Managed Print Services

Buy or Lease Major Office Equipment?

Companies of all sized face this decision all the time. Large companies may differ from small companies budget wise but both will have to make the decision. What will cost more up front? What will cost more in the long run? What will fit your company and your budget? Can I write this off on my taxes? These are all good questions; here are some things to keep in mind when you need to make large office purchases even if you are just updating your office machines:

  • How much do you print? How much do you print per month? When it comes to copiers, scanners, printers and multifunctioning machines you will need to have a very good idea on the number of pages your company prints per month. Keeping an eye on your printing not only helps you see any misuse of office supplies but also helps you see if you print enough to buy. There is no hard number to say if you print enough for a purchase but a good rule to follow is if you print less then 700 pages a month it may be affordable to just use a medium size desk top machine. If you plan on doing more then 700 a month it would be best for you to lease a machine.

Dealers Look Beyond MPS for Growth

By Jamie Bsales, Senior Product Editor, Solutions, February 4, 2014

A dealer cannot live by MPS alone. At least that was the overarching theme echoed by many of the speakers at the Managed Print Summit symposium, held late last year as part of the Business Imaging Expo trade show put on by The Imaging Channel. The presentations—delivered by a diverse group of analysts, OEM executives and managed print service providers during the day-long event—touched upon the challenges currently facing resellers that have embraced the MPS business model, along with ways for those dealers to overcome those challenges.

Richard Van Dyke, president of Advanced Office Services/Imaging Plus, a California-based document imaging provider, summed up the state of the industry succinctly and starkly: “If you [remain primarily] an MPS provider, you will not survive,” he opined. “We have lost some good accounts due to being undercut on pricing.” He reported that he has seen some MPS contracts with pricing of  less than a penny per page—a level at which he says it is nearly impossible to make money.

PrintFleet Inc. and OKI Data Announce a Global Agreement to Strengthen their Managed Print Service Offerings.

<p><strong>ONTARIO, Canada, April 6, 2011</strong> -- <a href="http://www.printfleet.com/html/">PrintFleet Inc</a>, a global leader in managed print software and <a href="http://www.okiprintingsolutions.com/">OKI Data Corporation</a>, a unique and award-winning printing solutions provider, announced today a global contract today in the area of managed print services.</p> <p>PrintFleet Inc. has been selected as the global software platform to power OKI Data's, <a href="http://www.okidata.com/mkt/html/nf/TotalManagedPrint.html">Total Managed Print</a>; a smart and comprehensive MPS offering. This agreement enables PrintFleet and OKI Data to strengthen their presence and global reach into the MPS market.</p> <p><a href="http://www.printfleet.com/html/management_team.html">Chris McFarlane</a>, President &amp; COO, PrintFleet Inc. announced that, &quot;we are delighted to have been selected to power OKI Data's MPS offering. OKI Data is a leading manufacturer and by entering into this global relationship, we will extend our reach into OKI Data's development cycles and further enhance our leadership and ability to support our customers, with access to the most relevant, accurate device data.&quot;</p>

Managed Print Marketing Becomes Newest Foundation Member of Managed Print Services Association

<p>Columbus, OH – March 22, 2011 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announces that Managed Print Marketing is the association’s newest Foundation Member. This elite membership is the premier level of corporate involvement in MPSA and signals strong commitment to the MPS market.</p> <p>Managed Print Marketing (MPM) provides online marketing resources and programs to help companies grow even in tough economies. Organizations use MPM tools like Bizzmail as a virtual video “sales rep” and AutoSniper to manage email marketing campaigns. Managed Print Marketing was a 2010 MPSA Leadership Award first place winner in the Best Sales and Marketing Service Provider category.</p> <p><strong>Membership Is Showcase for Capabilities <br /></strong>“Foundation membership aligns with our goal of being a global leader in managed print marketing business development. We can showcase our expertise in video communication services, outbound campaigns, management reporting systems and social media,” said Walter Medwid, MPM Vice President of Operations.</p>

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