2013 - 1st Quarter

UMKC’s Document Solutions Center

By Catherine Simonds, Client Relations Manager


The University of Missouri – Kansas City and Xerox have established an in-house, on-demand Document Solutions Center for campus printing and publishing needs, offering improved service and lower costs. This partnership meets UMKC’s goals:  (1) improved management of printing will yield dramatic cost savings;  an in-house centralized print center saves time and is convenient, easy to use and flexible; (3)  documents are secure and handled in compliance with UMKC-defined standards and policies.

In addition to offering color and black & white digital printing/copying, the center also provides different binding options, and print layout assistance. Campus users have already experienced increased cost savings and convenience with on-line ordering charged to their MoCode and free courier delivery.

UM Procurement was instrumental in helping the vendor define current state, identifying benchmarks and defining    requirements for the Statement of Work.  Once those were completed, we had to gain campus and executive support and market and introduce the Document Advisor once they came on board.

When asked about the advantages of the Document Solutions Center, Vice Chancellor for Administration and  Finance Sharon Lindenbaum said, “The DSC fee scale lowers your costs the more the center is utilized; so even for small print runs, you will save money. Chancellor Morton has emphasized how important that is to all of us in these times. Plus, the new center offers upgraded service and uses sustainable practices. To save time, money and resources, the administration encourages faculty, staff and students to use the DSC.”

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