On November 7-8, 2019, The Cannata Report, an intelligence resource for business technology and imaging solutions resellers, hosted its 34th Annual Awards & Charities Dinner to raise funds for Tackle Kids Cancer at Hackensack Meridian Health and 4th Annual Women Influencers Brunch in Morristown, New Jersey.
Topics: Industry Trends, Copier Problems, Copier Issues, Copier Service, Ricoh Service, Office Equipment Buying Guide, Office Equipment Purchase, Office Equipment Criteria, Industry Honors, Ricoh, Sharp, Leasing
Make no mistake: customer service is more important than ever. People have wised up to the ways of companies and demand not just a superior product, but a superior experience as well. In fact, it’s customer service which often makes or breaks a company. There are many benefits of good customer service, and many consequences when it’s conducted poorly.
Topics: Customer Service Excellence
Healthcare organizations, whether doctor’s offices or insurance companies, operate in a unique environment. They’re responsible for delivering services that directly impact the wellbeing of individuals alongside all the requirements of running a business. To pull off this balancing act, they need healthcare solutions that support both the business and patient aspects of their operations.
Topics: Managed Print Services
You are thinking of purchasing a new copier or printer or maybe you just recently purchased one, and have been wondering what kind of problems might you encounter. Here are the 5 most common problems that occur with copiers and printer.
Managed print solutions aren’t just for businesses – they’re a smart choice for any educational institution that wants to take control of their print environment. With managed print services, a school can improve its printing efficiency, reduce overhead expenses, and improve the security of its network and document environment.
Topics: Managed Print Services
Let’s first address the factors which determine a cost per copied or printed page and in order to do this let’s assume an average monthly volume of 5,000 pages.
In a true cost per page, the equipment would be included. If the cost of the equipment is the industry average, $6,500, and is leased for five years this should be approximately $130 per month. At 5,000 pages per month, you will need $.026 per page just to cover the equipment cost.
Toner is a huge factor in determining cost per page. Our example above is a color device. This means it will require four toners at a time: Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. Let’s assume the price for a black toner is $79 and yields approximately 16,500 pages based on 5% coverage. This would make just the black toner $.0048 per page.
The Cyan, Magenta and Yellow toners each cost $120 and yield approximately 5,500 pages based on 5% coverage. Each color toner costs $.022
A Full Color Page is calculated at 20% coverage of the page and based on these numbers, would equate to approximately $.07 just in toner costs.
Now, I am going to throw a wrench out, not to get us sidetracked, but it is something that definitely needs to be addressed. What happens when you want to have an extra set of toners on the shelf but you are only paying a cost per page price?
Toners on the shelf are not actually generating any cost per page revenue for your vendor. In the scenario above, this would equate to $439 in additional costs not factored into the cost per page. In essence, the cost per page for black just doubled to $.0096 per page and $.14 for a full color page just for toner. While there is the argument of having extra toner so you never run out and experience downtime, the fact is the number one cause of running out of toner is human error. The technology today is so advanced, if you sign up for our AutoTech program, you will never need those additional toners on the shelf nor need to worry about human error. You can read more about AutoTech,
Other consumable items would include the following:
Photoconductor or Development Units are often referred to as drums. In a color device, there will also be four of these units: Black, Cyan, Magenta and Yellow. They often range from $100 - $200 each.
Transfer Belts are also in the $100 - $200 range, as are Fusing Units or Fusers and Exhaust Filters.
Topics: Managed Print Services, Business Improvement, Printing, Faxing, Copier Pricing, Pricing, Copier Issues, Process Improvement, Copier Service, Document Management, Net Promoter Score, Customer Satisfaction, NPS, MPS, Response Time, Repair Time, Printer Service, Office Equipment Buying Guide, Printer Pricing, Copier RFP, Office Equipment Criteria, Cost Per Copy, Cost Per Page
Most offices use plain 20 pound bond in copiers and printers; however, this type of paper does not fit every need. When you want to use a different type of paper there are three main variables to consider.
Investing in a printer is no small task, especially for small law practice offices. Like their larger rivals, law firms have the same demanding print requirements. Like a small business, they may struggle with a budget which precludes the specific devices which would best serve them. To make the challenge harder, the best printer for small business isn’t always the same as the best printer for a law firm.
Topics: Office Equipment Purchase
Believe it or not, faxing is secure – perhaps even more so than an email. That’s why this seemingly antiquated piece of office technology has thrived well into the 21st century. Whereas email has fallen prey to a constellation of attacks and security holes since its inception, faxing has remained quietly secure, effective, and the preferred mode of communication for certain industries.
Doing Better Business began creating custom Printer Fleet Management programs in 2004 to help our clients measure, right-size, optimize, manage and constantly work towards improving business processes with the main emphasis on continual evolution towards a more paperless office.
Topics: Managed Print Services, Business Improvement, Printing, Industry Trends, Faxing, Awards, Process Improvement, Customer Service, Copier Service, Document Management, Customer Satisfaction, MPS, Customer Service Excellence, Printer Service, Ricoh Service, Copier RFP