Why Enterprises Choose a Managed Print Solution
The Managed Print Services market is still experiencing significant growth – with the achievement of cost reductions cited as a main driver for the deployment of print management solutions.
And it doesn’t end there.
Growing pressure is being placed on IT departments to provide additional value from their existing multi-functional printer (MFP) fleet, in order to meet ever-changing business conditions. To this end, a number of additional managed print solution benefits have been revealed.
Challenges for IT include (to name just a few); finding ways to make employees more productive, meeting the print, scan and copy needs of both office-based and mobile workers, compliance with security standards and minimising document security risks.
Here are 5 reasons why companies choose managed print services:
1 Increased Productivity
With a managed print service, a number of different machines can be streamlined to ensure consistency and improved operations. Adoption & consolidation of current devices helps companies to get on with daily activities, without worrying about inconsistencies. By incorporating devices that are already in place, organisations get more value for their investment
2 Saves Time & Hassle
An automated supply of ink – specialist software tells the managed print service provider when cartridges are running low – and automatically sends them out to companies as and when required. This means no more worrying about running low or out of ink at a critical time.
3 Full support and maintenance
If a device breaks down, managed print service providers will fix it or deliver a loan device. This means no more business productivity delays due to printer breakdowns. Proactive software monitors the ongoing health of machines to ensure ongoing optimal performance.
4 Reduced costs & paper wastage
Everything in a managed print service solution is included in a single monthly fee – this means that enterprises receive a simple, transparent service with no hidden costs or capital outlay – in other words, no nasty surprises! Print management solutions also help to save money by eliminating paper waste – organisations can create ‘rules’ for users or groups of users to further re-enforce cost-savings and, with a print management solution in place, better management of exactly what is being printed is enabled.
5 Secure & mobile
By securing networked multi-function devices, enterprises can establish what is being printed, scanned and copied – a trail of meta data for each user’s activity helps companies to vastly reduce costs. BYOD is also supported – with a print management solution, printing from laptops can often be achieved via a one-time configuration. Printing via smartphones and tablets can also be enabled – users can send a print job via email or by uploading to a website.
These are just a few of the many reasons why organisations are turning to managed print solutions – to keep their assets secure, increase productivity and reduce costs.
Find out how we can help with your print requirements in our Managed Print Section: https://www.blueprint-ds.co.uk/managed-print/