The Rise of Cloud-based MPS

The Managed Print Services (MPS) world is changing fast as businesses shift to cloud-based printing and print management. The industry leader has been named by IDC as Xerox. Read about the transition here.

As Advanced UK have proven, IDC has recognised Xerox as a global leader in both cloud-based Managed Print Services (MPS) and providing print to a distributed workforce. These endorsements support new opportunities for Xerox channel partners as businesses rapidly evolve their print and workflow infrastructure.

The Rise of Cloud-based MPS

The Rise of Cloud MPS

From today forward, 46% of businesses are looking to move to cloud-based printing and/or print management according to IDC. For small and mid-size businesses (SMBs), cloud-based MPS can provide better management and support, strengthen security, improve productivity and reduce the need for onsite service technicians.

“Already an established leader in the MPS space, Xerox has worked to add value to its existing programs and platforms while extending its reach beyond the enterprise into SMB through platform expansion and channel partner enablement” said IDC in its MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud MPS Hardcopy 2022 report. Download the report.

Recent Business Transformation

Xerox is represented across the United Kingdom by Advanced UK – the Xerox leading Platinum Partner – and we asked their marketing director, Humperdinck Jackman, for his thoughts:

“By adopting a cloud-first approach to MPS, Xerox has demonstrated that how businesses print has undergone a transformation. Organisations have had to adapt to remote workers faster than expected, and yet their obligations to provide security and the protection of personal data remain as high as ever. Cloud-based MPS is the future.”

IDC added that the Xerox innovations with MPS support one of the broadest ranges of mobile and digital workflows, backed by 20-years of experience in hosting cloud services on a global scale.

The most Robust MPS solution

Over the years, Xerox has leveraged key technology advancements and strategic partnerships to develop one of the most robust MPS platforms in the industry.”

The report also explored how Xerox not only offers a full range of capabilities in the form of up-front assessments, print and device management, remote monitoring and management, content capture and workflow, and endpoint security and data protection but also provides the ability to extend these services beyond the office.

This MPS innovations apply not only to supporting the emerging needs of the hybrid workforce but also the ability to add centralized production print services within a broader MPS engagement.

Xerox cloud-first approach to MPS

IDC also observed that “Xerox continues to innovate within its MPS suite and its cloud-first approach to print and print-related services. Xerox supports one of the broadest ranges of mobile and digital workflows, backed by its high availability virtual print operating centre and 20 years of experience hosting cloud services on a global scale.”

Distributed print when facing new workforce challenges

Additionally, IDC has positioned Xerox as a leader for addressing print in the distributed workforce on a global level in its MarketScape: Worldwide Print in the Distributed Workforce 2022 report.

“The company’s hardware/software/services product portfolio demonstrates Xerox’s considerable attention to the new challenges organizations face with an increasingly distributed workforce. Buyers can feel good about investments made with Xerox to address this daunting future of work evolution,” said IDC.

Advanced UK are the Xerox MPS Experts

No other UK vendor offers such a comprehensive range of Managed Print Service and print management solutions as Advanced UK. This means that clients can explore all proven alternatives and be assured of independent and unbiased advice.

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Xerox was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud MPS Hardcopy 2022 Vendor Assessment (Doc #US47337721, January 2022). Access the full report here.

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