In the past, companies did not usually pay much attention to the manner in which they carried out print management services in their offices. Hardly any thought about the workload of printing devices, paper and supplies. However, the financial crisis has entirely changed corporate policy in terms of cost savings and print services.
SafeCom was founded in 2002 by a group of innovative IT professionals who believed that printing needed to be made much smarter. Based in Ballerup, Denmark, the company is now one of the world’s leading developers of software for the printing solution industry and its customers. SafeCom’s products can simplify company printer infrastructures and streamline printing workflows. Direct results include reduced costs, increased security, and enhanced environmental credentials. SafeCom has been honored numerous times for its innovative, outstanding approach to printing technologies.
This year KYOCERA Document Solutions celebrates the 20th anniversary of the launch of its ECOSYS sustainable printing technology.
Environmental sustainability has been one of the underlying principles of KYOCERA Corporation’s corporate philosophy since its foundation in 1959. The development of sustainable printers satisfies the company’s goal to reduce humanity’s impact on the planet and sits alongside other environmental achievements such as the production of commercially viable photo-voltaic (PV) cells.
Managed Document Services (MDS) is a radical new approach to sharing printers and copiers which takes a holistic view of an organisation’s document needs and processes. The key to MDS is thinking documents not pages. Documents can, and often should, remain in digital form and MDS encompasses networked software solutions which enable documents to be input, output and exchanged without being printed.
Most organisations have more devices than they need, indeed some have more than they realise, while many have no idea how many pages they actually print. MDS programmes reduce waste, increase efficiency and improve productivity. The financial benefit is obvious, but the carbon emissions reduction can be just as significant.