Sartell-St. Stephen School District
Copiers & Printers
"The job that Marco does in support, communication and sales is unmatched for copiers, AV equipment and phone support.â€ť Kyle Breitkreutz, Director of Technology, Sartell-St. Stephen School District
The Sartell-St. Stephen SchoolÂ District has an excellentÂ reputation for qualityÂ programs and services offeredÂ to students of all ages. TheÂ breadth and scope of theÂ curricular program, extracurricularÂ opportunities andÂ specialized programs makeÂ the school district one of theÂ finest in Central Minnesota.Â Staff and administration areÂ dedicated professionals whoÂ work closely with studentsÂ and their families to maintainÂ a high standard of educationalÂ excellence. The mission ofÂ the Sartell-St.Stephen SchoolÂ District is to inspire the entireÂ community to develop well-roundedÂ citizens capableÂ of becoming successfulÂ and contributing membersÂ of society by providingÂ outstanding instruction inÂ a caring and supportiveÂ environment.
School District Reduces Printing Costs with Marco's Managed Print Services
Keeping up with a large print fleet can be time consuming ... especially when itâ€™sÂ not your primary job. The Sartell-St. Stephen Independent School District (ISD 748)Â reached out to Marco for a print audit because its IT staff was spending too muchÂ time fixing equipment they werenâ€™t necessarily trained on. The district had a previousÂ relationship with Marco and chose to expand on it based on Marcoâ€™s experienceÂ and reputation.
â€śMarco found areas where we were repetitive, where we could remove a printerÂ and consolidate what we had. They also elaborated on getting an updatedÂ fleet, so we could be working with the newest operating systems,â€ť said KyleÂ Breitkreutz, Director of Technology for ISD 748.
Print savings also played an instrumental role with the decision in movingÂ forward with Marco.
â€śWe looked at each printing location and learned how Marco managed its tonerÂ supply. Having to purchase toner specific to the model was a major frustrationÂ for us. When that model would go obsolete or stop working, a great amount ofÂ money was wasted because we had toner stocked on our shelves that we couldÂ no longer use.â€ť
Together, the Marco team and Breitkreutzâ€™s team came up with solutionsÂ that would meet their need to create a more efficient environment. TheÂ implementation process was done over the course of the summer without anyÂ down time. Breitkreutz commended Marco for how quick and efficient theÂ implementation took place.
â€śThe fact that I no longer need to have our staff managing our current fleet isÂ very valuable to me. Itâ€™s freed up my IT staff from doing print jobs and allowsÂ them to focus on teaching and learning with our staff in the school district,â€ťÂ explained Breitkreutz.
Once Marcoâ€™s Managed Print Services were in place, ISD 748 experienced aÂ tremendous decrease in its print volume.
â€śWith the consolidating that we did, we went from 11 million copies to 9 millionÂ copies, thanks to Marco and the processes that we put in place. We also didÂ one-to-one...and are doing more electronic collaboration and sharing,â€ť saidÂ Breitkreutz.
ISD 748 also had concerns that it would have lengthy down times. Keeping theÂ machines up and running is vital to the districtâ€™s students and staff.
â€śEvery time weâ€™ve made a service call to Marco, theyâ€™ve had support at theÂ school by the end of the day. And toner arrives when there is 15 percent left.Â This is part of the functionality weâ€™ve come to expect, but also donâ€™t take for
granted,â€ť expressed Breitkreutz.
As the relationship continues to grow, Marco and ISD 748 keep abreast of theÂ latest technologies.
â€śWe meet with Marco twice a year to review our printing plan. We do this toÂ make sure we are on pace with our calendar year and we also get updates fromÂ our technology advisor on what new technologies and efficiencies are available.
Marco has been fantastic with knowledge on the area. When we remodelÂ current schools and begin building a new high school here shortly, weâ€™re alreadyÂ planning on what weâ€™re going to do with Marco,â€ť Breitkreutz explained.
As an overall technology partner, Breitkreutz said he couldnâ€™t be happier with theÂ service Marco provides.
â€śThe job that Marco does in support, communication and sales is unmatchedÂ for copiers, AV equipment, phone support and everything we use Marco for,â€ťÂ Breitkreutz added.