Leaner, Greener Solutions for Lester Aldridge


Leaner, Greener Solutions for Lester Aldridge

A south coast law firm has seen output volumes drop by 160,000 pages a month – equivalent to 20 trees a month – after implementing a less-paper document & imaging solution through DMC Canotec.

Lester Aldridge (LA), which employs 300 staff across four locations, has saved £45,000 a year on previous annual running costs through the measures, let alone associated energy savings.

DMC Canotec’s Approach


DMC Canotec worked closely with IT, the management team and the key users, identifying true volumes and costs, wastage, duplication and bottlenecks. Although savings were a key driver, business efficiency and client-facing services could not be compromised.

DMC Canotec director David Newman said: “A less-paper law firm was the goal and very deliverable.

“A phased approach was adopted, using the latest eCopy scanning platform, which electronically captures paperbased originals and converts them into digital legal systems workflows, and Safecom, which offers secure print-release technology on the firms’ Canon multifuntional platform.

“Hearts and minds were won as we went http://humanrightsfilmnetwork.org/propecia along, and the partnership with LA’s team achieved staggering results.

“Total output volumes dropped by 160,000 pages a month, or, in green terms, 20 trees per a month.

“The bottom line is the business is leaner and greener, saving £45,000 on previous annual running costs alone, let alone energy savings.

“LA has always embraced more efficient ways of working, and this is a shining example of improved business efficiency through smarter technology.”

Did you know? IT departments spend 15% of their time on print-related issues.


Lester Aldridge’s Requirements


DMC Canotec’s brief from LA, a long-standing partner, was threefold:

  • 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 speeding up communication to clients
  • Visibility and control of an ever-growing overhead– document creation, distribution and retrieval.


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