Fortis Living introduced several MFP devices (Multi- Functional Products) to replace stand-alone photocopiers. There are currently 14 such devices in use, incorporatating network printing, faxing and scan to email features. An audit was then carried out and in excess of 40 desktop printers were found to be in use. The next stage was to consolidate the number of devices and where possible reduce the number of printers and encourage use of the new MFP devices which were strategically located throughout their offices. Further assessment was carried out to provide a comprehensive audit of all current devices including location and print volumes.
With the intention of making real savings, 18 new energy efficient desktop printers were installed to complement the 14 MFP devices. We were able to provide data to enable Fortis Living to fulfil their demands on new carbon trading regulations. A properly managed print environment can go a long way to improving an organisation’s environmental footprint.
The ASL solution enabled Fortis Living to gain an understanding of their workflow and build a fully integated strategy to ensure effective print management. Fortis Living have reduced their environmental impact of printing, reducing paper waste by eliminating uncollected output and further promoted document security and mobile working.
- Papercut software was introduced to offer a fully controlled and monitored solution in terms of both usage and cost
- ‘Follow me printing’ allowed users to release print jobs at any location within the network, promoting user mobility
- We provided data to enable Fortis Living to fulfil their demands on new carbon trading regulations
- Reducing paper waste