The MPS concept is all about intelligent and efficient management of hardware, software, consumables and services. Behind MPS are software solutions that are offered today by manufacturers, system houses and service companies. Managed print services are possible because today's printing devices generate vast amounts of data. MPS software solutions access, evaluate and make all the information needed for Managed Print Services.
Managed Print Services, or MPS for short, encompasses all the measures and products that printers, copiers, MFPs, and scanners need to stay fully operational, while minimizing the cost of operation, administration, and maintenance.
According to recent studies, Germany's companies spend around 34 billion euros each year alone on printing documents. And while that's the case, about 70 percent of them can not determine print volumes or printing costs. On average, the hardware or printer cost of a printer or multifunction system (MFP) is between five and 20 percent of the system's total cost. The remaining 80 to 95 percent consist of direct consumption costs and indirect costs. This results in direct costs due to the consumption of ink and toner, Wear parts, energy, paper, etc. Indirect costs - around 50 percent of the total costs - flow into maintenance, servicing, administration, training, logistics, faults etc. The numbers speak for themselves. Managed print services can help businesses save up to 30 percent on their printing costs.
So far, "classic" MPS solutions have been targeted mainly at large companies with huge, colorfully mixed equipment fleets on several floors and at different locations, so modern portal solutions are increasingly suitable for medium and small companies.