Managed Print Service

What Does Managed Print Service Mean?

Managed print service (MPS) is the holistic and efficient management of printing and imaging services and devices such as printers, fax machines, copiers and multifunction devices. MPS is often outsourced to vendors with expertise in streamlining these services.


Techopedia Explains Managed Print Service

MPS generally includes integrated billing and automated functional maintenance for group equipment.

MPS utilizes software applications for:

  • Print Management: The software manages print type and volume.
  • Device Management: The software manages and tracks print environment devices.
  • Discovery and Design: The software investigates and plans required MPS implementation changes.
  • Imaging: This software redirects, scans and manages electronic documents.

MPS service providers vary according to size, capabilities and supported hardware and software.

Managed document service (MDS) is similar to MPS but offers a broader range of services.


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