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What All SMEs Need to Know About MPS and Controlling Printing Costs

Posted by Glenn Gibson December 12, 2017 at 7:03 AM

If you run a small to medium sized business, you don’t need us telling you it’s hard work. From the sleepless nights and long working days, to the office headaches and stresses that come with running a business, SME owners truly put in the hard work. As a small business owner, you most likely have a vision for your company. And, whatever your vision might be, chances are it doesn’t involve spending your hard-earned profits on printing costs. 

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Topics: mps, Managed Print Services, Printing Costs

3 Simple Ways Small Business Can Reduce and Control Printing Costs

Posted by Glenn Gibson November 14, 2017 at 7:02 AM


Small businesses are often looking for ways to reduce and control their costs, and for many, a major concern is the cost of printing. In fact, this is the case for 22% of small businesses who are worried about the cost of office printing (Fuji Xerox Printers 2016 Customer Insights Survey). The truth is, printing costs can in fact account for up to 6% of business revenue, which for SMEs is a significant amount of money. If your business is looking to control printing costs, look no further than this article. Here we will discuss how SMEs can control their printing costs through three simple and cost-effective measures.

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Topics: Printing Costs, mps, Managed Print Services, Toner

3 Simple Ways Your Small Business Can Reduce Printing Costs

Posted by Glenn Gibson September 26, 2017 at 7:02 AM



Most SMEs would agree that office printers and multifunction devices are an essential part of their daily business operations. However, 22% of small businesses also agree that costs of printing are a major concern for them (Fuji Xerox Printers 2016 Customer Insights Survey). Did you know that printing can account for up to 6% of business revenue? The truth is that many businesses spend more money than they need to on printing purely because they don’t know how to control costs. Unnecessary printing costs can come from personal printing, lack of training or outsourcing printing. In this article, we are going to reveal three simple and effective solutions for reducing your office printing costs.

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Topics: Printing Costs, Managed Print Services, Consumables

How SMEs Can Cut Costs and Save Money on Printing

Posted by Michelle Rochford May 9, 2017 at 7:02 AM



No matter whether you run a large corporate or a small firm, it’s important that you’re set up to sustain your business long into the future. But how do you do this? One highly effective way is to manage costs in order to improve profits. There are countless ways to manage your company's costs, however, in this article, we are going to ask you to turn to your nearest office printer. It might sound unconventional, but here are the facts. A typical office is founded on copying, faxing, scanning and printing, so it comes as no surprise that the humble office printer offers huge opportunities for SMEs to become more efficient while also saving costs.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, mps, Printing Costs

5 Common Non-Genuine Toner Myths Busted

Posted by Glenn Gibson January 31, 2017 at 7:01 AM

The cost of printing is a business operation that requires a lot of scrutiny. Printing costs add up in ways you may not expect: you burn through ink cartridges at blazing speed (and if you don't, they dry up or clog and you still need to buy new ones), colours are off and the frequent servicing causes a lot of tiny outages that  frustrate you and your employees.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Toner, Consumables

6 Questions To Help You Create A Cost-Cutting Print Policy

Posted by Glenn Gibson August 6, 2015 at 2:00 PM

When was the last time you looked at your business’ print policy? If you’re like many of the small businesses we work with, it has probably slipped down your list of priorities.

A print policy is an important part of controlling printing costs and usage. It is a set of guidelines that stipulates the expectations, rules and behaviours for office printing. It explains procedures for black and white versus colour printing, double versus single sided printouts and personal printing.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Printing Costs, Print Policy

A Guide to Managed Print Services For Small Business

Posted by Glenn Gibson July 30, 2015 at 10:00 AM

If you’re a small business owner shopping for a printer or printing solution, you’ve probably heard about Managed Print services (MPS). MPS involves entering into a contract with a third party for the management, maintenance and support of your printer and its consumables.

Research has shown that a MPS contract can reduce printing costs by up to 30 per cent, in addition to reducing time wasted on ordering consumables or dealing with technical issues. When designing an MPS environment, your IT provider can also work with you to identify existing processes that can be improved, for example by automating manual document workflows or introducing mobile print.

Managed Print Services are usually charged on a monthly cost per page basis (which can be as a low as one cent per page for black and white or 10 cents per page for colour), in addition to renting a device, which means there's little initial outlay. Alternatively, your provider may charge a monthly service fee, plus device rental, based on a minimum number of colour and mono pages per month. The typical MPS contract is usually five years.

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Topics: Managed Print Services

4 Printing Costs Small Businesses Often Don’t Consider

Posted by Glenn Gibson June 18, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Most business managers and owners will agree that printers and copiers are essential to daily operations. However, what many don’t consider are hidden costs of printing that directly (and indirectly) affect the balance sheet and operational expenses.

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Topics: Office Printing, Managed Print Services, Printing Costs, Print Solutions

What Is A Printing Solution and Why Do SMEs Need It?

Posted by Glenn Gibson May 7, 2015 at 10:00 AM

Printing technology can transform the workflow and productivity of a small business, yet unfortunately, many SMEs underestimate their printer and are unaware of its full capability.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Smart Series

Solutions To Help SMEs Avoid These Printing Frustrations In 2015

Posted by Michelle Rochford February 12, 2015 at 4:00 PM

Is it just me or are you too finding it hard to believe we’re into week two, of month two already? The year feels like it’s already flying by and I don’t want to waste my time on things that just aren’t important. A key to making sure you don’t waste your valuable time is to look at where you’re spending your time. Is it productive? Is there a better way to get things done?

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Topics: 455/405 Series, Managed Print Services, Printing Technology

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