Printers are indispensable in modern offices, but they do require stocking and regular maintenance. A printer that doesn’t work is more than an inconvenience. It a cause of lost productivity, and the costs the company money. Here’s why so many businesses are now choosing managed print services.
IT is Overworked
In some offices, it’s the IT staff who end up taking care of all the maintenance for the printers. However, this overworks those employees. It adds duties to their jobs that aren’t what they signed on to do. And when they’re taking care of the printers it means that they are spending less time on their actual IT duties. These days, every business needs its IT department to use their time to take care of the computer network to prevent malware and data breaches.
Printer Servicing Is Reactive
Many times, offices that do their own, in-house printer maintenance check on the printers only when they are having a problem. This leads to reactive maintenance rather than preventative maintenance. When small issues aren’t taken care of, they often become bigger and bigger until the printer either needs expensive repairs or must be replaced. With managed print services, those little problems are found much sooner, and the company can save money on repairs and replacements.
Keeping Ownership Costs Lower
When a managed print services provider performs regular maintenance, the laser printers can be kept running at their optimal performance. This saves money over the life of the printer, and it keeps employees able to use it rather than having to outsource printing. And when the right supplies are ordered for the printers, the company saves money on buying the wrong parts and the damage they can do to the machines.
When you want to adopt managed print services, contact us to find out how we can get you started. Managed print services take care of the maintenance on your machines to make sure they keep on printing.