A major part of the success of any printing solution is the relationship between the supplier and the provider. The KES and Itec Central relationship now spans 15 years, and has seen Itec make numerous recommendations for ways that the school could reduce unnecessary printing and increase efficiencies through ongoing monitoring and reporting of usage patterns. “A good starting point for any school is to look at how much printing costs.
How many pieces of paper will a child get in a year? What percentage of learners are allocated to the print budget? Every extra rand you spend on printing reduces the budget in other areas. With KES’ current print solution in place, the school has seen a 50% reduction in its total cost of operations for print,” says John Considine, managing director of Itec Central.
This is just a small example of the organic and effective consulting relationship between Itec Central and KES, which has resulted in the cost-savings and print efficiency. “It’s vital to source your print services from a vendor that’s willing to put some skin in the game, and evolve with your needs,” says Sim. “Working with Itec Central truly is a partnership. When we have a challenge, they work with us to get it done. Itec has been integral to our ability to maintain the efficiency of our workflow, in the most cost-effective and sustainable manner possible.”