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Print – Easy pickings within reach…

Cost savings and reductions in paper use – sometimes characterised as the ‘low hanging fruit’ of managed print services (MPS) – still have a long way to run, according to the new Managed Print Services Landscape report from Quocirca. The research company’s survey of 300 IT managers in the UK, France, Germany and US shows growing demand for MPS as IT managers continue to address the inefficiencies and cost of document workflows:

*79% anticipate increasing MPS spend in the next 12 months, with 27% planning a significant increase;
*50% say printing is still very important;
*72% have not fully achieved consumables cost reduction objectives;
*71% have not fully realised environmental impact reduction objectives; n
*63% say they are in the optimisation phase of MPS deployment, focused on delivering workflow tools to improve business processes;
*37% say MPS is very important to digital transformation – up from 23% in 2018;
*84% say embedded MFP apps are useful for integrating paper-digital workflows; and
*Security, sustainability and innovation are the top supplier selection criteria.

Quocirca Research Director Louella Fernandes said: “Security and sustainability may be high on the agenda, but the fundamental driver of MPS is cost reduction and this has still not been fully realised by the majority of organisations due to their enduring reliance on print.”

www.quocirca.com

2018