OKI saves Hastings Hotel Group 30% on printing costs with a Managed Print Service
Going green and saving your business money usually requires some sort of financial outlay but that’s not what the Hastings Hotel Group found when they implemented MPS from OKI in partnership with local partner EOS Systems
The business currently prints 1.5 million pages per year and required a solution to reduce costs and improve efficiency to the benefit of the users and the company as a whole.
EOS Systems, the Belfast based IT solutions provider, who have been working with the Hastings Hotel Group for many years and were aware that the luxury hotel chain would be keen to implement a unique Managed Print Service (MPS) provided by OKI.
Seamus Mullan, Area Manager for OKI in Northern Ireland explained how it works. “We are offering an environmental, peace of mind solution that guarantees significant savings”, said Seamus. “There are four steps to our Managed Print Service.”
Step 1 - Identify
• Full audit of company printing technology and hardcopy output
• Financial audit to establish costs
• Identify the most suitable and efficient energy saving printing technologies
Step 2 - Improve
• Renew most printers in company
• Reduce down time due to printer faults as printers are monitored remotely by OKI
Step 3 – Save
• Save up to 30% on printing costs
• No capital outlay
• Significant savings on energy bills
• Reduced carbon footprint
Step 4 – Manage
• Remote monitoring of printers and toner levels by OKI
• Improved printer maintenance
• Local help desk facilities
• Fixed and transparent quarterly charge over three years
Through OKI’s Managed Print Services offering, the Hastings Hotel Group saved an incredible 30% - on its annual print bill, equating to thousands of pounds, whilst extending the company’s environmental credentials.
“An attractive benefit of MPS is free energy efficient printers that are also environmentally friendly.” said Howard Hastings, Managing Director of Hastings Hotel Group.
“As a leading Northern Ireland business we need to be certain that our printing needs are met efficiently. I was surprised to learn that our business was producing a costly 1.5 million prints a year and I am delighted that EOS Systems and OKI have helped us make such huge savings. The Managed Print Service has delivered brand new printers for free and helped us become more environmentally friendly which is a big priority for us. Previously staff at our six hotels and head office had to monitor toner usage to ensure we didn’t run out. This is now monitored remotely and new toner is delivered automatically by OKI. Implementing MPS has been a real boost to our business and to save 30% on printing costs is a major benefit, especially in this economic climate.”