Small to medium sized businesses (SMBs) are the backbone of many economies. Like their large enterprise counterparts, SMBs rely on technology to grow their business and increase productivity. Unfortunately, most SMBs are limited by budget and the lack of IT resources. As a result, they’re forced to do more with less. MPS is growing in popularity as the means to get the huge costs and the productivity drain of uncontrolled printing under control.
The Numbers Don’t Lie
The business and IT advisory company Quocirca recently conducted research that uncovered some interesting data. They found that 75% of SMBs rely on printing to support their businesses while 50% are struggling to control print costs. Left uncontrolled, printing can be a significant business cost especially when you take into account ordering of stock, toner, managing service contracts and dealing with daily print issues. In fact, 40% of businesses surveyed cite device reliability as their second print management challenge, right after cost control.
MPS to the Rescue!
MPS mitigates these concerns. Contracts are typically billed monthly and include hardware purchasing and leasing, services and supplies like toner are billed on a cost-per-page model. The predictability of billing reduces capital outlays and creates budget predictability.
Automation contributes to the success of any MPS solution. Proactive monitoring and automation when ordering services and supplies along with the purchasing of consumables is removed from your staff’s to do list, freeing their time to focus on core business initiatives. Uptime is increased by remote monitoring and repair of devices. Usage can also be monitored to help businesses to reduce costs. Quocirca’s research also found that confidence in MPS is growing with 50% of businesses employing MPS expanding those relationships and 43% of non-MPS users expecting to make the investment in MPS in the coming year.
Managed Print Services can help you grow your business by reducing costs, improving productivity and lowering your company’s IT burden. Are you ready for MPS? Contact us today to arrange for a complimentary print assessment and let us show you how we can help get your print costs under control and grow your business!