Office Document Strategies Blog
For a long time many offices were plagued by MFP toner pirates. These are the companies that telemarket to get unsuspecting people to order toner for their copiers, mfp's and printers without really knowing who they are dealing with.
Most mfp (multifunction printers) are acquired using a lease as the basis for the deal. I find that many clients are not familiar with the various types of leases that are available. Here are some typical questions that I hear.
An MFP (multifunction printer) can be the right choice for offices but in my work in the Burlington, Ontario market I have seen places where the choice becomes cloudy. So how do you decide? I think part of the decision relates to the size of the office.
There are three primary ways that you can choose scanners for your document imaging system. You can use scanning capability from a multifunction (MFP) based print device. You can install a dedicated scanner with network scanning capability or you can use desktop connected scanning from your PC.
When people buy or lease a new MFP printer in our area, Burlington ON, the choice of the hardware is increasingly being affected by the related software which interfaces with the device. Most MFP's are able to meet the needs of users if they are sized correctly, have the options and accessories installed and the vendor matches them to client needs.
A4 (letter/legal) mfp printers have been around for a couple of years now offering full functionality. The industry has debated whether they will eventually take over the market of A3 (ledger capable) mfps due to their lower price, smaller footprint and a growing focus on printing vs traditional copying.
Most organizations have become much more "Green" in their thinking in the past few years. Everyone is looking at ways to reduce their footprint and to build cost savings into their operations.
What does rolling your business copier (MFP) lease mean? This is the practice of encouraging a lease holder to replace their copier or MFP with a new unit prior to the end of the current lease. It is a common practice for some companies and can lead to significant additional cost for lessees.
Getting a new MFP? Should you buy it or lease it? There are as many thoughts on this topic as there are finance people in businesses.