LASER’s sister company KCS is the trusted partner to public sector bodies nationwide, managing the procurement of products and services required to run organisations of any size.
The team at KCS has more than 20 years’ experience of writing and managing a wide range of national framework agreements, combining economies of scale with the clout and scrutiny to ensure suppliers are fully compliant with EU and UK directives and regulations.
The KCS frameworks save our customers time and money, by simplifying the tendering process and guaranteeing value, quality and, above all, compliance across a range of products and services, including MFDs, AV/IT equipment, Managed Services, Software, Office Supplies and many others.
The breadth and scope of our offering is unique in the market, giving users an unprecedented range of choice and easy access to the high calibre suppliers such as Capita Business Services, Konica Minolta Business Solutions and Ricoh UK.
KCS CASE STUDY
Kent and Medway NHS Facilities provides a shared facilities management service to NHS organisations across Kent, handling plans and maps for about 325 NHS buildings on five campus locations.
Public authority and PFI funding regulations demand building project plans are archived for up to 50 years, placing a premium on efficient archiving, easy access and quality presentation.
Through KCS, Kent and Medway NHS Facilities has been able to improve its scanning, printing and archiving operation using Ricoh’s wide format MFP (multifunction product) and Ricoh photocopiers and printers, onsite supply of consumables and maintenance and support.
The wide-format MFP enables users to securely, copy, scan, distribute and archive on one compact product. Its introduction has saved office and storage space and reduced the
cost of producing and archiving hundreds of documents as well as making it easier to access and present information when it is needed.
Additional information such as medical services, emergency planning and flood risk can also be mapped and printed from A4 up to A0 sizes. In addition, non CAD-users, such as the organisation’s team of retired fire officers, who manage and inspect fire equipment across the estate, can use the Ricoh MFP to amend plans by hand then photocopy and produce up-to date fire safety information.
Ron Gibson, CAD Office Manager, Kent and Medway NHS Facilities, said: “Often the time and hassle involved in getting a scan produced meant it wasn’t really worth getting the scan done. Now this can all be done internally and we also get all the benefits of electronic storage and access.”
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