Save Big: How Managed Print Services Could Cut Your Printing Costs by Five Figures in Three Years

Switching to MPS saves five-figure sum for businesses, analysis finds

Switching to managed print services (MPS) could represent a five-figure saving over three years, when compared with traditional printer ownership, according to new analysis from Brother UK.

Brother UK’s new total cost of ownership calculator revealed how an organisation using five Brother MFC-L9570CDW professional all-in-one colour laser printers, as part of an MPS agreement, could save £16,535 over a three-year period. Customers could also benefit from additional services including automatic ink and toner ordering and installation and maintenance support.

The calculator found that a typical small business using Brother’s MFC-L8690CDW multifunction printer could save £1,569 over 36 months. The calculations compare the cost of owning and running the printers over a 36-month period with using an MPS deal for the same duration and volume of printing.

The analysis follows the launch of Brother UK’s new MPS proposition. Last year, it launched three managed print solutions – MPS Essential, MPS Professional and MPS Enterprise – designed for the needs of businesses, from small organisations with a single office through to complex multi-site corporations. Brother has made it simpler for reseller partners to sell contract printing by tailoring the offers to the typical needs of these distinct customer groups.

“MPS offers the opportunity for channel partners to help their customers to save significant sums of money,” said Greig Millar, chief revenue officer at Brother UK. “Along with the financial savings, users get the benefit of extra support including automatic re-ordering of supplies and technical support both during the initial setup and ongoing. Plus, at the end of the deal, users have the option to upgrade their printer instead of being committed to the model they have purchased.”

Brother UK has seen rising demand for MPS as businesses seek cost-efficient printing. Pages printed via the vendor’s MPS agreements and its devices on contract rose by 23% and 32% respectively over the financial year ending 31 March 2023.