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Learn How A Dental Practice Saves 39% on Printing Costs [CASE STUDY]

Posted by Anthony Toope July 24, 2014 at 11:30 AM

If you are the person responsible for purchasing, and/or approving the purchase, for technology and business solutions like a; printer, scanner, fax or copier – you may find that making a final decision on which solution is right for your business overwhelming.

Every business is different with its own unique challenges.  There is no one size fits all solution to business problems and pain points. What might work for one business could be disastrous for another.  When choosing technology, equipment and office essentials such as printers, it’s important to start by understanding your unique needs and situation. Another option is to find out what other businesses, like yours, are using.

 

 

In today’s article we look at how one business with two offices and previously several print problems is now saving 39% in print costs and reaping the rewards of higher productivity after we studied their issues individually and implemented a solution tailored to their unique needs.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Case Studies

4 Ways To Finance Your New Printer, Or Upgrade

Posted by Andrew Panagis June 5, 2014 at 9:30 AM


Having a reliable multifunction printer for SMEs is important, but often the cost drives business owners to purchase something smaller than what they need.  So whether you’re looking at purchasing a printer for the first time, or considering an upgrade – make sure you understand the different options to finance a printer so you can get the right printer for your business needs without affecting your cashflow.

 

 

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Topics: Buying a Printer, Financial Planning, Managed Print Services, Budget

SMEs: 5 Signs You Need A New Printer, Or Better Printing Solution [CUSTOMER STORY]

Posted by Michelle Rochford May 22, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Even in the age of digital technology many businesses still need to print good quality colour documents. The challenge many people face is understanding the cost v’s benefit of either upgrading, or purchasing for the first time, a printer that meets their printing needs.

If you’re in an industry that requires your customers to see colour visuals, like a marketing or advertising agency, then it’s imperative you show your customers good quality, colour printed documents. Your customers need an accurate example of what their marketing piece or advertising is going to look like when published – you can’t expect them to approve their next advertisement if the colour in the example is wrong, or it’s black and white.

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Topics: Buying a Printer, Managed Print Services, Colour Printing

Read How A Leading Retailer Is Printing Quality, Affordable Marketing Material [CASE STUDY]

Posted by Anthony Toope May 15, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Eye-catching point of sale material is vital to engage customers in a retail environment. Retail managers are tasked with responding to local market conditions with special offers, and appropriate signage is instrumental in communicating these offers to customers and getting them through the door. In the fast paced FMCG world, it may not be ideal to wait for a print shop to create marketing material and posters. Moving printing in house allows retailers to create and print collateral on site, to support a faster response to changing market conditions.
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Topics: Managed Print Services, Colour Printing, Case Studies

Business Owners: Improve Your Bottom Line With These Printing Cost Saving Tips

Posted by Anthony Toope May 1, 2014 at 3:00 PM

Running a lean, efficient and profitable business is often an elusive goal that many business owners are forever chasing, with limited time, budget and resources affecting their ability to achieve desired results.

In an effort to improve profits, often business owners will consider reducing headcount or overhead expenses, with both of these cost saving strategies possibly having a negative impact on productivity and morale.  

Keeping your existing printer or copier may seem like a sensible decision, rather than investing in a new office solution, but have you really weighed up the cost benefit of keeping old infrastructure v’s investing in a new solution.

The purpose of this article is to share some of the real “hidden” costs of running the office infrastructure like printers and copiers, for your business, and what the possible cost saving solution may be.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Budget, Business Tips

6 Ways SMEs Can Improve Their Business With Managed Print Services

Posted by Michelle Rochford April 3, 2014 at 3:00 PM

In an effort to improve profits, often business owners will consider reducing headcount or overhead expenses, with both of these cost saving strategies possibly having a negative impact on productivity and morale. When SMEs seek cost savings and efficiency gains, the solution is often no further than the nearest office printer. The typical office output infrastructure—copy, fax, scan and print—offers significant opportunities for SMEs to improve business efficiencies and cost savings.

While you may not have this many printers, a common stumbling block for SMEs is knowing what their current printer position looks like, or even having time to set a baseline.  An audit of your existing fleet will give you an idea of your current state, and where productivity and cost savings can occur.  Working with an MPS partner who can undertake this audit on your behalf and provide an accurate report of your fleet is a good first step.

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Topics: Carbon Footprint, Managed Print Services, Printing Costs, Budget

Does Your Business Need A Managed Print Solution?

Posted by Martin Walton March 13, 2014 at 4:26 PM


Cutting costs and increasing efficiencies are phrases that are regularly thrown around in today’s business world. However, a lot of managers have no idea how much time and budget their IT and printing systems are costing. 

For some companies, printing alone can amount to 6 per cent of annual revenue – that is a substantial cost!

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Printing Costs, Printer Management

IT A Top Gripe For Australian Office Workers

Posted by Michelle Rochford December 19, 2013 at 1:42 AM

 

It seems our frustrations with IT are alive and well. Fuji Xerox Printers recently surveyed 1,000 business managers and office employees about their pet peeves and IT came out on top for one third of respondents. Think email, Microsoft Office, office equipment and internet outages.

As far as printer-specific issues go, one in five respondents are specifically frustrated with having to troubleshoot errors, which can waste precious work time.

Office workers are irritated by simple tasks such as replacing toner, loading paper and paper jams. Thirteen per cent are unhappy about the distance from their desk to the printer.

IT issues and frustrations can be costly and time consuming for a business. If you’re a business manager, it may be time consider how you can improve printing and IT processes to reduce the time and money spent on resolving issues.

As a business manager, improving the efficiency of printing and IT processes can target your number one frustration: cost and budgeting. Our research found that for 38 per cent of business managers, costs and budgeting are a major worry and one in four are concerned about staff productivity.

A managed print services (MPS) contract, which outsources the management of your printing fleet to a third party, can help to streamline printing and reduce costs.

Signing up to a managed print services contract can result in a 30 per cent reduction in print related costs. Furthermore, with staff no longer having to deal with printer issues, it also allows for improvements in staff productivity.

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Topics: Office Printing, Managed Print Services

Budget 2013: Time To Start Budgeting For Your Own Business

Posted by Anthony Toope May 17, 2013 at 2:15 AM

 

Small and medium sized businesses (SMBs) throughout the country waited with bated breath this week to find out what the 2013 federal budget had in store. Wayne Swan’s sixth budget was quite tight and while there were no drastic cuts, there was little good news for small business. In fact the general sentiment is that SMBs were somewhat left out of the equation.

If you’re a small business owner, you are probably already feeling the effects of the high dollar and weak consumer spending; an increased tax burden next year is likely to add to business costs. The budget reply this week may shed more light on what will happen in the year ahead.

It wasn’t all bad news however with the promise of significant investment to help SMBs capitalise on the NBN. Budding entrepreneurs and start-ups will benefit from a new funding pool while SMBs will have access to extra financial support for innovation.

With lots of hype around the 2013 budget and the end of the financial year looming, it’s timely to start thinking about budgeting for your own business.

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Topics: Financial Planning, Managed Print Services, Budget

How To Cut Your Office’s Printing Costs

Posted by Anthony Toope October 23, 2012 at 10:18 PM


If you’re a business owner or manager, how often do you review the printing solution in your office? Do you know the impact that your printers and copiers have on your balance sheet and operational expenses? Most businesses don’t.

In today’s challenging business climate, companies are scrutinizing every expense; driving down costs has become a significant competitive strategy. Most companies don't know how much they spend on printing - a recent trends report suggests this expense can vary between 3 and 15 per cent of revenue on all document related activities. Here are a few tips to help reduce the cost of your business’ print-related hardware:

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Topics: Financial Planning, Managed Print Services, Printing Costs, Colour Printing, Printer Management, Printing Policy

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