Cost savings of £12,000 per annum, improved sustainability, lowering print-related help-desk calls by 95 percent and driving greater security.
Bury Grammar School (“Bury”) is an independent day school in Bury, Greater Manchester. Established c.1570, the school is part of a group of schools for preschool, junior, senior and sixth-form studies.
Complex print estate involving multiple contracts from different suppliers and 117 devices spread across four schools. This fragmented environment placed a heavy toll on support services but was also resulting in inefficiency and high waste levels.
A streamlined fleet of 35 Konica Minolta devices, together with integrated print management software to provide comprehensive device access control, centralised user management and in-depth output and cost reporting. Now, users simply enter their PIN number on the intuitive touchscreen and can print wherever is most convenient.
The solution is helping the school become more sustainable by reducing electricity costs and waste, increasing efficiency by reducing print volumes by up to 3 million sheets per year, improving print security and increasing helpdesk productivity (volume of IT help-desk enquiries related to printers has dropped by 95 percent).
Konica Minolta was a company we could do business with. Other education customer’s reviews were very positive, the team was highly proactive and they understood precisely what the School was trying to achieve from the initial contact, to audit, right through to the delivery process.
Head of ICT Services, Bury Grammar School
Technology solutions for Education
Now more than ever, the Education sector faces significant challenges. Over the next few months the focus is on a safe return and a safe learning environment long term. But existing challenges remain. The need to transform the student experience, meet targets and improve safeguarding. And all this has to be done with limited budget and resource.