Take your print infrastructure to the next level with Apogee's Managed Print Services
Sign On Glass Can Transform the Paper Process
25 September 2019
A large woods that shows green printing
Adopting a Green Printing Strategy
30 September 2019
Take your print infrastructure to the next level with Apogee's Managed Print Services
Sign On Glass Can Transform the Paper Process
25 September 2019
A large woods that shows green printing
Adopting a Green Printing Strategy
30 September 2019

A Print Audit can be the first step to Digital Transformation

A print audit is an effective way for an organisation to gain an accurate understanding of their existing print devices, usage and expenditure.

 

Printing can account for up to 3% of an organisation’s revenue, yet very few have an accurate understanding of what that cost actually is. The Business Analyst team at Apogee produce reports showing an organisation’s current print fleet, the volumes going through each device and the associated costs, etc.

All data is then analysed by a Business Analyst to identify key problem areas and highlight opportunities to maximise efficiency, ensuring your organisation’s print infrastructure is as efficient as possible. This exercise is also a great way to learn more about how a document moves through your organisation.

A basic print audit will focus on device locations, usage and costs, however a detailed print audit will look at additional factors such as document workflow, wastage, energy usage and the lifecycle of a document. There are generally five steps to complete a print assessment that will help define a solution tailored specifically to your organisation.

These five stages are summarised and displayed below. It is crucial that the auditors engage with various end users across the organisation in order to gain a true understanding of how documents are used within the organisation.

Five Stages of Print Assessment

  • Identify existing infrastructure

  • Understand business objectives

  • Review workflows and processes.

  • Assess impact on users

  • Calculate outsourced print costs

 

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Protecting and Preserving Nature: Apogee volunteers spend a day at Whisby Nature Park!

On Thursday 11th April 2024, a team of Apogee volunteers - led by our Supply Chain, Logistics, and Procurement Director Darren Powell - headed to Whisby Education Centre in Lincolnshire to tackle a day of environmental restoration!

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