Why Businesses Choose Managed Print Services

silkmoose By silkmoose, 17th Nov 2015 | Follow this author | RSS Feed | Short URL http://nut.bz/2bxn258_/
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Although some would say that the era of paper is over, nothing could be further from the truth. The only, way in which paper-using companies can still compete with them is through Managed Print Services (MPS).

What is MPS?

Today, nothing seems easier than replacing your standard notices and memos with emails, however doing business in digital form will never completely replace the traditional method. Real business will always be conducted on paper, however this brings several problems on its own.

As we already mentioned, a lot of businesses resort to digital resources exclusively. This works out great since not only do they not spend money on paper but they also pollute less. The only, way in which paper-using companies can still compete with them is through Managed Print Services (MPS).

This question is quite simple to give an answer to. MPS is the process of optimizing printing services to be more cost-effective. As simple as this sounds, this is probably the only way to make printing viable option in the modern business world. Even though up until now, MPS was mostly used by major corporations, in the last two years, there was an incredible boost in popularity of this idea amongst small and medium businesses as well. Since this is a renowned mean of improving business efficiency, it seems like no one wants to be left behind.

Planning ahead

If any further explanation of what is MPS should be required, it would probably be best described with the phrase- being ahead of the curve. This means carefully planning and this starts with counting the resources at your disposal. Naturally, you start with the consumables like toner cartridge and paper supplies. This will allow you not only to be well aware of the pace at which they are used but also of their price and quality. Finally, this can even help you get the best deal for your supplies. All of this however, is no more than a tip of an iceberg.

Adjusting MPS to your needs

Now, we already mentioned earlier that MPS was mostly used by larger corporations. This was usually the case because a full MPS is often something smaller or even medium companies simply cannot afford. This however, does not need to discourage you. The most important thing is that you are realistic about your needs. If what your business requires is just a bit of help, then you can just go with Basic Print Service (BPS). Although not as elaborate as MPS it is significantly less pricy and the help that it provides is still quite significant.

Prepare your budget

Be as it may, regardless of what you decide to go for MPS or even BPS, you will need to fit it in your budget. Here, although it may sound cliché, the soundest advice is to keep it real. Simply know your limitations and don’t let your pride decide for you. What matters here is combination of hardware, software and services that you will get and the price you will pay for, so you need to ask yourself two questions. How bad do I need this particular service and how much I can afford to pay for it? By adhering to just these few simple rules you can make this business move as fiscally painless as possible.

Finally, you owe it to your business to do all that is in your power in order to achieve satisfactory results. However, in order to thrive and prosper, you must first have the right tools on your side. Because of this, there is yet another question that you need to ask yourself. If MPS can really help you get there, do you have the luxury of turning down this helping hand?

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Managed Print Services, Printers

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Andrew Newitt is a young entrepreneur and likes to blog about the things he's most passionate about: business and brand improvement, as well as the newest tech out there.

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