No one knows if it's Murphy's Law or just some maddening coincidence, but office copiers always seem to fail at the worst possible times.
Check out our tips for keeping your equipment in good shape and for help avoiding the frustration of copiers that don't cooperate when you need them most.
1. KEEP YOUR ROUTINE MAINTENANCE APPOINTMENTS
Copiers are no different than the company transportation fleet when it comes to upkeep; skimping on routine maintenance could come back to haunt you. Take your equipment provider's advice and stick to your routine maintenance schedule for all of the copiers and printers in your fleet. You'll pay less in the long run, and you'll have fewer of those frustrating days when your copiers refuse to operate.
2. AUTOMATE YOUR SUPPLY SHIPMENTS
Your team has a lot going on, and ordering toner probably isn't their top priority. Automating your supply shipments through your equipment provider takes this task off of your team's to-do list. Remote monitoring software handles the logistics, sending low-toner alerts to your supplier with no intervention on your end. And you'll no longer need to keep extra supply inventories on hand—automated shipments arrive with on-time reliability and with no administrative hassles for your team.
3. TRY A MANAGED PRINT PARTNERSHIP
With a managed print partnership in place, technicians take care of most issues before things get out of hand. Remote monitoring software alerts managed print providers when parts are beginning to show wear. Managed print providers also possess insider knowledge about your copiers, including when it's time to perform proactive maintenance and the expected service life of critical parts.
Are your copiers helping your team accomplish more, or are they a source of ongoing frustration? Contact us at Advanced Business Methods to find out how to solve your copier problems today!