Five Strategies for Improved SMB Document Efficiency

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Unbalanced Deployment

One of the most overlooked areas of waste comes through the ineffective deployment of devices. The trend of managed print services and printer fleet optimization has resulted in many SMBs reducing the size of their fleets, acquiring MFP devices and centralizing the placement. In many instances, this strategy produced an unforeseen downside, creating an environment that hinders worker productivity.

More workers are sharing devices than ever before. In the past, the closest printer may have been just a few feet away. Today it may be more than 100 feet away, hindering the speed of business and the demand for anytime, anywhere access to information and technology. The ineffective deployment of devices can result in higher costs and productivity losses.

Small to medium businesses (SMBs) relentlessly seek new strategies and solutions to reduce costs and increase productivity. Every saved dollar goes back to the bottom line to fuel growth. Costs can be recovered in many areas across the office.

One of the most common sources of unnecessary spending is found in the misallocation of office technology. Significant losses occur with underused printers, multifunction printers (MFPs) and document management systems. This misallocation has a number of cost and productivity implications but can be remedied by identifying underused devices and deploying resources more effectively.

About the Author

Dan Waldinger is the director, Services and Solutions Marketing, Brother International Corporation. With more than 25 years of industry experience, Mr. Waldinger leads the Brother SMB initiative, Don't Supersize. Optimize. Under his leadership, Brother provides resources, self-assessment tools and solutions for SMBs to reduce document-related costs and increase efficiencies.

Data source: InfoTrends whitepaper "Device Underuse and Unbalanced Fleets"


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