Case Study: On-line Ordering ensures a consistent corporate identity and lowers overall costs!


Balfour Beatty is a leading builder and construction company and operates several business units throughout the United States. Several of these divisions have multiple locations and with 2000+ employees needing business cards, stationery and collateral, finding a partner that could meet their needs was critical.

Their previous print provider(s) resulted in various point sizes, inconsistent color, frequent errors and poor customer service. This created missed deadlines, frustrated employees and an inconsistent corporate image.

AllegraDirect is an on-line ordering program that allows authorized users to choose from pre-populated pull down menus and pre-approved templates to ensure consistent, quick and accurate printing. Proofs are generated on the fly and approved prior to check out. After accepting bids from ten providers, Balfour Beatty narrowed it down to four possible solutions and invited live proposals. After reviewing functionality and price quotes, AllegraDirect was awarded the contract.

The Result:
Employee frustration is significantly reduced and print errors are nearly non-existent. Corporate image is consistent from division to division as well as item to item. Paper is consistent and all of the printing matches! Price savings have also been realized due to gang running the entire company’s needs at the same time. Efficiency has increased and no critical deadlines have been missed