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The purpose of this article:

In these economically uncertain times, seeking business cost savings is more important than it's ever been - establishing the true costs of printing within your organisation has never been so important.

What are the Benefits:

A FREE SDS Print Audit typically leads to real cost and efficiency savings and improved quality in print/copy/scan functionality. It identifies exactly how many prints/copies are being produced by existing printer/copier/scan facilities and exposes the real and full costs of these print/copies to your business.

Many businesses do not have a management system in place for assessing the true costs of their print/copier/scanning devices. Typically these businesses use multiple desktop inkjet and laser printers in their offices – extra machines being acquired, on a needs must basis, as a business grows and develops. This approach can lead to hugely and unnecessarily expensive business overheads.

Historically, printer suppliers have taken advantage of this situation i.e. sell a company more and more desktop inkjet and laser printers without properly assessing or rationalising the real business print/copier/scanning needs. In an article published in PC World magazine, David Stone was quoted as saying:

"The printer industry has operated using the same business model as Gillette® razors i.e. sell a razor at or below cost price and make a high profit margin on the blades. This technique has been wholeheartedly embraced by printer vendors... and it's an important reason why you need to consider far more than purchase price when shopping for a printer or thinking about your current printer for photos. There's no way to figure out a printer's true cost."

WRONG...SDS have a way to figure out a printers true cost by deploying the FREE SDS Print Audit.

SDS has assisted many businesses in exposing their true print/copier/scanning overheads by running a FREE Print Audit.

FREE SDS Print Audits

A FREE SDS Print Audit typically leads to real cost and efficiency savings... and improved quality in print/copy/scan functionality. Our FREE Print Audit is typically carried out on-site without fuss or office disruption – it is a speedy process that clearly exposes:

  • Exactly how many prints/copies are being produced by existing printer/copier/scan facilities
  • The real and full costs of these print/copies to your business
  • Projected annual overheads

A FREE Print Audit may lead to SDS supplying an all-in-one printer/copier/scanning solution that will save your business money!

Case Study Extracts

Powrmatic -"The very simple and clear SDS Free Print Audit was very beneficial in exposing the true costs associated with our existing print/copy/scanning facilities, proving we could take delivery of a new Konica Minolta scan/printer copier, and reduce our overheads."

Secret World - "With the help and advice we've had from SDS we've significantly reduced our outsourced printing costs and been able to produce literature tailored to our specific audience needs convincing us to take delivery of a new Konica Minolta scan/printer copier and reduce our overheads."

Typical printer/copier/scanning issues:

  • Very costly, problematic printers, lots of system downtime which has unmeasurable costs
  • Using IT members of staff to repair and maintain machines
  • Regular, time consuming process of staff seeking to source 'best value, best deal' printer cartridges
  • High volume of prints being produced on multiple desk top printers, with no system for monitoring costs
  • Businesses outsource production of high quality documents, reports and certificates – getting these supplied by external printers can be very costly and time consuming.

Typical printer/copier/scanning issues:

SDS solutions were:

  • Carry out a FREE Print Audit to expose the true running costs and inefficiencies of the existing print/copy/scan devices.
  • Identify the correct SDS all-in-one print/copy/scan solution supported by an 'all inclusive' cost per print/copy agreement.
  • The All Inclusive agreement is fully inclusive of all parts, toners, consumables, servicing and emergency calls – no purchase orders required.
  • Recommending a print management solution that ensured savings would be maintained going forward. SDS also has cost saving solutions for the smaller business user.

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