Efficiency Supported By Standardisation
Not only are Canon experts in their field, they took the time to understand our business and come up with a vision that almost exactly matched our own.
After a thorough consultation with Canon, both parties recognised that the two companies were philosophically and culturally well matched. “Canon shared our vision for the company,” mentioned Jon. “There was no question that they were experts in their field. But what impressed us the most was Canon’s willingness to listen to our problems, take time to understand our business and come up with a vision that almost exactly matched our own. We knew that working with Canon was going to be the best thing for our business.”
Canon’s first steps were to point out the excess of devices and streamline and rationalise the fleet. Canon also spoke to Fujitsu about digitising their workflows, to control the need for so many printers, pointing out the efficiencies gained along the way. In total, the fleet of 1,200 was reduced by almost 700 devices and standardised across the continents. The new fleet was comprised of 90% Canon imageRUNNER devices and 10% single function printers,
“The new devices are not just faster and better integrated, they’re also sleeker. They’re visually more pleasing and align much better with who we are as a brand: fast, modern and effective.
Thanks to Canon’s uniFLOW solution, Fujitsu gained total control over its print fleet from an EMEA level, and was able to accurately track all printing, scanning and copying expenses. The provision of Secure Print, Follow-Me Print, Mobile & Guest Printing, as well as the easy integration meant that mobile printing became quick and effortless across regions. Most importantly, Canon was able to improve Fujitsu’s document security across the regions, with printing now requiring authorised identification via a SmartCard - which were also standardised across countries.
With Canon’s MPS solution, we have seen an approximate saving of 35% in our overall printing costs
The benefits were felt almost immediately. “With Canon’s MPS solution, we have seen an approximate saving of 35% in our overall printing costs compared to the previous solution,” stated Jon. “This has had a knock-on effect across the entire business, as all internal IT costs add up.”
As printing became easier, quicker, and standardised in every office, Fujitsu found a sharp increase in productivity. Managing the service also became easier thanks to the new consistency and Canon’s centralised reporting function. “We’re an international company first and foremost” said Jon, “and if we’re going to operate internationally as a single unit, we must give our employees the tools to print on the move, and from whatever office they choose to work in.”