CASE STUDY: How a Major Television Network Cut Printing Costs

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This presentation illustrates how a major television network, with help from Plus Technologies, implemented better printer fleet management and "pull printing" to reduce costs and increase printer efficiency.

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CASE STUDY: How a Major Television Network Cut Printing Costs

  1. 1. CASE STUDY: How a Major Television Network Cut Printing Costs Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  2. 2. The Situation Client: The largest cable television network in U.S.  92 million+ subscribers The Printing Problems:  Print costs are too high and continue to rise  No visibility into print metrics Client Goal:  Reduce the printing expenses in the corporate office Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  3. 3. Print Cost Drivers Printer fleet profile  Too many printers, including personal printers  Multiple vendors; no streamlined service  High maintenance costs No visibility to printing  IT cannot monitor use of printers Waste  Unneeded printing leads to consumables expense Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  4. 4. The Solution: Pull Printing Step 1: Reduce the Size of the Printer Fleet  Remove personal printers  Standardize on fewer multi-function printers serving all employees  Standardize on fewer printer vendors  Network printing from easily accessible printing centers Utilize “pull printing” from Plus Technologies  Based on OM Plus Delivery Manager (DM)  Reduces print volume  Reduces consumables costs  Gain control of print infrastructure  More secure features Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  5. 5. What is Pull Printing? A print system that holds jobs for users and provides numerous release methodologies allowing users to release jobs, when they want, where they want – at the device! Secure print release offers several ways for users to release the jobs:  Card swipe  From printer screen  CAC Card  Smartphone Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  6. 6. Mailbox Hot FolderSmartDevice Jobs held in virtual secure print release repository Command Line on print server Windows, UNIX, Linux, B-O Apps other spooling Web Service or Java API Application
  7. 7. Mobile Print Release Methodologies Hybrid Print Release withPrint Job Submittal LDAP/OM Plus authentication Card Reader/Pin Pad and Tablet/Pad Prin t Job s Jobs held in virtual, secure print release queue Smart-Device Print Release Phones, Tablets, Pads… Simple Print Release via Card Reader, Pin Pad Embedded Print Release Print Release Stations
  8. 8. Pull Printing Solution Outcomes Reduced size of printer fleet – 70% Reduced print volume – 25%  In turn, this reduced consumables cost Tracked user printing  Now that the IT department can track print statistics, they can develop policies and manage print jobs better to reduce waste even further. Increased security  Since user is at printer – sensitive information is not left in printer tray Increased user print mobility  Print from desk – pick up anywhere Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  9. 9. Print Solutions from Plus OM Plus DM = Delivery Manager + Advanced Delivery and Confirmation of Print Jobs (Spooler) + Management of queues + Value Add Functions e.g. – Secure Print Release, Failover, Load Balancing, Redirect, Restart, Bundling, Bursting, Tray Mgmt, Audit, Throughput Enhancement, etc. OM Plus FM = Fleet Manager + Consumable Management + Device Alerts + Device Meters OM Plus RM = Report Manager + Electronic Report Distribution + Virtual Bursting + Archiving Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  10. 10. Support and Licensing Multiple Licensing Pricing Models – Examples:  ILF – one time fee  Subscription – 36 months  Usage Based – on # of printers  Custom Licensing – large opportunities Free Customer Evaluation  30 Day Trials Printing Support  Direct access to technician  5 x 12 hrs per day (standard)  7 x 24 available  Annual support renewals Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012
  11. 11. Plus Tech Contact Information Telephone  Toll free in North America: 877-899-7587  Local: 937-847-0614 Email  Contactus@plustechnologies.com Website  www.plustechnologies.com Plus Technologies LLC Company Confidential - Copyright 2011 2012

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