Western Europe Digital Copier 2013–2017 Forecast and Analysis
The overall copier market is forecast to remain flat over the forecast period as there are now many factors affecting growth rates and installations. For example, color is very much a positive driver going forward, while an overall hardcopy trend toward A4 means that some suppliers are now having to switch their attentions to producing A4 copier devices to combat the growing threat.
"Growth of MPS has driven the market for copier devices into a wide variety of corporate and vertical accounts. Vendors and suppliers are utilizing their devices to be the document management hub for the company's data and information. Software and solutions are allowing easy document archiving and retrieval to take advantage of the copiers full range of solutions and helping to drive the need for the continual supply of copiers," said Phil Sargeant, program director, IDC Imaging and Hardcopy Devices and Document Solutions.