The Importace of a Print Management Strategy

(Darrell Amy, Convergence Consulting, Inc.)
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Darrell Amy, MBA, CDIA / Convergence Consulting, Inc.
Sponsored by DocuAudit International

Executive Summary

Today’s rising overhead expenses drive organizations to find practical ways to reduce costs. Profit-conscious executives face the challenge of either reducing headcount or reducing overhead expenses. Much of the time, either of these strategies can have a negative impact on productivity and morale. Every so often a strategy appears that can provide significant expense control and enhance productivity. One of these areas is office printing. Documents drive business processes. That’s why an average of 1-3% of a company’s annual revenues are consumed by document productioni. To make matters worse, this expense is growing. Office monochrome print usage grows at 11% per year, while color grows at 19%ii. A Print Management Strategy allows you to control these expenses by outsourcing the management of your fleet of printers. In this usage-based model, you only pay for the prints you use. Best of all, no capital expenditures are required since we manage your current fleet. This paper presents the importance of a Print Management Strategy. Current economic, environmental, productivity, and IT impacts are explored. Benefits of implementing a print management strategy are itemized.

The Importance of a Print Management Strategy

Many executives are looking for meaningful strategies to cut overhead expenses in today’s tough economy. At the same time, they need to find ways to boost productivity and return on assets. The challenge is that these two goals are usually at odds. Boosting productivity usually requires capital expenditures, while cutting expenses means harming productivity. Every so often a strategy emerges that allows business executives to cut expenses without negatively impacting productivity. One such strategy is optimizing the office printing environment.


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