HP brings enterprise apps to printers

HP Workpath cloud platform enables developers and customers to deploy applications on the MFP

Workers can scan a paper invoice directly into Sage Intacct on the printer.
Workers can scan a paper invoice directly into Sage Intacct on the printer.

The new HP Workpath and HP Command Centre allow HP partners and customers to create, manage and deploy applications easier and faster.

HP Workpath is a new cloud platform and developer ecosystem that enables print resellers, developers and customers to create applications that make business processes easier. Much like smartphones, HP partners can create new applications or access existing apps and install them directly onto the MFP. 

For example, workers can now scan receipts and submit an expense report directly from a Concur app on the printer; scan a paper invoice directly into Sage Intacct on the printer, attach it to a purchase order and submit; scan a paper document and using an app on the printer, save it directly into a Microsoft Teams or Google Docs shared folder.

There are currently more than 300 HP Workpath developers and 50 applications available today including industry-specific apps for healthcare, education and government.  HP expects to have approximately 70 apps by the beginning of 2020. 

Today, the process for deploying MFP devices and software is labour-intensive, requiring IT personnel to manually configure each device onsite.  HP Command Centre is a cloud-based platform that allows service providers to manage MFPs and deploy HP Workpath applications remotely. It also gives partners the ability to diversify their offerings by finding, accessing, recommending, and subscribing to HP Workpath applications, thus delivering higher value to their customers.

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