For several years now, the managed print industry has relied on 3 main plan types, none of which have had any significant updates: rentals, managed print and volume block plans.
All of these plans rely on a cost per black & white (mono) and colour page, so a monthly bill depends on how much printing the business has done. They all have their own advantages depending on the needs of the business; however, they all have a shared disadvantage — the potential for unexpectedly high bills.
In many ways, this is a similar problem which faced the telecom industry in how its plans used to be constructed. We used to pay per text, which then changed to unlimited texting; now we pay for data, which is also progressing to unlimited as well. I'm sure we all remember getting an unexpectedly high phone bill from too many calls or too much data used!
By nature, print volumes are billed in arrears, so unless there is a meticulous staff member monitoring the usage throughout the month, businesses aren’t aware of exactly what they'll be charged until they've already done the volume and it’s too late.
Enter Axia's new Unlimited Print Plan!
Based on the print usage history of the business, we set a monthly cost that gives the business unlimited black & white and colour prints. There is NO cost per page, and NO fixed or minimum volume.
Naturally if there is a significant change within your business, we can review this with you during the term of the agreement.
Below is an example of a client's volumes over a 12-month period. The red line represents an example of how we'd use the client's volume history to set a monthly cost for unlimited volume. The biggest advantages of this plan is having a predictable monthly cost, and peace of mind to print however much is needed, without worry or unexpected costs.
To find out if the Unlimited Print Plan is suitable for your business, contact us today and one of our account managers will complete a FREE review of your multifunction printer or photocopier equipment, as well as an analysis of your usage and print costs. You can read more about our process here. If you're an existing Axia client, feel free to contact your account manager directly for a review.
Not sure which plan is for you? Check out other plans on our Finance Options tab.