Dan Larkin is the Managed Service Sales Manager at Marco

Managed print services vs. competing print solutions [Infographic]

Printing is an essential function in 99.9% of businesses – compare your options to determine if MPS is right for you

By Dan Larkin
Thursday, December 10, 2015

Printing is an essential function in probably 99.9% of businesses – but there is flexibility in how it is done. And, which you choose will vary in cost, level of responsibility on your IT staff, maintenance and support, and effectiveness – in terms of ROI, productivity and workflow.

Choosing the print option that complements your organization's needs and employee work requirements is very important, not only from a productivity standpoint, but also for your bottom line. Here are some stats to support this statement:

·       Nearly 90% of companies don’t track print costs

·       Document costs represent between 5-15% of revenue

·       IT spends 15% of its time on printing issues

·       Supplier agreements can reduce operating costs 20-30%

Compare your print options (click on Infographic to enlarge):

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In most cases, managed print services is the best solution for businesses that need to print and have more than one printer in the office. Here’s a comprehensive definition from Gartner:

Managed print services (MPS) are services offered by an external provider to optimize or manage a company’s document output. The main components provided are needs assessment, selective or general replacement of hardware, and the service, parts and supplies needed to operate the new and/or existing hardware (including existing third-party equipment if this is required by the customer). The provider also tracks how the printer, fax, copier and MFP fleet is being used, the problems, and the user’s satisfaction.

MPS is a complete print solution that keeps your IT staff focused on priorities, reduces print costs, improves productivity and generally enhances the effectiveness of your print environment.

We’re here to help – whether you know you want managed print services or you just need assistance determining which print solution is best for you.