Repro Products, Inc., Atlanta’s exclusive Xerox Agency, has some proven methods to help you cut business expenses through better document management. Many of these are quite simple and can be put into practice immediately, meaning you can start saving money right away.
Reduce Print Costs
With businesses spending approximately 3% on printing, this is the third largest business expense behind rent and payroll. If your company is like most companies, you underestimate how much you’re spending on printing by around 40%. There are some simple strategies, like printing on both sides of the paper whenever possible and restricting color printing, that are good places to begin saving money. Xerox printers let you set permissions and restrict color printing to specific documents, departments or employees.
Almost half of printed pages are discarded and another 20 percent are never picked up from the printer at all! Eliminate unneeded printing with Xerox printers that don’t print until the user validates the print job with a PIN code they enter at the printer. The page that was never printed is the biggest savings of all.
Although the above strategies will provide some savings, engaging Repro Products to outsource your print management is the most effective way to reduce your print costs. A managed print services (MPS) strategy can cut your costs by up to 30%. You will also get a single point of contact who can manage your vendors, handle supplies ordering and provide a detailed understanding of your print environment. We will also provide support and advise you on industry-standard best practices. Contact us to find out more about managed print services.
Assess Your Equipment Needs
When you want to cut costs, your hardware is another expense you need to examine. A print assessment by Repro Products can identify opportunities to save money while boosting efficiency. If your organization can’t immediately determine how many printers are in your office, where they’re located or who is printing on them, an assessment is the first step you need to take.
While it may seem counter-intuitive to spend money on new equipment in order to reduce costs, outdated office equipment can be an unnecessary drain on your budget. Dated equipment is inefficient and is likely the source of many costly repairs. A print assessment can also tell you the best placement of your devices for the teams they serve in order to achieve optimum utilization.
Digitizing documents and storing them in the cloud reduces expenses by decreasing printing and by improving productivity. Digitization can eliminate paper from how you invoice, report financials, manage legal and human resource forms and handle other time-consuming processes. It reduces your office space needs as well since you’ll have fewer physical records to store.
Xerox Web Capture Services automates and scans documents for immediate use without the additional steps of creating files, renaming documents and importing to an applications. Now scanning is easier than ever, eliminating a difficult learning curve and making your transition to digital easier than you may imagine. It also works with any brand of scanner so you won’t need to invest in new ones. Xerox printers using ConnectKey Technology® let you scan and print documents directly to and from cloud storage apps like Microsoft 365 and Dropbox which is a huge time saver.
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Need help choosing a document management solution for your office? Contact Repro Products, Inc., Atlanta’s Exclusive Xerox Agency, for a needs assessment by clicking here. We look forward to working with you and helping you improve your bottom line.