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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

In 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:

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Topics: Managed Print Services

Do You Have Any Clue How Much Paper Your Business is Consuming?

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 8/31/16 2:19 PM

 With the advancements in technology it’s no surprise that we are entering the beginning stages of the digital revolution. McKinsey and Company states, “Early signs of the digital revolution are already here.” 

A common misconception is the idea that old business processes that require old ways of consuming paper to perform daily tasks are dying with the onset of new technologies. The idea that paper consumption is declining with the onset of entering into the digital age is false. Paper end-use continues to increase despite “living in the beginning stages of the digital revolution”.

There are people that believe paper no longer serves a purpose in business. While this may be true for some areas of business operations such as in the fields of ecommerce and communication, the consumption of paper continues to not only exist but rise - serving a valuable purpose. For example, while smartphones and tablets may have helped to cut down on some forms of paper consumption, the truth is that it has a long way to go before it is phased out. Faxing, for example, is still required by law in several industries because email is not approved for use with sensitive information.

Wired mentions some pretty persuasive statistics when it comes to paper use consumption:

  • Each day, one billion photocopies are made (Source: Forrester Research)
  • The annual growth rate for the amount of paper produced by the average company is 25%. (Source: Gartner)
  • There are over four trillion paper documents in the US alone, and this number is growing at a rate of 22%, or roughly 880 billion paper documents a year. (Source: Coopers and Lybrand)

Constant pressure to improve efficiencies, optimize business processes, and reduce costs ...

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Topics: Managed Print Services

You Survived. Now, Thrive. — 4 Ways to Optimize Your Business with MPS

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 6/1/16 2:04 PM

 

You survived the great recession, you are surviving the day-to-day tasks to keep your business up and running.

The question to ask yourself now is — are you thriving?

The ability to become a leader in your industry may have everything to do with earlier involvement, satisfying broader ranges of needs, and more effective communication and programs set in place according to Ronnie Davis, senior vice president and chief economist for Printing Industries of America. (PI world surveys)

One area often overlooked for weeding out inefficiencies, redundancies, and hidden costs in businesses is the company’s printer fleet.

Industry stats tell us that companies spend from up to 1% - 3% of annual revenues on output technology fleets alone. That means a $5M company can spend up to $50,000 - $150,000 annually in this area. Ironically, industry statistics show that 90% of companies don’t know how many printers they have or if they are properly utilizing these assets.

Here are four ways to optimize your business using Managed Print Services (MPS) to help your business thrive…

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Topics: Managed Print Services

Not Your Everyday Copier Schlepp — What to Look for in a Print Expert

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 5/12/16 12:38 PM

It’s probably not a shock to you that automating business processes can improve productivity, efficiency, and cut cost — paper dependent processes as a top initiator for the need to automate may be though.

Where Managed Print Services (MPS) was once just about devices, it now has evolved into more complex and essential demands for creating transformational business impacts.

With so much at stake and riding on your business, how do you know if you’ve found the right MPS provider? Do you know what to look for in a print expert?

Here are a few surefire signs you’ve probably found the right one…

 

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Topics: Managed Print Services

Save Business Print Costs by Optimizing Resource Management

Posted by Zack Nimtz on 4/28/16 1:00 PM

Believe it or not, some of the most unknown and highest uncontrolled costs in an organization are print-related. Yet, business leaders are still letting their print management go unbound. 

Failing to optimally manage your printing for business - printing multiple copies of the same document or printing documents that are not related to work - could result in unnecessary print related costs.

Underutilizing print supplies can cost your business money, big time.

Gain insight into how one business in the fine art industry could save business print cost by optimizing their resource management.

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Topics: Managed Print Services, Reduce Costs