Our company specializes in printing and imaging solutions for almost 20 years. As the only HP partner certified as an HP Managed Print specialist in Cyprus, Lasercharge has a proven record of designing and implementing advanced printing solutions for large and complicated networks. As an HP Certified Partner, Lasercharge receives all HP third party solution requests for providing products, services and support.
Through early engagement, Lasercharge has managed to develop the right skills and the appropriate operations in order to successfully carry out Managed Print Services projects. Today, MPS implementations are at the core of the company’s client offerings and great emphasis is given in taking customer experience to new levels. For that purpose, Lasercharge has invested heavily in human resource development as well as backbone infrastructure, which is capable to support the 2000+ devices that are currently under MPS and Pay-Per-Use contracts with us.
Our MPS team comprises of more than 15 people, approximately 30% of which are certified as HP Printing Pre-Presales Consultants and more than 50% are certified HP Printing Engineers. Furthermore, we empower our teams with world-known advanced management tools like SAP Business ONE, SAP Service Manager and TargIT in order to guarantee the data integrity and resulting analytics.
What is MPS?
Managed Print Services is a set of solutions which can be applied to any type of company or organization regardless of its size. According to IDC’s research, these solutions can help your company reduce printing-related costs up to 30% (IDC 2008). Savings occur from both the optimization of the infrastructure as well as from the implementation of a fully automated managed and controlled printing & imaging environment. Furthermore, MPS helps in increasing your organization’s productivity and minimizing long and costly procedures.
Why more and more companies are implementing MPS?
The new economic environment urgently requires businesses to reduce costs and increase productivity. Often, available printing facilities are the focus of the effort for more efficient operational processes. Managed Print Services contracts are a safe and secure option through which businesses can accomplish both goals without overloading their budget.
To a large extent, company printing facilities are decentralized; hence different departments and possibly people manage the use of the equipment, but also the associated maintenance services as well as the supply of consumables. As a result, printing costs are included in the financial reports of various business units with mostly different priorities and individual budgets, thereby ignoring the total overall cost of printing facilities across the entire organization.
Most business executives believe or suspect that the cost of printing and distribution of documents in the company is probably high, but the real economic impact is often underestimated, sometimes widely. Understanding the total cost and the need to identify opportunities for potential savings represents the main trigger, which leads companies to MPS (Managed Print Services).
Furthermore, as a result of the original MPS assessment, businesses often identify additional business processes which can operate with increased productivity. Surveys have shown that businesses that employ MPS can reduce printing costs up to 30% while they experience a dramatic increase in productivity. For example, within a period of 5 years, a company with 150 employees (computer users) may save approximately €45,000 on purchases of consumables. Printing support effort is also typically reduced up as high as 200 hours per year. Meanwhile, the adoption of new technologies designed to control the volume of printing and digital distribution of documents, facilitate even further reductions.
According to a recent publication of the Photizo Group ' A CXO's Guide to Managed Print Services ' MPS is a concept most embraced by enterprises around the world. In fact, in 2012, it is estimated that more than a third of printers or photocopiers installed were part of MPS contracts. As a result, it is evident that MPS is not just an alternative way to purchase equipment nor can it be based on traditional cost-per-page contracts.