Enterprise Output Management -
Time to reveal the elephant!
“STKI finally disclosed the breakout of their
printing expenses by Countries to Dr. Jimmy Svartzkof. Just in Israel the
spending amounted to over 210 million dollars per year - and every year was
just rising.” Today more than ever it is time to take care of the rapid growth
of printing costs for many reasons, including power consumption efficiency and green
Many organizations in recent years are facing the explosion of the cost of
corporate Output. This cost growths year after year and there is no magic
rod that can lower it without a serious approach to the problem and without investing
the right amount of resources in the solving process.
Some of the large hardware manufacturers currently
offers a range of solutions aimed at cost savings and some other solutions are
sponsored by equipment lenders and software companies. All those solutions are based
on the exploitation of the equipment capabilities, but they all do not take
into account the operational needs of the organizations.
This is like a close looking at an elephant: you can see
it from many different angles (somebody sees only the tail of the elephant,
somebody sees the trunk, somebody the legs), but you cannot see it as a whole.
Printouts as well as faxes and photographs are an integral part of activity of
a company and you cannot approach them with a generic solution at enterprise
level. You need to perform a deep analysis on the different workflows and
processes used by each department and find the right solution to achieve
savings, efficiency and control at all of them.
That is, first of all you have to recognize the
elephant and receive a full and complete picture of it. And remember: What you
cannot measure you cannot control.
Today most of the Output flows on IP so you can control
the cost of the process in a more automatic and simpler way. This helps to
bring Output cost control initiatives to the CTO desk, who until now has often preferred
to leave it in the hands of the logistic department. Nowadays more than ever
this is a real opportunity to add business value to your organization.
Prime Squared can support you by providing tools and procedures
that enable your organization to improve control over the costs and to reduce
it optimizes business processes necessary to support.
In our experience at many projects in different Countries
we have constantly seen that a solution apparently cheap and therefore chosen
with no real analysis and implemented in a rush has never generated the
If you want to succeed you must first get a deep
understanding of the current situation of the printouts and printers in your
organization. We help you to obtain such an understanding by running several preliminary
steps like: a) mapping the current situation, b) analyzing the findings, c) choosing
the best way to organize Output at different departments, d) selecting the most
appropriate solution to support each need, e) implementing the strategic plan for
The screening analyzes
all the stakeholders in the printing area and enhances system operation,
improves the user service levels and optimizes the output system. This
translates into dramatic cost savings.
Open your eyes and discover all your printing
Manage your output by information rather than by feeling!