If you're an experienced end-user in an ongoing managed print services program, you may be ready to consider how managed services can extend to other areas of your business. If this is your second or even third-generation managed print services engagement, you may have successfully reduced printing costs and improved productivity across your organization. Now is a good time to meet with your managed print provider to find out about new opportunities for savings.
Hospitals and other healthcare facilities in the United States are under increasing pressure to reduce costs. Doing so without compromising patient care is an ongoing challenge. Paperwork is one area where the healthcare industry is in a unique position; because volume is very high, solutions designed to reduce paper usage could be the answer to the industry's ever-growing administrative costs.
Are your employees involved in improving and optimizing your company workflows? Making your approach to automated workflows user and employee-centered rather than solely IT-centered delivers a better foundation and more chance of staff buy-in.
For workflows that add value to your company, read on for some suggestions for evaluating your existing situation and identifying key areas where workflow optimization can save time and money.
Paperless business processes are here to stay, but so are hard copy documents. The challenge for your company is finding a solution to integrate your digital and paper-based documents to a document management system, so both are easily accessible.
Managed Print Services is now well established as a cost-saving solution, slashing print spends an average of 30% for companies of all types and sizes.
It's this ongoing success that has Managed Print Services providers and end-users exploring opportunities for the same results in the wide-format sector. Not surprisingly, the findings are encouraging.
Audits aren't on anyone's list of Top Ten Ways to Have a Great Time, but they are, unfortunately, a business reality.
Identifying and correcting the cause of any difficulty is the best way to meet it head-on. In the case of audits, the entire process of gathering the required documents far outpaces the fear of discovering a minor mistake. To begin addressing the issue, let's first identify the source of the problem.
Extracting information from paper files is time-consuming and intense without the right technology. Just one client's file can include a wide variety of documents, including contracts, proposals, emails with attachments, web forms, faxes, and more. Document capture automation can help your team extract, organize, and save pertinent information to a centralized location.
When your equipment fails to perform, your employees become stymied in their efforts to complete their tasks. When employees are forced to deal with paper jams, printer error codes, and empty supply closets, you're also spending more money on labor costs. Outsourcing your print environment to Managed Print Services takes these and other burdens from your employees.
Managed Print Services also lives up to its reputation as a cost-cutting measure. Here's how the savings come together.