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Print Audit & Managed Print Service Training

PUROSolutions Limited have been delivering Print Audit Training to both End Users and Resellers for over 5 years but recent months has seen a dramatic increase in Print Audit and Managed Print Services Training requests from the Reseller Network. PURO Academy Logo

PUROSolutions are now delivering at least 1 course per month.

Our most recent courses have involved Sales Managers and Pre-Sales Specialists who have already conducted Print Audits in various guises.

All attendees benefited from seeing how an Independent Print Audit Specialist went about undertaking a full Print Audit, Baseline of the Costs and Solution Design, and how the findings were presented in Report Format.

For more information please contact Stephen Taylforth on 07940 585376

Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

PUROSolutions would like wish everyone a very Merry Christmas and a Happy, Healthy and Prosperous New Year.

We look forward to delivering more Independent Print Audits in 2012 reducing your print costs and improving your operational efficiency.

Independent Print Audits

As a totally Independent Print Audit Specialist I feel am becoming and endangered species, as more and more Print Consultancies take the option of plying their trade with hardware vendors.
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Most vendors are now undertaking Print Audits as a sales tool to  replace the existing client equipment with new equipment.

Thankfully there are still many clients that value an independent audit with an honest and transparent assessment of baseline costs in order to assist in their decision making process.

PUROSolutions would like to hear from like minded Independent Print Audit Companies (UK) who would welcome the opportunity to work together on a number of Print Audit projects.  I would also like to hear from anyone who would be interested in installing Print Management Software on an ad hoc basis.

Thanks.

Steve

stephen@purosolutions.co.uk
07940585376

 

Print Audit Master Class

PUROSolutions Limited are one of the few Independent Print Audit Specialists with no ulterior motives of selling software or hardware.

Last month’s successful Print Audit Master Class will be followed up with Master Classes scheduled every month from December 2011.

If you are a reseller looking to deliver print audits to both new and existing clients and would like to learn about the most effective Print Audit methodology then please contact me for details on our bespoke training packages tailored to suit your needs.

A full support package is available following the training with assistance provided on your first few audits.

Print Audit Templates and sample reports are provided on the training course.

Courses start from as little as £149 per person per Master Class.
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For more details please email me at, stephen@purosolutions.co.uk or call me on 07940585376.

Our Print Audit Academy has been in operation since 2006.

PUROSolutions ‘5 Year Celebration’ offer

PUROSolutions Limited are a Northern based Independent Print Audit specialist company who have been delivering cost savings and efficiency improvements across all industry sectors over the last 5 Years. PURO Academy Logo

All our Print Audits start with the collection of Network Printer Data using the PUROSolutions Print Assessment USB Key.

The key is based on the Callisto Technology and offers the best value on the market at only £189.

As part of our 5 Years Celebration we are offering a combined USB Key offer and Print Audit Training Session for less than the cost of some of the Print Audit keys on the market.

If you are not already delivering Print Audits as a means of generating sales or undertaking a Print Audit as a means of delivering savings, then PUROSolutions can offer bespoke training sessions on-site providing you or your staff with the knowledge and confidence to deliver your own audits.

Stephen Taylforth MBA has 28 years experience in the copier and printer industry offering independent confidential support to you and your customer.

If you prefer, we can minimise our involvement by simply producing a report based on data collected by your staff.

Our public sector clients include the Metropolitan Police Authority, Leicestershire County Council, Nottinghamshire County Council, Calderdale Council, Wokingham Borough Council, Boston MBC and Hull City Council as well as private sector clients such as YELL Group plc, GAME Group plc and London’s oldest Chartered Accountants, Saffery Champness who have offices across the UK.

Leicestershire County Council won one of the top 3 County Awards for their Printer Optimisation project at the 2010 SOPO Awards.

We have just completed a large Audit for Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust and that involved a full Print Audit of Rampton High Security Mental Hospital.

We have also just completed a Print Audit project for a large West Yorkshire Grammar School and currently working on a project for one of the Countries top Museums.

We have been supplying Print Assessment Keys to a number of Corporate Clients and to resellers across the country but our ‘5 Year Celebration’ offer is the first time Print Audit training and Report Writing has been offered in such a competitive package.

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1 x PUROSolutions Print Audit Key plus 1 x Print Audit Training session at your site is available from only £375.

1 x PUROSolutions Print Audit Key plus Telephone Support and data analysis for your first customer for only £189.

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For more info please call Stephen on 07940 585376 or

email stephen@purosolutions.co.uk

What is a Print Audit?

Why should I undertake a Print Audit?
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Improve Operational Efficiency
Reduce your Carbon Footprint
Reduce Print and Copy costs
A free no obligation assessment is on offer to all companies.

http://www.printaudit.co.uk m: 07940 585376

What is a Print Audit?
A print audit will establish the volume of print, copy and fax produced across the organisation and more importantly the cost. The costs are base lined, including all the hidden and intangible costs.

PUROSolutions then produce a Report, Strategy and Solution Design based on the findings.

What does it cost?
PUROSolutions are totally independent and vendor neutral. That means the costs are accurately calculated with no ulterior motives.
A Free Assessment is undertaken. If we can save you money, a quotation is provided, along with a project scope and an indication of the potential savings.
If you prefer, PUROSolutions will do the work for free and you only pay a percentage of your savings. Either way there is no risk. If you know approximately how many devices you have we can provide a cost per device for a Full Print Audit, Report and Solution Design.

How much can I save?
As cost vary so will savings, PUROSolutions have identified that over the last 5 years clients have been able to save around 30 % in direct cost savings. Most companies do not realise what they are spending in total and are shocked when they are presented with the data.

Print Audit Master Class
PUROSolutions are offering Print Audit Master Classes to all Companies and individuals.
The ‘first of its kind’ Master Classes provide valuable information on the techniques and methodology required to baseline your costs and produce a Print Management Strategy.

The Master classes can be booked directly by emailing:
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Stephen@printauditacademy.co.uk
or calling direct on
m: 07940 585376.

Why Choose PUROSolutions?

Why PUROSolutions Limited?

PUROSolutions Limited are Totally Independent Print Audit specialists delivering Solution Designs, focusing on cost reduction, efficiency improvements, enhanced security and minimising the environmental impact.
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PUROSolutions do not supply Hardware or Print Management Software nor are they aligned to any Hardware or Print Management Software Suppliers ensuring full transparency through the procurement process, a key factor when securing tender business in a competitive market.

The company have been delivering Independent Print Audits and Management Solutions for over 4 years and success has been achieved at a number of prestigious clients where true independence and transparent reporting were overriding requirements.

Our clients include the 2009 Council of the Year, Leicestershire County Council, Wokingham Borough Council, Calderdale Metropolitan Borough Council, Hull City Council and the Corporate organisation YELL Group, the International Directories Company, responsible for YELL.com and Yellow pages.

Saffery Champness, London’s oldest Chartered Accountants recognise the savings and efficiency improvements following Audits across their 11 sites.

Within the last 12 months audits have been completed at the Metropolitan Police Authority with 20 sites Audited across Greater London. The Police Authority are reported to have agreed a £32M contract over 5 years.

Another recent audit includes GAME Group plc headquarters in Basingstoke. GAME Group plc are Europe’s leading pc and video games retailer with over 1,400 stores.

The PUROSolutions team Audited around 1,500 units across 11 sites for Nottinghamshire County Council which represents a sample size of around 40% of their total machine base. The project will culminate in a solution design aimed at a reduction in printed output, fewer, but more efficient devices delivering increased productivity.

Nottinghamshire Healthcare Trust are the latest Public Sector organisation to undergo a Print Audit at 4 of their sites including the High Security Mental Hospital Rampton. The Trust has taken on board all recommendations and this gone to tender for a new fleet of devices at the 4 sites which will culminate in direct cost savings in excess of 35%.

Having completed Print Audits and Solution Designs, PUROSolutions have extended their service to many of their clients delivering support services through proof of concept and implementation.

Stephen Taylforth has a CRB certification and has recently undergone the most stringent security checks for the Met Police and Rampton Audits. He is also active on the Project Board at Leicestershire County Council and Wokingham Borough Council.

“Our aim is to continue to deliver best value, manual print audits, whilst maintaining our vendor neutral status, ensuring we are the chosen supplier when independence is the key requirement”, says Stephen Taylforth, the Company Owner and Business Solutions Consultant.

PUROSolutions add the NHS to their portfolio of clients.

PUROSolutions have recently audited a large NHS Trust with a sample of 900 machines across 3 sites in order to establish the shape of the printer fleet and to baseline the current costs. PURO Academy Logo

December has therefore once again proved to be a demanding month to ensure all the reports and documentation was completed.

We are about to undertake a further Print Audit at a large Grammar School and hope to have this project completed by the end of January.

Leicestershire County Council’s SOPO Award for their Print Audit has generated interest from other Councils looking for similar success.

We are still offering no obligation meetings, free of charge, to explain how we can deliver savings to your organisation, and we are still offering a free trial on our Print Assessment USB Key, at only £189 it is the cheapest on the market and offers outstanding value for money.

Leicestershire County Council win SOPO Award for Print Project

Leicestershire County Council achieved a top 3 award in the County Council category at the SOPO Public Sector Procurement Awards for their Printer Optimisation Project, at the Gala Dinner, at the Grand Hotel in Brighton (November 2010). PUROSolutions Limited have been working with the Council since 2007 initially undertaking a Print Audit at their County Hall site and a couple of remote site audits before producing a solution design aimed at cost savings and efficiency improvements.PURO Academy Logo

Continued work as a Member of the Project Board involved assistance with the Business Case, Proof of Concept and Implementation.

The Council had the accolade of being awarded the Council of the Year 2009 and the printer optimisation project work was scrutinised by the audit commission with a view of sharing ideas across other public sector organisations.

The Council have implemented a follow-me approach for printing utilising colour enabled devices with tight controls to ensure all Business Needs are met with a single device.

PUROSolutions are proud to be associated with such a professional forward thinking project team and the award at the SOPO Gala Dinner was just reward for the hard work and commitment of the team.

Busy run-up to Christmas

It looks like it’s going to be a busy run up to Christmas similar to last year. Last December’s Print Audit work culminated in a reported £30M+ tender contact for the client. PURO Academy Logo

I hope the winning supplier appreciated the work that went into the Print Audit across all those sites!!!!

I hope we can finish the year at a more relaxed pace than last year and we have more than a couple of shopping days to Christmas this year.

The SOPO Annual Conference is on the 16th November and PUROSolutions will be attending for the 1st time and look forward to meeting Council representatives from across the country. The excellent work undertaken at a number of Councils is now being recognised through the grapevine and a number of referrals and recommendations are helping considerably. The approach taken by Leicestershire County Council is being closely monitored by other Councils looking to reduce costs and improve efficiency in desktop print.

Further clients from a variety of sectors including Local Government, Defence, Education and Health could be benefiting shortly from Savings following Print Audits and new Print Solution Designs.

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