case for a “less paper law firm”?
“ The LA story”
California dreaming? No, this one is a local U.K. business success
story, for the firm, their customers and the planet!
Employing 300 staff, across four locations, leading law firm Lester
Aldridge have always embraced more efficient ways of working, especially
if it is good for the customer and good for the bottom line.
>> Rationalise and simplify printing scanning and communication tools
for the benefit of the staff and clients.
>> Make it easier to share and distribute documents and reduce the ever
growing paper mountain. Whilst at the same time speed up communication
In addition the firm wanted to get visibility and control of an ever
growing overhead – document creation, distribution and retrieval.
with Canotec a long standing partner, the Lester Aldridge IT team
headed up by Neil Prevett, (Director of IT) identified true volumes
and costs, wastage, duplication and bottlenecks in the current
systems. Although savings were a key driver, business efficiency
and client facing services could not be compromised. A “Less
Paper Law Firm” was the goal and very deliverable but at
what cost or impact?
A phased approach was adopted using the latest eCopy scanning and Safecom, secure
print release technology on a Canon platform, winning the hearts and minds as
they went, Canotec and Neil’s team achieved staggering results...
Total output volumes dropped by 160,000 pages/month or in green
terms, 19 trees per month and the bottom line... the business is leaner and greener
per annum along the way, in running costs alone, let alone energy savings.