If you’re like most small and mid-sized business owners, you’re constantly looking for ways to reduce expenses and operate more efficiently. Given this mindset, it makes sense that many business owners are willing to hold onto their older copiers because they don’t want to spend the money or see a need to upgrade them. But at what cost to productivity, information security and efficiency?

If you’re wondering if it’s time for an upgrade, here are some of the most common signs that you’re ready for a new copier:

  1. Holds you back from meeting business goals: If you’re using an older copier, there’s a good chance that it doesn’t offer all of the functionality and features that you need to efficiently run your business. It’s worth your while to familiarize yourself with the available options and features offered by the latest technology.
  2. Negatively impacts efficiency: If you notice that employees are regularly crowded around your copier while waiting for jobs to be completed, your current copier is hindering the way that you do business. Today’s copiers operate much more efficiently, allowing workflows to be completed at a faster pace while also using less energy.
  3. Causes you to constantly spend money: Once the age of your machine approaches the 10-year mark, the cost to maintain your existing copier likely outweighs the cost of upgrading to a new model. Upgrading can also save you money on your utility bill as newer models use less energy.
  4. Requires frequent maintenance: If you find yourself frequently dealing with a copier that is out of commission, that’s an obvious sign that you need to upgrade your equipment. While you can often get the machine repaired, the hassle of coordinating maintenance and the interruption to your workflow make an investment in a new machine worthwhile.
  5. Creates security risk: With so much sensitive information being transferred from your network to your copier, you can’t afford to not have top-of-the-line security features that will help to prevent an unauthorized person from gaining assess to your confidential data.

Upgrading your copier will give your business a technological competitive advantage and allow you to more effectively accomplish your business goals. For more information on how today’s technology can help your business, please contact us today!