The increased awareness by organisations of print costs and their potential impact on profitability and allocation or resources have led to significant changes over the last decade of how we view, consume and communicate information.
Global data analysist Gartner believe that for most organisations the cost of in-house print on average is between one and three percent of a company’s annual turnover or operating budget. Surprisingly, many organisations are seeing this figure increasing with over 40% of an organisations information still being contained in hard copy.
The push towards a paperless office seen over the last decade has pushed the ‘point or print’ from a traditional model of print room printing and distribution via post, to a more streamlined version of email distribution of electronic documentation and download of PDF based documents.
The challenge with this changing model is that most organisations processes are still based on paper, so even though the distribution method has changed, the point of print has moved in many cases from a lower running cost centralised print room to a localised desktop / departmental print model.
Inception can help you develop a managed print solution that recognise how much you are spending on print and what steps you can take to eliminate financial savings while reviewing best working practices to maximise savings from digital documentation.
Frederico de Silva Leon, a principal analyst at Gartner, said “Companies are saying that managing print is one of the most effective ways to manage costs,”.