Pace Performance chose the Lexmark X642e multifunction printer (MFP). A highresolution monochrome laser MFP capable of delivering output at speeds up to 45 pages per minute, the Lexmark X642e incorporates a business-class scanner with a 50-pagecapacity automatic document feeder.
After years of operating multiple devices, including a single-sheet scanner, the X642e is a significant step up, providing Pace with print, copy, and fax capabilities all in a single high-quality unit – and at a lower total cost of ownership.
“The quality of the printing and scans are so much better,” said Fitch. “And, it is as easy to use as your local bank ATM. Our cashier can put her documents into the automatic feeder, push the button and the job is finished,” said Fitch. “It’s so much faster than the copier we had before.”
The Company. As America s topdistributor of GM Performance Parts,Pace Performance can t afford to keepits automotive and truck customersidling. Through its fast-growing Web siteand its Niles, Ohio retail superstore,Pace processes nearly 100 outgoingorders every day for products rangingfrom truck accessories up to completereplacement engines and transmissions. Our customers are all about speed andperformance, and Pace is no different, said Parts Manager Chuck Fitch. Wedemand the same when it comes tocreating the documents that we need to pick, pack and ship every order. The Challenge. Using a single non-networked printer and separate copierand fax devices was good enough forits business several years ago. But asPace s business grew and moreemployees were hired, this approachcould no longer keep up. The currentsolution is slow to print and eachdevice requires different serviceprocedures, equipment leases andtoner cartridges. As a result, Fitchdecided the time was right toconsolidate Pace s separate devicesinto a modern, high-performance,single-vendor networked solution ableto meet future demand. The Solution. Pace Performancechose the Lexmark X642emultifunction printer (MFP). A high-resolution monochrome laser MFPcapable of delivering output at speedsup to 45 pages per minute, theLexmark X642e incorporates abusiness-class scanner with a 50-page-capacity automatic document feeder. Success StoryPace PerformancePace Performance revs up order fulfillment with Lexmark X642eAutomotiveDealership The clarity of the touch panel on the X642e eliminatedany user apprehension among our 32 employees. Everyonewho has walked up to it has been able to use it without anytraining at all. The touch screen just makes it easy foranyone to figure out. Chuck FitchParts ManagerPace Performancewww.paceperformance.comSummary. Pace Performance speeds up its parts shipping process and reduces expenses with Lexmark's X642emultifunction printer. Keys To Success.multifunctionprintergenuine lexmarksuppliesUntitled DocumentAfter years of operating multipledevices, including a single-sheetscanner, the X642e is a significant stepup, providing Pace with print, copy,and fax capabilities all in a singlehigh-quality unit and at a lower totalcost of ownership. The quality of the printing and scansare so much better, said Fitch. And,it is as easy to use as your local bankATM. Our cashier can put herdocuments into the automatic feeder,push the button and the job isfinished, said Fitch. It s so muchfaster than the copier we had before. Equipped with a large, graphicaltouch-screen operator panel, theX642e functions are clear, intuitiveand unmistakable. The clarity of thetouch panel on the X642e eliminatedany user apprehension among our 32employees, said Fitch. Everyonewho has walked up to it has been ableto use it without any training at all.The touch screen just makes it easyfor anyone to figure out. Installed in minutes and equippedwith out-of-the-box Ethernetconnectivity, Pace now relies on itsnetworked X642e to print orderfulfillment pick tickets, customerinvoices and detailed packing slips. With its Web business increasingdramatically each quarter, Pace plansto integrate its Lexmark X642e intothe company s next major systemsupgrade: installation of an onlineautomotive parts information solutionfrom ProQuest Automotive.The Results. By replacing its older faxmachine, copier and printer with theLexmark X642e MFP , Pace improvedperformance, saved space, reducedoperating expenses, simplifiedmaintenance, and eliminated the needto stock three different toner cartridges.Fitch is now looking at installinganother Lexmark X642e in itsshipping and receiving area so thatbills of lading can be printed. And,Pace s Marketing Director is planningto use the device to print custommarketing materials and envelopes todistribute coupons andannouncements to hundreds of keycustomers instead of sending those outto a production facility.As Pace Performance s businesscontinues to speed up, the LexmarkX642e multifunction device is a keycomponent helping it stay in high gear.Success StoryPace Performance2www.lexmark.comLexmark and Lexmark with diamond design are trademarks of Lexmark International, Inc. registered in the United States and/or other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respectiveowners. 2006 Lexmark International, Inc. 740 W. New Circle Rd., Lexington, KY 4055071k7307Lexmark X642e