Hidden Costs of Printing – How Much Are You Spending?
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Print Devices: Offices are often filled with a variety of printers, copiers, and MFPs, from different brands with different functions. Many of these devices may be underused, printing less than they should and staying idle for large portions of the day. Organizations that use a wide range of print models, manufacturers, and drivers create support problems for helpdesk. With a wide range of devices on an unmanaged print network also poses a security risk as these printers and MFPs are open to the same security vulnerabilities. Uncontrolled Costs: 90% of North American companies do not have a real understanding into the costs associated with printing. The cost of maintenance, service, and supplies are paid by individual departments, which leaves the printing environment without centralized control. Companies are unable to track these costs cross-departmentally, so a large portion of the total costs go uncontrolled and unknown. Print Management: Without the proper print management software tools to allow businesses to track, monitor, audit, and control the printing environment, companies are unable to reduce waste, optimize performance, and make guided decisions when purchasing new devices. Hidden Costs of Printing The total cost of ownership of printing devices goes far beyond the upfront purchase price, but also considers the running costs, environment impact, and support costs. A Quocirca Study estimated costs to be broken down as follows: Knowing the hidden costs involved in printing environment, organizations can achieve cost savings, and improve employee and document workflow. Try out our print management return on investment calculator to identify possible cost saving opportunities and develop strategies to optimize your print environment.
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