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Managed Print Services

Sharp Managed Print Services is a portfolio of print services that’s designed to make document workflows more effective and less expensive by giving you affordable access to the specialist print management skills that you don’t have in-house

At one level, they bring immediate cost savings of up to 30%*. But that’s just the start. Our Managed Print Services go beyond simple cost models to bring new efficiencies to every task from the second you click on ‘print’, ‘scan’ or ‘copy’, to the moment you collect, distribute or store the finished document.

What is a Managed Print Service?

The overarching aim of any Managed Print Service is to employ a centralised approach that eliminates unnecessary administration, keeps costs to a minimum and improves productivity. But print services can (and should) vary according to the needs of the particular organisation.

With an eye always on the future, Sharp’s Managed Print Services are provided through a proven five-step process, starting with a thorough assessment of your immediate needs and working with you to define and implement a strategy to support your future.

Bespoke print services

Although every enterprise is different, our print services experts know that everyone can work more effectively if they have quick and easy access to the equipment that best fulfils their printing, scanning, copying and document management needs, and when the user experience is a positive one.

So as well as analysing how much you’re spending on print, we’ll look much deeper into how you actually work with documents. We’ll determine whether there any printers or Multi-Functional Printers (MFPs) that are either under-used (limiting the return on investment) or over-used (which reduces reliability). We’ll advise you if they are fit for purpose. And we’ll discover who is using your printers, for what purpose, and how much waste there is.

All these issues and others will be examined so that we can tailor a Managed Print Service that will deliver instant wins as well as leaving you fit for the future.

Keeping you on track

You will know for a fact if our Managed Print Services are performing as expected because we’ll provide quarterly reports in an easy-to-understand format with precise facts and figures. And not just on overall costs but in fine detail, too.

What’s more, if something can be improved – by adopting new workflows or replacing ageing equipment, for example, we’ll show you how and help you do it. It’s a continually evolving relationship that you can trust to deliver the best performance for the least effort and minimum cost.

Working the way that’s best for you

All components of Sharp Managed Print Services are completely configurable and can be changed at any time. So however you like to work, and whether you have just a few printers or a full fleet, Sharp’s Managed Print Services make day-to-day work easier, less expensive and more productive than ever before.

*Source; Gartner 2013 “Active Print Management Initiatives Can Cut Your Office Print Costs by 10% to 30%"