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Five Strategies for Improved SMB Document Efficiency

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    Reduced Demand for High-Capacity Machines

    Studies show a steady decline in printing. Many MFPs are capable of printing at least 100,000 pages per month. However, data shows that SMBs typically print no more than 10,000 pages per month. This 90 percent underuse wastes valuable capital.

    Reduced print volumes can be attributed to a number of factors. Many SMB employees choose to work from smartphones and tablets rather than from printed documents. And automated workflow systems usher electronic documents between decision-makers without consuming paper. Most SMB print jobs are now five pages or fewer, and the decline in print volumes will persist as more operations move from paper to digital.

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Five Strategies for Improved SMB Document Efficiency

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    Reduced Demand for High-Capacity Machines

    Studies show a steady decline in printing. Many MFPs are capable of printing at least 100,000 pages per month. However, data shows that SMBs typically print no more than 10,000 pages per month. This 90 percent underuse wastes valuable capital.

    Reduced print volumes can be attributed to a number of factors. Many SMB employees choose to work from smartphones and tablets rather than from printed documents. And automated workflow systems usher electronic documents between decision-makers without consuming paper. Most SMB print jobs are now five pages or fewer, and the decline in print volumes will persist as more operations move from paper to digital.

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"