Monday, February 15, 2010
3 Numbers to Think About!
How about it, are there any scifi fans out there? If so, how about Star Trek fans? Tell me, what's the one item you never see in a Star Trek episode or movie? Well......................it's paper!!!! Kirk, Spock and Picard all have either tricorders or flat panel display (not the ipad) that they'll read from or sign.
So, here's some interesting numbers I found on the web today from Gartner & IDC!
SOME NUMBERS TO THINK ABOUT
IDC estimates that executives spend 45 percent of their time working with documents. 610 billion e-mails are sent each year out of which half are printed. Whoa, that's 305 billion sheets of paper!!
According to IDC, companies spend as much as 10 percent of revenues on document production, management and distribution. True, and most CFO's and CEO' will not put up an agrument with this number!
According to Gartner, up to 3 percent of corporate revenue is spent on the office output fleet (print,copy and fax). Another number that is accepted amd must be remembered that this is an average, you may have a hard time selling an SMB account on this number.
Been saying this for years, dealers need to become Value Added Resellers and or Partners. Business owners and CFO's will listen if we have a story to tell about how to improve the process and reduce the paper.