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Print as a Service (PRaaS)

Print as a Service (PRaaS) from BlueTree, is a service where BlueTree handle administration and manages the customer's print environment, throughout the life cycle.

PRaaS covers the whole aspect of from guidance, configuration, updates, administration, support and operations.

What is Print as a Service (PRaaS)?

PRaaS from BlueTree ensures that print complexity is reduced, through smart solutions. Users can print to shared print queues and perform print jobs on any printer, and more. This helps ensure that printouts are confidential to users, and reduces print waste from documents not collected on the printer.

Printing has traditionally been a headache for many businesses. PRaaS from BlueTree eliminates this by offering customers a flexible, secure and resource-saving leasing measure, as a cost-effective alternative to buying a printer. The service comes with a tracking and reporting engine, which provides an overall picture of activity per user, unit or department.

PRaaS contributes to less administration and time spent on print maintenance. At the same time, the service provides companies with increased IT security and competence capacity. The service also provides companies with better liquidity by eliminating acquisition costs. This is done by moving CAPEX costs to OPEX, in addition to eliminating resource needs for print-related operations and support.

PRaaS covers the entire aspect from advisory, configuration, updates, administration, support and operations.

This service delivery is delivered according to ISO / IEC 27001: 2013 (information security) and ISO 9001: 2015 (quality).

Overview of PRaaS benefits

  • Printer comes configured and updated: with necessary support and operation
  • Printing costs become predictable and eliminate investments in equipment: moving CAPEX costs to OPEX
  • Support: with complete remote operation
  • On-site service: of printers

Cost-effective for both SMB and Enterprise businesses

A major advantage of PRaaS is cost efficiency. PRaaS uses a leasing-based pricing model, which does not require companies to buy hardware. This allows companies that previously did not have the resources to upgrade hardware when the printer has become obsolete, can now upgrade in line with the product life cycle.

PRaaS from BlueTree, eliminates the need for capital-intensive investments in print, and reduces total ownership costs by purchasing equipment. This can have a major impact on the accounts in the form of companies moving capital costs (CAPEX) to operating costs (OPEX).

Print as a service in practice

Print flexibility

Users can perform print jobs from any enabled printer device. Users do not need to install or configure print drivers on their laptops. Users can avoid interruptions due to printers being busy, or in the worst case out of order, e.g. due to user errors, power outages, etc.

Personal and secure printing

Through personalized printing experiences, the service enables users to perform confidential printing on shared devices. This way, users do not have to rush to the printer to retrieve confidential prints.

Delegated and secure printing

Assistants or team members can print on behalf of their leaders or team. In this way, departments ensure that productivity is maintained if staff are absent, and print jobs can be safely shared - completely without the help of IT.

Critical and immediate needs that arise unannounced

To ensure the highest level of service, print as a service from BlueTree includes on-site service of print units in the event of unforeseen events.

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