Top 20 Managed Print Tech Solution Companies - 2019
In a scenario when modern copier giants continue to strengthen their positions in the print market, seasoned players are solely relying on innovation in order to stay relevant in the highly commoditized landscape. For instance, Konica Minolta is heavily investing in its Workplace Hub Pro platform in an attempt to expand its IT services in the small-and-medium business markets while HP is still on its way to achieve the leader status in the industry. All of these advancements have a common factor—a broader step toward embracing the latest technologies in an attempt to achieve faster and better results. While businesses continue to hunt for the smartest printing solutions for better data output, solution providers are on their toes to deliver a superior printing experience.
Currently, more providers are leaning toward the potential of Internet of Things (IoT) in streamlining the workflow and accelerating the delivery downtime. Backed by General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), solution providers are engaging in strengthening the security factor with IoT at the core of print devices. With the increasing popularity of multifunction printers (MFPs), organizations are growing capable of managing assets easily, while detecting potential and existing faults in the workflow irrespective of their location and time, thanks to the remote monitoring feature.
As more providers move toward managed printing solutions through the Cloud, security are becoming an imperative for businesses. However, with Cloud-based printing solutions, firms are now experiencing a significant reduction in the overall costs associated with printing activities even as the productivity has greatly increased. Considering the worldwide adoption of digital devices, most companies all across the world continue to rely on printed documents due to the need for physical signatures. Also, receipts from suppliers are still mostly in paper. Solution providers are successfully seizing this opportunity to integrate physical documentation with its digital counterpart in an attempt to merge the workflow and enhance precision in result delivery.
With integrated workflows and cloud printing solutions on the rise, the need for smart automation becomes a mainstream concern. Result delivery is becoming more complex in the industry; therefore, solution providers are promoting wide usage of Artificial Intelligence (AI) in printing activities. Although the industry has welcomed a few rudimentary instances in 2018, where voice recognition was utilized in printing solutions, 2019 will bring in more extensive utilization of AI technology in the form of Machine Learning (ML), Natural Language Processing (NLP) and voice recognition. To summarize, organizations are benefited greatly from the advanced technologies that have been implemented into the printing solutions.
While cutting-edge technology ensures quality for the managed print landscape, it is an uphill task for organizations to decide on one from the vast assemblage of technological trends. To make this task easier, a distinguished panel comprising CEOs, CIOs, CTOs, VCs, Analysts, and the editorial board of CIOReview has selected a list of Managed Print Solution Providers.
We present to you CIOReview’s “20 Most Promising Managed Print Solution Providers - 2019.”