While some attention is being devoted to gaining control over the costs of printing business communications, there are still significant opportunities to improve productivity and operational efficiencies by addressing the activities that take place before -and after- materials are printed. Business communications, including the internal and external electronic and printed communications, form the underpinnings of most business processes. Though the cost of printing presents a significant expense item for most companies, few companies are aware that for each dollar spent on the purchase of print, an additional six dollars is spent on the creation, management, warehousing, inventory, distribution, fulfillment and obsolescence of the printed product. (Source: CAP Ventures)
This white paper addresses the process by which companies can leverage the power of the web to gain control of document-related expenses across the enterprise, and outlines the benefits of doing so from a productivity and expense containment perspective. One operation that has been very successful in delivering Web-enabled print-on-demand for the benefit of its customers is Mimeo. Once executives understand the opportunities to not only reduce costs but to improve organizational efficiencies and reduce cycle times for critical business processes, they are anxious to attack this last bastion of seemingly uncontrolled corporate spend and to reinvest those savings in harder working and more effective communications with their customers, prospects, employees and other stakeholders.
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