When it came to Oregon State University’s print strategy, it was anything but textbook. Their fleet consisted of various devices from different vendors. Plus, with only 15 percent of the machines connected to the network, it was too difficult to track usage and rates, and the IT team couldn’t assign accurate chargebacks.
The university challenged vendors to:
On top of that, they sought a partner with a history of proven expertise, bottom-line results and a commitment to protecting the environment.
After a hands-on product demonstration at the Ricoh Technology Portal in Portland, it was clear that both Ricoh and OSU shared the same commitment to environmental conservation. Couple that with over 20 years of experience with Ricoh products on campus, and we were a natural partner for the school.
Oregon State University is a large public university nestled in the environmentally-friendly community of Corvallis. The school considers the state of Oregon part of its campus and partners with the P-12 school system, community colleges and other institutions to provide access to the highest quality educational programs and initiatives.
With the Pro C901 in place, university staff could now complete more jobs (even complex ones) faster and in house. Since the MFPs can scan, print, copy, fax and output in color, there are actually fewer print devices on campus. Altogether, the newly right-sized fleet:
The cost-per-copy services have been so successful, the model spread to the Covallis School District. Also, the print center is expanding its capabilities to scan in student and faculty records.