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Thursday, May 26, 2016

MPS Promotes Environment Responsibility

MPS Promotes Environment Responsibility

The move toward greener business practices is a major motivator for many organizations, and migrating to MPS to save paper and reduce carbon emissions is an important part of their environmental commitment.
Ninety percent of manufactured paper is made from trees that are not sustainably harvested. In fact, the United States is the biggest consumer of paper, using 30 percent the world’s paper products although we have less than 5 percent of the world’s population.
And it takes more than trees to make paper. In fact, it takes 2.6 gallons of water to make a single sheet of paper. Even recycling paper requires energy and bleaching agents that have a negative environmental impact.
Being able to demonstrate a reduction in paper use and toxic consumables sends a positive message to stockholders and customers and is generally good for business.
Companies under Pressure to Go Green Organizations are painfully cognizant of their contribution to the world’s pollution including greenhouse gasses. Whether a company maintains manufacturing operations or merely consumes office paper and supplies, they understand they are contributing to the growing environmental crisis.
That’s why many organizations are seeking different ways to promote and publicize their green business practices. We have already touched on many of the cost incentives for reducing paper consumption. Other motivators for green business practices include tax credits from being able to demonstrate ways the companies saves paper, energy, and consumables.
A greener workplace is also a healthier workplace. Statistics from the Green Business Bureau show that promoting a greener work environment reduces employee sick days by as much as 20 percent.
Greener businesses that can demonstrate environmental responsibility reap marketing rewards as well. Not only can organizations tout their green corporate citizenship; greener businesses tend to attract better job candidates and more environmentally conscious customers.
Promoting a Sustainable Office More corporations are disclosing their Corporate Social Responsibility performance, offering metrics to demonstrate how they are reducing carbon emissions and using green business practices. Some of the ways they are proving environmental responsibility include:
1. Reducing paper consumption using MPS and paperless office strategies. 
2. Printing double-sided documents whenever possible. 
3. Buying greener paper, using recycled paper or paper from sustainable suppliers.
4. Printing green using environmentally friendly inks and materials. 5. Recycling ink and toner cartridges as well as paper. 6. Using Energy StarTM equipment to reduce energy consumption.
Companies are actively looking for ways to promote green practices within the office and deliver measurable savings in toxic waste and greenhouse gas generation. Creating a green office action plan that delivers measurable results can serve as an added incentive for adopting MPS.
Managed Print Services offer a winning combination for value- added resellers and their customers. The potential saving from implementing MPS are easy to demonstrate and will more than justify the cost of centralizing print services. And the environmental benefits are appealing to most customers as well. At the same time MPS can provide an ongoing revenue source for VARs, and a means to learn more about customers’ operations and how you can offer additional reseller services.
MPS is truly a win-win for both VARs and their customers. Contact Action Printer Repair today to learn more about MPS and how you can get started.

Monday, May 9, 2016

ROI from Managed Print Services
The ROI from Managed Print Services is well documented and you can make a strong argument for rapid ROI returns on MPS whether you are only doing limited, in-house print management or handling outsourcing for all printing, electronic document conversion, and archiving.
Savings on Material Costs MPS consolidates materials ordering and management which yields savings in a number of ways:
• Less wasted paper – Companies can reduce their hard copy costs by as much as 30 percent by consolidating copiers, multifunction printers, and paper. Most of the savings comes from wasted paper and unnecessary copies. In fact, 50 percent of printed paperwork is never actually read.
• Fewer print supplies – Consolidating print services means fewer machines, which means fewer types of toner, ink cartridges, and machine-specific supplies to stock.
• Fewer copies – By eliminating departmental printers you will change employees’ printing habits. They will be less likely to make paper copies of email messages for paper files, or printouts of their resumes or favorite recipes using MPS equipment.
• More cost-effective purchasing processes – By centralizing print services companies centralize ordering. This means stocking enough print materials, rather than duplicating paper, toner, ink cartridges, and other supplies in each department.
Savings in Staff Costs and Operating Overhead By its very nature, MPS makes more time available to staff members and promotes more efficient use of paper processes:
• Saving in staff time – How much employee time wasted running to the printer, filing papers, and reprinting misplaced paperwork?
• Savings in IT resources – The savings in IT resources is dramatic. On average, 10 percent of IT staff time is spent managing printers and print services. When you consider the average IT employee makes $80,000 per year or more, that’s more than $8,000 per IT staff member for printer support.
• Fewer help desk calls – More than 50 percent of help desk calls are for printer problems according to Gartner.
• Better business process management – Contracting an MPS provider means better business organization. It formalizes paper flow in a way that naturally increases efficiency and reduces waste. Employees will think more carefully about processing the paper they generate.

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