‘Think before you print’ has become a well-recognised email signature message – but do your employees really think before they print?
With companies of all shapes and sizes looking for ways to reduce cost and waste – it’s no wonder printing has come under the spotlight. Most companies don’t know they spend about 3 percent of revenues* on running their print, copy and scan assets and IDC estimates that 60 trillion pages a year are printed worldwide and that the average business wastes 88 million sheets.
To help you improve your business’ printing processes– here are some questions to help you think about how you print…
- Do you monitor how much you print? Without detailed insight into who is printing what – it can be difficult to know where to begin to cut down printing costs.
- Do you always collect all your documents from the printers? It is often too easy to just press the print button. In many organisations when you reach the printer there is a pile of uncollected print-outs. Not only is this wasteful – it can lead to information and governance concerns as anyone can pick up the document.
- Are you using electronic forms? Streamling your document management processes to reduce paper intensive processes
- Do you have a print policy in place? Communication policies are quite common now in organisations, but it often does not cover printing.
- Do you know the environment impact your printing is having? Energy consumption, toner and paper waste impact the environment. To be more sustainable new innovative technologies such as energy saver and solid ink printers, and a better understanding of each employees’ true ‘footprint’ i.e. volume of prints will allow you to improve your green credentials.
If you answered no to any of the above questions then managed print services might be the solution for you and help you get back in control of your printing and document solutions. Be smart about your printing and reduce the impact on the environment.
To find out more about the solutions available to your business contact our friendly team today to book your FREE no obligation print assessment.
* Based on IDC and InfoTrends analysis from August 2009