When it comes time to begin considering print management and document solutions providers to help your office increase its productivity and profit, don’t make the mistake of neglecting the all-important ongoing maintenance, service, and repair aspect of office equipment ownership/leasing. To stay at the top of your game, make sure to factor proper equipment maintenance into the equation when considering who to trust with all your print management needs. After all, what good is it to have efficient state-of-the-art equipment and all the benefits that come with it if you’re not going to ensure that it continues to operate at peak performance levels? There’s definitely more than meets the eye when it comes to how poorly mismanaged or improperly maintained equipment can negatively affect your organization as a whole.
There’s no doubt that office equipment makes everybody’s jobs easier. When that equipment isn’t running at optimum levels and doing everything it’s supposed to, that can harm progress — both individually and corporately. Imagine a stalled car in the middle lane of the interstate; sure, it’s just one car, but notice how it creates a logjam and adversely affects the progress and efficiency of everybody else behind it? Now imagine that the car is a central piece of office equipment on the interstate that is your office or one of your vital workflows… Would that stalled item cause an inefficient pinch or logjam in the way you or your employees get work done? Routine maintenance can prevent such stalls and the resulting downtime and lack of progress and productivity.
Lost Time = Lost Money
In addition, there are a few ways that poorly mismanaged or improperly maintained equipment can affect your bottom line. One such way is through lost productivity. After all, if your office isn’t producing, ultimately, it’s consuming, and there’s no money made or goal achieved when you’re merely consuming. If you’re not controlling how your equipment operates, it’s controlling you. Routine maintenance ensures peak performance levels and maximum output, which in turn allows you to produce large quantities of excellent work that your clients rely on.
Upkeep Vs. Repair
Proper maintenance performed by licensed equipment technicians is more affordable than the major problems caused by neglect and a poor maintenance record. For example, oil changes for a vehicle are a nominal routine expense when compared to the major expense of replacing major parts that have worn down too much or too soon, much less when compared to the cost of having to replace an entire engine due to neglect. Office equipment is similar in the relative cost comparisons.
Frequent, Unnecessary Replacement
That example also translates well when discussing how routine maintenance prolongs the life expectancy of your office equipment. If you buy or lease equipment and neglect it, you will probably have to buy or lease more frequently, which costs you more money in the long run.
If you’re in the Atlanta area and looking for a full-service managed print service that provides document solutions, IT management, and a host of other necessary services that help keep your business running at top speed and efficiency, look no further than the local legends at Superior Document Solutions. With thousands of satisfied clients throughout the Greater Metro Atlanta area, you’ll soon understand how we’ve spent the better part of 40 years forging our reputation for fast, reliable, skilled service at a price that makes great business sense.