JLT Group Agrees Five Year Contract on Bespoke M2 Managed Print Solution
Insurance Broker uses independent MPS to reduce print costs, consolidate devices and integrate new devices with document management system
London and Manchester, UK – 13 December 2011 – The international group of risk specialist and employee benefit consultants, the Jardine Lloyd Thompson (JLT) Group, has agreed a five-year contract renewal with M2, the UK’s leading independent managed print IT services (MPS) company. JLT chose M2 to streamline its print requirements to one supplier that could provide reduced costs, while being able to service and support multiple hardware and software solutions through the benefits of independence.
The JLT Group began work with M2 four years ago with the main drive to reduce print expenditure. Following an M2 site survey, JLT was provided with a MPS that included the consolidation and introduction of new devices.
Phil Reeves, Commercial Director at JLT Management Services said, “We wanted to embrace the new print technology that was available on the market, while reducing the amount of devices we had throughout our London and regional offices. M2 was able to cut the number of devices we used by 25 per cent through the site survey and a thorough understanding of our business requirements.”
M2’s focus on innovation was proven through the bespoke development of a scanning solution that enabled JLT to utilise barcode scanning to ensure all electronic documents are incorporated into the document management system. John Taylor, CEO of M2 said, “Document management is mission critical for JLT so having a MPS provider that could tailor the right software and devices to ensure essential materials could be incorporated into the system set M2 apart.”
The recent contract renewal will provide JLT with solutions that include secure and mobile printing as well as the provision of hours with the M2 Innovation Forum. M2’s technical architects will be embedded within JLT to understand the business needs and make recommendations on creative and resourceful ways to improve the print environment.
Taylor continued, “With multiple vendors for hardware and software, often businesses miss out on the benefits available from a vendor agnostic approach. Working with JLT, we have enabled cost reductions through many sources, amongst them, the provision of centralised support and services by the M2 team, as well as the advantage of having a comprehensive overview of the print needs of the business. Based on this knowledge, we can continuously provide new and innovative ways for JLT to improve its print function.”
Reeves concluded, “We have come to depend on the specialist knowledge and market insights of the team at M2. Its broad range of partners, technologies and innovative solutions has enabled us to keep our technologies current while managing our cost base extremely effectively.”
M2 is the UK’s leading independent managed print IT services company. Offering a proactively managed ranged of office print strategies, infrastructures and document processes, M2 helps organisations’ reduce office print costs, waste and risk. Through an audit and assessment process, M2 provides organisations’ with a customised best practice solution that benefits from the company’s vendor agnostic approach. The company’s professional account management teams helps secure sustained benefits and provides a continuous improvement programme.
M2 operates the four leading hardware brands including Xerox, HP, Canon & Ricoh, as well as the leading software providers such as Equitrac, Safecom and Uniflow. M2 provides all its own expert resources including engineering break-fix services to IT consultancy and support services. M2 provides a national UK service and specialises in the mid to large corporate market. Customers include Atkins, LSBU, Kings, Manchester Airport, Moorcrofts, Westwood College and Shoosmiths. For more information visit www.m2.uk.com.
About Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc
Jardine Lloyd Thompson Group plc (JLT) is an international group of risk specialists and employee benefits consultants and one of the largest companies of its type in the world. JLT offers a distinctive choice to clients and partners through our combination of independence, scale and specialism.
The Jardine Lloyd Thompson group is quoted on the London Stock Exchange and employs over 6500 people worldwide and through the JLT International Network provides services in more than 130 countries. http://www.jltgroup.com/
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