- Helps partners modernize infrastructures and accelerate transition to cloud
- Delivers adaptable solutions to help distributed workforces perform in the office and at home
- Enables workers to stay productive and effective no matter where they work
Palo Alto, CA, July 15, 2020 — Today HP Inc. introduced a suite of remote work offerings that enable partners to deliver progressive, integrated services-based print solutions. By building out capabilities that drive business outcomes, HP Amplify partners can ready their businesses to succeed in today’s environment while driving long-term recurring revenue streams.
“The COVID-19 pandemic is requiring companies to accelerate their shift to modern workstyles where where automation and adaptability reign supreme,” said David Prezzano, HP’s General Manager and Global Head, Print Services and Solutions Category, HP Inc. “Customers and partners are now looking to rapidly modernize their infrastructure and shift to service models to better manage distributed IT environments. No matter where a company is on the curve, HP has a suite of solutions to help them succeed.”
Scalable solutions for managing printer fleets remotely
Included in the offerings is HP Advance, a new integrated platform for managing HP Access Control Print, HP Access Control Scan, HP Mobile Connector1 and HP Direct Print from one admin console. By offering a modular system, enterprise customers can scale requirements easily with the switch of a license key. HP also announced that HP Command Center, a single tool for HP partners to deploy and manage cloud applications for their customers in many cases without going on site, can now enable fleet onboarding, saving partners time while freeing up IT resources. The HP Workpath ecosystem, which enables workers to connect to cloud-based platforms directly from the MFP, has expanded rapidly since it launched in November 2019, with more than 275 reseller partners, 100+ apps available on the platform and thousands of apps deployed. In addition, HP has launched its revenue share model for HP Workpath, which simplifies access to third party applications. By having the order and payment process transacted through HP Command Center, partners now have access to a much broader range of apps.
Protecting and empowering essential workers in the office
HP is now offering 90-day free trials for features that help minimize contact with printers. HP’s touch-free printing enables workers to release a print job with their phone or badge without having to touch the control panel. HP is also expanding HP Roam to LaserJet Pro devices, making it easy to print on the go from a mobile device to any HP Roam-enabled printer.
HP has also enhanced HP SecurePrint, a flexible, cloud-native solution that releases documents only to authorized users. HP SecurePrint now supports all network types, including traditional networks behind a firewall as well as serverless print environments, helping customers simplify IT infrastructures.
Enabling workers to stay productive at home or wherever they work
HP Instant Ink has also become a popular option for home workers. This subscription-based service automatically detects when a customer is running low on ink and sends new cartridges by mail without having to leave home. Instant Ink subscriptions have increased to 7 million as more people move to the convenience of subscription-based services.