Your Managed Services FAQs
Quite simply to see if savings and efficiency gains can be made. Keeping operating costs down is essential to any business and today’s digital technology offers huge potential in this area.
A print fleet that’s evolved on an ‘as needs’ basis is unlikely to be operating efficiently – output that’s left uncollected on a device is a waste, a mishmash of poorly located devices can cause log jams and user frustration, while IT staff are often side-tracked on to persistent maintenance issues. And that’s not the best use of their time.
A managed print solution, on the other hand, will deliver verifiable cost and productivity benefits. A Vision print audit will identify the potential for your organisation.
Not necessarily. We base all our recommendations on an assessment of how print is currently being managed in your organisation so it really depends on what we find.
You won’t necessarily have to purchase any new equipment, but there may be a compelling argument for rationalisation and standardising the print platform to a single manufacturer.
This ensures universal print drivers can be deployed across the organisation, saving IT resource.
A multi-functional device (MFD) is a networked device that prints, copies, scans and faxes. MFDs offer huge efficiency advantages which can all be accessed from a single device – colour or mono printing, and a range of document finishes from collating and hole-punching to multi-position stapling and saddle stitching.
At Vision, we base all our managed print recommendations on multi-functional equipment.
Not at all. Rather we have established partnerships with a number of leading companies and are free to recommend the equipment we feel will be the best fit for the organisation concerned.
Our independence is an important element of the Vision way of working and means our clients can have confidence in our ‘best in class’ approach. You can read more about the partners we work with here.
We’re well aware of the potential for disruption so go to great lengths to plan and agree an installation schedule that suits you best.
This way we can achieve a smooth rollout of the new system and secure staff buy-in from the start. We incorporate pilot trials and key operator training as well as on-the-job help during the immediate post-live period. There’s more about how we work here.
We offer a comprehensive support for all our installations because we want you to continue to get the best from your investment. Our dedicated client service centre gives telephone advice and co-ordinates our field engineer team for on-site calls. Plus there are our remote diagnostics software and web-based fault reporting systems that enable you to monitor each device’s performance.
Take a more in-depth look at our service and support here.
The new configuration has the potential for mobile print functionality which will enable users to print from mobile devices, like Smartphones, tablets and laptops. Furthermore, students will be able to send homework from their home PCs to print at school, so the print job can be released and collected at the chosen device the following day. In a school like ours with a very broad socio-economic mix of students, this is another equaliser.
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