Managed Print Services Accelerate: Three Is a Trend

Managed Print Services Accelerate: Three Is a Trend

The managed print services (MPS) market is showing more signs of progress. The latest moves involve EFI (NASDAQ: EFII) launching PrintMe Mobile 2.4; Level Platforms integrating with DocuWise managed print services; and Auxilio (OTCBB: AUXO) promoting MPS in the health care vertical. Are we finally starting to see managed print going main stream?

Let's start with PrintMe Mobile 2.4. The dashboard includes search, filters, tags, and data export/import features to identify, configure, and check the status of hundreds of printers from a central, single location. Also, administrators can track mobile printing usage in job accounting software, such as Equitrac Office and Express, GoPrint, PaperCut, Print Audit, and Sepialine Argos, the company says. And yes -- the solution extends across iPads, iPhones and Android devices.

"Our software now allows IT departments to quickly view, configure and address challenges in enterprises with multiple brands of printers, making it simple and less time-consuming for IT administrators so that they can turn their attention to other critical job functions," said EFI Marketing Vice President John Henze.

Meanwhile, Auxilio continues to gain momentum with managed print in health care. Key adopters, according to the company, include Catholic Health East’s 19 hospitals (spanning the entire East Coast from Maine to Florida), Bon Secours Health System’s 14 hospitals in six states, Barnabas Health’s six hospitals in New Jersey, Sharp Healthcare with seven hospitals in Southern California, and Memorial Health System in Colorado.

Auxilio claims its MPS solution is vendor-neutral. The company manages over 1.5 billion documents annually while managing more than 45,000 devices coast to coast.

Of course, you don't need to go vertical to offer managed print services. Horizontal tools -- including most RMM (remote monitoring and management) software -- also support MPS. Level Platforms' integration with DocuWise is the latest example in that area.

Oh, and one closing thought: Keep an eye on Veterans Ink -- another intriguing MPS provider...

Additional insights from Joe Panettieri.

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