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Managed Print is a Failed Strategy

Posted by Ronnie Hay on Feb 26, 2018 2:59:00 PM


Managed Print Service has been the buzz in the document technology industry for years. "Have a bad fleet of gear? No problem. We will manage your fleet and everything will get better!" This never works, and here is why...

The Problems Don't Go Away

Without a print strategy, print systems grow organically over time and create a host of problems. IT departments typically buy printers that are cheap and easily accessible. Soon your environment has a multitude of printer models, drivers and cartridges. This variety of equipment makes these systems impossible to control and service. 

 The list of woes goes on:

  • Some devices are networked and some off network - no control
  • Users cannot easily transition from one device to the next - hurts productivity
  • Service is ALWAYS inconsistent and is NEVER as good as the vendor promises - situation remains the same

Managed Print Equals Poor Service

When you sign a Managed Print agreement, the vendor assumes nothing but liabilities. Their goal is to support the equipment as cheaply as possible. The more effort they put into fixing any device, the less money they make. The system is designed to provide you with the bare minimum of support. 

What's the Alternative?

Print Standardization is the strategy pioneered by UBEO Business Services. Through our exclusive Business Technology Assessment, we will design a premium solution for your organization. We will talk more about this in the weeks to come. If you want to learn more now, visit UBEO.com

Topics: Printer Standardization