We use SPC and are quite happy, and have saved money through them. SPC is a copier contract aggregator so they bundle hundreds or thousands of contracts together during a bid process to get top pricing. They act as an agent for our vendor relationship, offering leverage and problem resolution. The database they build helps manage notifications and inventory, and provides proactive reporting on usage. What I'm working on is financial incentives for printing reduction. I haven't resolved that one, but requiring individual schools to pay for their printing support and showing how they can save money, is a start, so the accountability for cost is felt closely to where the source of the use is. I looked at Paper Cut to manage printing, and that software's whole objective is to reduce and make efficient the print function, so the jobs are printed to the least cost printer first, etc. But that solution is pricey, and out of our range. Our vendors are OSV and National. OSV has been great, very diligent and dug in when we have had issues, trouble adapting as an organization to new devices. Our printers are Kyocera, mostly 2135 and 3045's through National. Our copiers are Toshiba through OSV, and some Kyocera multifunction. C On Mon, Jan 29, 2018 at 2:39 PM, Dennis DeWeerdt <[log in to unmask]> wrote: > Anybody have strong feelings one way or another on your copier company? > > Our lease is about to run out and we are looking at purchasing vs. > leasing. We are leaning towards purchasing. Also, who would be a good > service company? > > Thanks in advance for any input. > > Dennis > > > > -- > Dennis DeWeerdt > District Systems Administrator > Bennington Rutland Supervisory Union > 6378 Vermont Route 7A Sunderland, VT 05250 > <https://maps.google.com/?q=6378+Vermont+Route+7A+Sunderland,+VT+05250&entry=gmail&source=g> > > "The business of life is the acquisition of memories." Charles Carson > [Downton Abbey] > > ♻ Please consider the environment before printing this. > This email and any files transmitted with it are confidential and intended > solely for the use of the individual or entity to which they are addressed. > This message contains confidential information and is intended only for the > individual named. If you are not the named addressee you should not > disseminate, distribute or copy this e-mail. Please notify the sender > immediately by e-mail if you have received this e-mail by mistake and > delete this e-mail from your system. If you are not the intended recipient > you are notified that disclosing, copying, distributing or taking any > action in reliance on the contents of this information is strictly > prohibited. > > > > <https://mailtrack.io/> Sent with Mailtrack > <https://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/mailtrack-for-gmail-inbox/ndnaehgpjlnokgebbaldlmgkapkpjkkb?utm_source=gmail&utm_medium=signature&utm_campaign=signaturevirality> > > ----------------------------------------------------------------------- > > Search <http://list.uvm.edu/archives/school-it.html> the SCHOOL-IT Archive > > Manage <http://list.uvm.edu/cgi-bin/wa?SUBED1=SCHOOL-IT&A=1> your > Subscription to SCHOOL-IT > -- Craig Donnan Network Administrator Essex Westford School District Essex High School B116 2 Educational Drive Essex Jct, VT 05452 [log in to unmask] Direct to desk: 802-857-7130 ____________________________________ *If you need immediate assistance please contact **our helpdesk at *802-857-7000 ext 1234 or *[log in to unmask]* <[log in to unmask]>*.* *For Technology News click here <http://www.ccsuvt.org/category/blog/tech-news>.* -- CONFIDENTIAL COMMUNICATION. THIS MESSAGE MAY NOT BE FORWARDED. The information contained in this communication, including any attachments, is confidential,constitutes privileged communication, and is intended only for the use of the addressee. This message may not be forwarded without prior consent from the sender. The information in this e-mail is also protected by the rights afforded under Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) and school district policies. Any unauthorized use, forwarding, distribution,disclosure, printing or copying is strictly prohibited and may be unlawful. If you have received this communication in error, please notify us immediately at 802-879-8192 or return e-mail,and delete any copies of this message immediately. Any inadvertent disclosure of this communication shall not compromise the confidential nature of the communication.