Calculating the Benefits of Cost-effective Printing

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Calculating the Benefits of Cost-effective Printing

by Dave Willcox, Applications Solutions Manager, OKI Printing Solutions

A 2007 report from the centre for economics and business research ltd (cebr) estimates that the UK accountancy services sector could potentially make annual cost savings of 11 million through more efficient printing. This saving equates to a new top-of-the-range (40) calculator for all the countrys accountants.

The best way for many firms to achieve enhanced efficiency is by printing a higher proportion of materials in-house. Outsourcing print jobs leads to high wastage levels. Typically, 20% of outsourced printing is never even used. Short-run printing of all ordinarily outsourced material up to 1,000 copies is normally cheaper to produce in-house. The flexibility of pr...

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Output from tax software
For many years when I was in practice, we produced tax comps for a small business on 1 or 2 pages. The tax software that is now used by firms usually generates several pages even for the smallest of companies. Furthermore the old 1 or 2 page product was much easier to follow.

Clearly the multipage version requires more paper, however does it create some sort of mystical aura about tax comps that enables a higher fee to be charged

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