Understanding the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) of your entire printing environment is the first step in knowing the true cost per printed page – which is usually nowhere near 6 cents to print a page!
In calculating your TCO you should include:
- Cost of consumables
- Cost of service and maintenance
- Software costs
- Hardware costs
- Rental or finance costs (as well as the applicable escalation rates)
- Minimum billing costs
When factoring in the above – do you believe that your cost to print a page is still only 6 cents per page across all your machines?
Gartner estimates companies spend between 1% and 3% of their turnover on printing.
It is important to understand what this cost actually is and what your print environment is made up of.
Take a look at some statistics we have gathered on schools across South Africa, confirming the real TCOs and what their actual print environment looks like.