“SMBs need customisable workflow in order to meet their specific document-handling needs, while maintaining high security and productivity. These organisations typically lack the resources of enterprise businesses, so an easy to manage solution that fits within their budgets is essential. Samsung Business Core™ Printing Solutions provide offerings that create a seamless workflow experience and include the following benefits: heightened productivity, cost-efficiency, security and simplified maintenance tailored for the small to medium business,” says Mike van Lier, Divisional Head of the Enterprise Business Team (EBT) at Samsung Electronics SA.
According to van Lier the Business Core Printing Solutions were developed specifically to support SMBs in collaboration with Samsung Global Software Centers in the U.S., India, Korea and Russia. They are perfectly suited for the finance, communications, public sector and manufacturing industries where there is high demand for productivity and security. “We first launched our A3 multifunction printers for the SMB market in 2012 and our latest product offering will further enhance the ability for SMBs to streamline operations, drive greater efficiencies and lower total cost of ownership,” says van Lier.
“In business environments, where there is no IT manager or separate IT budget, the need to ensure easy installation and operation without a server is paramount. Our latest offering incorporates automated printing solutions that work synergistically, enabling SMBs to manage, print and share documents with greater efficiency and agility. Further to this, it is easy to deploy and to manage, whilst at the same time proving cost-efficient and providing robust security, which is important for businesses that need to prevent sensitive documents from falling into the hands of unauthorised personnel,” says van Lier.
Core Printing Solutions consist of integrated document management and output management solutions compatible with Samsung’s A3 and A4 multifunction printers (MFPs) that feature the XOA Embedded open platform. Business Core Printing Solutions are available in two solution packages – the Business Core Document Management Pack and the Business Core Output Management Pack.
Business Core Document Management Pack
The Business Core Document Management Pack consists of three integrated key elements together; SmarThru™ Workflow Lite, Cloud Connector, and Secure Login Manager for increased productivity, security and efficiency.
· SmarThru Workflow Lite
This is an automated document capturing, scanning and routing solution that enables users to process and distribute documents to multiple destinations. It also supports a Zone Optical Character Recognition (OCR) feature that allows documents with special text and barcodes in specific sections to be automatically classified once scanned.
· Cloud Connector
With this solution documents are securely scanned and printed from the Cloud. There is no need for a separate server as Cloud Connector supports various Cloud services including Microsoft® SharePoint® Online and Google® Drive. For Google Drive, security is ensured through the OAuth 2.0 protocol and all Google Drive Apps Contents can also be printed. Cloud Connector supports file formats PDF, TIFF, and JPG. Future updates to the Cloud Connector will feature connections to more Cloud services, such as Evernote, SkyDrive, Dropbox and Box.
· Secure Login Manager
As a security solution, it provides authenticated access to the MFP and companies can choose from numerous authentication methods including MFP internal authentication, network authentication, user ID and password input, employee ID cards and manual PIN input.
Business Core Output Management Pack
The Business Core Output Management Pack is comprised of two solutions; SecuThru™ Lite 2 and Usage Tracker, for increased security and cost efficiency.
· SecuThru Lite 2
The solution strengthens document security through user authentication and when a document is sent to the printer, it will not print until the user authenticates their credentials. Documents are encrypted for added security and are virtually queued before being printed, which minimise needless print jobs that have been accidentally sent to print. SecuThru™ Lite 2 enables server-less printing for up to ten devices and allows registration of up to 500 users to cater for the full range of SMBs.
· Usage Tracker
With this feature, an individual’s usage is monitored across all networked MFPs, including printing, photocopying, scanning and faxing on the printer’s operation panel. Usage reports can be generated and delivered via email, to enable proactive resource management that could lead to lower operational costs.
Van Lier concludes: “Samsung is focused on developing printer solutions that seamlessly fit into the IT and office ecosystem of small and medium businesses. We pursue the simplest and most efficient ways of improving productivity and efficiency. This is achieved with a user-oriented printing technology that streamlines overall workflow and delivers customised solutions, which in turn enables higher profit margins and stable, recurring revenue for customers.