5 Things to Consider When Choosing a Managed Print Provider

November 28, 2019 | Advanced Office

Printing is an essential function of your business, but it's often a significant drain on your staff's time, resources, and budget. That's why companies consider a Managed Print Services (MPS) provider like Go Advanced to assist them with tracking costs and also in delivering the printing solutions they need. Here are just a few of the things you need to consider when you start looking for an MPS. 

1. Security.

Whether you realize it or not, security should be first and foremost in all your printer management considerations. Printers handle a considerable volume of data and documents, but most printers are also vulnerable to security breaches. You can't afford to let your guard down. The right MPS provider offers a comprehensive security assessment of your network and protocols to determine how to prevent a data breach and loss best. 

2. Training. 

Companies roll out new printer equipment all the time. Still, that new technology is often unaccompanied by the essential training and support services that your team needs to learn about the managed print solution. Then, you spend more time and resources trying to figure it out. The right MPS provides you with the training and documentation to streamline the onboarding process. So, you're up and running with fully functional printer services in virtually no time at all. 

3. Consolidation

You may not even realize how many printers are located all over the company. They each cost you time and money in IT and maintenance resources. The right MPS offers a single printer for multifunctional managed print use. It's centrally located, and even as a robust and all-in-one solution, it still conserves energy. Streamline your supplies and track your resources, while making sure that you offer a high-quality product for internal and external customers. 

4. Scalable

Your printing solution worked when you were a new company, with only a few employees. As your company evolved, your current printer infrastructure just doesn't cut it. The right MPS supports scalability, so your managed print solution will continue to meet your needs in the future. 

5. Proactive 

If you're exploring managed print options, you already know about the challenges you're facing, and you're searching for a solution that will fulfill your needs. The right MPS offers a proactive level of service, with regular monitoring, preventative maintenance, ad immediate tech support service. 

It should be easy to find the right managed print solution for your needs, but as you've probably already discovered, not every MPS offers the level of service and reliability that you need. Contact Go Advanced to learn more about our services and support for managed print services.