Interview done with James Elstob of MDM Technologies
All businesses use office printers, and few really know which printer to purchase that will cater to their requirements. Not all printers print documents of the same quality, not all printers can perform the same jobs and have the same functions. Choosing the right printer is pretty much as complex a purchase as getting a computer, laptop or smart phone. It also doesn’t help when retailers presume you know what DPI (dots per inch) and NFC (near field communication) mean.
Topics: office printing environment, Office Printing, Printing Industry, Green Office, Office Solution, Office Automation and MPS, print Environment, Managed Print, Managed Print Expectations, Vendor Management, Managed Print Environments
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.
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. A thorough and detailed print assessment will allow you to understand the following:
- 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.)
- 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.
Topics: Vendor Management