By Al Leary, senior vice president, MPS Acceleration, Xerox

According to some business leaders at a Xerox “Focus Forward” event this week in Minneapolis, MPS (better known as Managed Print Services), could easily stand for “More Productivity Success.”

Judging by the size of the crowd, it’s a topic that’s top of mind for all kinds of enterprises.  After all, who isn’t looking for the next big source of savings and efficiency these days? MPS helps free a company’s workforce from the labors of managing print-related IT tasks (toner, paper, printer troubleshooting) and get control of associated costs. It also clears clutter by reducing the number of printers, copiers and fax machines; by two-thirds in some cases.   Not to mention the sustainability and security advantages.  The folks who were with us yesterday were moved by the message of industry analyst Angele Boyd of IDC who suggests what kinds businesses might benefit most from MPS:

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Here’s what other business leaders had to say about implementing MPS:
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Grant Logan from Allina Hospitals and Clinics says their partnership with Xerox has helped give his team more freedom to focus on the task at hand:
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During a break-out sessions, Boyd stressed that for long-term success, businesses need to emphasize boosting revenue ahead of cutting back.  That’s the productivity plan behind Xerox MPS, helping put companies in the driver’s seat of their own futures.