About St Mary's
St Mary’s Catholic High School has in the region of 1650 students, including sixth form pupils and 200 members of staff.
Having worked with several reprographics suppliers in the past, in the summer of 2011 the business and finance manager identified that too much money was being spent on consumables for the school.
Her objectives were to reduce costs but at the same time reduce the school’s carbon footprint in line with its environmental policy.
The search began to get a more appropriate reprographics contract in place and several suppliers were asked to come in to meet with the team at St. Mary’s and put proposals forward.
The school needed a cost-effective print solution that they could control and monitor, ensuring that the new equipment was suitable for current and future requirements.
In addition, they wanted to get the most energy-efficient machines and keep track instantly of their environmental impact.
It was important that the supplier chosen was
able to offer rapid response for service calls and
understood how schools worked.
DMS Reprographics were selected as the preferred supplier for St. Mary’s. They had proposed a full managed print service for the school which would allow them to monitor print jobs using specialist software called PaperCut. Not only can the volume of print be monitored, but also areas where improved efficiency can be achieved.
Peter Seddon, Network Manager at St Mary’s said the early indication of the cost savings look good and the managed print service has definitely improved confidentiality risks and unnecessary printing.
Every member of staff can use their ID badge on the machines and their queued jobs from throughout the day will generate from a single place while they are stood at the machine.