Xerox bagged a 10-year managed print service deal valued $110 million from the U.S. Department of Agriculture.
As part of the agreement, the company will install and support up to 16,000 Xerox ConnectKey-enabled printers and multifunction devices at more than 3,000 USDA sites around the globe.
New tools – like ready-to-use apps built into the interface – enabled by the ConnectKey technology will support migration to digital workflows and provide detailed analytics to reduce print volumes and paper consumption.
“According to Gartner, companies spend between one and three percent of their annual revenue on printing, and managed print services can help reduce the expenditure by nearly 30 percent,” said Mike Zimmer, president, U.S. Large Enterprise Operations, Xerox.
“With Xerox’s technology and services, the USDA can reduce spending while modernizing their operations, improving security and freeing up vital IT resources to support mission-critical programs.”
Xerox conveyed that it will provide ongoing service and support including help desks, maintenance, analytics and reporting services.
It will manage all of this with the aid of a secure web portal that has been customized for the USDA.
In August, the State of Tennessee selected Xerox to provide benefits cards to 120,000 citizens.
That was a five-year, $5.5 million contract with the Tennessee Department of Finance and Administration for quicker payment distribution and better security of funds to those receiving child support, unemployment compensation and state pension payments.