No matter how literate we are with technology, we all have an example of printer frustration. Laser source claim that 23% of help desk calls are printer related – taking up 15% of the IT department’s time. Even when things don’t go wrong, printing can become time-consuming, costly, and cumbersome when it isn’t properly managed or considered. A Managed Print Service (MPS) will allow your organisation to improve efficiency, productivity, and reduce printing costs while still leaving you in control. MPS comes with an array of benefits, from reducing your environmental footprint to improving general productivity in the office, but in this blog, we’ll be covering some stand-out benefits that show what you could be missing out from.
While printing is a necessity in almost all offices the costs associated can be one of the main areas that are overlooked financially. According to a report put together by Canon (2017) print related issues cost European businesses a staggering £17,000 in 2017. It’s difficult to comprehend that much money being wasted needlessly on inefficient printing systems, and it’s time for a change.
By auditing your print technology and network our team can investigate the output and ergonomic needs of your business, allowing us to determine the capacity and quality of your current systems while identifying print sources.
Given the ever-present risk of data or intellectual property theft, it’s understandable why most companies need to increase their printing security. But how would using an MPS achieve this? At Futurform, we will assess your print needs and technology when you opt for our MPS. This allows us to not only cut down on your printing costs, but also identify potential print and IP security hazards that could be affecting your company. An improved, more efficient printing solution with just one provider also means a safer and more secure way to print as less people from outside your organisation will be able to access networked devices. An MPS will help keep hackers out, prevent documents being stolen, and improve printer sign-in procedures.
The best thing about MPS is that it puts you in the driving seat. Systems are monitored remotely and a lot of it is automated to maximise efficiency and remove human error. But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean you’re left on your own. If something does go wrong and you find yourself needing some help you can access it instantly thanks to our Helpdesk facilities, available 9-5. We’re happy to lend a helping hand so things can continue running smoothly, and your assigned account manager will assist in achieving this with additional review meetings in which we analyse the performance of your MPS. Our interests are your interests: we want your business to be the best it can be, which is why we’re constantly comparing MPS performance to your company’s needs to ensure you’re getting the best deal; it’s all about putting your needs first. Get in touch today.