In today’s ever-competitive world, every penny counts. Firms have to watch what they spend on everything even small costs mount up and can make the difference between a firm being profitable and going under.
Stationery costs are a good example of this, in particular photocopying and printing. Even in today’s digital world firms get through a lot of hard copies for meetings, presentations and for use as working documents.
Keeping the cost of your printing under control can be difficult when there are several copy machines in the business. Managed print services are designed to help firms to gain control of their printing. This helps them to achieve a low per page cost and keep it that way.
The firms that provide these managed print services buy equipment and print consumables in huge quantities. This means that they get huge discounts from the manufactures, some of which they pass onto their customers. This, naturally, keeps printing costs lower than a firm could otherwise manage alone. In addition, firms save time because they do not have to scour the web for consumables, or spend time looking for an engineer and taking printing out of house while they wait for their photocopiers or printers to be repaired.
Types of Contracts
There are several kinds of contracts to choose from, so it is easy to find the right contract. The best providers do not tie customers into long-term contracts; some even offer flexible contracts, which for a firm who experiences fluctuations in workflow can be very important.
What Types of Firms Can Benefit from Managed Print Services
Practically any firm can benefit from signing a contract for a managed print service. Most very small firms should be able to keep a handle on their printing costs without outside help. However, even they can benefit from using a print service provider to run their printers and copies. It means that they do not have to worry about consumables or their copier being out of action for long should it breakdown.
Firms who handle sensitive information can also benefit greatly from using managed print services. It is now possible to install and use software that controls who can use the printers and copiers, as well as monitor exactly what is being copied or printed.
To find out more about managed print services and how you can save time and money, visit the BTS Ltd website.