Hearing a lot about “managed services”, but uncertain if that’s best for your business? Have you wondered if working with a MSP is really necessary or if it would be too expensive?
Let’s frame the question differently and examine what it can save.
You might think of an MSP as a clean-up crew that’s called in to save the day once something has gone terribly wrong, when technology isn’t working as expected, or worse – you’ve experienced a data breach. Although MSPs can be equated to technological superheroes, their real purpose is to negate risks. Instead of outsourcing IT when a problem occurs, managed services provide consistent monitoring of a network. This includes updates and maintenance tasks that are necessary but typically overlooked or ignored. This service allows you to focus on your businesses instead of hoping for the best and dealing with the worst. Preventative care is never as costly as emergency remediation.
Still not convinced? Maybe you have that “one guy” that does the “computer stuff”. Chances are, that this one person does not have expertise in all areas. With an MSP you have access to an entire team with specialized skill sets to efficiently remediate any problem or concern. They also have the ability to analyze your system as a whole and can identify other areas of weakness.
Lastly, what if you were a target of a cybersecurity attack or experienced a hardware failure? Are you equipped to restore all of your systems AND data in the event of a disaster? This is an area where an MSP is vital. A reliable MSP will have already created a disaster recovery plan that can be immediately implemented, keeping you in business. Unfortunately, too many businesses without such a plan or a managed service provider have been forced to close their doors after such emergencies.
Premier Business Products is proud to be a Visual Edge Technology Company that offers a spectrum of trusted managed services. Please visit our website for more information or call us with any questions. We can assess the efficacy of your current IT protocols and suggest ways to improve your security.
Premier Business Products is powered by Visual Edge IT and provides full-service IT Management including 24/7 remote monitoring and administration of networks, data backup and restore. Backed by local service and a national network of engineers, Premier is uniquely positioned to support managed IT and print services, IT hardware, IT software, communication and data needs – no matter what, no matter when.
Please visit our website to learn more about our managed print services and managed IT services (under our Products and Services Tab) and streamline all of your needs into one seamless plan of action to protect and customize your workflow.
Premier Business Products makes sure you get the right equipment expertly matched to your needs.
The right office equipment saves you time and money!
Despite the transformation from analog to digital and the transformation from offline to online, documents still form a major part of the backbone for most businesses. We still print and copy documents to collaborate on the latest ideas, create our marketing collateral, to place our purchase orders, to invoice our customers, to run our operations and generate works instructions, picking lists, and shipping documents. The list goes on and on. When it comes to your printing requirements, having the optimal mix of printers and copiers is essential to effectively run your business and minimize your recurring costs.
It’s not just a printer and it’s definitely not just a copier!
Premier Business Products is your one-stop provider of office equipment, printers, and copiers. We sell and lease multifunction copiers, laser printers, inkjet printers, and even wide-format printers. After installing our data collection agent (DCA) on your network we perform a print assessment and start to make recommendations for your optimal setup and budgeting for recurring costs.
Our objective and our commitment to you is to ensure you will know your total cost of ownership before you spend a dime. Oftentimes, the downstream costs of keeping your printers and copiers running are likely to exceed the initial cost of purchasing the equipment. Our TCO commitment extends all the way to:
Lease Vs. Buy
New Vs. Refurbished
OEM Supplies Vs. Aftermarket
Document Management Systems
For the uninformed, purchasing a new printer or copier is usually a great way to spend more and get less!
Some questions to ask yourself:
How many pages do you print a month?
Do you have any monthly, quarterly, or annual printing spikes?
How much of your printing needs to be in color?
Did you know color printing can be up to 10x more expensive per page than mono?
Do you have to comply with any printing regulations such as HIPPA?
Do you have mobile workers that need to print and copy?
Would you like to reduce the amount you print and improve your office efficiency?
Distinct Types of Printers
Multifunction Printers: previously known as copiers, they print, scan, fax, and connect to cost-reducing apps and other software to improve the efficiency of your office.
Did you know that our website has a selection of educational articles that can help you make more informed choices in respect to copiers, document management software, cybersecurity, ink/toner and SO MUCH MORE?
FYI – This link will take you to summary of how printer management software can save you money.
As more and more devices are connected to the internet, it becomes possible to eliminate inefficiencies from the supply chain. Eliminating inefficiencies ultimately reduces the total cost of ownership.
Think about this concept in the context of something like a copier machine:
-Monitoring toner depletion and automatically shipping replacement cartridges when needed.
-Monitoring the performance of the printing device and deploying technology to enable a user to scan the device and to efficiently report the problem, automatically registering a ticket with the service provider, and establishing an electronic record notifying other users the problem has already been reported.
-Optimizing the placement of printing devices according to the print requirements and ensuring the lowest possible cost of ownership is achieved.
The type of software needed to accomplish this is no longer the exclusive domain of the behemoth companies. It’s widely available, very affordable, and serves to help close the technology gap with Amazon and other online giants.
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You CAN leverage technology to become more profitable and competitive. #PremierBusinessProducts #morethancopiers #IoT
“Stats suggest that 58% of malware attack victims are categorized as small businesses, the average cost of a malware attack on a company is $2.4 million, and 34% of businesses hit with malware took a week or more to regain access to their data.” (Per Small Business Trends)
A tremendous percentage of the workforce is mobile and the trend toward remote work is continuing to increase. In this new digital environment, the old 9-5 approach is becoming obsolete. The world doesn’t stop and approval delays can make the difference between new business and lost business.
It’s never been more important to provide systems for remote access to documents and to digitally capture and store new documents as they’re created. It’s imperative that remote employees have access to business process workflows in order to avoid delayed approvals and lost paper documents.
Feeling overwhelmed? Please visit our website and contact us for assistance with your document software management system. We can help.
“There are a number of benefits for SMBs to move to the cloud, such as reduced costs (and reduced hardware maintenance), flexibility for your business operations, and improved data security and disaster recovery options.
For example, by using the cloud your employees will have access to data from anywhere, whether they are on the road or working from home. Additionally, cloud services offer increased data protection when those employees are working remote.
The cloud has secure solutions for data storage; makes disaster recovery safe and simple; and eliminates the hassle of manually monitoring infrastructure and performance. The flexibility and peace-of-mind that cloud migration brings to SMBs allows their IT departments and employees to focus on day-to-day business.”
We are BIG fans of the HP PageWide XL 4100 Printer series and so are our clients.
Here’s why: – They do the work of two printers with one, and at a LOWER cost – Allows you to consolidate monochrome and color in one device – Use half the energy per page compared to equivalent LED printers – Up to 10 D/A1 pages/minute monochrome and color – Fast 30-second first page out – Available multifunction device with integrated 1200 dpi scanner or printer – Up to 4 rolls with 100-page top stacker
~The average time spent looking for a document is 18 minutes. ~Up to 5% of a company’s files are lost. ~Paper volume typically doubles every 3 years, so your filing systems are forced to keep pace. ~Paper moves slowly through the business approval process and there’s always a bottleneck that delays approval.
Replace those stacks of paper and eliminate all that wasted time searching for important documents with electronic document management systems.
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