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Four 2017 print and document trends shared

Four 2017 print and document trends shared

January 19, 2017

The four trends reflect “digital transformation”, which “should be” on every business’s “New Year’s resolution list”.office_printer

The article from Martin deMartini, Senior Vice President of Standardisation at Y Soft and hosted by BSM Info, notes first that digital transformation “includes changing operations to take advantages of technologies” including the cloud and software as a service (SaaS), alongside “ensuring the security of these services. DeMartini notes that some businesses “are sluggish to realise the benefits of extending this approach to print and digital workflows”, and some “have overlooked it altogether”.

This year, he states, there is a “phenomenal opportunity for organisations to reap the benefits of the latest advances” in odder to “drastically improve productivity, reduce costs, and increase document security”, and he cites Gartner research that found “print services typically consume one to three percent of IT’s overall budget”. Companies that “adopt digital transformation tools” however can reduce spending “by up to 50 percent” and use the money on “other IT projects”.

The first of the four trends is “cloud-based enterprise services on the rise”, as IT departments are “rapidly integrating” with these to “reduce costs and meet the needs of remote and mobile workers”. As a consequence, enterprises are “using hybrid or full public cloud services” to “integrate with their existing on-premise systems”, including enterprise resource planning (ERP) or MPS, and this year, companies should “expect all enterprise software solution providers” to offer a cloud option.

Second is “subscription-based models for print management”, with SaaS “not a new concept”, though mature industries including print and document imaging “have been slower than others to adopt it”, but this year “savvy customers looking for ways to efficiently manage infrastructure and operating costs will request SaaS for their print management”.

Third was MPS for “digital transformation”, with recent research finding that 80 percent of MPS users “were looking to grow strategically through efficiency in digital transformation”, and that as a result “customers are expecting more from their MPS providers in order to utilise” smart MFPs and “interconnected software to support digitisation initiatives”. Such models “often use direct integration” with enterprise content management (ECM) and “include automated document workflows”.

These in turn “support the transition to paperless operations and to support an increasingly mobile staff”, while MPS “also helps you improve document security”, because the MFP puts businesses “at risk of document security [issues] they may not have even thought of” due to sensitive information, and “may be the place where all previous security efforts are rendered useless”.

This year, deMartini notes that “the same attention to security that is afforded to other IT areas will be needed for document handling” to “ensure a more comprehensive risk mitigation strategy”, and “businesses should demand MPS providers help deliver their digital transformation”. Finally, “increased 3D printing solutions” will come from “the rise of 3D printing” continuing, and machines, “with the right strategy”, can “do more than just introduce modern technology” into education.

This is a market where 3D printing is particularly expected to grow, and deMartini notes that the machines are “particularly valuable when it comes to strengthening students’ motivation to learn”. As printer adoption continues, this year “will see a demand for tools that help educators manage access and costs”, and as “multiple” devices are installed, “efficient workflows and the ability to recover costs through student pay-to-print options will be required”.

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