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Printing Accountability Translates into High ROI with PaperCut

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 10/10/16 4:09 PM

Encouraging responsible behaviors in the workforce is not as challenging as it may seem. There are small steps you can take using PaperCut that will have a big impact on your Return On Investment (RIO). As an added bonus for you, these behaviors can translate into big bucks for running your business. 

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Topics: Document Management, Reduce Costs

Time is Valuable – Get More for Running Your Business

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 5/5/16 11:00 AM

Running a business takes a lot of responsibility, accountability, and time.

Let me rephrase, running a successful business that meets or exceeds goals takes a lot of responsibility and accountability — which can be very time consuming.

Companies have realized the cost of time — or lack of — is detrimental to achieving their business bottom line. Not having enough time to focus on the specific duties your role requires leaves your business performance to suffer. Don’t feel bad, I’ve heard it from plenty about how managing and servicing your business supplies when they’re down takes productivity away from more important projects.

We will discuss how a Managed Print Solution can eliminate time spent performing tasks not directly related to job roles they were intended, allowing you to focus back on running your business — increasing productivity.

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Topics: Business Process Optimization, Reduce Costs

Save Business Print Costs by Optimizing Resource Management

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 4/28/16 1:00 PM

Believe it or not, some of the most unknown and highest uncontrolled costs in an organization are print-related. Yet, business leaders are still letting their print management go unbound. 

Failing to optimally manage your printing for business - printing multiple copies of the same document or printing documents that are not related to work - could result in unnecessary print related costs.

Underutilizing print supplies can cost your business money, big time.

Gain insight into how one business in the fine art industry could save business print cost by optimizing their resource management.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Reduce Costs

Earth Day 2016 – Go Green and Save Your Business Money (Part 2)

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 4/21/16 12:00 PM

In case you missed Part 1 of  Earth Day 2016 – Go Green and Save Your Business Money? (read it here), here’s a quick recap. The theme this Earth Day is Trees for the Earth.  The United Nations are jumping on the save the earth bandwagon. Tomorrow, the UN kicks off an initiative to plant 7.8 billion trees over the next 5 years. So, we are discussing ways to help the environment by more mindfully using the planet’s resources. This isn’t about just hugging a tree though; green initiatives can also save your your business money.

We all know that trees keep us alive by producing oxygen. They also provide shelter, chairs to sit on, cabinets to store our things, books, and, of course, business documents.

How can you positively impact the environment with your business print strategies?

We discussed a few tips to reduce business paper consumption and waste using electronic processes in Part 1 of this blog series.

Today, let’s explore some of the benefits from helping the environment.

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Topics: Reduce Costs

Earth Day 2016 – Go Green and Save Your Business Money (Part 1)

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 4/19/16 11:00 AM

Each year, Earth Day shines a spotlight on the planet’s health, encouraging all of us to be more mindful of more frugal use of resources. Earth Day has the ability to generate energy and resource saving mindfulness. The theme for this year’s Earth Day is Trees for the Earth. According to the United Nations, planting 7.8 billion trees over the next 5 years to create a healthy sustainable environment protecting the Earth for future generations is the primary goal the Earth Day Network plans to kickoff this 2016 Earth Day.

Trees help stabilize climate and species loss, clean our air, and intrinsically our livelihood - keeping us breathing glorious O2 so we can continue to go about our lives.

You  may have a vague memory from school about photosynthesis and how important trees are for the planet’s ecology. Trees are just . . . trees. They’re everywhere, so their value to us and the planet can be easily overlooked.

Trees also contribute to energy consumption via the paper industry. Thanks to the highly merchandised harvesting of wood, paper has become a cheap commodity. According to a study done by the US Environmental Protection Agency, paper accounts for 35 percent of landfill waste, What's more, the pulp and paper industry is the fifth-largest consumer of energy and uses more water per ton than any other industry.

And, while many organizations strive to reduce their environmental impact, paper consumption and waste has been largely ignored beyond half-hearted attempts at recycling.

You need paper for your business documents, so I’m not trying to make you feel too guilty. Plus, it’s hard to be entirely paperless. While it is possible to move many business processes from time-intensive manual (and paper-based) workflows, you still need printed documents to survive (not everyone wants an electronic invoice yet).

Let’s not focus on trying to go paper-free if your businesses isn’t one that is able to cut paper use completely from business processes, but want to improve your environmental footprint, you should consider going paper-light instead.

Reducing the amount of paper your business consumes can save you money. There are tools and strategies to eliminate waste while increasing productivity.

We’ll wrap up Part 1 with three tips to help your organization reduce its paper consumption using electronic processes.

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Topics: Reduce Costs