Checkprint open throughout COVID-19 crisis
Whilst neighbouring Leicester is revising its current restrictions, TALL would like to reassure all our customers that Hinckley-based Checkprint Limited are still very much open for business and able to assist during this COVID-19 crisis.
As a ‘key’ financial product supplier, the three secure TALL Group sites in Runcorn, Hinckley and Lisburn have continued to operate, albeit with social distancing and safeguarding in operation throughout.
The TALL Group of Companies has had 30 years’ experience of providing organisations with secure print, electronic payment and online solutions. From the printing of corporate cheques, the provision of cheque production software through cheque imaging and cheque fraud prevention tools to the ability to provide Business Process Outsourcing services to organisations of any size, TALL has a complete range of products and services to enable organisations to weather the coronavirus ‘storm’ whilst still maintaining customer service levels throughout.
Martin Ruda, TALL Group Managing Director said,” In the face of the ever-changing national and local challenges to our Group sites, it is a company’s responsibility to ensure that firstly all its staff are cared for but also to assist our customers in meeting their obligations in the current circumstances. TALL can help organisations meet those obligations and will work with our partners to develop appropriate solutions. Together we can work through this current crisis.”
“Despite its close proximity to Leicester, our Hinckley-based Checkprint team are still operating and look forward to being able to support our customers in neighbouring areas at this difficult time”.
Touchless Fever Detection To Help Fight COVID-19
The TALL Group of Companies has partnered with international leading kiosk manufacturers imageHOLDERS to tackle COVID-19 in public spaces throughout the UK. Companies across a variety of industries are now ordering the new Guardian Kiosk, an all-in-one Touchless Fever Detection solution to protect people in spaces that require visitor management. The kiosk, that can be customised or is ready to use out-of-the-box, features an integrated fever detection camera to provide companies with a practical solution for fast and reliable fever screening.
As companies begin to safely open their workspaces, the priority for leadership teams will be to ensure the safety of their environments amidst the COVID-19 outbreak. The Guardian Kiosk gives staff and visitors the platform to determine whether or not they are showing a key symptom of the virus and the need to put measures in place to protect those in the vicinity. The two companies behind the partnership have been working extensively to launch the Guardian Kiosk Family of products that include a variety of integrated devices suitable for a wide range of applications and offer efficient, safe and reliable control.
Martin Ruda, Managing Director of the TALL Group of Companies, said: “We know that technology can play a huge role in tackling COVID-19, and the Guardian Kiosks are doing exactly that. Using infrared thermal imaging technology and ready-to-use software for super-fast integrated fever detection, the kiosks are customisable to suit the unique visitor management and workforce challenges facing our clients. Our clients are very appreciative of the new product range of non-touch solutions, which are easy to clean and install, mains-powered with data stored via Ethernet or Wi-Fi.”
“The touchless fever detection kiosk is tabletop, wall-mounted or floor-standing and uses infrared technology to detect a fever and record a person’s temperature when stood in front of it. Companies are integrating the kiosks across key locations on their premises to ensure health and safety targets around visitor management are met during the pandemic.”
Peter Thompson, Account Director from imageHOLDERS, said: ‘We have been working with the TALL group for several years, collaborating on self service solutions for the finance sector and we look forward to supporting them and their clients with our new Guardian range. These solutions are helping to ensure the safety of employees and visitors in a whole host of organisations and are a key part of many companies strategy to get back to business.’
For more information on the Guardian range, https://tallgroup.co.uk/guardian-kiosk-range/
Checkprint Employee’s 25 Year Dedication
The dedication of Wayne Carlisle from Checkprint, part of the TALL Group of Companies based in Hinckley, was celebrated this week as he completed 25 years’ service with an astounding ‘no sick days’ for the entire duration!
Wayne joined the company back in 1995 – at a time when John Major was Prime Minister and Oasis was at number one with Wonder Wall. After spending nine years in the army, Wayne has worked his way up from maintenance engineer, to IT Manager and is now IT Director responsible for a team of 20.
Martin Ruda, Managing Director at the TALL Group of Companies, said: “ We value the experience of long-serving employees and know that this, along with their dedication, is the secret to our success. Wayne has been responsible for the delivery of high quality software solutions such as our Checkprint Solution, Bureau Services, and the patented fraud prevention tool, UCN Plus®, to our customers. It is a great pleasure to recognise staff for their dedication and I would like to congratulate him for all his hard work over the years. On a personal note, and mindful of Wayne’s services background, if ever one were in the trenches, Wayne is the man you would want next to you.”
Reflecting on the last 25 years, Wayne Carlisle, said: “I take great pride in my work and what I’ve accomplished. One of the highlights of the 25 years was when the company won the Queens Award for Innovation and I got to actually chat with the Queen at Buckingham Palace. I love to be hands-on and explore new challenges. I’ve been fortunate to have travelled the world with my job at Checkprint from France and Germany to Nigeria, Zanzibar and even LA and I’ve never had a day off sick. Long may it continue!”
Need An Extra Pair Of Hands Making Your Cheque Payments?
How many times have you heard yourself saying “I wish we had another pair of hands” or “if only we had not furloughed G from Accounts”?
The COVID-19 crisis has made life very different for many people, organisations and regions alike. The simplest of tasks have become protracted and complex as we all get used to operating in lockdown. Even as measures are being lifted, business processes continue under pressure as organisations struggle to come to terms with the new ’normal’.
Imagine creating a cheque payment run for loyal suppliers and service providers working through this period. With staff working from home, furloughed or even made redundant, just writing a few cheques can become a major task. Having infilled the cheque, it needs the signatures of authorised personnel who could be off site, working from home or simply unavailable resulting in delays and possibly missed payments incurring unnecessary additional costs.
Now imagine a secure service where you simply send the required cheque details; payee, date, and amount to be paid, and a cheque is securely printed and distributed on your behalf. A cheque that can be personalised to maintain brand identity, be pre-signed and even mailed to your payee! Just think about the time saved, the processes simplified and additional overheads avoided.
As a ‘key industry supplier’, the TALL Group of Companies has been working throughout the lockdown period supplying vital banking documents to organisations, large and small. During that time, TALL recognised the pain that some of its clients were experiencing through feedback and regular communication regarding payments.
Martin Ruda, Group Managing Director said, “As we speak to more businesses, we see that our evolving Payments as a Service (PaaS) propositions can help in these unprecedented times to relieve pressure on stretched organisations.”
“For example, our recently launched Send-A-Cheque™ service takes away the stress of making regular or ad hoc payments. From just a few (as few as one) to hundreds of cheques, TALL acts as that ‘extra-pair-of-hands’ by securely creating and distributing cheques on customers behalf with a very simple, easy-to-set-up service open to all bona-fide bank customers.”
The successful launch of Send-A-Cheque™ enables TALL to offer this service, not only in the UK but also worldwide, in countries where cheques can be sent for local clearing. TALL already prints cheques for many overseas banks in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and is experienced in meeting local standards and regulations for these. TALL is also able to produce cheques for other countries such as Canada, USA, Singapore and Japan to name a few.
“Our security print expertise gained over nearly thirty years supplying secure documents, means that wherever we can assist customers to overcome current COVID-19 pressures, we will do so, whether at home or abroad, relying on the ‘good old dependable cheque’ when the name and address of the payee is all that is known of the recipient!”
For more information visit Send-A-Cheque™