The cost of doing business is continually on the rise, but while you may not have control over escalating prices, you do have control over your own office print behaviors. Failing to keep track of what is being printed and by whom, can be a costly mistake, but one that is easily corrected. Controlling office print, and taking back command of your budget, starts with a print assessment, to determine the true cost of printing in your office.
Three Scary Office Print Behaviors You'll Want to Avoid
Hidden Costs. Around 40 percent of print supplies are obtained without prior approval, leading to several potential issues:
A variety of machines, purchased according to the immediate need and low price point, from big box retailers.
Pricey consumables from a mix of manufacturers, leading to a large, unmanageable inventory.
The cost of these machines and their consumables may be hidden within departmental budgets, making it impossible to determine the cost of printing.
Uncontrolled Spending. Controlling office print gives you back control over your budget. Without print rules in place, every employee with access to a printer is capable of unlimited spending at your expense. Color copies may cost as much as a dollar per unit depending on toner coverage, and that alone is a great reason to regain control over office print behaviors.
Unnecessary Waste. Between 60 and 80 percent of used cartridges wind up in landfills each year, where they take over one thousand years to decompose. By implementing a formal recycling process, your office can cut costs and help the environment.
A complimentary print assessment is quick and easy, and can help determine the true cost of printing in your office, and identify areas where you can start to save. Controlling office print can result in immediate savings, increasing your bottom line and leaving you more time to concentrate on what really matters - growing your business.
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