In an open competitive bidding process, the Washington departments of General Administration and Ecology have awarded a new public-private Managed Print Services contract that will further reduce Ecology's printing and copying costs.
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Often purchasing of goods and services is done by a centralized agency in the hopes that volume buying will bring about lower prices, but instead products and services start getting shoved on people who don't really want or need them. Read about the Australian governments MPS Procurement approach.
Ricoh Americas Corporation recently introduced ChaMPS, a Ricoh Managed Document Services (MDS) Program to help its dealers transform their business model to a services-based model to meet customers' document management needs. The program is comprised of three components—Proven Methodology, Best-in-Class Resources and Ricoh's Industry Leading Services—which will be offered cafeteria-style.
Recently, a poster asked: Is there any software to manage/track consumables and machine movements in an MPS environment? A good question and even better answers.
Recent hardware and consumable manufacturers' studies have determined that office printing consumes an average of three percent of a company's annual revenue. This means a $10 million company may be spending anywhere from $100,000 to $300,000 per year on document output.
A recent IBM study revealed that, out of 2,000 midmarket business executives in 20 countries, 75 percent of the midsized firms have started or are planning to make IT infrastructure investments to ensure flexible, scalable and secure IT systems.
The overall goal of Managed Print Services is to cut down on a company's print expenditure, cutting cost and unnecessary waste.
More than 3.5 million Americans have jobs that are directly or indirectly supported by advertising mail. Banning advertising mail would be a bad idea in good economic times, but it is a terrible idea during the economic crises currently facing the United States.
MPS has more buzz going for it than a hive of bees on a hot summer day. There are conferences, such as the Global MPS Conference in Orlando in early May. There are countless seminars at office technology dealer meetings. And of course there's all sorts of MPS programs and consulting organizations available to dealers and resellers that can help them transform their business model from a 20th century model of moving boxes to one that is grounded in services. With all this talk about and buzz surrounding MPS, it's only natural that an association would emerge for the industry.
Dr. Webb believes that "2011 is likely to be a critical transitional year requiring urgent and decisive actions by print executives. Creative destruction is a painful process, and it often comes without much warning, but our industry has had breathing room to adjust this past year, and many printers took advantage of that."