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ASL Group will be attending The Academies Show at ExCeL London

ASL Group is a leading supplier of innovative solutions for offices and companies, and we are proud to extend the services we offer to the education service through The Academies Show, held in April of this year. Our cutting edge managed document services will be demonstrated at our exhibition stand during the one-day education event.

Come along to discover how managed document services and print hosting solutions can reduce costs within your school, and improve your school’s carbon emissions. Create a greener, more streamlined document process while improving security and reducing misuse. Hosted printing and processing ensures that all documents are stored safely, reduces waste from overprinting, and moves all vital paperwork to a central cloud database for easy access.

ASL Group is always happy to answer your questions, and we can develop specialist systems that are designed to meet your school’s specific needs. Come and speak to us at The Academies Show for a demonstration of our products and more information on how we can help you.

Managed print services

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The ultimate aim of managed print services is to reduce the cost of printing. Print services make it easier and more cost-effective for companies to produce their own documents. Managed print services can also help offices reduce their carbon footprint and make their workplaces greener, through reducing paper use and reducing misuse of the printing system.

ASL Group will be bringing our managed print solutions to The Academies Show at ExCeL London later this year, alongside other key products from our office solutions suite. Managed print services are ideal for educational establishments where use of the printing system needs to be strictly controlled, and where cost-saving is essential. We will demonstrate how MPS can provide practical support for schools, academies and training facilities.

Managed document services

Academies

Managed document services incorporates managed print services into a fully integrated document process, streamlining document production, distribution and archiving into one central channel. ASL Group’s MDS solutions are designed for busy offices, schools and public sector services where security and compliance are crucial.

Our managed document services could reduce overall costs by 30%. Recent studies show that document process management can decrease your carbon footprint by up to 60% on average. Our green, cost-effective solutions suite will be on display at The Academies Show at ExCeL London in April. Come along and see for yourself – our exhibition stand will include information about our document solutions and demonstrations of our products.

Telephony solutions

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Businesses and public services rely heavily on communication systems to function, and an educational establishment is no different. Internet and telephone solutions ensure that the school is connected to the outside world and enables internal communications between departments, speeding up internal processes and increasing levels of safety and security.

Managed telephony solutions from ASL Group can include outsourced telephone switchboards and call processing centres, so you can streamline your costs and allow administrative staff to focus on more important tasks. Our cutting edge hosted telephony service will be part of our exhibition in April at The Academies Show at ExCeL London. Our representatives will be happy to answer your questions and provide more information on these services. Pop along to our exhibition stand at the trade show to learn more.


Attend The Academies Show

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The Academies Show at ExCeL London is the leading trade event for private and public schools, academies, colleges and universities. It showcases the business management elements of running a school and offers companies the chance to present their administrative and management solutions to educational establishments within their market.

Speakers at the event will include representatives from the Department of Education, along with school heads and teaching staff, Ofsted representatives and campaign group leaders. Businesses will also have a chance to share their products and skills with the education-focused audience, as exhibitors in the event’s educational trade show.

The one-day event is free to attend, and more than 3000 people are expected to take part. It takes place on Wednesday 25th April 2018, between 9am and 4:30pm, at East London’s ExCeL conference venue on the Royal Victoria Dock. Over 200 education providers will be in attendance, along with 100 speakers and a host of companies and services. ASL Group is proud to join the exhibitors and showcase our integrated document management solution for schools and educational facilities. Come along and check us out on the day.

Andrew HoyleASL Group will be attending The Academies Show at ExCeL London
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How to slash costs on your printing

We know that as a business it’s always important to keep costs as low as possible so that overheads don’t eat into profit margins. With that in mind, we also know that printing can take quite a chunk out of your budget. We’ve put together a list of some of the ways in which you can cut costs.

1. Change your printer settings

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This is one of the simplest ways to save money. Most printers come with settings you can adjust to reduce your waste and thus your costs. This can lead to immediate savings. Below we list some of the most common settings that can be changed:

Duplex printing – Double-sided printing is one of the easiest ways to cut your printing costs. For every two printed pages, double-sided printing only uses a single sheet of paper. This is ideal for basic print needs.

Draft mode printing – Lots of printers come with the option of printing in “draft” mode which effectively lowers the DPI of the printer, which results in a lighter print that uses far less toner or ink. This is perfect for printing office documents to make internal copies.

Multiple pages per sheet – If you find your business prints quite a lot of text-heavy documents or slideshows, then by printing on multiple pages, you reduce your paper use dramatically and thus your printing costs.

Limiting colour – Black and white printing is perfectly decent for the majority of print jobs for the office. So you can adjust the settings of the printer to print in colour only when vital.

2. Simplify your paper supply

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When you have lots of different paper options, it can sometimes result in more waste and more cost. For the majority of offices, reducing the paper supply can lead to large savings. For example, instead of buying paper that is specifically designed for laser or inkjet printers, purchase a multipurpose paper. This type of paper typically costs less than speciality paper but works just as well.

3. Set up permissions and rules

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Sometimes people “overprint” and you may not be aware that if you set up some form of tracking, you can create restrictions and permissions. This is a great way to monitor excess and gain control of costs. The easiest way to do this it to use passwords. To make copies or print something, you will be required to enter a password or ID number – you can then monitor who is printing via that number.


4. Use managed print services


One of the best solutions is to take away the headache of managing your printing services by outsourcing to a managed print service provider. This style of service monitors your business and helps you make the required adjustments to help optimise the use of your assets and control costs. You typically find that a managed print service includes:

A tailored service: If your business doesn’t have a formal print strategy, then a managed print service team can help implement one that is tailored to your business. They provide information on usage to meet your company’s requirements and size whilst helping to address any weaknesses that have been identified. This personal touch means your business is getting a service that you know will work for them.

Cost control: When you gain better insight into your printing habits, this allows you to reduce costs by optimising your environment.

Supply delivery: All your supply levels are monitored remotely and then shipped to your business automatically.

Proactive support: A managed print service will typically provide 24-hour remote monitoring and can catch problems early-on and fix them before they can cause havoc to your system.

One invoice: No need for multiple invoices and confusion, as the process for suppliers will be streamlined and you’ll only need to make one payment for all your printing needs.

If you’re interested in streamlining your needs whilst reducing the cost of printing for your business, then check out a managed print service. It’ll not only make your business life less stressful when it comes to managing printing costs and needs, but it will also save you time and money too! Check out how your business could benefit from a managed print service from ASL today.

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Connectivity solutions: the benefits

In the modern business, telephones and internet are at the heart of every operation at every level. Without a reliable internal and external communications system and a consistent internet connection, many companies would simply grind to a halt. Even a few minutes of downtime can be extremely expensive for your business – and a slow or inefficient communications system could be costing you more than you think.

Having a flexible communications system means your business can scale its data and connectivity needs to seasonal surges and dips, or step up its connectivity demands during periods of expansion and growth. Managed solutions for telephony and internet can keep costs down by adapting the service to your current needs.

Solutions tailored to your needs


Every business is different, so the one size fits all approach to connectivity is unlikely to work. There are two common mistakes businesses often make when selecting a telephone and internet package: they go for the cheapest package that meets their needs, but risk downtime whenever the network becomes overstretched; or they opt for an overly expensive package filled with extras they do not need.

By choosing a managed services company like ASL Group, your business benefits from a more flexible and efficient set of connectivity solutions. Communications packages can include elements such as leased lines, superfast and assured broadband, hosted telephony and corporate mobile solutions. The tailored package will be created after a full audit of your existing systems and analysis of your business needs, ensuring you get a cost-effective solution that meets all of your needs.

Why good connectivity matters

When a telephone system or internet connection goes down, your business is essentially closed until the fault is corrected. Your staff often become unable to do their jobs, your company data may be inaccessible, your customers may be unable to reach you and you may even lose sales. The true cost of downtime is hard to calculate, but experts suggest that thousands of pounds are lost for every minute that an average sized business loses connectivity.


Reliable, secure internet


The internet connection is the backbone of the modern business, and even the telephone systems rely on a stable connection. Businesses like yours need a fast connection that can handle large amounts of traffic, even during peak times. Options available include ADSL, EFM and leased line installations. Leased line packages often include provisions for voice transmissions and a standard telephony system can be easily integrated into the line.

ADSL broadband is faster than your home internet and includes more security features, so it should suit smaller business operations where there is low-level pressure on the communications system. Superfast broadband is around five times faster and it can handle heavier traffic, making it an ideal companion to hosted internet and telephony solutions. Assured broadband and leased line packages – including cheaper ethernet or EFM lines – give your business a dedicated channel for communications, without vying for bandwidth.


Telephony hosting and connectivity


Managed services and telephony hosting are the ideal option for businesses who want to streamline their in-house services and cut their operating costs, without compromising on the quality of their connectivity systems. Through managed hosting and cloud services, you can shift communications offsite while maintaining security standards – ensuring no call is dropped and no signal is lost. Hosted services can act as switchboards to reroute incoming calls, and as servers to carry phone and internet signals securely and quickly.

Business mobile networks can also help to maintain communications inside your business, enabling your workforce to become more mobile and dynamic within their own roles. A secure business network for mobile transmissions can protect data transmitted internally, even when employees are away from the premises, and can be fully integrated with the telephone system. The bespoke mobile service is a cost-effective way to connect your employees, and avoid the risks associated with unauthorised personal devices.


F
inding the right connectivity solutions


ASL Group has a full suite of connectivity solutions available for our clients, from leased lines and superfast broadband to hosted telephony solutions. To determine your own connectivity needs and get the most cost-effective solutions for your business, arrange a consultation with ASL Group today. Submit an online query now and we will get back to you to arrange your connectivity audit.

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The benefits of leasing photocopiers

Photocopiers are essential items of equipment for most offices and business users, but the costs associated with buying a photocopier can be off-putting, to say the least. There are alternatives to going down the route of buying your new photocopier, for example leasing your machine may well prove a more viable and cost-effective option.

Leasing your photocopier provides a variety of benefits and helps spread the costs of an upmarket modern machine, making it more affordable to move up to a more technologically advanced copier to enhance your business operations. Leasing is an effective form of financing major equipment for any business and offers significant advantages over purchasing when applied to photocopiers and other major office equipment.

Advantages of leasing photocopiers

Some of the principal advantages you’ll find when leasing your photocopier are discussed below:

1. Use state of the art machinery

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Buying a photocopier may be a bad business decision as models can be obsolete within a short period of time, meaning you’ve paid out a large sum of money for a product which is no longer suitable for your requirements or does not perform at the optimum levels required by your growing business. Taking your new photocopier on lease terms helps you plan your budget by cutting out any commitment for a major, upfront purchase and reduces your payment to a more manageable and smaller regular outgoing.

2. Tax-deductible

Your photocopier lease payments are fully tax deductible, meaning your company benefits from claiming back the total amount paid for the photocopier, whether you pay monthly or annually. You will just need to enter the photocopier lease payments into your accounts as a legitimate business expense. If you go ahead with purchasing your photocopier, it will need to be entered into the accounts as a capital item, which means you can only claim back a percentage of the total cost in depreciation every year.

3. Easy upgrades

Reducing Print Waste

Your leased photocopier will feature the very latest technologies and, what’s more, you’ll be able to upgrade the machine and trade up to a new model or a copier which operates at higher speeds and volumes if required. If you buy your own photocopier it will depreciate in value and you’ll need to buy your next new model when it becomes obsolete.

4. Save resources

Locking your business capital into an expensive photocopier purchase is not a good use of resources. It makes far more sense to use your capital for business expansion or to purchase business equipment that will appreciate in value over the long term. Leasing your photocopier allows you to reserve business capital for other business opportunities.

5. ROI

Your leased photocopier provides a return on investment via increased productivity levels, higher print quality and cost savings due to affordable payments. The latest technological advances will be incorporated into your new, leased photocopier, making it cheaper to run on a daily basis due to reduced electrical resource requirements and copying speeds will be faster to maximise employee efficiency within your business.

6. Maintenance

If you buy your own photocopier you will need to pay for regular maintenance and repairs when it breaks down and may be tempted to cut corners by using less reputable engineers and mechanics. With a leased photocopier you will generally find maintenance and regular services are included within the lease agreement and qualified engineers will ensure the smooth running of your machine at all times. This can save your business a good deal of expense and time over the long term and ensure your photocopier is always available for business use. Trained and knowledgeable customer support agents employed by your leasing company may also be available to talk you through ongoing photocopier issues and breakdown problems you are experiencing with the machine.

7. Multi-functionality

Modern photocopiers are multi-functional machines, giving users all the advantages of the most recent technology, including scanning, faxing, pdf writing, document management and colour printing. Your new, leased photocopier will be an asset to the office and can be used to replace a variety of obsolete machines and equipment.

ASL Group provides a range of print solutions to businesses of any size. Contact our sales team to discuss more ways in which leasing your photocopier will prove beneficial to your business.

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The four types of connectivity solutions offered by ASL

A good connection to the internet is no longer just an advantage for today’s companies, but is an absolute necessity. Of course for some the internet is more vitally important than it is to others, but essentially there are few businesses around today that can carry out their day to day activities without a good connection.

At ASL we offer more than one type of internet connection, this makes it easier to choose the right option for you and means you needn’t ever overspend nor have a service that isn’t fast or robust enough for your needs. These four types of connectivity are: ADSL Broadband, Fibre Broadband, Leased Line (including EFM) and Assured Broadband. Which one you choose will come down to a number of factors which may include budget, internet usage, how essential consistent connectivity is and also whether you want to integrate additional services such as hosted telephony. Getting to grips with these different types of connectivity is easier than it sounds. Read on as we explain the four main types of connectivity solution we offer here at ASL.

ADSL Broadband

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ADSL Broadband is a widespread choice; it’s your everyday high-speed internet connection. ADSL Broadband is most certainly an upgrade from home broadband as it is much more resilient and also faster. The true benefit of this option lies in its accessible price point. It’s the perfect choice for small companies who won’t fully utilise one of the more comprehensive connection options. It’s also a good choice for start-ups who are trying to keep costs low in their first year as they grow. In some instances, a business that may be large in terms of employee numbers and output, but doesn’t extensively use the internet, will also find that ADSL Broadband more than meets its needs.

Fibre Broadband

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You may have heard of this through its other common name; Superfast Broadband, or perhaps as ‘Fibre Optic Broadband’. Fibre Broadband provides a speedier internet connection than ADSL, that can easily handle most of the needs of the modern busy workplace. In fact it can be as much as five times faster than standard ADSL Broadband. It’s the ideal choice for successful and busy SMEs or perhaps for growing firms looking to invest a little more for a superfast connection.

One key advantage of Fibre Broadband is that it allows firms to take advantage of hosted services without the need to invest in additional and often expensive dedicated connectivity.

Leased Lines

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Leasing your own private line in to the world wide web is the only choice for many offices, especially medium to large businesses, business that have high internet usage or depend on constant high speeds, and also firms looking for excellent security. It is the ultimate business-grade solution used not only by large businesses but also educational establishments and local governmental offices.

This is a good choice for businesses who simply can’t afford to be without internet connection, ever. It’s also the ideal solution for those that don’t even want to suffer a slow down or a drop in the service. This uncontended line will not be used by anyone apart from those in your office, making it extremely resilient and also boasting excellent speeds for downloading and uploading, unhindered by the activities of the office or housing block next door.

When it comes to leasing lines there are a few options available, although most choose Ethernet in the First Mile (EFM). This option is quick to install and costs less than a standard type of leased line. This doesn’t come at a compromise in terms of either resilience or speed however.


Ass
ured Broadband

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Assured Broadband is a specialist choice which is recommended for those using our hosted telephony services. Assured Broadband connectivity comes with guaranteed levels of bandwidth and performance and allows for excellent quality voice calls to be made over it.

If you have any questions about which is the right connectivity choice for you, then please get touch with a member of our team here as ASL who can advise you as to the correct connectivity solution for your office.

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Legalex 2018: ASL Group to exhibit at the UK’s biggest legal expo

ASL Group is proud to announce its appearance at this year’s Legalex trade show, which takes place at the Excel London on March 21st and 22nd 2018.

Legalex is the UK’s original and fastest-growing legal showcase event. It is designed to help ambitious law firms connect with businesses, and to enable them to find solutions to facilitate development. It boasts some of the biggest names in the industry and features a variety of keynote speakers over two days which promise to be information-filled and entertaining.

Some of the speakers at this year’s event include:

Chris Fawcett of Lloyds Banking Group, who will be offering top anti-fraud advice and intelligence.
Richard Hugo-Hamman of LEAP Legal Software, who will be providing an insight into digital conveyancing.

Karen Dunne-Squire of Elation Experts, who will be imparting invaluable advice on achieving business growth.
Chris Bull of Nine Feet Tall, who will be offering his opinions on the modernisation of law firms.
Vince Warrington of Protective Intelligence, a cybersecurity expert.

Brett Johnson of AnglerPhish Security, poacher-turned-gamekeeper and America’s former most-wanted cyber-criminal.

What ASL is bringing to Legalex


As a provider of several essential services to the legal profession, ASL will be offering advice on how to streamline technical and administrative processes to increase productivity, save time and reduce costs on a daily basis.

By employing one or more of the following services, law firms can improve their working regimen, improve customer satisfaction and provide a better user experience:


Managed print services

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Printing costs can be a bugbear within the legal profession. Printed contracts, correspondence and official documentation is the backbone of communication across the industry, and the costs can soon add up. By utilising managed print services from ASL Group, law firms can benefit from reduced hardware and consumable costs, improved printer security, reduced paper use and more predictable administrative outgoing costs.

By choosing to partner with ASL, solicitors and law practices can even reduce the amount of time and money spent on printer-related IT issues. Instead, this frees up the team to concentrate on more business-critical tasks.

ASL works with law firms to establish their print needs. After this initial assessment, the most efficient print requirements are put into place to provide a solution suited to all budgets. With high-quality devices from renowned brands like HP, Canon, Ricoh and Epson, law firms are free to concentrate on complex conveyancing and legal tasks, safe in the knowledge that all printing needs are covered.

Managed document services

Reducing Print Waste

Optimising document processes can improve efficiency, reduce costs and help the environment. ASL’s managed document solution offers five core benefits to law firms. These are:

• A reduction in document production costs by an average of 30%
• Improved productivity, allowing law firm staff to focus on more important tasks
• Environmental savings – typically, a 60% reduction in carbon emissions can be achieved

• A more secure document generation process
• Compliance with national and international standards

By combining first-class print and copy accounting software (Papercut MF) with a well-respected document retrieval and archiving system (FileStar), ASL Group delivers the ultimate solution when it comes to reducing unnecessary document reproduction and facilitating the quick tracking-down of important documents when they are needed the most.

Telephony solutions

Communication is the basic foundation of any successful law firm, and ASL provides several services designed to facilitate seamless corporate communication. These primary services are network connectivity, business mobile solutions and cloud telephony systems.

Hosted cloud telephony systems help to streamline the way staff communicate internally and externally, enabling them to work together more productively. In law, a lot of important business is conducted out of the office. Business mobile accessibility allows for lawyers to contact the office or other important parties during breaks in court proceedings or while overseeing important legal documentation signings. Network connectivity ensures all computer systems can access cloud or server-based files and allows for quick research and communication with clients and employees.

See what ASL Group can do for you at Legalex

To find out more about how ASL can help improve productivity and reduce the ongoing cost of printing and communication in your business, why not come and see us at Legalex this year? Our team of friendly and experienced managed document service professionals will be exhibiting for the entire event and will be ready and waiting to discuss your requirements.

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ICA Digital Ltd joins forces with Automated Systems Group Ltd

ICA Digital Ltd, based in Surrey, has now become part of the Automated Systems Ltd (ASL) Group of companies. Established 25 years ago, ICA is a strong and successful MPS reseller, providing document management solutions to over 650 businesses in Surrey, London & the South East.

Commenting on ASL’s 9th acquisition in 9 years, Mark Garius, Managing Director of ASL, said: “ICA is a very strong business that has built a loyal customer base in the south of England and they will add strength and depth to our coverage in those areas. We have made this acquisition as part of our on-going plans for growth and expansion, and we chose ICA carefully because of their fit with ASL – particularly their high standards and commitment to customer service. We are retaining their Surrey office and staff as we recognise that their strong presence in the area needs to be maintained and grown. In addition, their Managing Director, Simon Whapshott, will join the Board of ASL to further strengthen our capability to grow. ASL are looking at further acquisition opportunities as part of our plan to grow significantly over the coming years.”

ICA’s staff will join the ASL team, taking the company’s total turnover to over £23m, headcount to over 115 employees, and they will continue their excellent MPS service, supported by ASL’s additional capabilities. These include a breadth of managed office solutions including telephony/unified communications, security solutions, IT/software support and supplies. ICA will also benefit from access to ASL’s market-leading IT infrastructure that ensures delivery of the highest levels of service to all customers.

ASL was founded in 1991 and is one of the largest independent reprographics print solution suppliers in the UK. It services 5000 customers in East Anglia, the Midlands, London and the South of England, with offices in Cambridge, Great Yarmouth, Milton Keynes, Cannock, Bromsgrove, Central London, Basildon and Surrey

Andrew HoyleICA Digital Ltd joins forces with Automated Systems Group Ltd
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How to get started with corporate mobile

The spread of mobile phone technology has given businesses unprecedented ability to have their staff work from wherever they need to be. No longer tied to the office, staff can go about their jobs more or less unimpeded while out on the road, at home or on site. This means no lengthy downtime when they’re not in the office, better responsiveness when they’re working elsewhere and much greater flexibility for the employee. There are plenty of upsides for any business, but corporate mobile can also be difficult to manage: With contracts for every phone you need, one or more providers, and a huge array of capabilities required from different phones – how do you keep track?


Who are we?

ASL Group are here to sort out all your corporate mobile woes. Forget about any of the expensive standard tariffs and plans you may have read about, we can give you a completely tailored service that ensures you have a bespoke plan customised to your needs. We work with many suppliers, and we’re completely network neutral, so you can be sure that if there’s a better deal out there waiting for you – we’ll find it.

Where do I start?


Businesses of any size, from small enterprises to multinationals, need mobile connectivity for their employees as a priority. Not only that, but each business has wildly different needs for their employees, and even some employees within the same business have different needs from their devices. It may sound complicated, but ASL Group can make it easy for you – both in terms of your devices themselves, and the tariff you’re charged. We work with EE, Vodafone, Plan.com, and more, so we can use our excellent relationships to get the best possible deal for you, even deals that aren’t advertised on their websites.

This all means that, even if you currently have an existing corporate mobile package, there’s a good chance we can do it for less. We can tailor all our packages to suit you, so don’t worry that switching will mean getting a whole new set of devices for employees – just let us tell you what we can do about your Tariff, and we’re certain we can surprise you.

How much?


Every business is different, and so are their corporate mobile needs, so it’s not possible to guess at a potential figure. However, what we can tell you is that you’ll benefit from our tariff checking service – which will guarantee your needs are matched perfectly to the right tariff – so you won’t pay too much. We’ll conduct an audit of every one of your potential needs in a mobile service, and using our network of mobile providers, we’ll pick and choose from what’s on offer to ensure that everyone is served as cost-effectively as possible by a good provider.

Just because it’s cheaper, that doesn’t mean it’s not as good! Unlike some other providers, we can guarantee our users a completely uncontended line. That means you won’t find your broadband slowing down just because there are lots of users on at once. It’s a tough and resilient service too, so the amount of time you’ll be without a service is kept to the absolute minimum. Whether it’s download or upload speeds, we can guarantee the quality of your connection 24/7.

Extra touches


Some businesses have a plan for bigger and better things, but they’re scared that if they stick their head above the parapet they’ll be hit by extra charges. Not so with ASL Group! If your business is expanding abroad, you’re exploring new markets or you just want to make sure your employees can keep up while they’re on holiday – we have a solution for you that won’t break the bank. Via our relationships with leading networks, we can negotiate great roaming prices from data to calls – exclusive to ASL Group. Just tell us where you’re going ahead of time and let us do the hard work – so you can focus on your trip, whether it’s business or pleasure.

We’re here to help, and all of this excellent service and great prices are just a phone call away. If you’d like to hear more, or you’re interested in getting a quote, please get in touch on 0333 577 2834.

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ASL Group launches Office Supplies service

As a leading provider of phone and print solutions for firms across Britain, ASL Group is already known to many firms as a trusted supplier.

Recently, we announced that we would also be launching an office supplies service, and we’re proud to say that our web store is now up and running.

In this post, we’ll discuss the products available and how they can benefit you and your teams.

Inks and toners

office suppliesIf you manage a busy office that plays home to a printer that is always in demand, you’ll know how important it is to have a stockpile of high quality inkjet or toner cartridges that you know you can rely on.

At the ASL Office Supplies web store, we stock a wide range of cartridges from major, well-known brands, including HP, Canon and Epson.

Investing in good quality products like these is vital for both print quality and the overall health of your printer. While some sellers may offer knock-off printer refills at discounted rates, these can damage your kit and cause your machine to need repairs or even be replaced. By sticking to ASL’s well-known brands, you can prevent problems.

Take a look at the product catalogue here.

Printer accessories

office suppliesWhen it comes to printing, ink cartridges only form half of the story. You also need to make sure that you have access to a range of printer accessories to keep your equipment running smoothly and prevent the office headaches caused by broken down kit.

At the ASL Web Store, we stock a wide range of accessories. A fusing assembly, for example, can make sure that the toner from your cartridge prints clearly and deeply on to the page, while extra sets of rollers are helpful for making sure the paper easily moves from the tray to the printer and prevents jams.

We even stock lift off tapes for those who have typewriters in their office, designed to provide a reliable correction system.

Take a look at the product catalogue here.


Printer paper

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Once you’ve got your printer set up with the relevant accessories and high-quality cartridges in place, it’s time to ensure you have enough high standard paper. Again, the ASL Web Store can help.

We stock a range of printer paper brands like Pukka and Xerox, and the sizes we supply range from small dimensions like A5 to large surface areas like A3. We also have a variety of specialist paper formats in stock, such as photograph paper and blotting paper.

We also have a range of other stationery items for use outside of the printer. We can supply you with envelopes in a variety of sizes for sending important documents through the post, for example, and we can also provide pads, pens and pencils for offline notes taken during meetings, interviews and so on.

Take a look at the product catalogue here.

 

Office furniture

office suppliesIn addition to consumables like cartridges and paper, the ASL Office Supplies web store also stocks a range of furniture products designed to keep you and your teams comfortable, healthy and efficient at work.

We can provide you with a range of sturdy and durable desks made from materials and colours that suit your office’s decor. As well as plain wood desks with a simple design, we also have cantilever desks in stock for those who want both minimalist style and handy support features.

Our range of filing cabinets are excellent for those who want somewhere to store and organise their documents. Multi drawer cabinets work well for teams who need access to large files, while for those who have a lot of sensitive documents, lockable filing cabinets give an added layer of security.

Take a look at the product catalogue here.

 

Treats for the staff

office suppliesAre you tired of always having to organise tea and coffee rotas or waste time sending someone on trips to the supermarket to restock the kitchen?

Here at ASL, we know that supplies to keep you going through the day are important for team morale. That’s why we stock a wide range of beverages, biscuits, tea bags and coffee brands, so you’ll never need to worry about running out again.

Take a look at the product catalogue here.

The products listed in this blog post are just a snapshot of what we offer our customers over at the ASL Office Supplies web store –
click here to browse for yourself. We look forward to serving you soon!

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ASL Group’s approach to MPS Services

Managed print services (MPS services) are a great way for businesses to cut the cost of their printing, and to be able to easily budget for printing costs. A good MPS will also ensure the business has maintenance and back-up in place if something needs repairing.

Not only that, but instead of your IT team spending a whole lot of their time sorting out printer problems, they can leave all that to us and concentrate on keeping your business network running smoothly and securely.

If you’re thinking of changing over to managed print services, and are wondering how it works and what we’ll do for you, read on:

Initial enquiry

MPS services
You’ll initially speak to one of the members of our friendly team to discuss your needs, and we’ll then arrange to work with you and get a thorough understanding of where you are currently with your printing arrangements and where you want to be.

Our team will work with you to ensure we understand your printing needs right across your business. We’ll find out how you currently do your printing, and look at where an MPS can make improvements and bring you a printing solution that your business will really benefit from.

We’ll never try to push a pre-made solution onto you. Every MPS service we set up is bespoke and tailored fully to your individual requirements. We’ll look at where we can make cost savings for you, and where we can improve your printing processes and increase efficiency.

Should it benefit your business, we can also look at moving to cloud computing or moving from paper to a digital document solution, to help you automate and improve your processes. Or if you don’t have a complete print strategy, we can help you set that up and implement it.

You’ll get to choose what you need from our range of photocopiers, colour or mono printers, large format printers, duplicator printers and even franking machines.

And when we’re done, we’ll provide you with transparent costings that show you exactly how much you’ll pay, and what you’ll get.

We can simply help you choose the right printing arrangements for your company, deliver what you need and install everything, so your printers are communicating with your network, or we can also train your staff to ensure everyone gets the most out of the new system. Printers and photocopiers are increasingly sophisticated, with far more functions nowadays than just being able to staple and hole punch. We think staff benefit from thorough training so they understand all the functions available to them and can apply what they’ve learned to their jobs, and that can only benefit your business.

We supply equipment from some of the leading print companies in the world, including Canon, Epson, HP, Ricoh and more, so you can be sure you’re getting the very highest quality solution.

MPS services installation

MPS services

Once we’ve sorted out your print solution and you’re happy with everything, we’ll book our engineers to come out and install everything for you. You won’t need to do a thing but enjoy your new printers.

We install everything you need from hardware to software, and set everything up so that your printers talk to your network. If you need cloud printing services or print queues, we’ll do those too.

And you’ll get full analytics so you can see where the heavy print usage is and keep your eye on how everything is working. You can even set up printing limits for your staff so you can budget and manage what is being used, either daily or weekly.

Ongoing support

MPS services

We don’t leave you on your own once we’ve installed everything. MPS services can include everything from ongoing maintenance and repairs to document management and storage, archiving and retrieval.

Again, the service we provide is shaped around what your business needs.

You’ll have your own maintenance agreement that spells out exactly what you can expect, and we have a brilliant UK-based support team (if we do say so ourselves!) that will have you up and running again in no time if there’s a problem.

If you need an engineer to come out, all you have to do is follow the link on our website to book someone (http://asl-group.co.uk/book-an-engineer/), or if you want to talk a problem through before you call an engineer, get in touch with our remote support team (http://asl-group.co.uk/remote-support/) who’ll be happy to help.

Whether it’s booking a hardware upgrade or simply ordering toner, our team are with you for the long haul.

And we’ll even help you make your printing environmentally-friendly, with our PaperCut software that can help you save paper, track and set quotas, and print from mobile, all backed up with practical and helpful reports to give you all the information you need on how your print solution is working for you.

Want to get your own managed print services (MPS services), start saving money and become more efficient? Give ASL Group a call on 0845 207 7000.

Andrew HoyleASL Group’s approach to MPS Services
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