Magee of Donegal is a well-known clothing manufacturer and retailer based in Donegal, Ireland. Today, the company employs just over 120 staff and its markets are still largely through retail outlets which can be found across Ireland and the UK. In 2012 the management explored the possibilities of Managed Print Services, driven in part by a shrinking IT department and the costs of re-staffing. Magee agreed to a three-year contract Managed Print Services proposal from OKI and its partner BMC Office of Ballymount, Dublin that promised significant cost reduction and the rationalisation and upgrading of its printer fleet. Before making its proposal, BMC Office and OKI conducted a thorough audit of the print function at Magee of Donegal. A major element was the replacement or consolidation of the company’s then 33 print devices to 24 OKI Executive Series models. Additionally, print management software was installed in order to enable remote monitoring and proactive service, including technical support alerts and consumable replacement alerts.
“I used to spend a lot of time running around after print problems and trying to monitor stocks of all sorts of consumables when I should really have been doing other things. Shedding that responsibility has been great for our little IT department and the MPS has unquestionably been more efficient and controlled than we could have achieved with what we used to have.” Gerry Cunningham, IT Manager, Magee of Donegal
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