Utilising a Managed Print service can benefit organisations big or small in many ways. Through managed print, your business could see an increase in savings and productivity up to 40% through solution recommendations, professional implementation and customer support services.
Keep reading to find out more on how Managed Print can be beneficial to your business.
Security across all devices
Cyber security attacks have detrimental impacts on businesses around the world each year. Without an appropriate print strategy, your business is left exposed to a number of potential security breaches as a result of inadequate printing processes and/or unprotected printing devices.
With a Managed Print solution, you can be confident of a strong security posture across your complete network of devices with solutions such as threat detection, automated monitoring and built-in software validation. Lexmark offers a print release solution which allows you to send print jobs from anywhere—desktop, tablet or smartphone—and then release them for printing whenever and wherever you're ready. You can simply swipe your ID card or enter your credentials at the device, and then select the documents you need to print, making it both secure, and convenient.
A Managed Print provider can also manage the day-to-day assessment of your printing environment to identify threats and implement a print security plan to eliminate ongoing risks.
Streamlined printer fleet management
Maintaining the right printing fleet mix for your businesses changing requirements can be challenging. If you have more printing devices than needed, or a more complex set-up than required, you risk spending money on unnecessary supplies, space, energy and maintenance. Alternatively, having too few printing devices can create costly bottlenecks and operational downtime.
A Managed Print services provider can recommend a customised printer fleet set-up based on your business’s unique requirements. Lexmark uses analytics, best practises and a combination of output, content and process management technology to create automated workflow solutions that streamline cumbersome paper-dependent processes, resulting in improved access to information, enhanced productivity and efficiency and the reduction of print.
Energy and paper-saving print technologies can help reduce environmental impact and operational costs, while suitable recycling options ensure that you can responsibly dispose of unwanted hardware and supplies.
Lexmark Managed Print solutions enable you to take advantage of the most energy efficient devices on the market, while following printing processes that enable your business to operate as sustainably as possible. Reducing the amount of paper, electricity and print consumables you use is all part of being a responsible corporate citizen. With a monitoring system in place, you are able to identify and track levels of print usage. That way, you’ll in a better position to reduce your environmental footprint.
Cost effective and flexible for businesses of all sizes
Managed Print services are customisable, meaning they can be tailored to meet the needs of businesses ranging from SMEs right through to large corporations. Your service can be upgraded or downgraded as needed, so you’ll always have a printing set-up that’s cost effective and aligns with your business requirements.
Additionally, Managed Print can help you save money on your maintenance costs. Maintaining individual devices one at a time is costlier than having an automated, cloud-based system for doing so at scale. With a Managed Print all devices are connected to one monitoring system to ensure well-timed delivery of replacement toners and repairs. This makes better use of economies of scale by allowing you to bulk buy supplies at a discount and reduce the cost associated with stockpiling unused inventory.
Free up your IT department
Many businesses struggle to maintain an effective printing set-up simply because they don’t have the resources to do so. Busy IT departments usually don’t have the time to troubleshoot printing issues or deal with break/fixes.
Over time this can equal to costly and frustrating operational inefficiencies that could be avoided by having a reliable maintenance and support system in place. One of the main advantages of Managed Print is that maintenance and support are part of the core service offering, giving you peace of mind all year round. And if something does go wrong, an effective help desk is equipped to help you troubleshoot and rectify issues with minimal downtime.
Logi-Tech works with Lexmark to provide you with secure, quick and easy Managed Print services – get in touch with us today on 8152 4000 to get started!