Profitable revenue growth is every business’ objective. Effective cost management is particularly essential, in order to obtain such goal, and businesses can start doing this by finding where the inflated overhead costs are present within the organization.
In mature economies, up to 7% of total electricity usage is due to office equipment. This is one of a host of reasons why reducing power consumption is rising up the list of priorities for many businesses. It is imperative, therefore, for companies to take a close look at the energy costs and start to discover what areas of the business are consuming more energy.
Energy is not the only area that companies are considering for cost efficiency, though. Today’s complex office environment requires more equipment to handle with additional office supplies accordingly, resulting more overhead costs that can be especially cumbersome for Small and Medium-sized Businesses (SMBs).
Turning a challenge into an innovation opportunity
It does not take a trained physicist to guess that office equipment that requires heating and cooling, such as computers, printers and copy machines, consume considerable energy. Especially, some of Multi-Function Printers (MFP) in the offices can generate more energy costs, due to its moving parts aplenty, multiple light and heat sources, the fans to keep all these cool, plus the knock-on effect of air conditioning costs to compensate for the great amount of heat being produced.
Simply trying to cut costs is not the answer. Rather than taking radical eradication of potentially necessary costs can lead to incompetence. Businesses should be shrewder in dealing with how to manage costs better, rather than simply saying “use less.”
As the physical functionalities of printer are essential to its primary functions, the electronics actually represent an opportunity to save energy without compromising performance. Furthermore, this could even turn painful operational costs into ways to bring more productivity for the businesses.
Realizing this, Samsung Printing Solutions has been developing ways to redesign the electronics inside the printer, focusing on how to enhance the energy efficiencies while maintaining the evolution of performance and providing more benefits to the business in a broader sense. And the result is the all of Samsung Printing Solutions’ newly launching 2014 product line-ups.
It was an innovative arrangement of elements allowing the machine to run with just one main circuit board. In order to overcome the printer’s innate energy challenge, we stepped outside of the traditional structure of the MFP’s five-board structure. With Samsung Printing Solutions’ advanced technology; we were able to build one board that could do the same of the five.
The benefits are more than one
This innovative step led to significant uplift in energy efficiency. For instance, in our lab test conducted, MultiXpress X4300LX used 16% less energy than its predecessor of equivalent functionality, when it was printing on standard A4 paper.
Along with reduced energy usage, the single main board can bring further business benefits. Put simply, fewer are more. Main boards of MFP can be costly expenditure for businesses. If regular 5 main boards replacements have been reduced to 1, imagine the saving impact. This can greatly benefit businesses’ overlooked expenditure area, save more with no productivity being sacrificed.
Benefit does not end there. The number of overall inventory is also reduced and there are fewer components to maintain. This reduces the administrative footprint of the machine. Other benefits include reduced heat production that can potentially lead to fewer technical problems of printers that are often caused by the heat.
Samsung Printing Solutions’ All-in-one board is one of the results of its commitment to delivering class-leading machines and reducing business costs all at the same time. But our innovation journey does not stop here. There are still more challenges that SMBs are facing that are often overlooked, and finding solutions for them is what drives Samsung Printing Solutions’ innovation engine.