Print management software from Plantation, Fla.-based Equitrac Corp. is managing the print network and reducing print waste at Archbishop Moeller High School in Cincinnati. Working in partnership with IKON Office Solutions, the school, using Equitrac Express, has managed faculty and student print output and distribution, leading to a 45% reduction in print and copy costs in just one year.
Equitrac Express is specifically developed for print management and cost recovery for colleges, universities, K-12 schools and their libraries. With Equitrac software, administrators decide who may print, how many pages and on which machines.
Print quotas can be easily set and enforced and the solution can be integrated with existing campus card systems to track, analyze or charge for every page output by any student, faculty member, staffer or guest on any desktop printer, networked multifunction printer or walk-up copier.
“The print controls in the Equitrac solution have enabled us to better manage output which has reduced our overall print costs significantly,” said Jeff Gaier, the school’s technology director. “Our old way of printing had no accountability. We were generating an incredible amount of print waste on a daily basis. We are now able to direct print jobs to the most available and most cost effective printer and have essentially freed up a full-time staff person, who previously spent 50% of her time distributing unclaimed print-outs.”