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What are managed print services?

 

Managed print services (MPS) 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 and they can help as part of a drive to reduce paper usage and support green initiatives.  

Implementing an MPS strategy can also 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.

ASL creates a bespoke solution for your business
ASL Managed Print Services
When you contact us for an MPS solution, we will work with your business stakeholders to establish the company’s true 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 PCs 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 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 the 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 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.

For more advice on the best print hardware for your business, and how managed document services can improve your productivity, your bottom line, and your carbon footprint, get in touch with our sales team here. ASL Group are a managed document solutions company, who streamline and improve the print operations of their clients: http://asl-group.co.uk/

 

 

 

Andrew HoyleWhat are managed print services?