Chicago, Ill. – July 28, 2016 – Clover Imaging Group (CIG) is launching a partnership with the award-winning Print Audit to offer an innovative managed print solution, Print Audit Premier. The new tool monitors remotely both print devices as well as users with cost-per-seat (CPS) billing. Print Audit Premier enables organizations to implement user and application based rules to monitor and control print behavior — lowering significantly the cost and environmental impact of printing and photocopying. As the most complete total cost of ownership tool in the industry, CIG’s Axess Managed Print Services (MPS) solution now calculates the CPS with Print Audit Premier by inputting the number of users and breaking down the total cost of print into a neat monthly figure.
"CIG is excited to partner with Print Audit on our CPS offering,” said Aldo Spensieri, Vice President of MPS Solutions. “The Axess CPS offering will better align dealer and customer goals. We are on the verge of a new way to deliver managed print, and CIG is proud to lead the way."
The commoditization of the printed page and the race to see who can offer cost per page (CPP) at the cheapest price are big factors in significantly reduced margins for dealers. On top of reduced margins, every time a dealer shows a customer how to print smarter by optimizing their print environment, the dealer reduces their revenue stream. Controlling or even modifying print behavior allows both the imaging provider and the customer to drive efficiencies and reduce costs related to print and document services.
Protecting revenue and margins must be the ultimate goal for the dealer. Cost-per-seat billing allows dealerships to optimize the customer print environment as they help move clients from an expensive device to a cheaper device, and move color prints to black and white prints, based on user and application rules, for example. Doing so reduces the cost of print while maintaining revenue because now the dealer bills by the seat and not by the page — protecting revenue and increasing margins.
Print Audit Premier is an intuitive web-based total cost of ownership (TCO) tool that empowers dealers to price contracts with accuracy by linking to individual account information. This revolutionary MPS tool both remotely monitors devices and manages users. The program gives detailed information about each print job, uses rules to cut printing costs, and gives the ability to the customer to follow securely the print and releasing it when the user is at the device. In addition, the customer will be able to charge the print back to the user or department for better accountability and control. For more information about Axess MPS and CPS, please visit http://www.cloverimaging.com/axess-mps.