Staples Advantage Launches Managed Print Services

FRAMINGHAM, MA—April 25, 2012—Staples Advantage, the business-to-business division of Staples Inc., announced the launch of Staples Technology Solutions Managed Print Services (MPS), a comprehensive solution that will help businesses control their print network, achieve up to 15 and 30 percent cost savings and improve IT staff productivity.

“We’ve found that the majority of businesses don’t know how much they spend on office printing each year,” said Ed Ludwigson, vice president and general manager for Staples Technology Solutions. “Our MPS experts work with customers to understand their printing costs and needs in order to create more efficient, customized and sustainable printing networks. Staples experts can implement an MPS solution that effectively manages print devices, enabling IT teams to focus on more strategic IT initiatives.”

Staples Technology Solutions can conduct a comprehensive assessment to help businesses understand their total cost of printing. The process analyzes hardware, maintenance, staff resources and consumables such as ink, toner and paper. Staples can also evaluate printing habits to pinpoint how the printing devices are used. The information is used to optimize the fleet based on the customer’s unique goals and organizational requirements.

In addition to cost savings, customers will also experience benefits such as:

  • A brand-neutral solution that works with a company’s existing fleet
  • Assistance reaching sustainability goals through office printing guidelines
  • Reduced time spent on print fleet maintenance and support
  • Automated supply replenishment
  • A single, predictable monthly bill
  • Ongoing account management of a company’s print strategy

“With organizations spending nearly 10 percent of their annual budgets on printed materials and services and the growing priority to improve all facets of modern print management, it is critical for companies to enhance processes and drive visibility into their spending within this category,” said Christopher Dwyer, senior analyst for Aberdeen Group. “MPS offerings, like Staples Managed Print Services solution, have helped organizations improve their cost savings on printed materials and services as well as drive a higher level of accuracy to custom print specifications.”