How Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) Applies to Printers

If your business would like to get access to some of the best printers available without having to pay an arm and a leg to buy them up front, then Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) might be for you.

Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) is becoming an increasingly popular way for businesses to stay productive while reducing costs. And cost reduction is extremely important right now with rising inflation. Learn how you can save money by transitioning from owning printers to using printers via an Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model called Managed Print Services.

What Is Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS)?

Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) may sound like a fancy new way to say “lease or rent equipment,” but it’s really more than that. (So no, the term EaaS is not simply a word “upgrade” of rent, but still being essentially the same thing…like pre-owned car versus used car.)

Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) of course includes the renting and leasing of equipment, but it also includes the vendor managing and maintaining that equipment on your behalf. Thus, EaaS is more than just a lease.

Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) can apply to a variety of different types of equipment in different industries. For example, manufacturers might use EaaS for certain types of production equipment.

When done right, Equipment-as-a-Service can be a powerful way to improve operational efficiency and resiliency in an increasingly challenging and volatile global environment. EaaS has many potential benefits, to include:

  • improved efficiency thanks to the availability of data and analytics
  • increased capacity with the flexibility to expand and scale as needed
  • a better management of costs, including equipment maintenance costs
  • potential for customization and tailoring of equipment for business needs

Additionally, companies that take advantage of Equipment-as-a-Service can often enjoy using expensive equipment that they don’t have to purchase outright. This means their budget can be better used on other things, as the equipment costs are dramatically lessened via the EaaS leasing process.

The amazing thing is, many businesses don’t know that Equipment-as-a-Service is available. And because of this, they aren’t able to take advantage of all of the benefits EaaS can offer them. But EaaS has been around for a while.

Because it’s suddenly become a lot more popular in the press, Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) may seem like a new concept, but it’s not.

For example, at Perry proTECH, we have been providing Managed Print Services for many years…since 1965, in fact. Managed Print Services is a form of Equipment-as-a-Service applied to printers and copiers.

Managed Print Services as Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS)

Managed Print Services has been a successful Equipment-as-a-Service business model for many years. It’s a great way to enjoy the benefits of onsite printers without all the hassle.

Managed Print Services means you can lease printers via an Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) agreement that includes maintenance and support, which has many benefits for businesses and organizations of all sizes.

Benefits of Managed Print Services

As part of Managed Print Services, your business can benefit from a full assessment of your print and copy environment. In order to best manage costs, we first need to get an idea of what is happening with the printers that are already in use.

Following the assessment, a full report can be done to identify areas of printer waste and offer recommendations for improving efficiency. Projections of future costs can also be established to help create a manageable printer budget.

With Managed Print Services, you get a monthly invoice that includes any printers leased as well as maintenance and supply costs. The nice part about Managed Print Services is that you don’t have to worry about reordering your toner or ink, as this can be done automatically. Furthermore, caps can be set on how much printing is done to make sure that employees aren’t abusing their printer access.

With Managed Print Services, your IT team can be freed up to focus on other projects, rather than putting out user printer fires (not literal fires, of course…we hope).

Your business will also be poised to scale if necessary, bringing on additional printer equipment as needed, but without having to put out a huge chunk of money down on outright purchasing. Printers can be upgraded and replaced to newer and better models without your having to constantly budget for new equipment outlays. With some printer models costing $15,000 or more, a leasing model is a great help for many businesses.

Finally, if you need to downsize your printer fleet, doing so is easy via an Equipment-as-a-Service model.

Get Started With Printer Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) Today

Perry proTECH is one of the leading providers of Managed Print Services in the United States. We’ve been offering Managed Print Services since 1965, so we know what we are doing. Our helpful printer technology team is dedicated to making your business succeed through our top tier support and knowledge. We partner with some of the leading printer manufacturers including Konica-Minolta, Ricoh, Kyocera, Lexmark, KIP, and HP. We are experts in managing business printing, with a dedication to the best service complemented with cutting-edge enterprise-level technologies.

Perry proTECH is a leading provider of Managed Print Services, helping organizations of all sizes improve workflows, enhance productivity, and boost cybersecurity. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you reduce costs with Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS).

2022-08-30T15:17:32-04:00September 26th, 2022|
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