“We also needed card swipers and a software solution that allowed us
to establish hard cost limits, so that if you purchase a $10 debit
card, you can only transact $10 worth of documents,” said the director.
From the catalog of Ricoh printing solutions, we went with Pharos Uniprint
— a software originally designed for schools, where overcharges were
deducted from student accounts. Other components of the solution
included a freestanding debit card kiosk, an all-in-one multiunction
printer (MFP) equipped for card-based payment, plus integration with the
office’s back-end systems.
Users can locate the document they need, make a copy, distribute it by fax or email and pay for their transactions — all from a single, easy-to-use system that generated $780,000 in its first year. The office achieved complete ROI in a matter of months, and just completed their third full year with a revenue close to $1 million.