Submitting your monthly meter reads can be a banal task for business owners and their employees. If you ever have been responsible for carrying out this task, you know exactly how tedious it can be—especially if you have a large printer fleet. At Hart Office Solutions, we have seen this struggle firsthand at some of the businesses in the Morgantown area. Fortunately, there is a solution to this problem that everyone can implement: automatic meter readings.
The days of running around from device to device to gather your monthly meter reads are over. Let’s take a look at the benefits of making your submissions automatically.
- No need to send employees to collect reads. Automatic meter reads are exactly that: automatic. You don’t need to send your employees around to each device. Instead, your employees can remain focused on the core responsibilities of their jobs. Prioritizing important tasks is an ongoing challenge for many businesses, particularly small- to medium-sized businesses (SMBs), so automating your meter readings is an easy step to help save time so your team can focus on value-adding work.
- Reporting the read number is also automatic. Your service provider doesn’t need to call or visit your office to get the numbers from you. Instead, all of the reads are automatically sent over to the service provider so that you don’t need to worry about it.
- More accurate reads. Automatic reads remove the aspect of human error. Reports can be compiled instantly with the most accurate numbers (including historical data).
- Increased security. We understand the importance of security-related efforts for today’s businesses. Meters, serial numbers, and IP addresses are the only things that are captured with automatic meter reading software. User data and personal data are never visible.
- Simplified billing process. Billing and contract administration is easier than ever with automatic meter reads. You will also reduce billing errors and minimize the costs associated with adjusting these mistakes.
- Save on labor costs. This benefit ties in with removing the hassle of sending people out to manually collect reads. Manpower costs can add up with tedious tasks—meter reads is one you can take off your list.
- Optimize your printing fleet. Timely meter reviews with accurate usage numbers will provide information that can ensure your printer fleet is operating in the most effective and efficient manner.
Automatic meter reading is all about reducing your headaches and hassles. For more information on how automatic meter reads can benefit your business, contact us today. For Morgantown-based businesses, we can stop by your office to assess your fleet and provide you with information right on the spot.