It's not always easy to be mindful when it comes to your printers. After all, they're high-tech machines that, sometimes, seem bent on getting paper jams right when you need them the most. However, multifunction printers are a different story. They're hardy and hardworking--but there comes a time when even these amazing machines stop being the workhorses they once were. Here's how you know your MFP is calling for help.
A decade ago, many businesses thought copy machines were gone for good. But it never happened that way. People keep working in hard copy, communicating in hard copy, and maintaining a functional flow from digital to hard copy across the workplace. Sometimes, it's more effective in a meeting or pitch to have information right in front of the stakeholders and show exactly what you're talking about. Paper never completely went away, and neither did printers and copiers.
Many machines just became more functional, like the multifunction printer or MFP. The MFP is an all-in-one machine that can print, copy, scan, email, and complete projects with a high level of professionalism. Is it right for you? Read on.
Your office multifunction printer is exactly that - a multifunction machine that serves the entire workforce. Do you give it enough focus in your office? As in, do you ensure that software updates are complete and, most importantly, equipment upgrades are in place?
If you haven't thought about it for a while, your equipment is getting outdated, or you know that there is better technology that you can leverage (there probably is, at the rate improvements have been made!), then consider an upgrade today. We've got some key things to consider with your machine upgrade lined out here.
Take a moment to really think about how your print environment is working for your business. Are your employees able to quickly complete a print project and move on to new efforts? Is your printer supporting productivity in every way? What about security - does your printer emphasize secure printing and data protection?
If you're not sure about any of those things, now is the time to do an overview of your multifunction printer and if it's time to build a better print environment - either with a new machine or managed print services or both.
Your office multifunction printer is a key element of your accounting business. Having a machine that can do it all in one place, with top efficiency and cost effectiveness is critical for any business. Your MFP needs to match your office budget and print needs in order to leverage the investment and serve your team. Getting the right machine starts with getting the right vendor for any industry.
Buying a multifunction printer is a major business investment. You want to get the right machine, leverage your investment, and work with a reliable vendor partner. Are you feeling a little overwhelmed? Don't worry - we've got a comprehensive breakdown of what you need to know here.
Content contributed by Jeff Spink, Director of Imaging Services
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What is Integrated Scanning?
If you are one of the many organizations that use a print management solution such as, uniFLOW or PaperCut, you may want to consider taking advantage of the integrated scanning options available. But first, let’s back track a little. Quite often I get asked, “I can already scan on my device, what do you mean by integrated scanning?”
Today's office has more operations than ever before. Think about it - instead of just printing or copying, you're now printing, copying, scanning to email, saving documents digitally, and more.
Are your multifunction printers in the ideal locations in your offices? This may be something you haven't considered before, but traffic flow to and from an MFP can be a big deal for increasing efficiency and workflow for employees. Some offices put the MFP in the main area or one with oversight, but it might not be a location that sets your team up for success.