The Fournier Habitat Group (FHG) is a French family-run business that specializes in the manufacture of kitchen and bathroom furniture. Best known for its Mobalpa, SoCoo’c and Perene brands, GFH employs 2,200 staff at seven sites in France.
The company wanted to adopt a print quota solution, primarily to regulate its printing volumes for economic and environmental reasons.
And when a printer went offline, staff would have to manually choose another printer to print to - wasting time and causing IT callouts.
Overall, it’s the IT team, just as much as the employees, who are more efficient and able to enjoy greater peace of mind"
End Customer and IT Manager, Fournier Habitat Group
Print environment had no control and no colour printing
FHG needed to upgrade its fleet of 250 multi-function printers (MFPs) with the aim of gaining greater control over its printing management.
While the group had already subscribed to a solution that enabled it to manage quotas, it had not rolled it out, because it was too complicated for its IT team to manage.
“The primary aim was to have better management of printing. Specifically, we wanted to give our staff the ability to print in colour, while maintaining control over printing,” Christophe Chatel explains.
However, with colour printing ten times more expensive than printing in black and white, the goal was to reduce both the costs of printing, AND the amount of printing carried out.