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Fact or Fiction – The Truth about Managed Print Solutions (MPS)

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 9/7/16 4:42 PM

fact_or_Fiction.jpgIn case you haven’t come across the term MPS before, it refers to Managed Print Services. MPS is a service that will optimize or manage a company’s document output. MPS also, tracks how the printer, fax, copier and Mutifunctional devices fleet is being used, the problems, and the user’s satisfaction.

Even if you’ve never heard of MPS before or from us, it's important for you to know the facts versus the fiction about MPS. We’ve uncovered 6 common truths (or fiction) about MPS for you:

  1. MPS is Only Good for Large-scale Production.


MPS programs are completely customizable to the company and organization. It’s true that a company may show increased results in achieving their business print goals if they have more paper intensive processes. However, you do not have to have to have a large company or use a lot of paper in order to see results.


  1. You Can Only Get MPS When You Purchase New Print and Image Devices.


You are not required to have to purchase new devices in order to take advantage of an MPS program. It doesn’t matter if you are using new devices or older ones, you can still benefit from using MPS. Bottom line: It doesn’t matter how old your device is, or where you bought it from, supply, service and management are still needs that an MPS provider can help cut costs and increase your business productivity with. Insight into your overall print and copy infrastructure is also something that any business can benefit from.


  1. Anyone Can Benefit from Using an MPS Program.

TRUE. (This is a tricky one.)

Whereas there are certain organizations that will benefit more from having a MPS program, it’s safe to say most organizations can benefit from having an MPS program. (That is if you are part of the 82% of companies that are still spending billions on paper.


  1. You Can Have MPS if You Have Different Branded Devices.


Advanced Imaging Solutions is a multi-line dealer specializing in Lanier, Canon, Samsung, and HP products. It doesn’t matter which of these brands or any others you may have, AIS can still provide you with Managed Print Services.


  1. There is No Competition/Comparison When It Comes to MPS Programs with Manufactures Vs. Resellers.

FALSE. (At least it is for us.)

Advanced imaging Solutions is a managed print services provider for small to mid-size businesses in South Bend, Indiana and provides competitive programs with that of any of its manufacturers. Not only do we offer competitive rates, but we also provide local service and support.


  1. You Don’t Need Professional Help to Manage Your Print Resources.


If you want to get results, then yes, you need a professional to come in and help you with managing your print resources. You wouldn’t want to perform your own eye exam for purchasing glasses or contacts if you weren’t an optometrist, much like you wouldn’t want to perform your own print fleet assessment and manage that environment unless you were an MPS specialist.


Now you know the facts about Managed Print Solutions (MPS).  But, there is more ...

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Topics: Managed Print Services