Managed Print Services
Our specialist skills
Many small & medium size businesses (SMBs) do not have the time, resources or specialist skills to manage their document production environment and print security effectively. It means a significant amount of time and money can be wasted on managing devices and consumables, while overall business performance slows down.
As a result, many organisations are now utilising managed print services (MPS) as part of their document and print management strategy. But what is MPS? In short, it means an external provider takes over responsibility for the management of your print environment and activities. The overarching aim of this is to employ a centralised approach that eliminates unnecessary administration, keeps costs to a minimum and improves productivity.
However, it is essential that your chosen partner has the experience, flexibility and technical expertise to provide a bespoke service that maximises the managed print services benefits with optimised control and visibility of your printers and photocopiers.
Working the way that's best for you
As part of Sharp’s managed print solutions, our Managed Print Services are designed to make document production less expensive and workflows more effective by giving you affordable access to specialist print management skills and tools. The service components and service levels are all completely configurable and can be changed at any time.
At one level, they can enable immediate cost savings. But they also bring new efficiencies to every task from the moment you click on ‘print’, ‘scan’ or ‘copy’, to when you collect, distribute or store the finished document.
Bespoke print services
Our Managed Print Services are provided through a proven five-step process, starting with a thorough assessment of your printing needs and expenditure. We’ll then work with you to define and implement a strategy to manage and optimise your day-to-day printing and also support your future needs. Using this approach we can determine exactly how to add the most value to your business and the necessary experience to perfectly complement how you want to work.
As a result you can:
- Reduce waste and costs – advanced managed print service software, such as multifunctional printers (MFP)-based (server-less) secure pull printing, can ensure better control of print usage and reduce print volumes by up to 18% without hindering productivity. It also enables accurate cost recovery and margin management against internal cost centres or project codes.
- Enhance productivity & performance – we can help you find new ways of doing things or optimise the performance of your existing processes and resources. Our latest MFPs also offer fast, reliable printing, easy to use functionality, and close integration with cloud applications and mobile devices. And we can keep your employees productive for longer with rapid problem resolution and by automatically reordering consumables.
- Protect information & the environment – Sharp’s printers and photocopiers include advanced print security features that protect your information from a variety of threats while it is being created, shared and stored. They are also certified to meet RoHS, Waste Electrical & Electronic Equipment (WEEE), Energy Star, Nordic Swan and Blue Angel environmental criteria.