What to Expect When Engaging With Managed Print Services

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Remember "first day jitters" when you were headed off to kindergarten or a new job or even a first date? Those jitters don't go away once you're navigating "firsts" for your business--but luckily, when it comes to solutions like managed print services, you'll know exactly what to expect.

Managed Print Services on Day One

The magic of managed print services is that you're never jumping in alone. By the time day, one rolls around, you'll already have chosen a managed print provider you trust--and your new partner in printing will be with you every step of the way.

The first thing you can expect from managed print services is the print audit. Although this often takes more than a day, it's still just the beginning of all the great things to come. Here's what to expect:

  • Your provider will ask questions. These questions will be numerous and in-depth, so get ready to share things you never thought anyone would care about--like the makes and models of all your printers or the specific approach you take to shredding old files. It may seem odd at first, but as you get more comfortable with your provider, you'll start to see a pattern: They're working to become an expert on your needs.

  • You'll ask questions. This isn't a one-way conversation. As the print audit process goes on, you'll have plenty of opportunities for questions and comments. Not sure how something works? Wondering why that one printer always causes trouble? Flag these things with your provider--and if they don't have an answer, they'll know where their focus should be when it comes time to choose solutions.

  • Together, you'll learn the ins and outs of your print environment. The goal of any print audit is to get a clear, complete picture of what's actually going on in your print world. As a result, you'll know where you're succeeding, what you're struggling with, and what types of tools and solutions will be most effective in your unique work environment.

Conclusion

Remember, the print audit is just the first step in your journey with managed print services. There's plenty more to come--but for now, focus on getting rid of those "first-day jitters" by working with your provider to learn exactly what you should expect.

Want to learn what happens next? Contact us today to take a look at the whole managed print services process!

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