During the COVID-19 lockdown, most business employees are working from home or WFH. Essential workers who need to be in the business office may have designated work hours to ensure social distancing is in place. Adaptation is happening, whether it be video conference calls with children in the background, washing our hands – constantly, or devising creative ways to stay sane at home.
For business workers, adapting also means printing from home. And the printer has become more valuable due to your kids using it to print their essays on Shakespeare as well as Calculus problems
Question asked before COVID-19: Do I really need a home printer? Everything is digital.
Comment during COVID-19: My home printer is an essential piece of technology.
Using print management software when working from home
As a print administrator in your place of business, you may be wondering how to support this new mode of working. According to Gartner’s survey of CFO’s, 74% intend to shift 5% of previously in-office workers to permanent remote positions post-COVID 19.
“To put this in perspective, if a company has 100,000 employees, then that means 5,000 would shift to work from home. That’s a lot of printing and paper use,” said Steven Knuff, global public relations manager, who works from his home office in Austin, Texas.
Furthermore, nearly 20% of CFOs will move at least 20% to permanent remote positions. So, it’s the right thing to think about even when social distancing guidelines return to “normal.”
The new normal may be different, but your business need for document security and accounting for print services activity remains. Fortunately, print management software from companies like Y Soft can help.
Whether you are using print management and document capture software today or considering it for your organization, be aware of ways on how to best use it. They include routing print jobs to a user’s home printer while capturing the activity for reporting or reimbursement purposes, using mobile phones to facilitate printing and scanning, and automatically converting print jobs to digital documents. And finally, WFHers using tools can deliver and submit print jobs, making them available to their in-office colleagues.
Those in the healthcare industry can especially benefit from this tool right now. Use these tools to enable secure printing and accounting for field labs and testing areas.
On Wednesday, April 29, Y Soft’s James Wieser will host a webinar and provide important tips and ways to use YSoft SafeQ today to support working & printing from home. A Q&A session will follow.
You can pick one of two times to register and join.
April 29, 2020 -- 9:00 a.m. EST / 3:00 p.m. CET
April 29, 2020 -- 3:00 p.m. PST / 8:00 a.m. AEST