Built in 1927, St. Martin's School (SM) is a co-educational comprehensive school catering to almost 1,100 students and hundreds of staff printing day in, day out – facilitated in no small part by Network Manager, Paul Williams.
Needless to say, SM gets through a lot of printing – something that shouldn't pose any headaches with the right measures in place. But with annual budgets repeatedly blowing well before the end of the financial year, it was time for SM to get their printing under control.
PaperCut MF was simply the best option for us to fully manage printing and copying… An all-in-one, easy-to-use system.
Paul Williams, Network Manager at St. Martin's School
Prevent budget blowout with a flexible, user-friendly tool
Schools are used to facing all sorts of financial pressure, but the pressure can really hit when money starts drying up before the year is even finished.
"Our print management and maintenance budget is around £60,000 a year – contracts would last only 6-8 months," says Paul. "We couldn't really get clear visibility of expenditure and print volumes."
On top of that, with 550 computers running on both Windows and macOS, Paul had to find a solution to not just cut costs and provide visibility on printing, but work seamlessly across multiple operating systems as well.