Effective MPS relies on the perfect mix of hardware, software, service and expertise

Managed Print Services

The drive to become entirely paperless may be worthwhile, but the elimination of all hard-copy documents is still some way off.

Not only does printed output still remain a critical element of most organisations document workflows, for many it’s on the rise. According to the latest "Evolution of the Digital Workplace", research:-

  • 42% are printing more than they were 12 months ago
  • 43% are scanning more often
  • 37% are copying more and
  • 45% believe they’ll be using multi-function devices more

Which means that, without proper management and controls, there is huge potential for greater risks and increased waste.

Alternative’s Managed Print Services is comprehensive. It tackles the true cost of ownership (TCO) across hardware acquisition, software and applications, lost productivity and downtime, resourcing, servicing, consumables, security, etc. to deliver not just improved efficiency but a whole host of other benefits.

Key Benefits

MPS from Alternative

These are the key benefits you can expect from working with us;

  • Improved efficiencies - better utilisation of existing equipment and accurate specification of new
  • Cost reductions - on consumables and servicing
  • Greater productivity - internal staff freed-up, issues and equipment downtime reduced
  • Lower capex and better cashflow - from equipment re-siting, fleet optimisation and informed purchasing
  • Environmental benefits - less wastage, greener procurement
  • Agility and responsiveness - pre-emptive maintenance and reduced break/fix servicing
  • Enhanced data security - user-authentication, rules-based access, encryption plus tools for remote, BYOD and on-site printing
  • Transparency and intelligence - monitoring, reporting and analytics

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Printing smarter

Outsourcing non-core services to an expert organisation makes business sense. And, as print technology becomes ever more sophisticated, and users ever more demanding, managing your print function and devices is no exception. Managed Print Services includes;

  • Fleet procurement, installation, and re-siting
  • Systems auditing and optimisation
  • Total management of document flows
  • Visibility and control across all printed output
  • Provision of on-site staff and resource to manage fleet and processes
MPS is not necessarily about printing less, it’s about printing better and critically smarter.

Our approach

We approach all MPS projects with a proven 6-phase methodology: -

  1. Review - of the existing environment and resources
  2. Recommend - a solution that counters the challenges faced
  3. Implement - the agreed elements of this
  4. Manage - on an on-going basis (remotely or on-site)
  5. Monitor - regularly report on status, trends and efficiencies
  6. Review - to ensure continuous improvement

If you'd like to know more please get in touch.

Customer Experience

Alternative made the procurement and implementation of our new managed print contract a breeze.

Client - large charitable foundation

Awards and accreditations

Quality is embedded in what we do, but it's also independently audited and verified.

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