Disrupting the world of Managed Print Service
Discovering How Things Are ….
When a desktop printer leaves the manufacturing plant, it finds a home in one of two environments –
Managed Print Service is preferred by companies with five machines or more because, from a management perspective, it is one less daily headache.
Most MPS companies speak about driving the efficiency of the print fleet that they sell their customers. However, we found that there is little marketplace efficiency because an MPS company makes its money from selling a company printers and Ink contracts. Making the MPS customer efficient would be counter intuitive, that is, it would reduce the revenue of the MPS company.
Whether your device lives in a transactional environment or in an MPS environment, Kanban knows that the entire supply chain reacts when the machine gives a “low toner alert.” Reacting to this situation can mean running out of ink at the wrong time, over ordering to prevent running out and even bulk ordering which sometimes can result in lots of money being wasted if the machine itself is on its last legs or dies soon after the order has been placed/received. Ordering reactively means not ordering effectively.
From a large organisation's perspective, hundreds of machines across hundreds of sites can also result in ineffectiveness from a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) perspective. Among other things, there can be multiple deliveries.
For a business, running out at the wrong time isn’t just an inconvenience. It can be very costly. Typically, a business which runs out at the wrong time will be forced to buy from a local, high street supplier who will charge a premium for the service.
To date, Kanban has worked with large organisations where inefficiencies such as the ones described above have cost hundreds of thousands of pounds.
Since the advent of MPS and more importantly, the sales of photocopiers under MPS contracts, the only software developed to deliver MPS operates from a billing perspective.
In a typical MPS contract, the supplier installs data collection software. This software is predominantly used to read the meter on the printer so that the customer can be billed for mono and colour pages printed. Generally, this is done on a quarterly cycle.
In other words, the only software that the PRINT industry at large developed is billing software.
Because the market has demanded a more pro-active approach to the printer management, this so-called MPS software has been bastardized and is now used to deliver a MANAGED PRINT SERVICE.
Unfortunately, the software used for a MANAGED PRINT SERVICE is still reactive and doesn’t solve any of the issues we discovered and mentioned above.
Kanban set about creating a software from scratch based on the pain points of the market.
The Kanban Print Optimization Solution (KPOS) is a global first both in its approach as well as in the way it is delivered.
It’s the only software that does the following –
Who Is This Good For?
We are in the midst of conversations about AI, ML, Big Data, etc.
Clean data in any environment is an incredibly powerful asset. Kanban has created a solution that will deliver clean data about companies' print environments. This is a first in the world of MPS. The data we amass is intelligently collected and presented so that companies can make pro-active decisions that will reduce cost and drive efficiency.
Whether you are a business with 5 machines or 5,000 machines our solution / service is guaranteed to help you.
All we need from a typical customer is information about current printing practices. To provide this, please answer the the following questions –