Do I Need Print Management?
4th January 2022
Time and time again, we see offices spending hard-earned profit and wasting precious time trying to sort out an office essential; printers. The simple and easy solution to solve this problem is through effective print management solutions and implementation. Here are a few reasons why you need print management within your business.
What is Print Management?
Print Management is a solution built from a combination of software and hardware that enables you to control and centralise printing administration by providing tools to better monitor, control and maintain a company’s entire printer fleet from a single interface.
We’ve never once heard a business owner say no to a money-saving option for any part of their business, and printing isn’t an exception. The Small Business Survey 2012 estimated that the average cost of print per year was £5,760 for an SME with around 16 employees.
Effective print management solutions can also help to conserve printing resources, such as ink, toner and paper, as you’re less likely to need re-prints with the option to edit the document print settings at the printer before you print. As well as this, print management software, like PaperCut, allows you to set ‘allowances’ for each account/employee, meaning that no one will be using more than they need.
Running between the computer and a printer, or waiting in line for the printer when you’re running late, is one of the most prominent weak spots within an office, meaning that office efficiency is down. By utilising print management software, you enable employees to print and edit document print settings at any enabled printer. This cancels out all wasted time waiting for your turn at the office printer, as well as time having to re-print documents if the settings are wrong, such as printing in colour or grayscale.
As part of conserving costs, your IT team will thank you for implementing a print management solution. With the option to add user allocations and reduce the amount of printing in general, the printer is less likely to have recurring problems, therefore allowing your IT team to focus on other tasks. Even when there is a problem, a centralised dashboard lets them know the status of every printer at a glance, simplifying the fault finding process, and allowing them to alert the service provider with accurate information.
Who could benefit from Print Management?
To put it simply, everyone. There’s not an industry that wouldn’t benefit from utilising print management. Still, in particular, the financial, healthcare, government, and educational sectors are great examples of where the implementation of print management would be, and is already, beneficial.
At Insight Systems, we pride ourselves on giving your business the best-tailored printing solution with a hassle-free approach. Whether you’re a sole-trader or a large workforce, we will find the best solution for you. If you’re interested in saving money and time, have a chat with one of our friendly experts today.