MYLP Strategy Saves the Portland Art Museum $50,000 a Year

Founded in 1892, the Portland Art Museum is the oldest museum in the Pacific Northwest. It is internationally recognized for its permanent collection and ambitious special exhibitions. With a membership of over 23,000 households and serving more than 350,000 visitors annually, the Museum is a premier venue for education in the visual arts and if you find yourself in Portland, Oregon, please visit the Museum.

As a nonprofit, the Portland Art Museum must always find ways to spend less on administration and more on valuable programs for its patrons. Enter (MYLP).

MYLP’s relationship with the Portland Art Museum (PAM) begins in Chicago

MYLP’s relationship with the Portland Art Museum (PAM) begins in Chicago. PAM IT Director, Andrew, was at the time IT Director of the Chicago Architecture Foundation (CAF, now the Chicago Architecture Center, CAC). Andrew engaged MYLP once he saw the value of our technology and support services. He immediately experienced the benefits of having real time data and a clear, transparent view into the activities of the printer side of his IT responsibilities. Support for easy analysis and decision making, as well as work-load and burden relief made MYLP a valued partner.

Soon after, Andrew accepted a position with the Portland Art Museum, and moved his family out west. It did not take him long–only a few months–to reach out once again to MYLP, requesting our technology for the Museum. We were happy to oblige, free of charge.

MYLP, together with Andrew and PAM, crafted a replacement strategy

Very quickly, MYLP discovered that PAM had been sold far more capacity than they needed. They had upwards of a dozen, high capacity copier based MFPs that were delivering page volumes that could easily be handled by a desktop printer. Andrew agreed and as equipment leases expired, MYLP, together with Andrew and PAM, crafted a replacement strategy designed to deliver capability appropriate to their current needs and beyond, but well under the massive overcapacity sold to the organization by the previous vendor.

Within 8 months of installation – Andrew prepared and delivered a report to an all-staff meeting, of his recent printer project with MYLP. Andrew proudly reported a $50,000+ annual savings (representing a large percentage improvement), a direct result of integrating the MYLP plan. These impressive benefits were delivered to PAM with no risk and:

This is what drives MYLP.

We build a trusting, long-term relationship

Our philosophy and our goal is to partner with you to deliver the information and insight you need to make the best decisions for your organization. When we do that, we build a trusting, long-term relationship. Those relationships, along with creating tangible savings is what we value most of all.

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