What Is Your Print Really Costing You?

What Is Your Print Really Costing You?, RYAN Business Systems

Do you have a print policy in place or have you engaged a Managed Print Services (MPS) provider? If not, chances are your print costs and volumes may be out of control. Today, to stay profitable, you need visibility and cost controls. The avoidable waste associated with printing can be eye opening!

Here are just a few statistics to get you thinking about what your print is actually costing your business.

  • 90% of businesses don’t know how many printers they have or what they actually spend on print: Do you know? This statistic was released by the Gartner Group and is accurate across industries and business sizes. Failing to monitor your print costs is a waste of valuable resources. Between toner, paper, and service costs printers can be expensive to maintain. Failure to monitor not only costs, but supplies can result in productivity losses, costing your business even more!
  • Print is usually the third highest business cost behind rent and payroll: In fact, in the average business, print can cost anywhere from 5 to 15% of it’s annual revenue. Printing is expensive, but there are ways to reduce costs. Implementing a print management system can help ensure that machines, supplies and users are all operating efficiently.
  • The typical office worker prints 10,000 pages every year – that’s $725 in annual costs: Do you have usage restrictions in place or can employees print at will? With no basic guidelines in place it’s no wonder that costs are our of control. This is an area that you can experience cost savings almost immediately.
  • 40 to 60% of IT help desk calls are print related: Is your IT team busy answering calls about print issues instead of performing critical tasks? Too much time and money is wasted on IT staff dealing with user complaints and questions that would be better served by using a less expensive team dedicated to printer support.

Do any of these statistics sound familiar? Without proper oversight of your print environment costs you’re likely spending way too much on your printing. A Managed Print Services provider can help you to reduce your expenses anywhere from 10 to 30%.

Want to learn more? Contact us today for a free print assessment. We’ll examine your current usage, volume and hard costs of printing and provide you with a detailed report showing how you can lower your costs and increase productivity.

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