We Are IVE

IVE is a social enterprise based in Leeds who work to ensure a more creative future for businesses, teachers and kids.

They support the development of creativity as a transferable skill to improve employability and productivity; connecting young people with great cultural opportunities and aim to inspire the next generation of creative and culturally literate entrepreneurs.

The Challenge

IVE had no print management software installed. They had 3 stand-alone printers which were costing over £3.5k a year for inks and toners. IVE were looking to reduce their overall print cost and dramatically increase security, so the challenge was to carry out an audit with the aim of cutting costs and putting a print management system in place to have a positive impact across the business.

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A Better Way

We used our expertise in print management and undertook a print audit lasting over a month, which monitored usage. Based on the audit we were able to make recommendations to IVE and subsequently installed new equipment, as well as software which tracks and controls usage while improving the print habits of all users.

The software, ‘Usage Tracker Core’, now provides IVE with the opportunity to monitor usage, which in turn helps to significantly reduce operational costs. In addition the new devices use FollowMe Print, which raises document security level for the business and reduces unnecessary waste as staff are only able to access printing at the device with a user authentication.

In addition, we were also able to include a high spec VR camera and a tablet to be used in a critical heritage project.

Overall, IVE are saving approximately £90 a month, however, we anticipate that this saving will increase as the managed print solution gains traction.


“ABS really took the time to understand the needs of our business and offered us a solution to meet what we needed (as opposed to selling any product and service unlike some companies). They understood that as a charity we work on very tight margins and they fully understood this.

At both pre and post-installation stage, they’ve been very easy to work with and where there has been an issue it’s been fixed efficiently by their friendly and helpful team.

I’d recommend them highly.”

Jo Garnham-Parks, We Are IVE

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