Sharp multifunction devices and printers from Les Olson Company helped enhance the healthcare organization’s productivity and security while decreasing service expenses.
Business Environment Challenges
One of Les Olson Company’s clients, a large medical provider in the U.S. that covers multiple states and has more that 38,000 employees, needed an economical way to track, print and scan patient records, while keeping them secure and HIPAA compliant. Additionally, the need for frequent printer supply replacements kept services expenses high.
Like many other organizations in the healthcare industry, this healthcare organization had a committee studying ways to reduce print and document management costs. Their committee reached out to us at Les Olson Company for a Sharp solution to increase efficiency and resolve its current print management challenges.
The committee strongly considered Sharp from the start, because of the low cost of ownership. They focused on Sharp’s new like of monochrome printers and MFPs, which offered a much lower cost of ownership than previous models the organization had deployed.
They began by testing proposed models in their testing center. During the weeks of testing, the proposed models met or exceeded their requirements for their healthcare facilities. Most importantly, the MFPs and printers integrated and performed flawlessly with the organization’s internal software, as well as PaperCut technology, which allows for tracking of print job activity and enhanced security.
After testing was complete, Les Olson Company installed 170 Sharp MX-B355W copiers with integrated PaperCut technology. We also installed 70 Sharp MX-M450P printers to replace some of the medical center’s current fleet of printers.
Overall, the organization has significantly lowered its cost of printing. In fact, over a 12 month period, the Sharp MFP changes have resulted in a total savings of nearly $17k. Additionally, the common supplies for Sharp MFPs and printers have simplified the managing of toner and maintenance. Using PaperCut, employees at the healthcare organization have also decreased their printing volume. As a result, the organization is more environmentally friendly.
“The organization is literally saving thousands of dollars per year with the installation of the new Sharp devices,” says Chris Telesco, Les Olson Company’s Corporate Enterprise Manager.
Since these installations, the organization plans to continue working with Les Olson Company to replace more of their current fleet with Sharp Devices.
- High cost of printing
- Frequent supply replacement
- Installed 170 new Sharp MPFs
- Installed 70 new Sharp Printers
- Installed PaperCut Software on MFPs
- Significantly lowered their cost of printing
- Less paper and toner waste
- Common supplies between devices simplified management
- PaperCut allowed for tracking of print activity and enhanced security