7 Key Benefits of a Managed Print Services (MPS) Program

7 Key Benefits of a Managed Print Services (MPS) Program

By Staff Contribution

Looking to implement a managed print solution? Need to win over the decision makers in your office? Want to win business with your customers? Here are seven key benefits of managed print services (MPS) that can help you sell your team and your customers on the value of MPS.'

1. Printer fleet reduction – Do you know the total cost of ownership (TCO) for the devices in your customers' print environments? Do you know which devices are responsible for the most downtime? An MPS solution can provide you with the information you need to effectively consolidate your customers' printer fleets, get rid of unnecessary devices, and replace those that are nearing their end of life.

2. Reduced print volumes – If your customers don’t have a document management process in place, MPS can be the first step toward implementing a complete process. By giving you access to in-depth data about your customers' print activities, MPS can help you optimize print processes for your customers, reduce unnecessary printing, and cut down on wasted supplies.

3. Improved security – Many devices now come with built-in user authentication and activity tracking, but an MPS program can offer an additional level of security by encrypting device data and using comprehensive permissions to ensure people only have access to the information they need.

4. Control and accountability – In addition to security, an MPS solution can provide you with more insights into your customers’ print environments, enabling you to develop defined processes, run reports, and create proactive supply and service alerts.

5. Remote management – A managed print solution can help you expand your service areas and target new markets. Managed print provides you with remote access to your users’ fleets for supplies fulfillment, meter collection and billing, remote remediation, and more.

6. Reduced environmental impact – With an MPS solution, you can help your end users reduce their paper usage, reduce wasted supplies, and consolidate devices to lower their electrical consumption. There are also MPS programs that offer reforestation projects, including some that reverse-calculate paper consumption to determine your environmental impact on the world’s forests, and then offset this by planting new trees.

7. Increase efficiency – Like remote management, increased efficiency means you can do more with less. Instead of spending time and money visiting customer sites to collect meters, for example, you can get everything you need for billing in minutes with an MPS solution. Managed print can increase your bottom line, simplify device management, and help you save money for your customers.

To learn more about managed print services, download our free Introduction to MPS Handout!

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Privately held, ECi Software Solutions is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices throughout the U.S., Canada, Mexico, England, the Netherlands, and Australia. ECi has more than 40 employee contributors who share their insights and expertise on a variety of topics including sales, marketing, cloud, ERP, and SMB development as well as on product specific education.

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