Managed print services (MPS services) are an increasingly popular way for businesses to reduce the cost of printing. They deliver a tailored solution for the business and provide a single cost for all printing needs, with maintenance and support services provided as part of the package.

Benefits to the customer include:

  • Reduced hardware and consumable costs
  • Improved printer security and reduced misuse
  • More predictable costs
  • Reduced paper usage
  • Supporting green initiatives

Implementing an MPS services strategy can reduce the amount of time your IT team need to spend on printer related issues freeing them up to concentrate on more business critical projects. Additionally, MPS solutions can help a company move from a paper to a digital document-based strategy, as part of process automation or other advances.

If your business lacks a formal print strategy, we can help implement one and provide guidance on usage to meet your company’s size and requirements while helping to address any identified weaknesses.

So how do Managed Print Services work?

When you contact us for managed print services / managed print solutions, we will work with your business stakeholders to establish the company’s print needs. Based on that assessment, we can provide the most efficient and cost-effective print solution, including colour and mono laser printers among other devices that meet your business requirements, along with clear costings.

Devices are available from leading brands including Ricoh, HP, Epson, Canon, Kyocera, and others. An MPS, as well as providing your business with pure cost savings, can also help provide financial flexibility, support a move to cloud computing and deliver innovative/niche print solutions for companies that would usually find them out of their budget.

ASL will acquire and install the machines on your behalf

When a contract is agreed, we will acquire the hardware, and our engineers will install it along with software and services across your servers and computers as needed. This can include cloud printing services and print queues. Queues require the user to go to the printer and trigger the printing process, so that only essential documents are printed, saving on waste and unnecessary printing. Analytics reporting provides oversight of print usage, and workers can be provided with set limits on how much printing they can perform per day or week.

Off-site support services available as part of an MPS service or our managed print solutions include document management and consultancy, variable data printing services along with storage, archiving and retrieval of data and documents.

ASL provides constant monitoring and maintenance

As part of your managed print solutions contract, ASL will provide an agreed level of service. Our unique dashboard approach provides daily performance measurements across all areas of the print process. Many issues can be resolved with our remote support service, and where necessary an engineer can be sent out to deal with any issues that require personal attention. Hardware can be upgraded or replaced as needed, with automated notifications providing updates to ensure a smooth supply of consumables.

Many businesses use our managed print services (MPS services) to simplify their printing footprint, and most enjoy an excellent relationship with their provider thanks to the level of service provision, savings and efficiency improvements.

 

Whether you’re looking to lease or buy one printer 10,000 photocopiers, or anything in-between, ASL Group are here to help. Get in touch with our team today to find out how we can help you get started. Call us on 0845 207 7000, email us on [email protected], or fill in the contact form below.

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