The thing is, an “unmanaged” print environment is exactly what many office equipment vendors want you to have. That’s because you have no real gauge on what you are printing (and they want it that way). You order supplies only for them to sit on a shelf and collect dust, or in some cases, lose completely and have to reorder in a panic. You pay for copier repairs as they come. You cross your fingers each month that you can afford to pay your billing statement. Simply put, unmanaged print is unpredictable, costly, and unnecessary.
What’s more, the endless troubleshooting that happens daily in all print environments eats away at your office admin and IT HelpDesk’s time. Think about it – how many times has your office manager or IT team had to drop what they were doing to help with a printer problem or clear a copier jam? These little fires add up for these key personnel and are not only time consuming, but also costly.