A desktop multifunctional device (MFD) combines printing, scanning and copying capabilities into one single office device that helps to increase productivity and save space. Whilst these devices can be purchased off the shelf from any electronics retailer, any business with an eye on functionality and productivity should be investing in a business machine.
Perfect for all print management needs, business MFDs such as a Ricoh multifunction offer myriad solutions for all organisations. The Ricoh MPC307SPF is a good example. The world of MFDs, however, may seem a disorientating landscape due to the wide range of manufacturers and models available. The initial outlay can, also, appear higher than off the shelf solutions, but look a little deeper and you’ll discover this is far from the whole picture.
Main benefits of a desktop multifunctional device
A desktop MFD is clearly an exciting prospect for any organisation, but what exactly are the main benefits?
A Ricoh multifunctional device such as the Ricoh MPC307SPF may cost more than the average standalone printer, but, as the name clearly states, an MFD delivers a number of functions. Therefore, rather than spending three separate amounts on a copier, printer and scanner, your business can make just one payment to satisfy a multitude of needs. The cumulative cost of three separate devices will always be more costly than an all-in-one solution, so it makes perfect business sense to invest in an MFD.
Better Use of Space
Office space is a valuable commodity, but too often it can be eaten up by office equipment. Providing a fantastic solution to this need for office real estate are MFDs. With the functionality of three devices built into one single unit there’s no need to reorganise your office through endless combinations to fit everything in. And, in particular, small businesses stand to benefit most noticeably from the space saving opportunities.
The main selling point of an MFD is that it comes packed with features and functions that stretch far beyond your imagination. For example, many MFD devices also come packed with a fax capability and, whilst fax may not be as popular these days, it’s a handy tool to have at your disposal. Most clear, however, is the fact that an MFD allows you to perform a number of tasks from one device. Therefore, there’s no need for your employees to waste time printing from one device and then scanning it from another device at the other end of the office.
Reduced Running Costs
One of the less obvious benefits of an MFD is the reduced running costs they can bring to your business. The need for only one power lead, for example, helps your organisation to reduce power consumption costs and also reduces your carbon footprint. An MFD’s combined functions also allows you to minimise costs on your Customer Service Agreement. Rather than having to take out multiple CSA on a series of devices, your business can, instead, take out a single policy on your MFD. Many of these CSA come with inclusive toner agreements which, again, enhance your productivity and ensure all your printing needs can be satisfied.
Investing in an MFD is a clever move for any business to take. The benefits on offer are highly attractive and ensure that organisation is able to offer enhanced functionality to its staff and pass these benefits on to your customers.
If you are unsure which MFD is suitable for your business, or would like more information on a Ricoh multifunctional device such as the Ricoh MPC307SPF, please don’t hesitate to call us, The Digital Office UK Ltd, a call on 01923 89 20 40