One of the largest further education colleges in East Anglia in the UK, Colchester Institute delivers courses in further and higher education to over 12,000 students across ten locations. Looking to reduce its overheads, the college identified its unmanaged printing infrastructure, provided by multiple suppliers and lacking any print policy or governance, as a clear target for closer scrutiny and potential savings. After conducting an audit of the college’s print environment, Canon worked closely with Colchester Institute to propose a Managed Print Services (MPS) solution that not only reduced paper usage and administration turnaround times, but has also substantially improved the user experience for students and other users. Most importantly, the college achieved savings of £100,000 in the first eighteen months following the implementation of the solution, all of which is being re-invested into teaching and learning in other areas of the college.
"We really liked the Managed Print Services approach that Canon recommended, as well as the professionalism of the proposed Canon project team and how closely they intended to partner with our own project team."
Gary Horne, Vice Principle, Finance & Operations