Founded in 1826, Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) is a research university located in Ohio. With a rich heritage and proven pedigree, they're considered one of the highest quality schools in the United States.
In fact, their curriculums for international law, health law, and IP law rank among the best in the country. But with student printing costs spiraling every day, the same couldn't be said for how they were managing printing. Which is why they came to us.
With PaperCut enabling quotas and BYOD printing in tandem, CWRU were able to reduce their faculty printing costs by as much as US $20,000 per year.
No students quotas meant unaccounted-for printing and spiraling costs
Ask any law school, and you'll find there's plenty of printing to be done – especially by students. With CWRU's student body printing an enormous number of sheets per year, the situation certainly rang true for IT Director, Tron Compton-Engle.
"Without quotas, our students were printing around 2 million pages a year. We were also concerned about the environmental impact of what was clearly a great deal of wasteful printing," says Tron.
But plenty of printing isn't necessarily a bad thing if you're doing your best to rein in usage. Problem is, CWRU had no quota system in place – students were printing freely with zero accountability and zero knowledge of costs and volumes.