Operating through a worldwide network of offices in the UK, Dubai, Manila, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, and Australia, Halcrow specializes in construction planning, design, and management services for infrastructure development.
It's no surprise a construction firm does a lot of drafting and drawing. But with over 4,000 staff? Well, "a lot" doesn't really cut it anymore – and neither was Halcrow's current print management solution when it came to visibility, cost reduction, and pay-per-page printing.
PaperCut helped us evangelize print management with the catchphrase, ‘think before you print'... It's a cultural change that continues to yield cost savings today.
- Martin D'Souza, Information Systems Manager at Halcrow Group
Reduce work and personal printing, and recover costs from users
With multiple stages of product design, designers need to draft – and print out – as many versions as possible. The problem is, with thousands of designers, an ample amount of drafts can lead to an astronomical amount of printing costs.
This is exactly the issue Halcrow faced. With so many people printing drafts around the clock, its printing costs skyrocketed to an unsustainable degree. At the same time, it discovered a sizeable number of staff were printing personal jobs without limits.
This led to Halcrow having three key problems to solve: encourage viewing drafts online where possible, charge printing back to users, and limit the amount of personal printing.