Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Managed Print Service Poll
It seems there is quite a bustle about Managed Print Services, from down sizing printer fleets, "Going Green" and managing all service, supplies and hardware.
Personally, I'm a big advocate of doing this with MFP's. Thus eliminate most personal printers in the workplace and provide workgroup MFP's to take care of printing, copying, faxing and scanning. Thus, you get the best of both worlds, a low cost per page on the workgroup MFP's and a service that will manage toner inventory, maintenance, service calls and support. Plus, nowadays all MFP's come with "Green" features such as Scan2Email, Far2ward2email (up to three lines in some machines), Scan2folder, Default Duplex Printing and Copying.
What, I've heard on the street is that most Managed Print Services are about capturing your clicks and making a profit on each one. Now, not all, but some are turning to remanufactuered toner cartridges, remanufactured fuser kits to increase profits. My, point, get an workgroup MFP it will be less expensive on a cost per page basis, faster, and provide "Green" paper saving solutions.
Take the poll and let us know what you are doing for MPS. Click here for MPS Poll.