1. How competitive are your prices?
The markup on technology products is very low. We are not always the cheapest but our
prices include a number of conveniences that our customers value. When you buy from us we
receive the machine, deliver to your office and many times will un-box it and test it for
you. If damaged we will replace it or have our technician repair it.
2. Will I save money on remanufactured toner?
At first yes but it will cost more in the long run. The consumer in unaware of all the
internal parts that toner interacts with inside of a printer. An inferior toner can
shorten the life of drums and may print less than an original. It is not uncommon for
customers not to tract the actual life of a remanufactured toner. If you buy
remanufactured toner insist on a brand that will warranty any damages to your machine.
3. Where can I have our office machines repaired?
As an added value to our customers our technicians are factory trained in many of the
leading brand name of office machines. Our customer can call that morning and know that
one of our technicians will be dispatched to repair their machine that afternoon. As a
small business we understand the needs of our customers. We give our customers a choice of
bringing in there machines for a free repair estimate or have a technician dispatched to
4. What advice do you have when buying an office machine?
All of our customers have individual needs. We recommend our customers to first consider
the type of printing, volume of work and size of workgroup that will be using the machine.
Many of our customers call our office for recommendations.
5. Do all printers cost the same to operate?
No, printers can be divided between consumer class and business class. Consumer class
printers will normally have small duty cycles and are not repairable if damaged. Business
class printers are created for companies that require longer lasting printers. Toners may
cost more but will out last a consumer printer by as much as ten times. This will reduce
the cost per print.
6. Is an all-in-one machine a good solution to our office needs?
All in one printer are designed for small offices that are limited in office space that
they can dedicate to a machine. The convenience of having one machine that can fax, copy
and print is ideal for a home office. Until recently only inkjet printer were available.
With the introduction of a laser class a small business can now produce a quality output
without spending thousands on several machines.
Why Should I Lease Equipment?
As businesses prepare to compete and grow in a new millennium, many are searching for
proven new ways to address their equipment financing challenge. The old ways won't meet
today's and tomorrow's needs. The choice for many businesses is clear: equipment leasing.
Research indicates that eight out of 10 U.S. companies lease some or all of their
equipment. Of all the ways to acquire equipment, leasing is the method most frequently
used for all equipment types. In fact, almost any type of equipment can be leased - from
printers, copies, and FAX machines, etc..
Choosing to lease is a smart way to acquire equipment. There are three ways to acquire
equipment you can choose whichever way fits best with your companys needs.
You can select the equipment by working with a
value-added authorized vendor, such as TM Office Systems Inc., which
offers a variety of flexible leasing options.
You can select and order the equipment and then
seek financing through a lessor.
You can obtain the equipment directly through a
What are the Benefits of Leasing?
Leasing offers numerous advantages over other financing methods:
Tax treatment. The IRS does not consider an operating lease or a true
lease to be a purchase, but rather a tax-deductible overhead expense. Therefore, you can
deduct the lease payments from your corporate income.
Balance Sheet Management. Because an operating lease is not considered a
long-term debt or liability, it does not appear as debt on your financial statement, thus
making you more attractive to traditional lenders when you need them.
100% Financing. With leasing, there is very little money down - perhaps
only the first and last months payment is due at the time of the lease. Since a
lease does not require a down payment, it is equivalent to 100% financing. That means that
you will have more money to invest in revenue-generating activities.
Immediate Write-off of The Dollars Spent. Therefore, the equipment does
not have to be depreciated over five to seven years.
Flexibility. As your business grows and your needs change, you can add or
upgrade at any point during the lease term through add-on or master leases. If you
anticipate growth, be sure to negotiate that option when you structure your lease program.
You also have the option to include installation, maintenance and other services, if
Customized Solutions. A variety of leasing products is available,
allowing you to tailor a program to fit your month-to-month or year-to-year cash flow
needs. You are able to customize a program to address your needs and requirements - cash
flow, budget, transaction structure, cyclical fluctuations, etc. Some leases allow you,
for example, to miss one or more payment without a penalty, an important feature for
Asset Management. A lease provides the use of equipment for specific
periods of time at fixed payments. The lessor assumes and manages the risk of equipment
Upgraded Technology. If the nature of your industry demands that you have
the latest technology, a short-term operating lease can help you get the equipment and
keep your cash. Lease equipment that you expect to depreciate quickly. Your risk of
getting caught with obsolete equipment is lower because you can upgrade or add equipment
to meet your ever-changing needs.
Speed. Leasing can allow you to respond quickly to new opportunities with
minimal documentation and red tape. Most of the time we will approve your application
within one hour and you can have your equipment very quickly.
In summary, there are many benefits to leasing, and
at TM Office Systems, Inc. we are dedicated to helping our customers
decide which leasing option best fits their needs. Please do not hesitate to ask us how
our flexible leasing options can help your business now and into the future.
Are you Small Business Certified?
TM Office Systems Inc. is categorized as a small business by definitions
given by state and local government. As a Hispanic owned company, we are proud of our
ethnic roots and credit our success to hard work and customer service. As a small business
we measure our growth by satisfied customers and not quarterly reports. Long before the
popularity of supplier diversity programs we were pounding the streets or corporate
America giving it all we had. Below you will find some of our certification by City, State
and Federal agencies.
1. SBA- Small Business Administration
2. CCR- Central Contract Registration Federal Government
3. CISV- Catalog Information Systems Vendor
4. CMBL- Central Master Bidders List
5. HUB- Historically Underutilized Business
6. MWBE- Minority Women Business Enterprise
7. HMBC- Houston Minority Business Council