When choosing a printer, SMEs are likely to look for a reliable printer that doesn’t cost too much to run, and doesn’t jam or break down every time they need to print something in a hurry. They may be looking for speed over quality, or they may print their own collateral and marketing materials, meaning they need crisp, vibrant colours. Whatever the printer will be used for, the management of the device should be a critical part of the selection process.
For SME owners, choosing the right printer for their business starts with knowing exactly what they will use the printer for, and should take into account characteristics such as: speed; volume; quality; functionality; mobility; and sustainability. Beyond that, it’s important for SMEs to consider a managed print services provider to help them more effectively manage their printers and/or multifunction devices more cost-effectively and efficiently, as well as support them as they grow.
Managed print services solves five key challenges for small businesses:
SMEs looking to save money, increase efficiency, and reap the benefits within their operations should consider a managed print services option as part of any device purchase. Without managed print services, businesses could find it difficult to fully leverage their investment in new devices.
Shane Blandford, Director of Marketing and Innovation, Konica Minolta