LONDON, April 4, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
End User Print Data Delivers Insights to Reduce Print Costs by up to 30 Percent
Verdiem today announced general availability of Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer, a new software product that builds on Verdiem's market leading IT energy management and efficiency platform to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs of an organization's end user computing and print environment. With Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer IT organisations can accurately measure end-user print activity, identify both local and networked printers, characterise costs and analyse data to uncover opportunities for print environment optimisation. This often results in reduced enterprise print costs of up to 30% - or $20 to $60 per user per year.
"IT organisations are experiencing increased pressure to improve service delivery and reduce costs, but they typically have little to no visibility into print environment costs and utilisation," said John Scumniotales, Verdiem's CEO. "Industry benchmarks show that most organizations easily spend $300 dollars or more per employee per year on printing. Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer exposes end-user print costs, providing organisations with the critical data needed to significantly lower print costs."
In Gartner's August 2012 report by Ken Weilerstein titled: "Overcome Your Printer Fleet Optimisation Challenges Through Needs Assessment," Gartner told clients they can reduce their office printing costs by 10 to 30 percent. Weilerstein states, "We know the message has got through because we regularly speak with clients who have achieved just that. In fact, a 2011 survey about Managed Printer Services (MPS) across three world regions showed that 63 percent of respondents involved in MPS projects expected to see a savings in the 10 to 30 percent range, and most of the rest project larger savings, up to 40 percent."
With Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer, IT organisations gain visibility into printer inventory, utilisation, and costs via a single dashboard view that enables organisations to:
- Discover Local and Networked Printers - Verdiem helps IT discover all actively used local and networked printers, irrespective of manufacturer, with local discovery proving key as the cost per page on local printers is about five times higher than for networked printers.
- Measure End User Print Usage and Costs - Verdiem measures key print metrics by monitoring end user print activity. Dashboards and reports give IT actionable data on print volumes and costs by department, printer, location, and user. IT will finally be able to answer who prints, where they print, what they print, and when they print. By understanding these behaviours, IT professionals can drive change and demonstrable cost reductions into the print environment.
- Analyse to Rightsize and Save - With an integrated BI engine, IT can drill-down into print data to uncover insights to help rightsize printer numbers and lower costs. Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer ships with more than 30 analytics reports including ones that show the highest and lowest volume and cost departments, printers, users, and locations. Additional reports provide prescriptive guidance on possible printers for elimination, and show savings opportunities created by shifting volume from high cost to low cost printers.
- Measure Printer and PC Energy Usage - Verdiem uniquely provides visibility into printer and PC electricity usage and costs. IT devices account for 25 percent of commercial electricity consumption, with roughly half coming from PCs and printers. Verdiem power monitoring establishes a baseline of electricity usage and costs for PC and printer fleets. To control PC energy consumption and save 20 to 50 dollars per PC per year, IT can also upgrade to Verdiem's industry-leading PC power management solution.
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