Multifunctional printers or devices (MFP or MFD - you pick which term you like best) are remarkable things. At times you think they can actually think for you with the capabilities they offer. There is a down side to this as well when we are trying to configure them for clients.
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One of the key areas of work that our clients count on us to perform is to right size and advise them on the network print devices they need for their businesses. The trust us to understand their use and figure out the device and other tools that best fit their unique situations.
There are many considerations when you purchase or lease a new MFP. Some are obvious but many may not be. Here's a simple checklist of things you might take into account.
One of the trends we are seeing is a tendency for some clients to over hold on expiring MFP leases. What do I mean by over holding? Simply a tendency to ignore the end of the lease, move into an over holding situation as far as the leasing company is concerned and to continue to pay the same lease payment month to month or quarter to quarter while continuing to use the equipment.
In his christmas blog, Vince McHugh published a copy of a recent letter that has been sent by Ricoh USA to their customers (former Ikon customers) who are still operating Canon equipment. This letter indicates that they will no longer renew service agreements with those customers on their Canon equipment once their current plan runs out.