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10 tips for Business Owners & CEO's - Total Cost of Ownership

Posted by Wayne Fyvie on Oct 2, 2019 12:00:00 PM

Companies’ investment of R1.5 million on 4 Devices, could have potentially been R350k!

You really need to know and understand the rules of engagement of the Office Automation and Asset Financing World, as being aware of the detail can possibly save you millions!

In our world and our interaction with clients, we have accepted that the printing and print related contracts, are placed at the bottom of the food chain.  As specialist in our field, we believe that C levels in businesses should be aware of what’s going on. This information is not always filtered through the correct channels of the organisation, to ensure that contracts and pricing are properly reviewed, before it is signed.

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Topics: Insider, MPS, reduce printing, cost to print, Service Level Agreement, office automation, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Service, printers/copiers, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, print Environment, Office Automation and MPS, Innovation, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing

Overcharge: What No One Is Talking About

Posted by Melliza Giliomee on Sep 11, 2019 12:00:00 PM

The expectation to deliver on an effective and efficient print environment for customers is becoming more and more important, whether it is a big corporate business with almost 3 000 assets to keep track of, or a small church down the road relying on one device to do the job. No matter your business size, you will most likely need to invest in a reliable partner to manage your devices and office automation space.

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Topics: Service Level Agreement, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Environments, CPC, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Office Automation and MPS, Green Office, Office Printing

Trends in IT – South Africa VS The WORLD.

Posted by Bianca Beck on Aug 24, 2018 11:13:54 AM

Interview done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies

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Topics: Vendor Management, Office Automation and MPS, Reporting, Office Solution, Green Office, office printing environment

[INFOGRAPHIC] 14 Factors to Choosing the Right Office Printer

Posted by Bianca Beck on Aug 1, 2018 3:00:00 PM

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Topics: Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print Expectations, Managed Print, print Environment, Office Automation and MPS, Office Solution, Green Office, office printing environment, Office Printing, Printing Industry

4 Ways to Simplify Your IT Infrastructure

Posted by Mandisi Dabula on Mar 21, 2018 10:00:00 AM

According to Gartner, by 2020, 80% of IT infrastructure modernisation projects will fall short of cost saving targets because of an inability to simplify and address unnecessary complexity.

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Topics: Service Level Agreement, office automation, Vendor Management, PST, Efficient, Office Solution

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.Evaluate your printing .jpg

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. A thorough and detailed print assessment will allow you to understand the following:

  1. Understand what you have.
    A detailed print assessment will be conducted across all operational sites to compile an asset list of all devices within your fleet. This includes any document output devices, such as printers, copiers, scanners, faxing machines, dot-matrix, etc.)
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Topics: MPS, Managed Print Services, Managed Print Environments, Vendor Management, Managed Print, print Environment, Office Solution

The Vendor Management Journey – Why Clients’ Don’t “let go”

Posted by Chasthi Grant on Aug 11, 2017 3:19:28 PM

It is always important to be on top of managing relationships with service vendors.

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Topics: Vendor Management

VENDOR MANAGEMENT JOURNEY – Reasons to Trust The Vendor Managers

Posted by Chasthi Grant on Aug 11, 2017 3:14:32 PM

  1. Reduce Costs

The word “Savings”, when embarking on this journey with the client, is of highest priority.  Majority of clients will now have increased visibility of their vendors costing through the vendor management process.  In addition, through the vendor management process, the client will reap the benefits of negotiating better rates, thus increasing profit margin.

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Topics: Vendor Management

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: Culture code, Vendor Management, Efficient, Office Solution, Green Office