The introduction of new printer and cloud-based content management solutions so that you can print from cloud-based applications also mean that your business can reduce costs and increase productivity on the path toward a digital office.
For example, the HP Flow CM Professional – a cloud-based document management solution – is now available to SMBs. It doesn’t require servers or dedicated IT staff, yet gives SMBs advanced storage/retrieval, search, versioning, metadata indexing and security functionality.
There’s no question that more SMBs are going the digital route. For example, a Gartner report on 2012 small business trends puts the cloud at the top of the list – a smart option for businesses looking to offset the costs of their core network and maximize small budgets. The upside is that business owners are free to focus on growing the business – and not worry as much about capital expenses.
Multi-function printers let SMBs do more, save money
Reducing costs and discovering new efficiency in the office starts with the basics – and HP’s new multi-function printer (MFP) options will help SMB customers do both. The HP Officejet Pro X Series of printers, a long-time SMB favorite, delivers twice the speed at up to half the printing cost compared to other, similar laser printers with new HP PageWide Technology. Ideal for fast-moving small office or remote work scenarios, SMBs can print high quality documents at up to 70 pages per minute.
The new LaserJet Enterprise flow MFP M525c and LaserJet Enterprise color flow MFP M575c are designed to meet the needs of managed SMBs and enterprise customers with speedy document processing and sharing via premium scanning and data entry. Businesses also have the option of scanning directly to email, a network folder, Google Docs, or SharePoint – a plus for the many businesses that are operating as virtual offices.
The HP LaserJet Enterprise 700 color MFP M775 and the LaserJet Pro 500 color MFP M570 are a boon for managed SMB and enterprise environments. These new color offerings let SMBs with high-volume printing needs take advantage of fast print speeds, automatic duplexing and dual-head scanning features to save time. Both are affordable, high-quality printers that are ideal for fast-moving entrepreneurial environments.
The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), an arm of the U.S. Department of Commerce, says that one way small businesses can save money is by taking advantage of technology to transition to a more paperless office – including using document scanning to share information. The right hardware can help SMBs lower storage costs, printing costs and improve overall efficiency.