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Where is Benin?

We’re working on a new website design and the moment and I’ve been crafting some new content for the home page. We’ve always proclaimed that PaperCut is in use in over 60 countries, but this was based on figures back in 2006. I was wondering if we’d add any more to the list over the years. So during a cup of coffee today I jumped into the license system and with a bit of UNIX command-line magic and came up with the new list. We’ve now cracked 100! As a computer programmer, it’s great to know that your software is helping save paper in so many countries.

I was pretty good at Geography in high school but one name on the list stumped me. Where is Benin? Well, now I know! Thanks to Africa Rice in Benin for helping us add one more to the list.

Afghanistan, American Samoa, Antigua And Barbuda, Argentina, Australia, Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Belgium, Benin, Botswana, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, COTE D’YVOIRE, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Dominica, Dominican Republic, East Timor, Ecuador, Egypt, El Salvador, Estonia, Fiji, Finland, France, Gabon, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Guatemala, Honduras, Hong Kong, Hungary, Iceland, India, Indonesia, Iran, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Latvia, Lebanon, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Malta, Mexico, Morocco, Namibia, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, Romania, Russian Federation, Saudi Arabia, Senegal, Serbia and Montenegro, Singapore, Slovakia, Slovenia, Solomon Islands, South Africa, Spain, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Thailand, Trinidad And Tobago, Turkey , Ukraine, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, United Republic Of Tanzania, United States, Uruguay, U.S. Virgin Islands, Venezuela, Vietnam, Yemen, Zimbabwe

Many of these countries are supported under our Developing World program. If you’re an education organization in the developing world, please contact us to discuss options.

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PaperCut Vote for a Feature survey update

A little while ago I made a short post about a Vote for a Feature survey that we’re conducting. This survey is designed to gather feedback from PaperCut users regarding some of the smaller features that they would like to see added. The response has been fantastic and also very thorough. Many of our customers have taken the time to answer the ‘Scratch an Itch’ question!

Most importantly though is that with the release of version 10.3 we have added one of the¬†popularly¬†requested features, namely the ability to edit scheduled reports – currently sitting in the “top three” as shown in the graph below. (Standings as of Tuesday 18th of May, 2010)

Sum of Voting

Over the next few months we’ll be working to address many of the other highly requested Scratch an Itch features. In the meantime, if you’d like to have your say, make sure you take the time to record your vote.

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Around the net

As you all can tell from reading our blog, PaperCut is very much an engineering driven organization. What does this mean? Well, in short, our company is stacked full of engineers and computer geeks! We love computers, love programming, and love working with smart customers. Our engineering team (as opposed to a marketing team) controls our company direction and priorities.

Marketing, although still important, does take a back seat here at PaperCut. We don’t have any marketing staff at all! Over the years we’ve found that nothing has helped sell PaperCut more than simply “making it better”! Instead of spending money on glossy magazine ads, we re-invest into a better PaperCut. Having the best technology and relying on word-of-mouth is our model. Our advertising is you.

Most of the word-of-mouth support is just that – you talking to fellow IT system administrators. Occasionally however it takes a different form such as this this great article on Tech Republic, or this blog post by Ken over at ChangeForge. We also can’t forget the EduGeek tribe.

We also love reading about how our handywork is used. It might be:

And as an engineer there is also nothing more rewarding than seeing your latest work being appreciated. In 2009 we began a formal voting process to prioritize our development. Thousands of our users voted and Web Print quickly hit the number one spot. We pushed it up the priority list and got it does as quickly as we could. It’s great to see  so  many  people  now benefiting from this work! (Print scripting is our latest feature, so if you have any good ideas or feedback here, please share)

From all the engineers here at PaperCut, a big thanks to our marketing team – YOU!

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