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College Optimizes Costs with 3viewer

A large college in Denmark has substantially reduced its procurement costs by using 3viewer.

Copenhagen, Denmark, September 11, 2013 --( Earlier this month, the Danish-based firm released a free version of its printer management technology to the English-speaking market - building on an established client base it already manages in Denmark.

To coincide with the new availability of this product, 3manager has released information about one of its clients.

While the name of the educational institution cannot be named for contractual reasons, it was revealed that €11,000 ($14,500) was slashed from its procurement budget because of savings made through the use of the Zendesk-compatible app.

The 3viewer app, which has recently had a deluge of downloads from all around the world, allows IT managers and procurement executives, as well as small and medium-sized enterprise (SME) owners to see which of their printers are being used and how well optimized they are.

While this might not sound like the most important cost-cutting measure in the world, 3manager argues that its analytic technology is best-used in conjunction with other budget reducing methods.

But in the case of the Danish college, the savings were massive.

Executives at the educational institute had 230 appliances set up and needed to buy nine new office printers.

But by using the 3viewer tool as part of its Zendesk customer service support software, the college was able to see that some printers were being so poorly utilized by members of staff, they could be moved across the campus to be put in areas of higher demand.

The end-result was that the establishment cancelled its procurement of nine printers - saving it €5,500 per unit.

Studies conducted by 3manager's research team show that some 75 per cent of all printers are under-utilized and figuring out which ones fall under this category has helped many of the company's clients to reduce or cut their purchasing budget.

This has allowed the affected organizations to focus the money elsewhere. In some cases this meant that they could afford to take on new staff and expand their operations, while other businesses used the savings to deliver an impressive surplus.

Further research conducted by 3manager's team also showed that printer mechanical failures at firms that utilised 3viewer were reduced by 20 per cent - which in some cases prevented needless procurement for up to three years - saving thousands of dollars for affected businesses.

Henrik Lundsholm, chief technical officer for 3manager, commented: "Here at 3manager, we're really pleased that our app could deliver such impressive savings for this client.

"While it's sometimes hard for staff at educational institutions to properly manage their printer networks, especially considering how complex the built-in management systems are of many manufacturers, our newly free app can help.

"Any of our clients with five or fewer printers can access our utility for absolutely free. We really want to help SMEs, nurseries, schools and charities to cut down on needless procurement and believe that 3viewer will prove revolutionary in this regard.

”3viewer also offers a 14 day trial for companies with more printers than this, so that they can experience the more in-depth nature and customer support of our paid-version.”

Siiri Nathalie Bruun, area sales manager for 3manager, said: "We're really happy that our push to bring savings to colleges, universities and schools across the globe is starting to pick up."

"While we've had great success in Denmark with our 3viewer app, we believe that it's time to spread our wings and market this fantastic product in the US, UK, Canada, Australia and other English-speaking nations.

"Even though this particular institution is based in our home country, we believe that the lessons learnt from this massive cost savings drive can be applied to businesses and educational establishments all over the world.

"Why buy new printers when you can simply move your existing ones around to cover for spikes in demand?"
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