Within the copy industry, managed print services are well-known and well-liked for their ability help businesses get a handle on their print expenses. Nevertheless, when it comes to print concepts, there is a lot of information out there to understand, which can be confusing and overwhelming. We are here to help you with MPS, CPC, MFP, and the rest of the alphabet soup of acronyms so you can maximize and streamline your print program.
Managed Print Services
Managed print services, known as MPS, refers to a broad collection of print services designed to help manage your entire print program. So, what does that mean? It includes evaluating your print fleet, including all print hardware and software, and developing a comprehensive strategy for maximizing all things print related. The results often lead to consolidating your office machines, minimizing supply needs and waste, and reducing your expenses.
A big-picture view of your business’s print scope enables you to make a wide range of updates—from the micro—recycled paper—to the macro—enterprise-wide password requirements—they benefit your entire organization.
Cost Per Copy
Cost per copy, abbreviated as CPC, is typically part of your print maintenance agreement and is less comprehensive than MPS. Essentially how it works is that you only pay for the pages you print, and the service manager is responsible for the physical device. Unlike managed print, it does not include supply monitoring or management; you are responsible for the cost of supplies with both programs. The main difference between CPC and MPS is that with cost per copy you don’t get a comprehensive analysis of and plan for your print fleet. Once your monthly print volume is established, that is the extent of the evaluation for CPC purposed.
Making the Right Choice
So, which one is perfect for your business? Well, like many business decisions, it depends on your specific concerns and budget. Both present positive opportunities to streamline your print fleet and save money. However, managed print services enables you to maximize all print options.