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Cost Recovery – It’s not as difficult as you think!

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Oct 30, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Cost recovery in any business is essential. In law firms, it’s even more important to ensure that billable items land on clients’ invoices. Disbursements are often either manually tracked and billed, or it is isn’t recovered 100%. (This is an opportunity lost to generate an income for your business!)

Our preferred software for printing, telephony management and cost recovery is PaperCut.  Not a lot of companies know that PaperCut offers telephony billing, through an add-on module called, Revoco.  We’ve worked with various law firms of different sizes and for us, this software is a must.

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Topics: Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Print Management Software

What and Why are people still printing?

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Sep 4, 2019 12:00:00 PM

It’s all good to manage print costs and have a strategy for going digital, however can you answer the question of why your people still print and what are they printing? We have found that understanding this can actually uncover areas of inefficiencies within your business.

Typically, businesses identify areas of inefficiencies by means of manual processes or escalations within a department or from clients, due to tasks being missed or not attended to. This is a top-down approach where the business would then identify the inefficient process and reach out to consultancies or technology firms to assist with the automation or digitization of this process.

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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Digitalisation

Matter Costing - How Print Management Software Can Raise the Bar

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Jun 5, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Having a print management software to recover matter billing from your clients is no longer a pleasant option, but rather an essential part of your law firm’s IT toolkit.  However, although most firms recognise this need and the importance of this revenue stream, most aren’t sure what the best software is and how to go about it.

Let’s fix that.

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Topics: Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Print Management Software, Device Management Software

10 Compelling Reasons why you need a Print Assessment

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Jan 26, 2018 8:00:00 AM

Print assessments have become somewhat of a standard in the Office Automation industry. It’s not uncommon for copier salesman to compare current spend to a new solution and advise on the savings available, should you sign on the dotted line.

The problem here is that the print estate is not looked at in its entirety. Only then will you see the current state compared to where you could be.

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Topics: MPS, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Print Assessment

Differences Between Office Automation & Managed Print Services

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Sep 1, 2017 9:30:00 AM

Efficiency, the buzzword in any company is all about working smart, not hard. Making the most of your time and effort, whilst staying productive.

Most people are looking for ways to become more efficient in their everyday tasks. Earlier, all you needed was a basic computer, telephone and perhaps a fax machine to get through the items on your to-do list.  Whereas now, this won’t give you the edge to make you more efficient and thus, you won’t be one step ahead of your competition.

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Topics: MPS, Office Automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, Print Environment, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing

6 Tips for Managing Vendor Relationships

Posted by Zandalee Naude on Jul 4, 2017 10:52:24 AM

Managing Vendor Relationships is often focussed on finding suppliers with the cheapest price for a product or service, however, it’s about much more than just that.  Vendor management is about ensuring that the agreement between the company and the supplier is mutually beneficial for both parties.

By ensuring that you manage vendors effectively, you ensure proper service delivery at the required rate and satisfaction to help achieve your business goals.

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Topics: MPS, Service Level Agreement, Culture Code, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Solutions, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Company Culture

Take Control of Your Printing Costs with Print Management Software

Posted by Zandalee Naude on May 22, 2017 9:55:23 AM

There are many ways to reduce your printing costs.  Some quick fixes to lower costs include adjusting your settings to only allow documents to be printed in black and white or duplex (double-sided).  You could also educate users to only print in colour when it is absolutely necessary.  Unfortunately, many of these methods are difficult to maintain and they do not allow for complete control over your printing environment.   If you want a more sustainable and controlled print environment, the answer lies with Print Management Software.

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Topics: Reduce Printing, Printing Costs, Office Automation, POPI Act, Print Environment, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Print Management Software

5 Things to Consider When Purchasing Printers and Copiers

Posted by Zandalee Naude on May 2, 2017 8:53:06 AM

When it comes to cost reductions in any business, budget cuts are the first task item that management enforces.  Printing makes up a big portion of any IT budget, so when a new printer/copier must be purchased, the pressure is on to find both quality and best price.

One of the best ways to do this is to first define the exact requirements and then compare pricing options based on the total cost per page (TCO). In most cases, this sounds easier said than done.

TOP TIP:  Requirements are determined by the business, not the users.

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Topics: Printing Costs, Office Automation, Print Environment, Efficient, Office Solutions, Green Office, Office Printing, Hardware Solutions