An East Sussex Primary School has saved £6,000 in print costs after following advice from technology specialists SOS Systems – and is using the money to upgrade pupils’ computer equipment.
Saltdean Primary, in Brighton, has considerably cut costs since installing the latest Canon machines with new print management software, which includes the ability to attribute print costs to individual users, devices and different departments.
The result has been raised awareness among the 90-strong staff of personal paper usage, and significantly reduced print volumes – the equivalent of 62 trees.
The new system also saves time as staff can now easily print to any device on site, reducing queuing; and document security has been maximised as printing is only released when an authorised card is presented to a device, eliminating print errors and the risk of sensitive documents being left on machines in line with GDPR legislation.
Saltdean Primary’s Business Manager, Mark Woodley, says: “For a school of our size to save £6,000 in a year is quite incredible and the change has been really well received by staff, many of whom have said to me they have noticed the reduction in paper use throughout the school.”
He adds: “SOS Systems always do their best to save us money and the savings they have achieved for us have allowed us to find a major computer replacement programme which means so much to everyone.”
Commercial Director at SOS Systems, Graeme Savage, says: “We love helping all clients save money, but it is especially rewarding when we can help schools.
“The staff at Saltdean have really maximised the benefits of having the latest print hardware and software and should be proud of what they have been able to achieve in such a short space of time.
“The results speak for themselves and Saltdean is a fantastic role model for other schools.”