Save Money with Print Optimization Software and Services
If you’re like most businesses, you’re spending between $650 and $1250 per person per year on print and copy. Pharos Systems can easily reduce this by 30%. If your company has 25,000 employees, that means savings in the range of $1.6 million to $3 million per year — with potential for even more. We do it by:
- Reducing the cost and cost structure of deployed devices
- Decreasing overall print volume
- Decreasing color print volume
- Increasing device utilization
- Managing on-going optimization of fleet hardware
- Increasing the use of electronic documents
- Increasing 2-sided printing
What’s different about Pharos is that we use world-class technology AND processes AND people AND best practices to deliver financial results for our customers. This includes our award-winning Pharos Blueprint® Enterprise software for tracking, controlling, and costing all the print that happens in your company. It also includes Pharos dedicated onsite print specialists, who ensure that day-to-day employee behaviors are consistent with your print strategy and identify cost improvement opportunities across the entire supply chain, not just at the point of print.
Another thing that’s different about Pharos is that we will engage print wherever it happens in your enterprise: in the office, production print centers, and externally procured. And we are completely vendor and hardware neutral.
Our technology and our people will help your employees make every print an intelligent decision: the right job on the right kind of device at the right cost — if it’s printed at all.
Pharos Blueprint® Enterprise with Toner Saving Policy delivers cost savings, waste reduction, and printing security for government agencies by providing the information that agencies need to optimize and consolidate their equipment fleet.
Blueprint Enterprise accomplishes this through:
- Hardware independence and compatibility with virtually all manufacturers’ makes and models of printing equipment
- Automated discovery of all output devices that users print to and real-time analysis of print parameters
- Comprehensive print/copy tracking and accounting to the user level
- Waste reduction, printing security, and convenience with Secure Release Here®
- Cost control and greener printing through printing policy deployment with Policy Print™
- Integration of a Toner Saving Policy can manage the rate at which toner is consumed in order to reduce toner spend and usage without compromising print quality
- Automatic allocation of output costs to the departments that generated them with Departmental Chargeback feature
Specifically to assist government agencies in complying with Executive Order #13589, Blueprint Enterprise is bundled with Toner Saving Policy. With imperceptible changes to the way in which toner is used to create the printed document, agencies can expect to save at least 25% from their baseline toner consumption. Pharos Systems is a sole source provider of this technology package.
Unmanaged printing and its associated costs are consuming the technology budgets of many colleges and universities. These institutions can no longer afford to provide students with free printing in computer labs and libraries. There is no doubt that some students print very prudently. But many others regularly print more than they need, and a few go overboard, churning out thousands of pages each semester. Schools are committed to offering their students a reasonable amount of free printing, are determined not to raise tuition to make it happen, and are looking for ways to recover costs while offering the highest quality output services.
Of course, a lot of college and university printing happens outside of computer labs and libraries. It is done in offices by administrators, faculty, and staff, in campus print shops, and in commercial printing facilities. In each case, there is an opportunity for schools to realize significant cost savings.
Pharos Systems has a suite of outstanding technology and campus-wide services that can help colleges and universities identify and realize these opportunities. Our technology includes Pharos Uniprint® software for implementing student pay-for-print/copy systems — and for managing and enhancing office printing on campus. Our campus-wide services are delivered by Pharos consultants who work with schools to assess the current state, and then develop and implement a strategy that optimizes print wherever it happens: in the fleet, in print centers, and externally sourced.
In everything we do, we remain completely vendor and hardware neutral. Our overarching goal is to make every print an intelligent decision: the right job on the right kind of device at the right cost — if it’s printed at all.
Pharos Systems helps libraries save money by making it easy to recover the costs of printing and copying. We make it easy both for libraries and their patrons. Patrons can walk up to a printer, copier, or multifunction device and swipe their LMS-linked library card to initiate and pay for print/copy services. Pharos Uniprint® software takes care of all of the tracking, charging, and accounting functions.
Uniprint also powers the Customer Services Kiosk
, our library computer reservation system. The Kiosk is a self-service station that allows patrons to review and add funds to their library accounts, which they can use to purchase print/copy services, pay fines, etc. Patrons can quickly and easily manage their accounts without requiring assistance from a librarian. SignUp enables libraries to create an automated, self-service PC reservation system, which ensures fair access for all users. Both SignUp and the Customer Services Kiosk allow librarians to focus on their core tasks, rather than spending valuable time policing computer use or handling patrons’ cash transactions.