To fully determine printing costs, as a minimum, one needs to understand the user printing behavior over a period of time. Better yet, to fully optimize the printer fleet and downsize printing costs, the printers should be tracked through its entire lifecycle. The print strategy tool should address inventory and its changes through time, maintenance, supplies and the associated vendors. The information should allow one to decide when to retire printers & which printer/manufacturer is most cost effective as a replacement.
This paper discusses some of the drivers behind the increasing number of pharmaceutical and biotechnology companies moving from traditional proprietary chemical information systems into modern alternatives. The paper explores the business drivers for change and discusses some of the issues which must be considered before migrating chemical information, including an analysis of common issues. New approaches such as systems biology and translational medicine demand interoperability and integration of data and systems. Oracle data cartridge technology offers the opportunity to break the dependency between a pharmaceutical company?s data and the software that manages it, encouraging an increase in the utilization and value of data.
Corporations recognize that they need to address out of control costs associated with network printing. This paper from 366 Software deals with all the print and print related costs of the entire corporation. The challenge is to move from supplying and supporting commodities and presenting in terms of ppm, meters and duty to understanding how the printer fleet can address a corporations business needs. PrinterRx, as such a printer fleet management tool, offers a competitive advantage by providing a detailed composite of the enterprise printer fleet with inventory sorting, print & cost history trends, usage comparisons, and problem history.
This paper published by 366 Software discusses how corporations spend considerable time and resources optimizing key elements of their IT infrastructure, including system and application performance, storage, and network speed and bandwidth, but have historically ignored the printing and output component of the corporation. Years of ignoring management of the output environment have resulted in high and unquantified costs in the organization. At the end of the day, businesses are printing more than ever. ""Documents are a hidden and misunderstood aspect of business cost, productivity, and infrastructure.