Managed Print Services
Companies large and small continue to evaluate their corporate expenditure in an effort to increase the performance of their financial portfolio and shareholder equities. In trying to unearth cost-saving incentives, printer output is one area most often overlooked and unrealized.
The Cost of Printing
According to Gartner Research Group, the output fleets (copiers, printers, facsimiles, scanners and associated supplies) continue to be one of the most under managed assets among companies, resulting in high expenditures and loss of revenue. Industry analysts estimate up to 3% of annual revenue may be allocated to these expenses. Moreover, printing expenses incurred by a single employee may average over $800 per year, and this cost is increasing at the rate of 10% each year. Printing costs now account for 80% of the total document output.
Substantial Cost Saving Opportunity
Recent studies done by Gartner, IDC and CAP Research show that companies aggressively managing their printing infrastructure can reduce their overall costs of printing by up to 30%.
Consolidating Print Infrastructure
One reason for overlooking the document output costs can be attributed to the fragmented methods for procuring and managing assets within the organization. The acquisition process of equipment, service, and supplies are so spread over different departments that there is little or no awareness for the usage, the total cost of ownership, or even the number of printers currently in use. With that kind of discontinuity, efficiently managing document output expenses is a difficult goal to attain.
TCO Assessment Process
The first step of a structured assessment process is to determine the current expenses. We use a Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) program to accurately assess your document environment. Then we proceed to make recommendations to create an optimal printing infrastructure for your workflow.
Printer Service and Support
Considering that up to 50% of calls received by IT helpdesks are related to printing, our Printer Fleet Program is a great way to provide supplies, preventative maintenance, helpdesk, and onsite emergency support to your fleet of printers. All these are made available through our flexible billing arrangements, including our most popular cost-per-print program, which takes care of everything on a one low cost-per-page basis solution.
To find out more about our Managed Print Services program and its benefits, don’t forget to contact us today at MPS@cornerstoneos.com.