There are many print management solutions available. The challenge often lies in gathering the data and creating a print management strategy across entire fleets, diverse networks, and distributed workforces.
One-size-fits-all strategies are also impractical. Every organization has its own unique environment, a distinct mix of machines, and different network topologies, cloud strategies, mobile requirements, and printing policies.
Oftentimes, the size and scope of the first step, figuring out what you need, is beyond the capabilities of the organization. There is too much work to be done. Outside, objective expertise helps analyze and align all elements of the business and determine what is required.
Organizations that provide print analytics can help to fine-tune print environments, assessing practices and patterns of printer usage. When that data is properly organized, actionable insights identify places to improve efficiencies, helping achieve organizational goals.
With more and more print jobs being initiated remotely, secured mobile and cloud printing are becoming important components of every print management strategy – another area in which many organizations are out of their depth.
Toward that end, many businesses are turning to Managed Print as a Service (MPaaS) to accelerate their digital transformation with a subscription model versus investing further in their current print infrastructure.
Scalable and flexible print device management and analytics solutions like those provided by Ricoh are designed to ensure device availability, optimize infrastructure for better total cost of ownership (TCO), create seamless workflows, and maximize security – all while freeing your teams to focus on core responsibilities instead of searching for information.