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Optimized Print Services Success Story Company Profile: Neografia, Slovakia Neografia produces high quality colour books, magazines, catalogues and packaging. The company is one of Slovakia’s leading printing houses with more than 500 employees. Neografia’s production cycle covers all print processes from pre-press through web to sheet printing to finishing options, including binding. The company regularly wins industry awards. It is certified according to ISO standards by FograCert for contract proof creation, Lloyd’s Register for quality assurance and others.
Customer’s current situation/challenge Neografia has a monthly office print volume of more than 200,000 printouts. More than half of the company’s fleet was outdated and some devices did not operate at their optimal capacity. Instead of building on service-material contracts, decisions were generally based on lowest price offers. So identifying internal costs was hardly possible. In addition, servicing of output systems was undertaken in-house and standards of secure access to printed output had to be updated.
Success summary Konica Minolta achieved 10% savings of consumables for Neografia. The integration of new Konica Minolta devices established faster printing and the ability to copy, fax and scan to destinations such as e-mail, PCs or an FTP server for an overall reduction in printout numbers and for simplified work processes. Neografia also benefits from the Konica Minolta machines’ finishing options such as stapling, saddling or punching. In terms of service, Konica Minolta managed to cut external costs and keep the internal workload to a minimum. Secure printing now monitors print processes and user access.
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Optimized Print Services OPS combines consultancy, hardware and software implementation and operation in order to develop improvement strategies on the basis of precise facts and figures. It guarantees cost reductions and trouble-free processes.
OPS Consult The OPS Consult phase started with the OPS Fleet Consult Advanced and OPS Floor Plan Basic modules for a comprehensive analysis of Neografia’s office management processes. As a result, Konica Minolta specialists put together a detailed overview of Neografia’s output environment and print infrastructure and presented a tailored optimisation proposal to Veikkaus. The proposal covered all customer requirements and wishes. It also took all interdependencies in respect of the workspace and the technology deployed on it into consideration.
OPS Implement In the OPS Implement phase, Konica Minolta delivered pre-configured multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) and provided support for the PC and server driver installation. The accounting solution now looks after monitoring, reporting and user access management at Neografia. Next to the new office fleet and the project management solutions, Konica Minolta implemented its production printing devices bizhub PRO 1051 and bizhub PRESS C7000 without significantly affecting Neografia employees’ workspace ergonomics. The devices are an addition to offset printing and take the place of a large-format device with inline finisher. The new solution saves operating costs and gives Neografia more flexibility in day-to-day operations. Besides basic trainings for MFP users at Neografia, Konica Minolta’s experts held a special presentation for users of the new production printing devices at its own showroom in Bratislava, Slovakia.
OPS Manage Finally, Konica Minolta deployed its CS Remote Care solution for automatic print meter readings as well as for faster and better services. Using this comprehensive tool, Neografia’s installed output devices are securely connected to the Konica Minolta service organisation. Amongst other points, the automated support caters for performance monitoring and remote analysis of all output devices that are covered. In this way, Konica Minolta service staff can access the machines remotely or give clear advice to an on-site service if necessary. CS Remote Care also ensures on-time delivery of consumables. Neografia now can easily detect and manage internal costs. A further OPS programme for optimising Neografia’s production printing devices is being planned.
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“Based on a precise analysis, Konica Minolta helped us to design, implement and operate a highly effective printing infrastructure,” says Norbert Janíček, IT, Telecommunication and Prepress Manager at Neografia. “Its solutions not only provide us with advanced options for office and production printing, but also help us to reduce costs.”