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The Argument For Scanners and Scanning pt. 2

This article is an extension of the previous post. Here we discuss how scanners and scanning are essential in the quest for the paperless office. The quest continues!

Advancements in 2012

As with the past, there are always advancements in the copier and document technologies industry. This type of progression is absolutely necessary to keep up with the demands of the business environment and to stay current and competitive. Here is an excerpt from an article posted about PrentonSaver software and what it can do in 2012:
"The PretonSaver will allow MPS vendors or end users to extend the life of the toner cartridges. Thus creating additional profit for the MPS provider or additional savings for the end user.

The Argument For Scanners and Scanning

Since the beginning of the concept over 30 years ago, the paperless office has been an elusive target. Business managers and IT professionals alike have struggled with the right way to remove paper from an organisation and build an efficient paperless business process. With greater dependency now more than ever on paper in our business processes, it can be difficult to think of how moving a paper document to electronic format can actually provide business process enhancement.

Hidden Costs of Printing Part 2

As we mentioned in a previous post, there are many printing costs that aren’t apparent at first. Only once you've made your purchase and begun using the equipment do these expenses begin to show. Here are just a few more.

The Important Specs for Home Printers

When looking at buying printers and other office equipment, there are so many specifications that it can be difficult to sift through them all to find the important figures. Well let us help you out here. The specs below are the main ones you'll want to take into consideration when looking for printing equipment. While others will aid in your decision, these figures must be known before any purchase decision is made.

Hidden Costs of Printing Part 1

 Even though an average of 2% of annual revenues are consumed with office printing, most companies have no idea how much they are spending to operate their fleet of laser printers. Most costs associated with printing go unaudited and most organisations spend far more in print reproduction than they realise.
Print reproduction is expensive. In fact, it might be more expensive than you realise. There are three key areas of cost in print reproduction. They are toner and supplies, maintenance and inefficiencies in printer usage.

Print Management, Breaking it Down

 Most organisations underestimate the total cost of print production by as much as 50%. According to a recent Gartner Group study, organisations can spend as much as 3% of their total annual revenue on document output. Very often, those organisations will find that the majority of the output is from laser printers. Those costs range from toner and parts to service labor and network management. The real challenge is that most organisations do not understand how to measure or manage these costs.

Cost Reduction in Print

 It is no doubt that documents are truly the key vehicle by which information flows through any organisation. Documents, whether electronic or paper-based, are critical to an organisation’s operation. Printing and reproducing those documents can be a very costly endeavor.

Printer Specs: What You Need to Know

If you are in the market for a printer, you know that there are so many options out there. There are various sizes, speeds, resolutions, shapes, colours… (list continues forever). With all of these options, what do you need to focus on to make sure you get the right printer for you? All you need is a machine that will spit out the documents on your computer and make them look pretty good. Well here are three important features to consider when concerning the quality of the documents you need to produce.

What Are Electronic Forms and Why Should You Care?

Electronic forms come in two varieties. The first are client or user based forms. The second are server based forms. Understanding the differences between these forms and the benefits can dramatically help increase your operational efficiencies in your workplace
Client Or User Based Forms