"Every dollar spent on printing involves another $9 to manage it."*
Print costs are the third largest office expenditure for most companies. Regular readers will be familiar with the financial arguments I’ve made in favor of trimming those costs with managed print services (check out this infographic for a high-level visual overview).
Beyond dollars and cents, the other hidden cost of managing your own printing environment is time. Staff time ordering supplies and requesting maintenance. Lost time from copiers going down without preventive maintenance. Lost IT time spent troubleshooting issues.