Office Document Strategies Blog
Over the past three weeks I have been working with a client that is looking to buy a new wide format (engineering) MFP. In that time they have demo'd four makes and models of equipment and looked at the plot management software that supports the hardware devices. The client's need is well defined and they understand what they are looking for.
Sometimes people want the capability of a newer copier-mfp but are not able to pay for the latest and greatest. An option that often works for them is to consider a lease return or refurbished machine. Unfortunately, this type of purchase can be a challenge if you do not understand how the industry works. Here are things you should consider before entering into a deal.
I often get asked whether clients should buy out right or lease their computers or MFP equipment. The answer is always, it depends upon their circumstances, but there are some real advantages to leasing when considering copiers, computer equipment, software and related services.
One of the things that bothers me the most when I am dealing with clients is when I learn about deals they have entered into that are just not good for the client. This occurs in all of the areas of our business, IT support, multifunction printers or postage machines.
A little while ago I was talking to one of our clients in Hamilton ON and he described looking for a multifunction copier (MFP) as like looking for a furnace, "Something you have to do not something you want to do". His premise was this was a necessary evil not a necessity.
Kyocera had just introduced a significant upgrade to their multifunction printer lineup. Eleven new models have just hit the street and they offer a major upgrade to the past line from Kyocera.
I recently configured a workflow design for a client who is planning to use a multifunction printer (MFP) for document scanning to support a service work order application.
I just returned from the Kyocera Americas conference in Las Vegas and something really stood out for me when I was looking at all of the new Kyocera copiers (MFP) units on display. While the new line up of products is impressive in the end it is the long list of Apps which will be able to be used with them that is really most impressive.
I got an e-mail the other day from a client of mine who was approached by his Canon colour mfp sales rep offering to upgrade his current unit for $56 a month savings. He wondered if this was a good idea and asked me what I thought.