One of the most inelegant phrases in all of information technology is “eat your own dog food.”
When someone asks an IT software company or an IT services-related company that question, it means “do you use the product you’re trying to sell me”?
Look into the trash cans or recycle bins around your copiers. How full are they? If they’re overflowing by the end of the day, consider this:
50% of printed pages are thrown away -- many unused. Average cost to print a black and white document on a laser printer is $.05. The average office worker uses 10,000 sheets of copy paper each year. You do the math.
We’ve implemented PaperCut to help us eliminate this non-essential printing.
The report below show a portion of the environmental and monetary savings for us since implementation. This report shows jobs printed but never released.
What does that mean? You can read all about pull printing here. In a nutshell, everyone has to authenticate themselves at the printer to release the print job. Otherwise, the job won’t print.
Prior to PaperCut, this report shows the jobs that would have been printed and then never picked up at the printer. It represents paper that would have been thrown away or stacked, forelornly, around the printer, hoping to be picked up later (where these documents also become security and privacy risks -- not all data breaches occur digitally).
That’s how much we’ve saved.
How much could your office save?
If you’d like to know more about PaperCut, we have a few resources that will help.
Check out the video below to see the reporting in action.
For details about the product itself, read our short eBook: A Quick Look at PaperCut (it’s free, no need to fill any forms).
For more information about controlling print costs, read 5 Simple Steps to Controlling Printing Costs. Get your copy by clicking on the “button” below.