Today, apps are being installed on our most ubiquitous device, the copier/MFD/MFP, and changing all this.
In the past, "customizing the user panel" meant administrators had the ability to program jobs into the machine. For instance, when assembling monthly management reports, the job might include three-hole punching, print on both sides, covers and inserts. All these specifications could be recorded and saved, often correlating to a single button. The operator simply placed the originals on the device, touched the correct “saved job” settings button and indicated the number of copies required. After a few minutes, out came the finished job ready for three-ring binders – cover pages, inserts and, sometimes, tabs.