ClickToPrint
Product summary - ClickToPrint is a way of releasing departmental resource from the
manual and repetitive task of printing, folding and enveloping physical mail. This service
captures desktop print from any application via a simple windows print driver and delivers it
into a production mail environment. Individual print requests are batched and converted into
production ready and mail discounted print files for processing at a commercial print
operation. Mail can now be created and delivered without the user having to move from their
desk. The whole process can be wrapped in workflow with creators and approvers, as
required, to integrate with existing business approval processes. This solution also provides
the user with the option to email these print requests, speeding up delivery and further
reducing cost.
Document Centric Solutions Limited (DocCentrics) - DocCentrics provide Customer
Communication Management Services (CCM) to help organisations create highly
personalised cross media communications such as letters, notices, bills and general
communications to support their business processes. These services are provided via the
cloud on the DocCentrics platform which is scalable, resilient and ISO27001 and Cyber
Essentials compliant. With services installed and ready to go DocCentrics are able to
improve speed to market and reduce risk. DocCentrics deliver their services as a blend of
technology and expertise which we use to actively assists and guide our clients to the most
efficient and effective approach to CCM.
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Contents
Service Introduction ................................................................................................................. 4 Overview .............................................................................................................................. 4 Who would use it?................................................................................................................ 4 What are the benefits? ......................................................................................................... 4 How do you get started? ...................................................................................................... 4 Do you need to consider anything else? .............................................................................. 5 Service Platform ...................................................................................................................... 6 Information assurance ......................................................................................................... 6 Backup/restore /recovery ..................................................................................................... 6 Accessibility ......................................................................................................................... 6 Certification .......................................................................................................................... 6 Open Standards ................................................................................................................... 6 On-boarding............................................................................................................................. 7 Step1 – Evaluation – ........................................................................................................ 7 Step2 – Requirements Gathering – .................................................................................. 7 Step3 – Service Initiation –............................................................................................... 7 Customer Responsibilities ................................................................................................... 8 Off-boarding ......................................................................................................................... 8 Training ................................................................................................................................ 8 Availability of Trial service.................................................................................................... 8 Service Migration ................................................................................................................. 8 Service Management............................................................................................................... 9 Service Levels...................................................................................................................... 9 Service Credits..................................................................................................................... 9 Maintenance Upgrades and Patches ................................................................................... 9 Service constraints............................................................................................................... 9 2
Management Information (MI).............................................................................................. 9 Service Desk ........................................................................................................................ 9 Service Scope .................................................................................................................... 10 Guaranteed and Non-Guaranteed Resources ................................................................... 10 Performance and Availability ............................................................................................. 10 Elastic and Burstable Resources ....................................................................................... 10 Request Classification and Response ............................................................................... 10 Portal Functionality ................................................................................................................ 12 Pricing.................................................................................................................................... 13 Invoicing ............................................................................................................................. 13 Minimum Charges .............................................................................................................. 13 3
Service Introduction
Overview
ClickToPrint is a way of releasing departmental resource from the manual and repetitive task
of printing, folding and enveloping physical mail. This service captures desktop print from
any application via a simple windows print driver and delivers it into a production mail
environment. Individual print requests are batched and converted into production ready and
mail discounted print files for processing at a commercial print operation. Mail can now be
created and delivered without the user having to move from their desk. The whole process
can be wrapped in workflow with creators and approvers, as required, to integrate with
existing business approval processes. This solution also provides the user with the option to
email these print requests, speeding up delivery and further reducing cost.
Who would use it?
This service would be of interest to any department that manually produces over 300 mail
items in a working day and wants to improve efficiency, reduce cost and improve
environmental performance. The service can support individual user print requests or bulk
upload of system generated communications.
What are the benefits?
This service converts the traditional office mail process of; desktop printing, adding inserts,
folding, enveloping and franking into the click of a button without the user needing to leave
their office desk. Individual mail requests are consolidated, mailsorted and processed ready
for automated production in a print factory. Key benefits are summarised below:
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Reduced manual effort across the
department
Greater accuracy and improved integrity
Reduction of postage and production
costs
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Improved speed of mail processing
Improve environmental performance
Comprehensive Management Information
(MI)
How do you get started?
The service is very easy to setup.
Step 1 a free assessment to determine suitability
Step 2 a short consultative engagement to understands the business process
Step 3 the system is configured to meet the business needs
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Step 4 A standard print driver can then be downloaded and you are ready to use the
service.
Do you need to consider anything else?
The scope of this service transforms individual print requests from any system into mail
streams ready for factory production. DocCentrics support all commercial print and mail
formats and integrate with standard ADF systems utilised in the commercial print
environment. The scope of this service is to integrate and deliver fully formatted, streamed
and mailsorted output into the customers chosen print provider. Where the customer wants
DocCentrics can manage the printing element of the supply chain or source these services
on behalf of the customer. Both these options, if required, would incur additional service
charges.
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Service Platform
Information assurance
Our infrastructure, software and processes are architected and configured to protect
customer data from compromise. The scope of this solution is covered within DocCentrics
ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials. A PCIDSS environment is also available.
This solution is not currently IL accredited; however it is designed to be suitable to IL3. Our
architecture processes and procedures are regularly audited by external ISO and Cyber
Essentials auditors.
Backup/restore /recovery
The service is delivered across 2 physical data centres configured as ‘Warm Standby’ This
removes the physical data centre as a point of failure and provide a complete business
continuity assurance as part of the service. Individual data centres are configured with no
single points of failure within the physical and virtual architecture. Due to the nature of this
service, client data is transient and purged once the data has been processed for mail.
If data retention and backup is required this can be added as a service. DocCentrics
manage and deliver Data Retention and Backup policies and services for clients. There
would be additional charges for this service.
Accessibility
Access to this service is available via the internet, private cloud or point-to-point access.
Certification
The scope of this service is certified to ISO27001 and Cyber Essentials, a PCI-DSS certified
environment is also available if required.
Open Standards
DocCentrics utilise open standard print driver technology in order that the service has an
open interface. Therefore, no proprietary formats or technologies are required by the
customer.
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On-boarding
Any new enquiries should be directed to The DocCentrics On-boarding team by emailing
gcloud@doccentrics.com
Step1 – Evaluation –
On receipt, the DocCentrics team will schedule a free and no obligation contact with client
stakeholders to evaluate the requirement and provide an initial assessment of the suitability
of the DocCentrics service.
Step2 – Requirements Gathering –
If the customer wants to proceed, this phase builds an understanding of any personalisation
required to process common mail types (i.e. paper weight, mail service, inserts, etc.). The
objective of the service is to automate as much as possible to maximise customer benefit.
The DocCentrics on-boarding team support the potential client in filling the forms to capture
the requirements. The output of this phase is a quotation confirming the agreed scope of
service including:
a) Any one-off setup configuration fees
b) The monthly transactional fees
Step3 – Service Initiation –
If the client accepts the quotation an order form is raised against a call-off contract. If
platform configuration is required a project is raised and the work is scheduled. A customer
user manual is issued and SLA’s negotiated and agreed. A customer specific print driver is
created and added to the service catalogue, available to GCloud customers via the
DocCentrics client portal.
Users can logon, download the print driver and start using the
service.
A typical on-boarding process will take from 4-16 weeks depending on complexity of the
requirements and type of connectivity to the service. (Internet connectivity will typically be
much quicker than installing a dedicated telecoms link).
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Customer Responsibilities
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The customer will be responsible for connectivity and bandwidth to the ClickToPrint
platform. Bandwidth is dependent on the volume of print requests and will be sized as
part of the on-boarding process
The customer will be responsible for maintaining, where required, copies of any
communications sent via ClickToPrint
In the event of a BCDR incident the customer will be responsible for resubmitting print
requests from an agreed rollback point which will not exceed 48hrs.
The customer will manage the commercial printer relationship and service (DocCentrics
can manage this relationship if required but additional management charges will be
incurred
Off-boarding
If the client wishes to end the service 60 days notice is required in order to close down
connectivity, suspend accounts and purge all data from the system.
Training
The service is intuitive by design. Training is provided to ‘Super Users’ and a bespoke user
manual is provided as part of the on-boarding process.
Availability of Trial service
This is not applicable to this service
Service Migration
This is not applicable to this service
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Service Management
DocCentrics service management consists of a standard set of scalable tools and practices
that align the delivery of our services with the needs of our customers. Our service
management is based on the ITIL framework.
As part of the on-boarding process, DocCentrics will define the service elements required to
integrate, enhance and complement existing support functions within the client environment.
Service Levels
Service levels are defined as part of the on-boarding process in order to meet the needs of
the business process. Service levels are monitored and reported on a periodic basis. The
customer is engaged to review and discuss the service levels delivered.
Service Credits
DocCentrics provide service credits for underperformance against SLA’s. Credits have
dependencies against service scenarios and are therefore bespoke to individual clients and
negotiated as part of the on-boarding process.
Maintenance Upgrades and Patches
Patching and upgrades are carried out every Wednesday after 18:00. Customers are
provided with notifications of any relevant activity and potential impact.
Service constraints
Not applicable to this service
Management Information (MI)
Via the DocCentrics portal customers can view comprehensive online MI to analyse the
complete service. Standard reports are available which cover most business needs. If
required, bespoke reports can be created to meet specific needs but additional professional
service charges will be incurred
Service Desk
In the event of a service request, customers can raise a ticket via their portal 24*7. In
addition, the service desk is manned 9:00 – 17:30 Monday to Friday excluding bank
holidays. There is an out of hours number for reporting and managing incidents.
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Service Scope
DocCentrics recognise they form part of a supply chain and will accept all service requests
and, where required, forward requests to the relevant supplier in the supply chain. The client
will be informed and updated on the activity.
Guaranteed and Non-Guaranteed Resources
Resources to maintain service availability and capacity are guaranteed. Consultancy and
project resources to manage change are scheduled against availability.
Performance and Availability
Services are measured as to their Availability and Capacity. Specific SLA’s are defined
documented and agreed as part of the on-boarding process. Typical SLA’s measurements
are detailed below:
Measurement
Target SLA
Availability
98.7%
Capacity
98.7%
Elastic and Burstable Resources
The DocCentrics platform is scaled to provide capacity to meet client SLA’s. Due to the
nature of its architecture, capacity and bandwidth will burst against unforeseen peaks in
client demand whenever additional capacity is available.
Request Classification and Response
Service requests will be classified according to the business impact.
The classifications and SLAs are as follows
Severity
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Priority Task
1&2
SLA
a.) Initial Response
a.) 45 Minutes
b.) Target Resolution & Availability for
b.) 23 Hours **
Deployment
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a.) Initial Response
a.) 1 Hour 45 Minutes
b.) Target Resolution & Availability for
b.) 24? Hours **
1&2
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Deployment
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2&3
3&4
a.) Initial Response
a.) 6 Hours
b.) Target Resolution & Availability for
b.) As per change
Deployment
process
a.) Initial Response
a.) 22 Hours
b.) Target Resolution & Availability for
b.) As per change
Deployment
process
For all severity 1 & 2 requests, a communication plan that includes the frequency and
audience for updates will be agreed as part of the initial response interaction.
**Due to the nature of the services provided and the variety of requests/problems that may
be encountered, request resolution times cannot be guaranteed. Whilst either party can
initiate escalation at any point during an incident, the significance of the resolution target “b)”
in all instances above is to serve as the default escalation interval.
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Portal Functionality
When the print driver is used, the user can be presented with the following options in order
to configure their print request. As part of the on-boarding process DocCentrics consult with
the client to automate as much of this functionality as possible and reduce the user effort
required to deliver the print request.
Select envelope –Select DL, C5 or C4 envelope for the mail item
Bulk upload– Select to print an individual mail item or a range of documents to be
processed
Postal Address validation – The postal address is validated against the Royal Mail
address file and the user is automatically alerted to any errors or issues
Printserts – Select from a predefined library of PDF format inserts that can be added to the
communication (brochures, standard information etc.)
Inserts – Select from a predefined set of inserts to add to the mail piece (e.g. a ‘business
reply envelope’ so that the customer can conveniently send back information).
Template - Select to add an overlay (e.g. a letterhead template with logo registered address
and contact details)
Colour –print the communication in colour or black and white
Single/double side –duplex or simplex printing
Paper quality – Select the type of paper to print the document on
Postal service – Select the postal service to use (i.e. 1st class or 2nd class)
Postage date – Select the date the document should be processed
Billing – Select the cost centre to attribute the cost of the service
File change –The option to view/change/delete the mail item up to the point it is passed to
print.
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Pricing
The core service enables 10 concurrent users to processes A4 images into commercial mail
streams ready for delivery into a high volume mail processing factory. Additional users can
be added with additional charges.
This service costs £19.50 per 1000 A4 images processed
Invoicing
Invoices are raised at the end of each calendar month against services and transactions
processed in the previous month.
Minimum Charges
There is a minimum charge of £2000.00 per calendar month. This is only applicable if the
monthly transactional charges do not exceed £2000.00.
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