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Is Managed Print Services Right For You? Try Our Checklist To Find Out

April 13, 2019

Managed print services (MPS) isn't a one-size-fits-all office solution for your printers and copiers. That's why the top MPS companies customize their services to meet your organization's specific needs and business goals.

Despite these customized solutions, MPS is still an investment. It's important that you're choosing a service that's right for your organization.

That said, we've compiled a checklist below to help you determine if MPS really is a good fit for you.

  1. Does your business have a history of outsourcing? Outsourced support is common in today's business world, but that doesn't mean it's easy. Employees who aren't accustomed to using external support will need to adjust. If your business has a history of outsourcing support already, outsourcing MPS won't be a problem.
  2. Do you have five or more printers? Even managing one printer can be labor-intensive and time-consuming for those at your office. Now imagine managing five or more. An MPS company is capable of monitoring all of your printers, providing toner when you need it, and can even provide help desk troubleshooting.
  3. Are you okay with your current printing expenses? The average company's annual printing expenses are $600 to $1,300 per employee. That's a major expense that any organization can feel, especially if the ROI isn't the greatest. Managed print solutions can optimize your printers to reduce these expenses so you're only paying for the documents you need to print.
  4. Do your printers need to be updated? Any printing device or copier can be optimized using MPS. But if your printers are on the older side and need to be updated, now might be the time to seriously consider outsourcing managed print services. By using MPS, you can reduce the number of devices you use in your office. That means you'll have at least one less new printer you need to buy.

Interested in managed print solutions for your business?

Printer and copier costs are the third-largest office expense after rent and payroll. When you invest in managed print solutions, you can optimize your office's printers to reduce costs and improve employee productivity.

A and B Business Solutions provides managed printing services and electronic document management services to businesses that want to reduce how much their office is printing while still having access to those important documents. To learn more about our managed printing services or for information on our electronic document management software, contact A and B Business Solutions today.