Verdiem Introduces Print & Power Analyzer for Enterprise Print Optimization
End User Print Data Delivers Insights to Reduce Print Costs by up to 30
SEATTLE, April 3, 2013
SEATTLE, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Verdiem today announced the general
availability of its new software product, Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer,
which builds on Verdiem's market leading IT energy management and efficiency
platform to improve efficiency and reduce operational costs of an
organization's end user computing and print environment. With Verdiem Print &
Power Analyzer IT organizations can accurately measure end-user print
activity, identify both local and networked printers, characterize costs, and
analyze the data to uncover opportunities to optimize the print environment.
This often results in reduced enterprise print costs of up to 30 percent or
$20 to $60 dollars per user per year.
"IT organizations are experiencing increased pressure to improve service
delivery and reduce costs, but they typically have little to no visibility
into the costs and utilization of their print environment," said John
Scumniotales, CEO of Verdiem. "Industry benchmarks show that most
organizations easily spend $300 dollars or more per employee per year on
printing. Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer exposes end-user print costs and
provides IT organizations the critical data needed to significantly lower
In the August 2012 Gartner report by Ken Weilerstein, titled, "Overcome Your
Printer Fleet Optimization Challenges Through Needs Assessment," Gartner has
told clients that they can reduce their office printing costs by 10 to 30
percent. Weilerstein states, "We know the message has gotten through, too,
because we regularly speak with clients who have achieved just that. In fact,
a fall 2011 survey about Managed Printer Services (MPS) across three world
regions showed that 63 percent of respondents involved in MPS projects
expected to see a savings in the 10 to 30 percent range, and most of the rest
project a larger savings, up to 40 percent."
With Verdiem Print & Power Analyzer, IT organizations gain visibility into
printer inventory, utilization, and costs via a single dashboard view. Verdiem
enables organizations to:
oDiscover Local and Networked Printers - Verdiem discovers all actively
used local and networked printers irrespective of manufacturer.
Identifying local printers has been a challenge because IT typically has
little to no visibility into local printer purchases and supply costs.
However, visibility is essential since the cost per page on local printers
is about five times higher than for networked printers.
oMeasure End User Print Usage and Costs - Verdiem measures key print
metrics by monitoring end user print activity. Dashboards and reports give
IT actionable data on print volumes and costs by department, printer,
location, and user. IT will finally be able to answer who prints, where
they print, what they print, and when they print. By understanding these
behaviors, IT professionals can drive change and demonstrable cost
reductions into the print environment.
oAnalyze to Right-size and Save - With an integrated business intelligence
engine, IT can drill-down into print data to uncover insights to help
right-size the printer fleet and lower print costs. Verdiem Print & Power
Analyzer ships with more than 30 analytics reports including ones that
show the highest and lowest volume and cost departments, printers, users,
and locations. Additional reports provide prescriptive guidance on
possible printers for elimination and show savings opportunities created
by shifting volume from high cost to low cost printers.
oMeasure Printer and PC Energy Usage - Verdiem uniquely provides visibility
into printer and PC electricity usage and costs. IT devices account for 25
percent of commercial electricity consumption, with roughly half coming
from PCs and printers. Verdiem power monitoring establishes a baseline of
electricity usage and costs for PC and printer fleets. To control PC
energy consumption and save 20 to 50 dollars per PC per year, IT can
upgrade to Verdiem's industry-leading PC power management solution.
IT devices consume more than 25 percent of commercial electricity in the US;
approximately 15 percent of that is due to printers. Typical network printers
draw significant energy when printing a page – about 700 watts. In addition,
producing and disposing of paper has a large resource impact: one sheet of
paper requires 13 ounces of water; 10 percent of industrial energy consumption
goes to making paper; and 30 percent of municipal solid waste in the US is
paper-based. But with the right data, it's possible to lower print volumes and
significantly reduce an organization's impact on the environment. For example,
a 10,000 person organization with 4,000 pages printed per employee per year
that cuts print volumes by 10 percent, saves nearly 500 trees, reduces CO2
emissions by 1,400 tons, and takes the equivalent of nearly 300 cars off the
road. This is a major improvement for the environment and a significant win
for an organization's sustainability program.
Verdiem is a leader in IT energy management and efficiency software. Verdiem
helps organizations reduce operational costs and increase efficiency for end
user computing and print devices. Verdiem delivered the first integrated
platform for both print analytics and energy optimization for distributed IT
devices including PCs, Macs, printers, and IP phones. More than 700
corporations, government agencies and educational institutions have deployed
Verdiem on over 2.5 million devices. Most customers experience payback within
6 to 12 months. Based in Seattle, Verdiem is backed by Kleiner Perkins
Caufield & Byers. More information is available at www.verdiem.com.
Contact: Jennifer Gehrt, (206) 282-4923 ext. 112, Jennifer@Communiquepr.com
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