Still wondering whether Cloud Print Management is right for your company? Many companies have made the transition from traditional to cloud-based print services. Over the last few years alone, the cloud has grown to the point where many companies of all sizes are choosing cloud-based services over traditional services thanks to the many benefits offered by the former.
Gartner estimates that the provision and support of a print service can easily cost $2500 per year, even without a failover. For companies aiming to reduce print costs and hassles, moving to a Cloud Print Management solution can offer many advantages.
Biggest Benefits of Cloud Print Management
Aside from cost savings, some of the biggest advantages of a Cloud Print Management solution would include the following:
- Easier management and update of the print environment
- Software that is used and paid for on a pay-as-you-go basis, with no upfront costs
- Automatic software updates provided through the cloud, giving you the latest version
- Cloud support for drivers, printers, users, and upgrades, with minimal onsite work
- Encrypted communication, with no documents needing to leave the network
Enhanced Service and Support
One of the biggest advantages of a cloud-based solution is the greatly enhanced service and support provided. Most public cloud printing solutions require a client to be installed on the user’s computer. This installation can easily be done using tools such as Microsoft Installer (MSI)
Support will then be provided through your cloud print service provider rather than your IT department. This leaves your IT team free to handle the myriad other tasks they have to manage. On the other hand, it can be a process for users who are used to internal IT departments and onsite support. To navigate the process more smoothly, make sure that you understand any service level agreements that you have been given by your provider. You can then ensure that your internal staff are aware of these terms. If you do not take such steps, you may find that the on boarding process is more complicated than it should be, which can, in turn, prevent you and your team from enjoying the many advantages offered by cloud print solutions.
Although the setup requires a few steps, partnering with a reliable provider such as Printsol will give you peace of mind in knowing that you get the most from Cloud Print Management tools.