Liverpool John Moores University, one of the UK's leading education institutions, has saved over £100K by deploying Ricoh's Managed Document Services (MDS) solution.
The University needed to find substantial savings across its print and document functions whilst improving services for staff and students and deliver better value for money. The strategy behind the IT project was to rationalise costs so that the University could focus investment on frontline activities such as teaching, research and knowledge transfer.
The Ricoh MDS solution began with a detailed survey and analysis of documents, print processes and workflows carried out by Ricoh professional services and the University. The service replaced more than 2,000 existing devices with just 225 Ricoh multifunction products (MFPs) distributed across the campus in staff offices and student Learning Resource Centres.
"We'd set ourselves a target of £100,000 saving in document management and print-related costs and we've certainly achieved that," said Mark Power, Chief Information Officer at Liverpool John Moores University.
"The quality of service we can now provide and the value for money associated with the partnership are significant benefits to the University, its students and ultimately what we do - provide education," he added.
Integrated into the Ricoh MDS is the University's central print facility which uses Ricoh production presses and is staffed by Ricoh employees. Part of the role of the onsite Ricoh staff is to report on and continually optimise the way document and print processes and devices are used in the University.