Trends in Managed Print Services

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When digital communication solutions started becoming popular, many companies wondered if printing was on its way out. But that never happened--and while print environments and workflows look much different today, they're still a huge part of the business world.

The same is true for managed print solutions. This tool isn't going anywhere; in fact, it's just getting more relevant--and here are a few trends that prove it.

The Future of Managed Print Services

It makes sense that managed print services trends would reflect shifts in the larger business landscape. However, it's not always clear how that relationship works, or which tech patterns have an influence on long-held best practices.

Let's take a closer look:

Trend #1: Print Security

Print security is hardly a trend, but new threats (and the solutions we come up with to combat them) certainly can be. That's why successful managed print providers will likely put higher emphasis on safeguarding data--not just with individual tools, but through processes and workflows built from the ground up with security in mind.

Trend #2: AI and Machine Learning

Artificial intelligence and machine learning are huge topics in today's world, which means they'll invariably have an impact on communication--and that includes printing. Managed print services will grow to include new workflows, solutions, and tools that leverage these solutions while still focusing on the human element of printing.

Trend #3: User Experience

Experience is everything, and that's particularly true when it comes to printing. Managed print will have to evolve in new ways to leverage better interfaces, simpler workflows, smarter tech, and more immersive printing services.

Trend #4: Sustainability

Going green isn't a new concept, but managed print services will likely adapt to it in new ways. For example, with printers becoming more energy-efficient, your provider might optimize your entire fleet by consolidating less environmentally friendly devices and helping you choose one "green" multifunction device instead.


The business world is always shifting, and managed print services doesn't have trouble keeping up. All you have to do is work with a provider capable of adapting to new trends in all the right ways without constantly changing what works for you.

Want to learn more about the future of managed print services (and what that means for you)? Contact us today!