How a Managed Print Service Saved Softchoice Money (and IT Headaches)

How a Managed Print Service Saved Softchoice Money (and IT Headaches)

At Softchoice, we understand how cumbersome and frustrating print management can be. Before we switched to a Managed Print Service (MPS), our IT department was responsible for managing over 200 printers, all across the US and Canada.

Managing, maintaining and supporting these printers felt like it was an all-consuming task. Our IT guys regularly had to drop whatever they were working on when a user called to complain about a printer that was out of toner or wasn’t working properly.

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Sound familiar?

Fortunately, we found a solution that solved this headache, and now lets our team focus on more strategic endeavors.

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Managed print services can save money — and a whole lot more [HP]

Is your aging printer fleet taking over your life? Like weeds or barnacles, old printers start growing all over your fleet, decreasing productivity and increasing management headaches.

New printers and managed print services could be the right option for your company — and they may be much more cost-effective than you realize.

Most organizations are focused most intensely on the bottom line. And since printers are often considered a commodity, not a lot of thought is always put into printing solutions with the norm being ordering the corporate standard.

Managed print services is a print solution that can save you money, but an MPS program can also solve a lot of management issues you may be having with your aging fleet. MPS turns your printer purchase into a much bigger solution.

So what exactly is MPS? Managed print services means a lot of different things. For some, it means the vendor refills paper and toner, and billing is cost-per-page. [Read more…]

Using a free printer management tool can save you money [HP]

Printer management usually isn’t the first thing that springs to mind when you’re thinking about places to save money and improve efficiency, but it is definitely something to ponder.

Unless you’ve only got one or two printers on your network, you need a tool for managing your print environment. Printer management software, like HP’s Web JetAdmin helps enterprises manage remote printers, reduce costs and increase security. All without any exhorbanant software licensing fees!

The cost and spend factor is not insignificant. Most organizations spend at least 2-3% of their annual budget on print, yet most could not actually put a number to that spend. Paper and ink or toner are major contributors to the cost of office supplies in the modern enterprise. A quick check of the wastebaskets next to printers will show you how much of that expense is wasted in unnecessary and incorrect print jobs. That kind of waste adds up quickly. But don’t forget all the IT time. Driver deployment and configurations can be time killers so leveraging a more automated tool or pushing out a universal print driver can be like a time machine. [Read more…]