Outsourced Vs. In-House Printing

Do you know how much your company spends on printing in house? It’s estimated that as many as 90% of companies don’t track their printing costs despite the fact that the cost of paper, ink, and toner alone is extremely expensive. Studies show that mismanaged print fleets can cost a company 3% of its yearly revenue. That’s $60,000 per year for a company with an annual revenue of $2 million dollars.

Aside from the costs associated with in-house printing inefficiencies, it can also be a time suck for overworked IT departments, which spend about 15% of their time responding to printer-related issues and making appropriate repairs or replacements.

Keep reading to learn how managed print services from Van Ausdall & Farrar can significantly reduce the costs of in-house printing and improve a company’s overall printing processes.

How Do Managed Print Services Work?

Managed print services involve hiring a third party such as Van Ausdall & Farrar to manage all of your company’s printing and printed materials. They also constantly monitor your printing equipment and fix any issues that may arise. This is not outsourced printing. All your printing is still kept in-house, but our team manages your in-house print production to provide new supplies right when you need them the most. You still have complete control over your printing process.

If there are issues that need to be repaired or replaced, the MSP will come to your business to make the appropriate fixes and provide you with the needed parts, supplies, or equipment.

Benefits of Managed Print Solutions

Cost Savings

Hiring a managed print service provider such as Van Ausdall & Farrar to manage your company’s printing services can reduce printing expenditures by as much as 10% to 30%. You can save big by moving your printing services to a managed service provider and enabling a print on-demand strategy.

Newer Technology

Keeping up with the latest technology can help your business meet its deadlines and goals. This can often be difficult to accomplish, though, if you have in-house print services and an overworked IT team. With a managed print service agreement, you can upgrade your equipment as needed.

Proactive Management of Your Printing Processes

An in-house IT team typically only reacts to issues after they occur. With a managed print solution, print management experts can proactively manage your printing solutions to monitor for any needed upgrades or issues before issues arise.

Valuable Insight

As we mentioned, the vast majority of companies don’t track their printing costs. This means they have no idea of how much they’re spending on equipment, toner, ink, and paper, which can be very expensive. Managed print services can determine how much you’re spending to help make appropriate adjustments for cost-saving measures.

Saves Time

Does it seem like you’re frequently standing around the printer with your co-workers trying to figure out why your print jobs aren’t coming out? You’re not alone. Say goodbye to this annoying time suck when you invest in managed print services. This can also take up valuable time for your IT department.

Contact Van Ausdall & Farrar for Managed Print Services

Many companies avoid implementing a managed print service solution because they feel it will cost more money. However, the exact opposite is true. To cut costs and put more time back into your employees’ day, contact Van Ausdall & Farrar for a managed print solution.