No Time to Manage Your Printing Needs? Here Is Your Answer

by Tim English - VP Superior Business Solutions on August 29, 2017

No Time to Manage Your Printing Needs? Print Management Is Your Answer

Print Management Is a Better Way to Handle Your Printing

Owning or managing a business is a snap, right? Ha, I didn’t think so. Today’s competitive environment adds pressure every day. It’s more difficult than ever to keep things running properly and profitably, yet more important than ever to do so. As a result, today I’d like to offer an idea that’s easy to implement, but will save you time and money – print management.

Print management provides a reliable, single-source mechanism to handle all your business printing needs. It does that more efficiently, economically and even automatically. You get the benefit of solid expertise in coordinating, sourcing, producing and distributing printed materials from the most ‘high end” capabilities brochure to the everyday forms used throughout your enterprise.

Why Print Management?

This may seem like a tortured analogy, but think about it. Does a business with a fleet of vehicles expect the CEO to change their timing belts? Or should Mrs. Johnson in accounting take a look?  Of course not. The task of vehicle maintenance is turned over to a department with that precise responsibility, or to a trusted resource engaged for that purpose.

Anything that takes key employees away from important core duties can really hurt productivity. Furthermore, the quality and consistency of printed materials can suffer when inexperienced employees are asked to oversee their production.

Print management puts the right people in the right positions to maximize results.

How to Choose a Print Management Partner

Naturally, many printing resources are available. So how can you be sure you are choosing one who has the expertise, the contacts and the professionalism to make a real difference? That’s easy. Here are a few things any business should look for when picking a print management partner.

  • ISO Certification. It’s not easy to earn ISO certification. That’s why you should look for an ISO Certified print management company. They have implemented systems and processes that help ensure consistent and reliable quality on every project. It is a designation that sets high standards for each employee, in every facility, on every project. Don’t you want it on your project?
  • An Extensive Printer Network.  A printing resource with a relationship to many verified print vendors is very valuable. It means that the most appropriate print resource can be chosen based on capabilities, quality and availability to meet your deadline and expectations.
  • Expertise. Maybe a little obvious. But you need to make sure your print management partner is the expert it claims to be. Look for a track record of successful print management relationships. Years of experience will lead to better decisions.
  • A National Network.  This may not be as important for small, local-only businesses. But if you are a company with multiple locations, a partner with a national footprint can make things far easier. Employees in all your facilities can order easily through a simple portal. And in addition, your branding consistency is ensured.

Print Management Companies Save Time and Money

Superior Business Solutions meets the criteria above exceptionally well. First, we have the ISO certification. Secondly, our network of nearly 2,000 verified print vendors gives us options and pricing few others can offer. Finally, we’ve been around for almost 100 years and are committed to helping people save time in their work day. That is experience you can trust.

Oh, and about that “national network.” We have clients (and print suppliers) across the country. In addition, our Corporate Kiosk™ e-procurement  technology gives any employees you select, in any facility, the ability to order and reorder approved forms and other printed piece.

In conclusion, I’ll leave you with one final suggestions:  use your time wisely: contact Superior right now and ask for a free print supply chain review.

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