Meeting the Cost Reduction Challenge

 

We are in challenging economic times.  Innovation, optimization and cost reduction ideas are of great interest to many organizations.  However, you have to be careful where you invest.  ROI is critical.  You need to spend as little as possible and generate a return that can be measured in multiples … and you need to do it in the current budget year.  So what do you do and where do you look?

Your print environment is an excellent place to start.

In the past 3 years and for a selected 36 North American based print infrastructure assessments, here are some impressive actual print ROI statistics.

  • For every assessment dollar spent on POG Consulting, $126 in real and measurable savings was identified.
  • The average ROI for a POG print assessment was, and is 7 weeks.

Over 160 POG clients during the past 17 years have agreed those are excellent ROI statistics.   POG has identified over $140 million in annual savings for our clients.

Why consider print?

Most organizations don’t consider print as a likely place to reduce operating costs.  Some claim that print represents from 1% to 3% of total corporate revenues.  Whether you agree or not, it is a significant and growing expense and what some industry experts refer to as the “last bastion of cost reductions”.

Free Analysis

If you know what you spend in print today, and you know how those stats benchmark to the industry, and you have the processes, programs and methodology to fix it, you can do it all yourself.  Many have tried.  Some are successful.  Others use free assessment services provided by the manufacturers and/or value-added resellers.  We believe you get what you pay for and the ROI on a due-diligence exercise that has a hardware proposal attached is not often compelling or attractive.

We suggest

POG Consulting provides proven expertise at identifying, capturing and measuring significant cost reductions.  We are very independent.  POG is not associated with any manufacturer or value-added reseller.  We represent you and are aligned to your corporate objectives and goals.   POG Consulting delivers amazing results on time and on budget, every time.  We guarantee it!

No Money. No ROI

Maybe your organization is in the position of … “We can’t afford to spend the money in order to save the money.”  The funding is simply not there.  So what do you do?  Suggestion: Get someone else to pay for it.

Make someone else pay

If you have to go to the market to buy print technology, or maybe you are considering a managed print solution, get the winning service provider to pay you back for the up-front analysis and print strategy … after all, they will benefit from a hardware sale and you will benefit from the cost reductions.  Everyone wins! POG Consulting can help with that.  Call us to ask how.

You need metrics

As a minimum, you need to measure.  You cannot manage what you do not measure.  POG Consulting can help you deploy a vendor neutral Print Optimization Metrics© program so that, at the very least you can gather and benchmark Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Key Sustainment Indicators (KSIs) or “green” metrics.  It is a low cost and safe place to start, and it will help you make an informed decision with respect to a great ROI, or a bad investment.   We can help.

ROI Examples:

 

LARGE MUNICIPALITY

COST REDUCTION – 37%
ASSESSMENT ROI – 4 DAYS
PROJECT SCOPE –
CREATED AN INNOVATIVE COST EFFECTIVE SOLUTION FOR THE DISTRIBUTED PRINT ENVIRONMENT.

OIL AND GAS COMPANY

COST REDUCTION – 46%
ASSESSMENT ROI – 3 WEEKS
PROJECT SCOPE –
DEVELOPED AN INTEGRATED STRATEGY FOR BOTH THE DISTRIBUTED AND CENTRAL REPROGRAPHICS ENVIRONMENT.

PROVINCIAL GOVERNMENT

COST REDUCTION – 41%
DEPLOYMENT ROI – 5 MONTHS
PROJECT SCOPE –
WORKED WITH OUR CLIENTS IT OUTSOURCER AND EXISTING EQUIPMENT SUPPLIER TO FACILITATE THE ROLL-OUT OF THE MINISTERIAL STRATEGY.