PRINTING NEEDS COMPETING WITH YOUR BUSINESS GOALS
Efficiently managing your business’s printing needs is no small feat. There are ongoing tasks like device maintenance, software support, supply replenishment and fleet refresh strategies. Then there are also unexpected issues that can affect employee productivity like equipment downtime and troubleshooting.
IT departments spend considerable time and resources responding to tickets related to printing, even though that’s clearly not the best use of their time.
All of these are inefficiencies greatly impact your organization’s productivity. Hiring a managed print services provider helps take the guesswork out of meeting your organization’s printing needs and lets you focus on your business goals.
TRANSFORMING YOUR PRINTING ENVIRONMENT
Monitoring and Supply Replenishment
Your provider can take over ongoing tasks such as monitoring and ordering toner/supplies and routine servicing.
They can also arrange for on-site assistance when a printer breakdown, deliver procurement services for when it’s time for a new printer, and optimize your printer fleet based on usage.
Cost Tracking and Visibility
Your managed print service can also provide much-needed visibility into your printing expenses. Many businesses don’t have the time or means to accurately track and monitor their organization’s printing expenses.
Allowing a managed print service to track your printing output and expenses is an invaluable service to organizations.
Your provider can identify trends and forecast your organization’s seasonal printing needs and plan for device refreshes. This enables you to be able to plan and budget accordingly.
Monitoring and Tracking
A managed print service can remotely monitor your printing usage by tracking toner levels, print output, and device functionality. Your managed print service vendor can provide regular reports to keep you informed about your printer fleet and usage.
Optimizing Your Print Environment
Your provider will identify which equipment in the office is under or overutilized and advise you on optimizing your printer fleet.
Your provider will also monitor which devices may be underperforming or may be requiring more frequent repair. These data may show that the device is nearing the end of its useful life, thus allowing you to budget and plan for replacing it with a more reliable device.
By having your provider keep you abreast of the condition of your devices and your printing needs, you can make better business decisions for your organization. For instance, if your vendor identifies an upcoming busy season and a few printers are nearing the end of their useful life, they may advise you to replace those devices beforehand to ensure a smooth transition.
Device Sales & Procurement
Because your provider will be intimately familiar with your organization’s printing history and needs, they can also advise you on what replacement devices will best suit your organization’s needs and budget.
On-Site Support and Installation
Your managed print service provider can provide on-site support when things break down. They can also handle on-site installation for new equipment. Once installed, you can schedule regular “check-up” visits to ensure all your equipment continues to run smoothly.
Boost Productivity and Cut Costs
A managed print service provider can keep your employees productive by eliminating unnecessary equipment downtime when supplies run out or printers breakdown. Your provider will monitor all of your devices and send replacements on an as-needed basis.
This allows for a better user experience and workflow for your employees; it also means you don’t need to track when toner or supplies run low, and there’s no time spent on ordering new supplies, researching and ordering printers, or installing new equipment.
Relieve Strain on your IT Department
IT departments spend significant amounts of time responding to tickets relating to printing. By not having a managed print services provider, your printers may be in disrepair or they may not be optimized for your company’s workflow. These all translate to more strain on your IT department.
Having a managed print services provider means that your IT department reallocate their time and resources to their primary tasks such as innovation and infrastructure management.
Learn how transformational print managed services can be for your organization.
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