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Enfield saves millions through print contract

Published Friday, 06 February 2015

Enfield Council will be saving over £1.5m on its photocopying and printing costs after it announced a new Managed Print Service deal with imaging company ‘Canon’ this week.

When the current contract came to an end, the council renegotiated with Canon over several months to change how the Multi Functional Devices (MFD’s) were priced, ensuring that Enfield Council made a saving of 40 per cent each year. An MFD is a machine which has the functionality of several devices in one and can usually email, photocopy, print and scan.

The new contract is a unique commercial model for both Enfield Council and Canon, as it will ensure the council only pays for what they use, and also allows for larger jobs to be automatically fed through to the print room, saving time, resources and money. There is also some additional software which identifies printing trends so MFDs can be moved according to usage and faults can be flagged earlier.

Cllr Andrew Stafford, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Finance said: “At a time when every penny counts, Enfield Council is always looking for new ways to save money, and this deal with Canon ticks all the boxes as it not only helped us to cut costs, but also to increase efficiency.”

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