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Western Europe MFP Forecast, 2018–2022

Western Europe MFP Forecast, 2018–2022

As the MFP market contracts there is increasing pressure on all OEMs to create some unique selling points (USPs) or simply risk becoming a me2 brand, where price simply becomes the main differentiator. All vendors are targeting the same markets, with similar products and similar strategies, but not everyone will succeed. Those differentiating and offering something new to make the channel partners sit up are better placed to challenge for sales, said Phil Sargeant, program director, IDC Imaging Hardware and Document Solutions.

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IDC Market Forecast Figure
Executive Summary
Advice for Technology Suppliers
Market Forecast
Market Context
Drivers and Inhibitors
Drivers
A Shift from Ink Cartridge Systems to Refill Systems is Reinvigorating Some Markets
Security and Compliance Issues Will Increase Opportunities for Channel Partners
Simple Contracts Are Reengaging the Channel to Sell Print Hardware
Inhibitors
Consumer Printing Habits Are Changing
Cost Initiatives and the Corporate Need to Reduce Print
Significant Market Developments
Changes from Prior Forecast
Market Definition
Methodology
Definitions
MFP Technology Definitions
Inkjet
Laser
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