Service Centers are operations created within university units that provide products and services to other university departments, often at an overall cost savings to the university or college over what each unit could obtain the services on their own from outside of the university. An example would be telephone services. It is much more cost effective to have one centralized campus telephone service rather than each department obtaining their own service, working with the phone company, and receiving individual billings. Another example is a departmental photocopier providing copies for many users. It is more cost effective to have one copier to serve many. Service Centers do not exist to make a profit. The financial objective of a service center is to break even by matching recovered costs with expenditures.