If you are like many companies, print management is not a top priority. For nearly any business or industry, effective print management can provide significant benefit, but no one has the time or passion to take control and truly make it a primary focus. Without this attention to detail, print costs and workflow can easily get out of control.
Managed Print Services (MPS) isn’t an off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all purchase. In fact, each organization Marco partners with has a custom set of services that align with their organization’s specific needs and business goals. Below, I've outlined the first five areas we assess as we get to know a potential customer’s business. How you answer the following questions will give you a good idea of whether or not MPS is a good fit for your business.
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It’s tough to pin down exactly when business printing became such a complicated process. Depending on the size of your organization, your physical location and probably 100 other variables, it could have been any time in the last 40+ years. Print devices were always meant to make things easier and in a lot of ways they do. But when it comes to taking care of these machines, business printing requires a lot of resources.
Business owners are becoming increasingly familiar with the premise behind managed print services. However, as the popularity of these programs grows, it becomes more and more important to understand what services an effective Managed Print Services (MPS) program should include. That way, businesses won't entrust their print management to a provider that offers an incomplete program. For more clarity, I've outlined four necessary services any MPS program should include.
Printing is an essential function in most retail businesses – but there is flexibility in how each business approaches printing. And, the approach you choose will affect your cost, level of responsibility and effectiveness. In turn, each of those variables influences future ROI, productivity and workflow.
EMR (Electronic Medical Records) Software is the backbone of many practices, and this technology has implications for a practice's print environment. Understanding those implications and knowing how to adjust to them can quickly minimize downtime and workflow interruptions. Here's how...
It is one thing for a service provider to tell you that they can save your business money, but it is even more impressive when they actually do it. Print environments are data-driven, and when you work with a managed print services provider you can see the proof that the service you pay for is saving your company money. Marco's managed print services offer clients exactly that: data as proof of success.
So, you've decided to switch your business print environment to Managed Print Services? Congratulations! Once you’ve signed a contract with your chosen provider, you may be wondering what comes next. What happens now depends on the specifics of your business and your print environment. To simplify things, let's look at how the service differs based on number of devices...
There are several factors to analyze when considering Managed Print Services (MPS) for your organization. On one hand are the cost-saving benefits managed print delivers in terms of maintenance costs and supplies. On the other hand is the actual expense of the service. Managed print services cost money, while saving businesses from having to make large capital expenditures in the process.
There’s a lot of DIY advice and information available these days. Just type How do I ____? into a search engine and you will probably find a dozen or more articles and videos. Although DIY (do it yourself) projects can be fun and successful, there are some things best left to the professionals. An obvious one is plumbing; always hire a licensed plumber. Another is print services.