Rochester, N.Y. – While many cities struggle to find ways to stretch budgets to fund essential community services, the city of Rochester, N.Y., is working with Xerox Corporation (NYSE: XRX) to save more than $2 million in printing costs.
"Xerox came to us with a solution to a problem we didn't even realize we had," said David Mayor, Rochester's chief information officer. "They provided an easy and affordable way to use new and existing technology to reduce costs and really address some of our financial challenges."
The city will take control of print costs by applying the same managed print services (MPS) tools and techniques Xerox uses to save millions for large corporations. Under the five-year Xerox Print Services (XPS) contract, Xerox will help city employees spend more time serving the community and less time on print-related activities by making it faster and easier to fax, scan, copy and print.
By reducing the number of printers, copiers and fax machines from 459 to 168, and installing 24 Xerox ColorQube 9200 Series multifunction printers (MFPs) to replace single-function machines, the city will also reduce the cost of everyday color printing and meet its sustainability goals. The ColorQube 9200 Series uses cartridge-free solid ink technology to generate 90 percent less supplies waste and reduce the effects of manufacturing and transportation on the environment.
"Municipalities need to do the best they can to save taxpayers money, and the city of Rochester is at the forefront of using MPS as a creative solution to this challenge," said Russell Peacock, president, Xerox North America.
Xerox was positioned by Gartner, Inc., in the Leaders Quadrant in the 2010 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services Worldwide, and was recognized as a leader in IDC's Worldwide and U.S. Outsourced Print and Document Services Forecast and Analysis2 and in IDC's 2010 MPS MarketScape report3. Xerox was also named a managed print services market leader in Quocirca's European Vendor "MPS Comes of Age" report 2010.