The Truth About Managed Print Services

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Managed print services has an impressive reputation--but sometimes, it's not testimonials and rave reviews you want; it's cold hard facts. Today, we'll take a look at the truth behind managed print services and find out if it lives up to its reputation.

A Closer Look

If you're interested in managed print services, then you've probably already heard all about this solution and what it can do for you. However, not all research is created equal. If it's a simple, fact-based analysis you're looking for, you've come to the right place.

What it is

Managed print isn't a cure-all or a magic solution. Instead, it's a way to outsource your print needs, allowing you to pick and choose which print problems get your attention and which are handed off to your provider. For example, while you may want to play a role in selecting the number of machines in your workplace and what they're capable of, you may be less interested in the make and model.

How it works

The goal of any good managed print services provider is to work with you, not for you. This means that you'll be entering a partnership based on trust, experience, and hard work. That work begins with a print audit, which helps you and your provider get a candid look at your business as it exists right now--strengths, weaknesses, needs, goals, habits, budget, and more. From there, you'll get to experiment with targeted solutions that address the problems uncovered by the print audit, essentially rebuilding your print environment from the ground up.

What it does

When managed print services is working well in your business, you'll start to notice changes--for example:

  • workflows will have fewer unnecessary steps;
  • printing will be done efficiently and effectively, and never without proper reason;
  • budgets will be easier to understand, track, and control;
  • security will be tighter and less stressful to manage;
  • and you'll have more time to spend on your other tasks and responsibilities.

Now that you've taken a candid look at managed print services, are you ready to see it in action? Contact us today!