The City of Las Vegas recently had the opportunity to deploy and implement ROI Print Manager software within our network on a trial basis. The main object was to evaluate the software and review our current printing environment and then make plans to streamline and control the environment.
The software was downloaded from the ROI Website and we installed the administrative console on a designated machine within our network. We then used ROI’s push technology to deploy client agents to 142 workstations within our environment. After some initial security configuration issues, the software deployed quite easily without any interruption to the network or required no interaction at the workstation or from users. The support staff at ROI’s Call Support Center was very helpful in explaining and assisting with the installation.
After a collection period of one month, the data was extracted and an ROI Print Assessment report was generated. The report was very detailed and showed information such as: all local and network printers, number of print jobs, number of printed pages, breakdown of color & black, number of print devices, number of pages per print device and number of pages per user with associated costs.
From the data generated, we have determined that we could save a good deal of money by redirecting some of our print volume to more cost effective printers. We are now evaluating an implementation of ROI Print Manager software throughout the entire network. This tool could be used to actively prompt the end users to follow a new document strategy and ensure that there is compliance with it. The City of Las Vegas has been looking for a product to take control of printing costs with minimum impact to our network and users. Also, that is easy to use with on-going reporting. We believe that ROI Print Manager can help reduce the City of Las Vegas’s print costs while moving print volume to more cost effective devices.