CU Considers Partnership with CFAO Electro-Hall on Print Solution
A team from CFAO Electro-Hall, a reprographic and office automation solution company, and also an official Partner of Sharp Corporation in Nigeria, visited the Covenant University Management on Friday, November 20, 2015, to formerly present a proposal for partnership with the University on Managed Print Services (MPS).
While making his presentation, the team leader, who is also the Communications Manager, Service and Support, Mr. Opeoluwa Akintomide, appreciated the opportunity given to his team to make a presentation. He stated that the team came to offer the University a print infrastructure that guarantees efficiency, productivity and cost savings.
Mr. Akintomide further stated, “A Sharp Managed Print Service genuinely manages your print environment to deliver significant guaranteed savings. MPS is a service-led approach to outsourcing, the active management and continual optimisation of the document output fleet and related business processes.”
He noted that document production is typically one of the biggest expenses for an organisation, costing up to 3% of revenue. Yet many organisations don’t have the time, staff or expertise to effectively monitor or manage their print environment. “With Managed Print Services,” he said, “you can outsource the management of your document output and associated business processes.” He further stated that analysts suggest possible savings of up to 30%, though in many cases their customers find that the actual savings from an effectively designed and implemented MPS was as high as 50% to 60%.
Mr. Akintomide, explained that the printers would be deployed to the University on two platforms if a favourable agreement is reached. One option would be a lease to the University, while the other would be an outright sale to the University. Each option attracts a level of management oversight from CFAO Electro-Hall. A swipe card system would also be deployed for all staff and students of the University as an access control tool to the print services.
In his remarks, the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Charles Ayo, stated that the MPS proposal was actually the way-to-go for the University as it represents what is utilised in world class institutions. He stated that a committee has been set up to facilitate the discussions on the proposal and advise on the two options offered by CFAO Electro-Hall; the outright purchase or the lease of equipment.
Also at the meeting were the Registrar, Pastor Olamide Olusegun; the Director, Financial Services, Pastor Bayo Oladehinbo; the Dean, College of Engineering, Professor Samuel John; the Director, Covenant University Centre for Systems and Information Services, Engr. Yinka Adegboye; a member of the ICT Committee, Dr. Fuminiyi Olajide and members of the Directorate of Media & Corporate Affairs.