Office Equipment refers to common workplace fixtures that are considered long-term assets and essential to the functioning of a company. Typically including high cost electronic items such as printers, copiers, computers and fax machines, office equipment is upgraded regularly and will see a depreciation of value over time as technology continues to evolve and the equipment becomes overused or outdated.
Office equipment are objects that are used for the operation of a company. Examples of office equipment include desks, chairs, computers, and light fixtures. Office equipment tend to be objects that a company invests on for the long-term of a company.
In order to maintain office equipment effectively position the equipment correctly, if it is a printer fix paper jams quickly and appropriately, and clean the office equipment regularly. Also have your office equipment machines serviced regularly to ensure that they do not need to be replaced in the near future.
The main difference between office supplies and office equipment is that office supplies are a short-term asset while office equipment is a long-term asset. Office supplies are often depleted within the year. Office supplies include paper, ink, staples, and pens. Office equipment typically last longer than a year and includes printers and computer software.