4.7 million people work from home in the United States [source]. The need for collaboration and meeting with co-workers does not go away when people transition to working from home, so it is no surprise that products like Zoom Meetings have realized huge growth.
Office automation is making a significant impact on the business world and with good reason. It includes streamlined, digital processes and overhauls for what used to be laborious and slow hard copy processes.
Is this a question you’ve been asking yourself as a business manager? Or is this a new concept – bringing production printing back in-house? Either way, it’s time to raise the issue.
Digital printing used to be expensive, it was cost-prohibitive to procure the equipment, and it required a professional on staff to initiate and monitor printing. Times have changed, and printers have come a long way.
Your document management systems just got way easier with capture and content management solutions. Congratulations! You are way ahead of the slow pack, and ready to keep pace with the digital competition.
However, there’s another obstacle for fully adopting content management in some organizations, which is getting team buy-in.
Human resources is an essential function of any office. However, it’s also important to remember how complex human resources is as a function. They evaluate personal information, collect more data, and communicate with employees through secure channels. They may also be privy to private personnel matters and have documentation that supports those issues.
With that, it’s more secure to have a paperless HR department than to continue with hard copy. Hard copy documents can so easily be lost, duplicated, misplaced, stolen, and more. Also, they take up a ton of storage space.
Finding information on production printing is a little challenging – it’s not always clear exactly what type of business it may work for, or how the implementation process will go.
Here’s some basic info on what production printing actually is: print jobs become production print at around 110 pages per minute for black and white and 70 pages per minute for color.
What kind of company can benefit from having an in-house production print team? Almost any company, yours included. Read on to see how it can benefit you.
Content and capture are important aspects of a business, especially when you are taking part in a bidding process, or if your company depends on content management.
Content management is closely tied to customer experience in any industry. Knowing how high-quality communication can impact business growth and customer interaction is key to staying competitive.
When you invest in automation, you don't want to get stuck with a software program for accounts payable that doesn't work. Nothing would set your business back faster than something that can't deliver.
Automating processes like accounts payable can benefit your business. Still, you need to get quality, easy to use software the first time around, so you don't let two-thirds of your software investment go to waste as many companies do.
Take a moment to line out the planning and implementation process to get your AP automation right the first time.
Investing in production print is a big deal for your business. You'll want to be ready for growth because using production print for advertising and sharing your story and business products can get the word out faster and with lower in-house costs.
Investing in in-house production print is more efficient, cheaper, and safer than outsourcing your production printing.