Delivering cost savings and an enhanced service
Kingston University had multiple contracts in place for some very old devices. So with its legacy contract coming to an end in 2017, they wanted to achieve standardisation across the entire print fleet. They wanted a single solution with standardised costs, consistent equipment and service delivery, campus-wide.
The University was keen to maximise the use of MFDs and reduce spend on disparate local printers that weren't cost effective. A better service delivery also a key driver for change. By migrating to a networked MFD-first infrastructure they could reduce the number of standalone printers. And gain the insight into all volumes output across their entire fleet.
The University was looking to achieve standardisation across its entire print fleet.
With multiple contracts in place, some for very old devices, it wanted to opt for a single solution with standardised costs, consistent equipment and service delivery, campus-wide. Whilst an ongoing programme to migrate to MFDs and remove standalone printers had been successful to some degree, there were still multiple local printers across all sites which were unaccounted for. “We were keen to maximise the use of MFDs and reduce spend on disparate local printers which weren’t very cost-effective,” explained David Rimmer, Head of Service Delivery.
Konica Minolta has been an excellent partner and has provided superb equipment. The initiative has significantly contributed to our green targets, reduced our costs by more than 30% and improved the print service to students and staff.
CIO, Kingston University London