Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Metrofuser Helps Managed Print Services: Software Independent


Metrofuser Introduces StockWorks™ MPS

"...We believe that Managed Print Services is here to stay -- and while we won't compete with our customers and throw our hat into the software sales ring, we are committed to focusing on providing services and solutions to our customers that will make their MPS model all that much more profitable..."

Roselle, NJ (PRWEB) February 17, 2009 -- Laser printer parts manufacturer Metrofuser (www.metrofuser.com) today announced the release of its StockWorks MPS program for laser printer service companies and rechargers that are offering Managed Print Services (MPS) solutions to their customers. StockWorks MPS, while designed with the MPS provider in mind, is completely software-independent and does not require a specific brand of MPS software.

MPS providers face the challenge of keeping larger inventories and in some cases multiple remote inventory "closets" at customer sites across the country to ensure that they are able to quickly respond to their customers' printer repair and maintenance needs.

Keeping a vast inventory and shipping parts overnight directly to customer sites at a premium eats away at margins already burdened by the current state of the economy. StockWorks MPS eliminates those costs and increases equipment up-time.

Metrofuser Sales Representatives can do a quick trending analysis of an MPS provider's stock and with some forecasting provided by the MPS provider, Metrofuser will come up with a program that primarily consigns stock to the customer. Customers participating in the program will also be able to enjoy other benefits such as low-to-no cost shipping rates, periodic trending analysis and inventory usage reports, industry forecasting and trending information, ROI analyses, and so on.

"We wanted to come up with a program for all of our customers who have deployed Managed Print Services without mandating or promoting specific software to them," said Dennis Fotopoulos, Metrofuser's Director of Strategic Business Development.

"In coming up with this program, our intent was to stick with our core competencies -- that is, providing high-quality remanufactured laser printer parts along with world-class logistical and fulfillment services."

"We started this program to enable us to partner with our customers to save on the costly burden of overnight shipping," said Eric Katz, Metrofuser's Co-Owner and CFO. "If we're constantly shipping parts overnight to any one customer, no matter who's footing that bill or whether we're splitting it, we're not optimizing our partnership. We're both passing our revenues on to the shippers. Metrofuser is willing to take on 90% of our customers' inventory risk ourselves if we can curtail those practices."

Metrofuser has been running a controlled introduction of the program and the response has been positive. Says one service provider in South Carolina, "Metrofuser has reduced shipping costs for me, and at the same time has allowed me to increase much-needed inventory without increasing my inventory costs. When I need something immediately, I don't have to scamper around to get it overnighted."

Adds Fotopoulos, "We believe that Managed Print Services is here to stay -- and while we won't compete with our customers and throw our hat into the software sales ring, we are committed to focusing on providing services and solutions to our customers that will make their MPS model all that much more profitable."

For more information about StockWorks™ MPS or other programs at Metrofuser, go to http://www.metrofuser.com or call 888-FUSERS1 (888-387-3771).

About Metrofuser:

Metrofuser remanufactures and distributes printer parts for HP and Lexmark laser printers. The company offers a broad array of laser printer products from its Eastern and Western distribution hubs including fusers, maintenance kits, boards, and paper handling assemblies. For more information, visit http://www.metrofuser.com, or call 888-Fusers-1 Ext 107.
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