How businesses can use print management dashboards to make more sustainable decisions

August 1, 2023

Sustainability is no longer just a buzzword or box to be ticked, but a matter of international concern. Action to reach Net Zero by 2050 is happening on a global scale, requiring drastic change and collaboration of world governments, individuals, and everyone in between. Businesses have made their own pledges in pursuit of Net Zero, integrating sustainable practices into their operations to reduce their carbon footprint, minimise waste, conserve limited resources, and ultimately lessen their environmental impact. Going green can also bring other benefits, including cost-savings and positive brand perception among consumers, whose buying behaviour is increasingly values-driven and climate-conscious.

Consumers are holding businesses to account over sustainability, scrutinising their ethical claims and calling for transparency around corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiatives. It’s not surprising, considering 52% of UK adults inform their purchase decisions on brands’ eco-credentials, with further studies revealing that 3 in 4 consumers (76%) are calling out for companies to take initiative to reduce their environmental footprint.

But how can brands be sure that their initiatives will have genuine and meaningful impact?

Having the right tools by your side can help with:

  1. Supporting environmental credentials
  2. Providing usage data
  3. Understanding the data and what it means for your business
  4. Identifying areas for improvement and informed changes
  5. Encouraging sustainable habits within the workplace

Print management software can help businesses stay true to their environmental commitments while also maintaining efficient and effective work processes. By taking control of your printing with a print management solution, you can leverage your print fleet’s potential, optimise the usage of each system, and even implement rule-based printing to save costs and waste.

Combining print management software with print management dashboards allow businesses to visualise their print data, making it easier to manage the cost of printing, better understand print demand and communicate the environmental impact of printing.

Intuitive Dashboards work alongside leading print management solutions, such as PaperCut MF, enabling businesses to harness the print data stored on the software, allowing you to effortlessly:

  • Gain full visibility over your print fleet and see expensive hotspots
  • Analyse any peaks in consumption by department and month/year, to identify high-usage patterns and spot wasteful behaviour
  • Assess the impact of implementing rules for print usage, to identify opportunities for digital transformation
  • Analyse CO2 produced, energy consumed, and paper used
  • Encourage employees to be more environmentally conscious when printing, to foster a greener workplace

By implementing Intuitive’s print management dashboards, businesses can experience long-term cost savings through improved operational efficiency and reduced resource consumption. Fostering a positive corporate culture can ripple down and inspire employees to take more action in their personal lives too, showing that dashboards aren’t just kind to the planet but to the wallet and the global climate effort as well.

 About Intuitive, a preferred Business Partner of Toshiba.

Intuitive is a global provider of Data Visualisation Tools for Application Developers and Software Resellers. Formed by a team of highly experienced entrepreneurs and software developers the aim of Intuitive BI from the outset was to create a different type of BI solution. The team recognised that for Business Intelligence to deliver, companies needed easy-to-use tools that could be deployed to all employees and beyond organisational boundaries to customers and suppliers.

​Intuitive BI sells exclusively through its network of value-added partners. We work closely with our partners in specific application areas such as Print and Process Management so that data held within their applications can be made more valuable to customers.

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