HP launches Partner-Managed Print Services Program in India
New Delhi, India, July 19, 2013: Hewlett-Packard India today launched an eagerly-anticipated managed print services program that will put partners into the driver’s seat in what is a fast-growing market for MPS among India’s SMBs and Enterprise segment.
HP MPS offered through its channel partners creates a secure centrally managed print environment that streamlines workflows, optimizes document output and related business processes.
Nitin Hiranandani, Director, Printing, HP PPS India, said, ”We believe there is a strong pent up demand for this. The channel is looking for profitable revenues growth and with this program we are giving them just the right levers to expand into services and increase their bottom-line.”
As per the Zinnov Indian SMB ICT Adoption Insights study indicates that 20% of the total 50 million SMBs in India are technology ready today. The new HP MPS offering is designed to precisely meet the unique demands of the Indian customers. It has a differentiated 360 degrees model which gives great value proposition to both partner and customers. The model is scalable and flexible for both partners to implement and customers to adapt and benefit.
HP MPS offered through the channel partners allows the partners to leverage proven HP-managed print tools and services that have won the company high marks in customer satisfaction. Increasingly, medium-sized organizations have been asking for an operational expenditure model instead of the capital expenditure model to reduce their overall cash outflow, print related costs, improved IT benefits to have a managed IT Infrastructure in totality that improves their business outcome.
With this MPS offering partners can tap this opportunity by optimizing infrastructure, managing the environment and improving workflows. The key features of this service will include a cost-per-page agreement, industry-leading service level agreement, optimization and solutions.
Following its acquisition of Printelligent in May 2011, HP has been working to create a full portfolio of MPS offerings for its channel partners. Through providing a comprehensive MPS platform that enables low cost delivery, HP is working to support its IT and MPS channel partners successfully and effectively transition to a services and software-led approach.
“We are working to make our channel partners future-ready and well equipped to handle the transformation. Since this is a service based model, it allows for contractual engagement and not just a traditional transaction. This will help partners retain customers for a longer period and help generate consistent cash flows,” added Nitin Hiranandani.
India is the first country in the Asia Pacific to offer the program. It currently has been rolled out in Delhi and Mumbai and will be extended to other cities later in the year.
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