The Meridian Blog: Tech News, Tips & More for SMB and Enterprise Environments

5 More Ways Law Firms Can Cut Costs Through Printer Management

Juliana Lee

Posted by Juliana Lee
Tue, Sep 12, 2017

cut costs through print management My last blog post, 5 Ways Law Firms Can Achieve Savings Through Print Fleet Management, was the first of a 2-part series with some helpful tips for law firms looking for cost-control or cost-recovery solutions through managed print services.

Most of the issue is a general lack of awareness about efficient business process management as it relates to printing, and the fact that print-related costs are often unmanaged or under-managed. From eliminating personal desktop printers, to scanning more and eliminating excessive creation of paper files, there are many simple ways that businesses can increase their office productivity, while also increasing their office savings.

So, here are five more ways that a law firm — or virtually any other organization — can employ a print management system with a managed print services program to "go green" while saving green:

RELATED: 3D Printing Could Trigger a New Industrial Revolution

6. Reduce help desk calls

Up to 20% of help desk resources are spent on printer or copy machine related issues. Time spent on simple printing and copying issues takes away from the IT departments’ ability to focus on providing actual IT support. A print analysis can help you identify ways to save resources and reduce wasted IT support. 

7. Stop wasteful printing habits

 Do you know how much all of that printing is costing the organization? By implementing printer monitoring to track your printing habits, you can identify superfluous printing.

8. Print Anywhere

You have to deliver convenience to your users, while controlling printing costs. More printers aren’t the answer. This solution allows end users to print where it’s most convenient to print, creating an environment for better work flows and increasing productivity.

9. Buy the right equipment

Less equipment means less costs. An in depth analysis of your print environment will help to eliminate redundant printing, copying and faxing devices, resulting in consolidation and fewer expenses.

10. Recover printing costs

Are you one of the more than 65% of firms who don’t charge clients for billable prints? If so, why not? With the right tool you can properly track the resources and time used for clients’ cases, allowing you to appropriately charge clients for billable resources.

 RELATED: A Simplified Intro to Print Fleet Management Solutions

From cutting color, to implementing "print anywhere" solutions, you now have access to ten simple ways your business can increase your organization's efficiency, while cutting company spending and unnecessary paperwork. If you missed the first five ways law firms can achieve savings through business process management and managed print services, click here to check it out. Learn how your office can go green and save money.

Download this Free DIY Print Assessment Template to help you document output devices on a map, measure actual usage of each device and calculate TCO.

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee

Juliana Lee, or "JC," as many Meridianites know her, started working at Meridian as an intern in 2007. Today, through her company, District SMARKETING, she oversees the strategy and management for Meridian's marketing communication programs. She is a University of Maryland aluma (Go Terps!), who loves writing, design, technology, traveling with her husband Logan, and her maltese named Bear. Learn more at www.districtsmarketing.com.

Connect with me here:

Ready to Become a Pro?

 Our White Paper can help.

whitepaper-4-key-elements-for-building-your-technology-road-map-thumbnail-3Subscribe to our blog and get your copy of "4 Key Elements to Consider When Building Your Technology Road Map"

You'll learn:

  • What role people play in determining your road map
  • How to build a plan in a multi-device world
  • What types of applications need to be considered
  • How data plays a key role in success

 

Subscribe to get your copy

Leave A Comment

About this blog

News, best practices and more to help you get the most out of your office technology. Whether you're an SMB owner who wears a lot of hats, or an enterprise IT director, facilities manager or just someone who wants to work smarter — this blog has the resources you need to maximize the business impact of all your tech investments. Be sure to subscribe to receive email updates about new posts!

Download our eBook

 
DM_Workbook_Cover_Page.jpg

Download

Sort Posts by Topic

see all