Ricoh Printer Case Study

Moving to a new print environment

In 2011 Computershare ran a Global Green Office Challenge called the PaperLess challenge, with the objective of reducing paper consumption globally. What we discovered from the challenge was, it difficult to track what you cannot measure! Volume reporting was either unreliable or non-existent from our existing printer fleets, hindering us in consistently tracking and measuring results of this challenge. In UK and Australia our existing printer fleets were ageing and becoming unproductive for our daily business needs. Maintenance of the old fleets and toner costs were beginning to outweigh viable replacement costs.

In light of these issues UK and Australia each undertook a comprehensive tender process to replace our entire networked office printer fleets. The selected vendor would review, consolidate and replace the existing printer fleet in order to standardise equipment, reduce costs, simplify fleet management, improve office functions and productivity, increase printing security, create financial and operation efficiencies, and meet Computershare’s sustainability criteria.

We also required all devices to meet Energy Star qualifications, including low energy consumption and energy saving modes in order to reduce power consumption and realise further cost reduction.

We easily achieved our objective of fleet reduction and consolidation. Fleet reduction was not just about reducing the pure numbers of printers - in Australia alone we had over 60 different models of printers, scanners, faxes and copiers, making fleet management problematic for our technology division.

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