Group IT Manager, Frank Keane
Frank Keane had accrued 74 printers from multiple vendors, requiring 52 different types of consumable. The company wanted to replace its heterogeneous print environment, consisting of 24 different models, with a more efficient and cost-effective MPS solution.
Working with Stacked, Frank Keane implemented a HP Managed Print Service (MPS), replacing all the aging printers with 58 brand new devices from just six product lines, reducing the need for multiple consumables.
Frank Keane signed a five-year contract, which provided 58 entirely new printers, consolidated on just six models, rather than 24, and 12 consumables, rather than 52. The devices include eight HP A3 PageWide Color MFPs and 49 HP LaserJet printers. Automated toner management means that cartridges are dispatched as and when needed, instead of building up costly inventory onsite.
“HP’s strength of product across both A3 and A4 was critical in achieving the right balance of devices across the locations,” says Ancker. “At the same time, Stacked’s experience in managing other similar organisations in the same sector lent credibility to the offer and around the ability to deliver the required service.”
Through partnering with HP and Stacked, a Premier HP MPS specialist, to implement a Managed Print Service, Frank Keane consolidated their print environment to just six models and 12 consumables. The company has cut print costs by 28 per cent equivalent to €94k over the
course of the contract – and that’s using HP consumables instead of refilled cartridges. Additionally energy consumption has been reduced by 71 per cent.
“The roll-out was very smooth – within a week, Stacked had installed all the printers across our six locations as well as deploying dedicated print servers, which made it easy to print to any device. Support is also provided by Stacked so, if there is an issue, it can be resolved without involving my IT team. HP MPS is less expensive than managing printing in-house – we get all the benefits of leading print technology with one predictable monthly cost. We couldn’t ask for more.”