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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.

Andrew HoyleHow to get started with corporate mobile
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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

office supplies
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!

Andrew HoyleASL Group launches Office Supplies service
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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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The positive impact of managed print services on business efficiency

If you run any kind of business that has a requirement to print documents from a number of different printers, then managed print services may be a great option for you. Using a managed print service is fantastic for streamlining your company and the way your office environment works. The knock-on effect is that the whole business becomes more efficient as a result, bringing you real-time working benefits.

But in what ways specifically can it make your company more efficient?

Improvement in cost efficiency


One of the main advantages of managed print services is that they can save your business money. The reduction in printing and paper usage this service brings will mean your printing costs should go down in the long run. Of course, a reduction in printing also means less money spent on consumables and replacement parts which is another cost-saving efficiency managed print services bring. The overall amount spent on printers and related consumables is also more predictable which is a real bonus when setting budgets for the coming year.

Improvement in staff efficiency

There is no doubt that your internal IT team can spend a lot of time dealing with printer-related issues if you don’t have a managed service instead. This is time they could be spending with customers or on more important internal projects. By using a managed print service, you are freeing them up to concentrate on these more critical areas and increase the efficiency in their workflow. Using a managed print service also gives other staff a central point of contact for any issues they need resolving fast. Any issues with printers can be resolved off-site by trained staff usually or an on-site visit can be arranged for more complex issues.


Increased efficiency in green initiatives



One of the key areas most companies focus on when thinking about printing is reducing the amount they print to make them a greener business. Managed print services can help make this a more efficient process by the implementation of print queues and print logs on machines to track what is being run off. It will allow you to review the printing done within your organisation without any of the guesswork usually involved. Pre-set limits can be put in place for each individual worker to help limit the amount of printing done within the whole business which in turn can support company-wide green policies that may already be in place.

Improvement in record-keeping efficiency



The majority of UK businesses used to keep their customers records on a paper file and many who do this now would like to move to a digital document storage solution. A managed print service can help with this process and businesses find superb efficiencies from doing so. Their staff spend less time having to manually hunt through piles of files for a document and can instead access it instantly electronically when placed on their systems. Being able to store customer details electronically is also more secure than paper files that may be accessed by anyone, which in today’s business climate where data protection is king is a huge plus point.

As you can see, there are many superb efficiencies that moving to a managed print service can bring an organisation. Although some businesses can be put off by the perceived cost involved, managed print services, such as ours at ASL Group, are actually very reasonable and more than make up for any outlay with the many benefits they bring. Along with the above, the review and implementation of a coherent printing strategy is something that all businesses would find of immense use.

 

ASL Group is a managed document solutions company, that streamlines and improves the print operations of its clients: http://asl-group.co.uk/

 

 

Andrew HoyleThe positive impact of managed print services on business efficiency
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The top 17 business efficiency blogs

Efficiency is important to all businesses; big or small. Check out our list of the top 17 efficiency blogs, packed full of helpful hints that can help you to improve the way your business works.


17. Dua


Efficiency is incredibly important to any business and the DUA blog on increasing business efficiency runs through some incredibly helpful tips on how you can best increase the efficiency of yours. This blog post covers everything from technology to organization and targeting to give you top tips on improving productivity.

Check it out here: http://www.dua.co.uk/time-saving-tips-to-increase-your-business-efficiency

16. Credit Union Times

Credit Union Times offers their blogs exclusively to members. Their blog on document management provides some incredibly helpful hints on how keeping on top of your paperwork can help you to keep your efficiency up.

Check it out here: http://www.cutimes.com/2014/05/06/5-ways-document-management-can-improve-efficiency

 

15. Slideshare

Slideshare’s EPA case study is full of hints on how you can reduce your paper and ink usage by making small changes in formatting before you print the document. The case study also covers tips that will help your office or business to start going paperless to help look after your efficiency and the environment.

Check it out here: https://www.slideshare.net/harryhecht/epa-case-study

 

14. Ethics Sage

Ethics Sage offers a variety of blogs and resources to help businesses to make decisions that not only benefit their productivity, but are ethically sound too.

Check it out here: http://www.ethicssage.com/

 

13. Fairsnape

Fairsnape offers tips on how to look after the planet and reduce the amount of waste your business produces.

Check it out here: https://fairsnape.com/

 

 

12. Science Alert

Science Alert’s blog offers a comprehensive list of tips that can help you to reduce your office waste and carbon footprint while still helping your business to run at its best.

Check it out here: https://www.sciencealert.com/working-green-50-tips-to-reduce-your-offices-waste

 

11. Sustainable Cities Institute

 

The Sustainable Cities Institute offers tips on how you can manage your materials within your office and greatly reduce your waste production to help the environment.

Check it out here: http://www.sustainablecitiesinstitute.org/topics/materials-management/waste-reduction-and-diversion/office-waste-reduction-programs

 

10. Green Biz

Green Biz provides some really helpful hints on ways that you can lower both your costs and environmental impact. This blog suggests tips that are simple and easy to implement that don’t require a large financial investment up front to feel the benefits.

Check it out here: https://www.greenbiz.com/article/5-ways-reduce-waste-and-costs-your-campus

9. Samsung

Samsung understand that going completely paperless is not feasible for a lot of businesses. Their blog offers tips on how you can greatly reduce the cost of printing and be more eco-friendly, without having to go completely paper-free.

Check it out here: http://www.samsung.com/uk/business/insights/others/24-ways-to-cut-the-cost-of-printing/

 

8. HP

HP understand that the majority of their business customers care about print yields, value for money, speed and ease of use. Their handy article combines all the features that consumers care about with how you can improve on this and use it to increase the efficiency of your business.

Check it out here: http://www.hp.com/pageyield/articles/uk/en/EfficiencyArticle.html

7. Smart Business Online

Smart Business Online believe that companies can greatly improve their efficiency levels by actively managing their print habits and offer a huge range of tips to help you do this.

Check it out here: http://www.sbnonline.com/article/inkjet-vs-laser-right-printers-reduce-business-inefficiencies/

 

6. O2

O2’s blog is jam-packed with helpful tips and ideas for businesses to help manage all aspects of their efficiency including technology, customer service and environmental impact.

Check it out here: http://businessblog.o2.co.uk/

 

5. Econsultancy

Econsultancy’s blog on 3D printing looks in-depth at the benefits up and coming technology could have on how a business is run.

Check it out here: https://econsultancy.com/blog/66542-3d-printing-adding-another-dimension-to-marketing-s-future

 

4. Zenefits



Zenefits’ blog provides a top 10 list of incredibly helpful and time-saving ideas that can help you to make the very most of your employees’ efficiency to achieve the best possible results for your business.

Check it out here: https://www.zenefits.com/blog/top-10-ways-to-improve-employee-efficiency/

 

3. Airmark

 

Having all the latest technology doesn’t mean that your printing process is running to the very best of its ability. Airmark’s blog runs over some ideas that can help you to increase the effectiveness of your printing process to its best possible level.

Check it out here: https://www.airmark.com/blogs/airmark/5-ways-increase-effectiveness-your-printing-process

 

2. McKinsey & Company

McKinsey & Company’s blog runs through how digital marketing can transform how businesses perform and operate. They have identified the “Big Five” aspects that make up an efficient system and run through these in detail.

Check it out here: http://www.mckinsey.com/business-functions/marketing-and-sales/our-insights/how-digital-marketing-operations-can-transform-business

 

1. Open University



The Open University’s content runs through a huge range of different aspects of business operations and how these can be streamlined to provide the best output for both the business and the environment.

Check it out here: http://www.open.edu/openlearn/nature-environment/the-environment/environmental-decision-making/operations-technology-and-stakeholder-value/content-section-3.3

To get the process started, all you have to do is contact us, and we’ll get the ball rolling. We can’t wait to hear from you:http://asl-group.co.uk/contact/

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A beginners guide to managed print services

If you’re considering managed print services for your company, you may be wondering how the process works. To help ease your mind and show exactly why managed print services could be your ideal next step, we’ve created this quick-read beginner’s guide, offering you a quick but concise overview of why should give it a try.

What is a Managed Print Service?

We’ll cover the basics. Managed print services provide you with an excellent way to reduce your business’s printing costs through a combination of external management, cheaper printing, and fantastic support. With an MPS, we can tailor a formal print strategy that can easily save you more than a few pounds over time, as well as leaving you with valuable hours to spend on other parts of your business. You can choose a bespoke service that can include anything from reduced costs for consumables and hardware through to a reduction of paper usage, making your business greener in the process.

Step one: Get in contact with us

There are multiple ways you can get in touch with us, whether you want a chat on the phone or you’re more of an email person. Our goal is to match your company up with exactly the service you need, that will not only work, but benefit you on a day-to-day basis. We do this by working with stakeholders within businesses to come to the best solution based on our years of expertise, and at that point, we can propose a money-saving, efficiency-increasing plan tailored just for you and your business.

It doesn’t matter if you need something a bit different or have specific ideas in mind. We want to help you help your business, and no-one knows your business better than you. We can supply printers and devices from numerous big-name brands including HP, Epson, Ricoh, Canon and more, so there will always be something that fits your printing niche.

Step two: Install Day

New Printer Day is always an exciting day in an office – especially if it brings with it handy new features that make your staff’s jobs easier! When we’ve sorted all the paperwork with you, we can then work on procuring your matched machine and install it for you, no muss, no fuss. We don’t just do the hardware; we can also provide everything you need for cloud printing and print queues for even more efficiency. We can even set your limits on the amount of printing each employee can do; so if you have an office that seems to eat up paper in days, you can quickly reduce and reallocate costs, while being that bit greener.

All you have to do to get to Install Day is work with us to create the best possible service for you and then sign on the dotted line. Simple!

Step three: Ready to go!

It’s as simple as these three steps. Once we’re done and dusted with installing your printer and setting up all your software requirements, it’s just a case of print and go. All our installations are to a high standard ensuring that there’s no interruption to the running of your business and you can get on with it on the same day. If you want to keep an eye on print levels, analytics reporting can give you a long-term idea of what’s going on and is also a part of our stellar service. Should you experience a problem with your machine (we’re looking at that one person who always puts staples through the scanner!), then our support team is on hand to fix any and all problems or queries you may have as effectively as we can. We provide an excellent service for every step of your journey.


To get the process started, all you have to do is contact us, and we’ll get the ball rolling. We can’t wait to hear from you:
http://asl-group.co.uk/contact/

 

Andrew HoyleA beginners guide to managed print services
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How to cultivate good company culture

Employees have never been less likely to stay in one company for the entirety of their career. Millennials, in particular, are more than happy to swap employers every few years to seek the best opportunities, which is why company culture has never been more important. It’s vital to create an environment in which your employees are happy, valued and fulfilled to keep your staff turnover at a minimum. So, where do you begin?

1. Start from the top

Lead by example. If you are trying to develop a coherent company culture, make sure that all of your managers and directors buy into it. Only if everyone is fully committed will you be able to convince those at the bottom of the pyramid to adapt their ways of working to fit your new ethos. Junior employees look up to their managers and learn from their methods. You’ll find that your new company culture will become second nature to the newest members of your teams as long as their managers are dedicated to making it happen.


2. Set values

All of the most successful companies of the 21st century have a set of company values for employees to work to. Amazon, Google and Uber all have core values which unite all of their employees across all offices, departments and divisions. Think long and hard about what yours should be. Make them relevant, accessible and achievable and try to relate each one back to what you do.

Once you’ve decided which values you are going to use, make these values visible. Post them on your internal and external websites, circulate them to all existing members of staff and new starters and maybe even distribute a press release detailing the values. Provide examples of steps that the company has taken already to fit in with these values, whether you’ve introduced managed print services to help monitor excessive use of paper, or perhaps introduced a living wage to make employees feel valued.

3. Set goals


Are you looking to achieve 10% growth in the next year? Do you want to cut down your waste by 30%? Want to start a working relationship with a particular client? Let the whole business know your aims and make sure that every single person across the business can see where they fit into this. Then it’s not just the relevant department who gets to celebrate their successes, but everyone can come together to celebrate.


4. Platforms for communication

Cultivating a good company culture is an ongoing process, you have to be willing and able to adapt and improve as time goes on. Invite feedback from people working at all levels of the business. Set up a forum for everybody to be able to make suggestions about what is or is not working so that you can modify your methods and constantly develop and improve on your company culture throughout the years.

ASL Group is a managed document solutions company, that streamlines and improves the print operations of its clients: http://asl-group.co.uk/

 

Andrew HoyleHow to cultivate good company culture
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How technology can improve print efficiency

You will not be surprised to hear that technology is drastically changing the face of business printing procedures in the digital age. From intelligent software speeding things up to reducing costs and even supporting green initiatives, companies can really benefit from the enhanced printing technologies available today.

We believe managed print services to be the most effective way to boost the efficiency of your business.

Still not convinced? We show you how.

1. It saves you time

The most obvious, and potentially one of the most important ways printing technology has changed the face of business is the reduction in time wasted. With print queue software, employees have to head to the printer and manually trigger their document to print. This not only reduces physical queues and time wasting, it also cuts down on paper as employees are less likely to print so frivolously when they have to activate the print themselves each time. Queuing software also prevents printers from making errors or causing interruptions when printing.

2. It can deliver analytics

Gone are the days of draining funds with paper and printing costs. With intelligent analytical software, it is possible to know your company’s printing habits in fine detail in order to figure out where you are going right and wrong. Using the unique ASL Group service dashboard, business owners can get detailed results, measured on a daily basis, with a view to improve printer security and reduce misuse. ASL make sure to understand the document processes within your business in order to determine how you can perform at your most efficient, regularly reporting on areas of improvement.

3. Convenient connections

With Google Cloud Printing, you can now eliminate hours spent with your IT department attempting to link up devices to printers. With The Cloud, you will enjoy a much faster installation time and better connection, allowing your business to run on a variety of hardware, all linked to the same print station.

4. Better customer service

Technology means that we are finally able to provide customers with round the clock care. We offer a bespoke out of hours service and monitor devices on a daily basis, replenishing materials as and when required, without the need to pay attention to your supply.

5. Unique hardware

From high-quality printers to 3D printing and duplicator printing machines, there are plenty of high speed, low cost and state of the art options available. Printing at a speed of 180 pages per minute, duplicator printers will save you more time than any other printer, so if your business requires lots of paper to function, these are just the thing to keep costs down and performance up.

For advice on the best software for your business and how the latest technology can improve your efficiency and budgeting, get in touch with us at ASL to discuss our managed print services today.

ASL Group is a managed document solutions company, that streamlines and improves the print operations of its clients: http://asl-group.co.uk/

 

Andrew HoyleHow technology can improve print efficiency
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New board member appointed to aid with strategic development

ASL Group have appointed talented business strategist and entrepreneur Steve Hibbert to the board with immediate effect. Hibbert has taken up the role of Non-Executive Director, and his brief will be to contribute to the strategic development of the business.

Hibbert has held roles at board level at numerous multinational companies since the mid-90s, so we are more than confident that he will fit seamlessly into our operation at ASL. His experience will be invaluable to us, as we continue on our aggressive growth plan.

Kicking off his career as a Sales Director in the 1980s, Hibbert built two multi-million-pound reseller businesses in the copier/print market, selling them to Danka and Toshiba respectively.  He took on board roles at Toshiba, Danwood & Apogee before focusing recently on his own business interests in the IT, motoring & financial sectors. We are sure that this vast experience in the print sector and in dealing with venture capital partners will serve him well in his post at ASL Group.

Mark Garius, Managing Director of ASL Group said: “When we found out that someone with Steve’s quality and experience became available, the decision to bring him in was easy. The growth plan that we’re currently working to is ambitious, and we need the best people working on it to make it a success. Steve fits that mould perfectly, and we’re looking forward to seeing how he can help us grow in the coming months and years.”

Steve Hibbert, Non-Executive Director of ASL Group said: “ASL Group is a highly ambitious company that’s looking to continue to grow significantly over the coming years, which is a big part of why I’m so delighted to have joined.”

Everyone at ASL Group would like to wish Steve a warm welcome to the company, and we’re excited to see what he can help us to achieve in his role.

ASL Group is a managed document solutions company, who streamline and improve the print operations of its clients: http://asl-group.co.uk/

 

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