Xerox Tool Assesses the TCO of Print
ProfitQuick Investment Planner adds functions such as workflow, equipment and costs to help plan investments.Rochester-based Xerox Corporation Sept. 4 announced Xerox ProfitQuick Investment Planner, a financial modeling tool to help in-plant printing/reprographics groups, commercial printers and others make more informed decisions about the total cost of print purchasing. Until now, Xeroxs financial modeling tools addressed the impact of hardware investments. ProfitQuick Investment Planner, according to Xerox officials, "gives Xerox experts the ability to analyze a print providers entire workflow from job administration, prepress, printing and finishing through fulfillment and distribution, and then predict how digital equipment and an automated workflow such as Web-to-print impacts costs and time."
The officials said that ProfitQuick Investment Planner "offers a complete, customized analysis of a print providers costs, workflow and equipment in detailed reports, flowcharts and graphs. Print shops then use the information for side-by-side cost and profit comparisons for offset, digital and integrated printing environments and workflows. This makes it easy to identify the best workflow and equipment options, distinguish the most valuable jobs and applications, forecast business growth and justify the cost of a complete print solution."