HP OfficeJet Pro, LaserJet Printers Aimed at Small Businesses

HP's OfficeJet and LaserJet printers offer small businesses productivity and mobile workforce features that allow printing from smartphones and tablets.

Hewlett-Packard on Oct. 30 unveiled a slew of printers aimed at helping small and midsize businesses reduce costs, increase efficiency and digitize the office. The Officejet Pro X Series desktop printers and multifunction printers are powered by HP PageWide Technology, an inkjet platform that produces documents at up to 70 pages per minute to help SMBs, remote offices and branch offices print more efficiently.

For SMBs looking to increase office efficiency with faster printing capability, HP is offering two additional series of LaserJet Pro printers. The company is also introducing enhanced document workflow solutions along with LaserJet Enterprise series printers designed to simplify productivity at the enterprise level. For businesses with an expanding mobile workforce, HP offers a series of cloud-based applications, incorporating Google Apps mailbox support through ePrint Enterprise, which allows users to print to an existing fleet of networked printers from smartphones and tablets.

“Our customers need innovative technology tailored to their workflow that is simple and effective, and helps them conduct business,” Todd Bradley, HP printing and personal systems executive vice president, said in a statement. “HP is offering new ways to print that have not previously been possible—with superb speed and performance to drive a new level of office efficiency.”

The LaserJet Enterprise flow MFP M525c and HP LaserJet Enterprise color flow MFP M575c offer document processing and sharing, offering scanning and data entry features. The MFPs can also be integrated with content management solutions based on software from Autonomy, an HP subsidiary, either on-site or through the cloud. With Autonomy, businesses can access and organize information in documents, audio, video, email and Web pages.

The company’s Flow CM Professional platform offers content management capabilities, including security features that support banks, legal firms and stock exchanges. The cloud-based solution is designed to increase collaboration and productivity by capturing, indexing, storing, searching and retrieving documents through a user-friendly interface. Flow CM Enterprise is composed of a set of enterprise content management (ECM) offerings for larger organizations providing access to information and helping to integrate, simplify and automate processes designed to help reduce operating costs, improve employee productivity and assist with compliance efforts.

In addition, HP is offering its Exstream LiveSite Connector and Claims Correspondence 2.0, which combines solutions from Autonomy and HP Exstream to offer analytics-based, targeted customer communications. Claims Correspondence 2.0 is designed to reduce claims-settlement cycle time, provide faster correspondence processing and improve online awareness of claims status by uniting document content with people and processes.