Elevating Your MPS Dealership: The Value of the Managed Print Certified Accreditation​

by Eric Crump, President, MPSA

In the ever-evolving landscape of Managed Print Services (MPS), independent dealers strive to set themselves apart by offering exceptional services to their clients. One impactful way to showcase your commitment to excellence is through the attainment of the Managed Print Certified accreditation. Recognized as a mark of distinction within the MPS community, this accreditation is a testament to industry expertise and reliability. In this blog post, we’ll explore why independent MPS dealers should pursue Managed Print Certified accreditation, with a special focus on the recently updated security criteria, adding another layer of significance to this certification.

What is Managed Print Certified?

Managed Print Certified is a vendor neutral accreditation awarded by the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA). It serves as a symbol of a dealership’s dedication to maintaining high-quality standards, adhering to industry best practices, and continually improving its services. This accreditation is well respected within the MPS community with over 25 independent dealers and other MPS vendors participating starting in 2022.

Why Pursue Managed Print Certified Accreditation?

Credibility and Trustworthiness:

Achieving Managed Print Certified accreditation enhances your dealership’s credibility, instilling confidence in clients. It signifies that your MPS business operates at the highest industry standards, making you a trustworthy and reliable partner for clients seeking exceptional print services.

Industry Recognition:

The MPSA is a well-established authority in the Managed Print Services domain. Obtaining Managed Print Certified accreditation means that your dealership is recognized by this respected industry association, setting you apart from competitors. This recognition not only validates your expertise but also opens doors to new opportunities and partnerships within the MPS ecosystem.

Demonstrated Expertise:

Managed Print Certified accreditation is a tangible demonstration of your team’s expertise in managing print environments effectively. The certification process evaluates your proficiency in areas such as service delivery, customer satisfaction, and continuous improvement. By obtaining this accreditation, you showcase your commitment to staying at the forefront of industry advancements.

Access to Best Practices:

The accreditation process involves aligning your business practices with industry best practices outlined by the MPSA. This ensures that your dealership operates efficiently and provides a framework for continuous improvement. Access to these best practices equips your team with the knowledge and tools needed to deliver exceptional MPS solutions to your clients.

Competitive Advantage:

In a competitive market, having Managed Print Certified accreditation gives your dealership a significant edge. It serves as a differentiator, highlighting your commitment to quality and excellence. As businesses increasingly prioritize reliable MPS providers, your accreditation becomes a valuable asset that can influence potential clients in their decision-making process.

Enhanced Security Criteria:

With the recent update to the security criteria, Managed Print Certified accreditation now includes an additional layer of assurance for your clients’ print environments. As cyber threats continue to evolve, this updated certification ensures that your dealership is equipped to handle the latest security challenges, providing peace of mind to clients concerned about data protection and confidentiality.

What Managed Print Certified Means to Businesses

Improved Service Quality:

Managed Print Certified accreditation reflects your dedication to delivering high-quality services. This commitment translates into an improved print environment for clients, leading to enhanced efficiency, reduced costs, and increased overall satisfaction.

Client Confidence and Satisfaction:

Clients seek assurance that their MPS provider can meet their unique needs. Managed Print Certified accreditation instills confidence, assuring clients that your dealership is well-equipped to manage their print infrastructure effectively. This confidence leads to increased client satisfaction and long-term partnerships.

Business Growth and Expansion:

Accreditation opens up new avenues for business growth and expansion. As your dealership gains recognition within the industry, you may attract a larger client base and explore partnerships with other organizations in the MPS ecosystem. This growth not only benefits your bottom line but also solidifies your position as a key player in the MPS market.

Adaptability to Industry Changes:

The MPS landscape is continually evolving, with new technologies and trends shaping the industry. Managed Print Certified accreditation ensures that your dealership stays ahead of these changes. By adhering to industry best practices, your business remains adaptable and resilient, ready to embrace emerging technologies and evolving client needs.

For MPS dealerships looking to elevate their businesses and provide unparalleled services to clients, Managed Print Certified accreditation is a powerful asset. It not only validates your expertise but also positions your business as a trusted and reliable MPS provider. The recent update to the security criteria adds another layer of significance to this certification, making it a strategic investment in your dealership’s future success.

Visit the Managed Print Services Association online to get started with your Managed Print Certified journey.  https://yourmpsa.org/managedprintcertified/

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