Reasons why SMBs should migrate print management to the cloud

The pandemic saw many small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) forced to move core business processes to the cloud in order to maintain business continuity. Now, having proved its worth, many are looking to increase their use of cloud-based technologies.

According to the Cloud Industry Forum (CIF), the cloud is helping businesses break new ground in technology projects. In a new white paper entitled: Breaking new ground with cloud, the CIF reports that cloud is pushing beyond its traditionally recognized benefits such as agility and scalability, and helping companies continue to innovate in the face of a challenging economic climate.

Print management for cloud-first organizations

With SMBs facing economic uncertainty as well as an ever-increasing threat landscape, it’s clear that managing print via an on-premise server-based infrastructure is outdated and no longer fit for purpose in today’s digital world.

Businesses need to leverage the cloud to make their printing infrastructure more efficient, reduce the burden on IT, shore up security  and improve the bottom line.

There are many reasons why now is the time to migrate print to the cloud. If you’re looking for an easy way to drive strategic change, redefine business-critical workflows and save your organization time and money, read on. 

Zero upfront costs is a software-as-a-service (SaaS) print management solution. Our cost-effective subscription model requires zero upfront costs, is flexible and allows you to scale up or down in line with your business needs. Find out more about our clear and simple pricing here and you can even get an exact quote in seconds.

Easy to deploy

Our serverless print management solution is compatible with all leading printer manufacturers, ensuring seamless deployment, even when you retain your existing printers.

And, with cross-platform support for Chromebooks, macOS and Windows, we’ve got even the most complex deployments covered.

Manage print your way

Chromebook, Google Workspace and Microsoft Azure integration gives IT admins unparalleled configuration control and once installed, there’s no need to configure new devices or end-users, it’s all taken care of.

Enhanced data security ensures security and compliance. Direct-IP printing keeps print jobs securely on your local network, you can leverage secure print capabilities to monitor sensitive documents and ensure they are released only by authorized users. IT admins can apply print policies to groups, individuals, and specific devices for added security in the workplace, and also supports zero trust environments.

Print from anywhere

If your employees are working across different office locations, branch offices or at home, it’s really easy to provide access to printers wherever they are. Edge Print technology enables end-users to securely print when they are not on the same network as the printer, and Google Workspace and Microsoft Azure integration, allows you to control which users can print remotely for added security.

Cut costs is packed full of cost saving and waste reduction features. Save money with our mono, duplex, reprint detection and smart toner reduction features. Reduce paper waste through our unique reprint detection and save on toner and ink usage with our color reduction and image zap features.

Powerful insights 

Access highly detailed reports via our comprehensive admin control panel. You can view comprehensive print logs and user charts of each print by user, account code or print error, analyze cost per-side and per-page data, breakdown stats by individual, printer, department and more so you can see how resources are being used.

Reduce strain on IT teams

Managing printers, servers and users while dealing with bandwidth and latency issues is one such headache that can be forgotten about with serverless printing. Cloud print management reduces support time, meaning IT leads can streamline printer management, reduce the time spent troubleshooting printer issues, and refocus their attention elsewhere. 

You can find out more about our serverless printing solution here and can even kick things off with a free 30-day trial, so you can find out first-hand the benefits of making print an integral part of your cloud-first strategy. 

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