How to Interview Potential Managed Print Providers

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Interviews are, naturally, a huge part of the business world. You might not think this applies to business solutions too, but the truth is that certain things--like managed print services--are just better with an interview. Here's how to use this power to your advantage when choosing a managed print provider!

Ask These Questions of Your Potential Provider

Managed print services is an effective solution with a long list of benefits--but to truly make the most of it, you'll need to ace the first step. That step, of course, is choosing the provider who will help you navigate all the choices and changes to come.

To choose a managed print services provider who actually wants to work with you and possesses the skills, tools, and expertise necessary to show you real benefits, you can employ the interview technique. Think of every interaction with potential providers as a job interview--that job being "print partner."

Here are some "interview questions" to ask:

Why do you want to work with us?

This is a way to find out whether a potential provider has your best interests at heart. If they're interested in working with your company for the right reasons, they'll explain that they're hoping to help you print better and more confidently.

What do you bring to this partnership?

This question helps you find out what services a managed print provider offers, how they handle any problems that may arise, and what you can expect from the partnership overall.

What accomplishment are you most proud of?

Here, you'll want managed print services providers to offer a list of references--happy customers who will tell you the truth about this business and their values.

Is there anything you need to know about us?

Almost all job interviews end with the interviewer asking if there are any questions. This doesn't just help the potential candidate--it also tells the interviewer whether that candidate is actually interested in engaging with and learning more about the company. The same is true when looking for managed print providers. If they have questions about who you are and what you do, you know they're eager to be your partner.

Conclusion

To make the most of managed print services, it's important to find a provider who has your best interests at heart. Sometimes, doing that requires a "job interview" where you ask some important questions--and, when you get answers you like, you just found yourself that perfect partner.

Want to learn more about managed print services? Looking for a provider to be your print partner? Contact us today!