I’ve blogged previously about how Managed Print Services (MPS) is a proven strategy to reduce print related costs up to 30% -- see my previous articles about how Merck is saving 30% while increasing services and security and the GAO projects that the Federal Government could save $440 million annually through MPS. In light of the latest IDC MFP MarketScape report, I think it’s worthwhile to share some highlights on the latest reviews of the devices, MFP’s, which are central to a successful MPS deployment.
“HP multi-function printers provide the foundation for us to move forward and manage printing, operations and costs,” says Deep Sheri, Head of Business Management IT Infrastructure, RBC Capital Markets. “We’ve seen significant benefits initially and expect even more long term.”
Deep Sheri isn’t alone --- In the latest IDC Marketscape titled U.S Shared, Networked Multifunction Peripherals for the Distributed Office 2012 Vendor Analysis, HP’s strategy and feature capabilities ranked among the top scores of all market participants, a reflection of the company’s ongoing innovation initiatives as highlighted in the recent Converged Cloud announcement, which included new ePrint mobile printing technology among a host of other cutting-edge offerings from HP. According to IDC, “HP’s potential in this market cannot be ignored as the company is firmly positioned as the industry’s de facto standard for print solutions and technologies, ranging not only on the products, but also all technologies related to print (e.g. network printing) and where the market is heading (e.g. technologies to enable cloud, web and mobile print).” HP has “demonstrated strengths in all of the key factors identified by IDC to ensure MFP market success, including a broad product portfolio, solid market share, support for a wide range of customer targets, pricing models that fit customer requirements and a solutions/service model to drive value-added differentiation.”
HP’s latest MFP offerings, including WebJetAdmin, Jet Direct, and ePrint Enterprise have enabled the company to maintain its role as industry leader by providing software and solutions that integrate wired and wireless printers/MFPs, offer mobile printing support, streamline customer work flows, and help manage printer capabilities.
"As companies look to the cloud to power their increasingly mobile workforce, the multi-function printer is evolving to deliver innovation that goes beyond the hardware," said Ron Coughlin, senior vice president and general manager, LaserJet and Enterprise Solutions at HP. “As the ‘industry’s de facto standard for printing solutions and technologies’, HP is uniquely positioned to help businesses through these transitions in way that maximizes business efficiencies while driving down costs.”