Printing expenses, usually the third largest business expense after payroll and facilities, can eat up as much as 3% of a business’ revenue. For all sizes of organizations, this represents a clear opportunity for cost control and waste reduction. In addition, print downtime can kill productivity or bring business to a halt.

An effective print strategy calls for assessing your organization’s needs and resources, weighing all of the costs, risks, benefits and limitations of your printer fleet, and developing a plan that will help you get the most out of your print technology. Many of these components are must-haves for every firm and may be realized without adding a huge burden. To achieve the maximum benefit, identify dedicated, expert print resources, inside or outside your organization.