibility and insight when they apply Microsoft Power BI to their print environment,” said Issa Khoury, lead program manager for Universal Print at Microsoft.
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