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  • 24-Jul-2014 7:23 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is pleased to announce that Muratec has joined the association as a corporate member. Muratec joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members to participate in proactive outreach to advance the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS) across sectors. Members of the MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a vendor-neutral forum to the mutual benefit of end users, members and other stakeholders in the global MPS industry.

    “Muratec is committed to helping our dealers make the transition into managed services, so it was important for us to align with like-minded companies that understand this evolving market," said Lou Stricklin, director of marketing, Muratec America Inc. "By joining the MPSA we're gaining the ability to collaborate with the people and companies that are on the forefront of the market.”

    “We are pleased to welcome Muratec as member of your Managed Print Services Association,” said Greg Walters, MPSA president. “As an established player in the channel that has embraced the managed services arena, Muratec is a great addition, and we look forward to having Muratec as part of the MPSA.”

    About the Managed Print Services Association

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the MPS industry. Its focus is on the development of standards, education and industry guidelines that unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.

    About Muratec

    Muratec America Inc. is a manufacturer of business-class, multifunction printing solutions (MFPs) and a provider of managed document services components. From “plug-and-play” desktop fax solutions to integrated electronic document capture, routing and storage tools, Muratec MFPs deliver the performance, features, reliability and cost savings that meet the needs of today’s office environment. Visit www.muratec.com.

  • 14-Jul-2014 9:21 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is pleased to announce that Compass Sales Solutions has joined the association as a corporate member. Compass joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members to participate in proactive outreach to advance the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS) across sectors. Members of the MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a vendor-neutral forum to the mutual benefit of end users, members and other stakeholders in the global MPS industry.

    “We are excited about our new membership in MPSA and look forward to working with their members,” said George Gallian, CEO of Compass Sales Solutions. “Working with a group like MPSA that focuses on all aspects of MPS is a great opportunity as the market continues to evolve, grow and streamline. We are happy to be a part of this cutting-edge group and have the chance to continue to help dealers develop and grow in the MPS arena.”

    “We are very happy to welcome Compass as member of your Managed Print Services Association,” said Greg Walters, MPSA president. “With its history in the industry as a leader in sales force automation and print management software, Compass is a perfect fit for the MPSA.  We look forward to working with members of the Compass organization on committees and projects in the future.”

    About the Managed Print Services Association 

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the MPS industry. Its focus is on the development of standards, education and industry guidelines that unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. Visit our membership page for more information about benefits and memberships.

    About Compass Sales Solutions

    Since 2001, Compass Sales Solutions has been the leading sales force automation provider for the office technology industry. Compass offers multiple products including ezMPS, a complete cloud product that handles every element of the MPS selling process, and Compass Sherpa, Compass’s flagship product. For more information visit www.compasscontact.net    

  • 16-Jun-2014 12:45 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    CHARLOTTE, NC — The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) recently announced the recipients of the 2014 MPSA Recognition Awards, presented during the Photizo Transform event in Louisville, Ky., on June 2.

    The awards acknowledge the commitments and contributions of MPSA members to the member community and the broader imaging industry through volunteering, content creation, support of the MPSA definition, and ongoing promotion of the association.

    “The MPSA executive board wanted to recognize the excellence that exists within our member community,” said MPSA President Greg Walters. “These awards recognize individuals and companies within that community who are innovators, who continually go above and beyond the call of duty and help grow our organization and our industry.” 

    The 2014 MPSA Awards recipients are as follows:

    Corporate Recognition: Awarded to companies whose contributions in time, content and resources have gone above and beyond to better the broader community:

    ·       GreatAmerica Financial Services  
    ·       Photizo Group
    ·       Ricoh
    ·       Supplies Network

    Individual Recognition: Awarded to individuals whose contributions in time, content and resources have gone above and beyond to better the broader community:

    ·       Brian Dawson
    ·       Laura Kittner
    ·       Tom Hadlock
    ·       Kevin Morris
    ·       Jennifer Shutwell
    ·       Ken Stewart

    Industry Recognition: Awarded to individuals and/or companies who have promoted the MPSA vision, definition and philosophy to the broader community and imaging industry.

    ·       Photizo Group
    ·       Ricoh
    ·       Xerox

    About the Managed Print Services Association

    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the MPS industry. Its focus is on the development of standards, education and industry guidelines that unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.

    MPSA Media Contact:
    Greg Walters, MPSA President
    greg@waltersshutwell.com
    614-882-4121 or 614-882-4121

  • 28-Apr-2014 2:27 PM | Laura Kittner (Administrator)

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is pleased to announce that the fourth annual MPSA awards will take place during the Transform Global 2014 event, June 2-4 in Louisville, Kentucky, and will recognize top contributors within the MPSA member community.

    The 2014 awards will take on a new focus, one that acknowledges the commitments and contributions of MPSA members to the member community and the broader imaging industry through volunteering, content creation support of the MPSA definition, and ongoing promotion of the association. The categories for the 2014 MPSA Appreciation Awards are:

    Corporate Recognition: awarded to the company whose contributions in time, content and resources has gone above and beyond to better the broader community.

    Individual Recognition: awarded to the individual(s) whose contributions in time, content and resources has gone above and beyond to better the broader community.

    Industry Recognition: individuals and/or companies who have promoted the MPSA vision, definition, and philosophy to the broader community and imaging industry.

    “After five years of serving, supporting and growing the managed print and emerging services industry, the MPSA executive board felt it was time to focus our award efforts on recognizing the tremendous efforts displayed within our member community,” says Greg Walters, MPSA President. “With over 900 corporate and individual members globally, the MPSA member community represents the best of breed in innovative thinking, business growth strategies, and sustainability. After exhaustive consideration and debate, the MPSA executive board determined a master list of nominees, award recipients have been identified based on their penchant to continually go above and beyond the member call of duty, challenge traditional models, and expand beyond into new levels of business development.We look forward to saying ‘thank you’ to our top contributors during the 2014 Appreciation Awards ceremony.”

    The 2014 MPSA Appreciation Awards will take place during lunch on Tuesday June 3, from 11:30am – 1:00pm at the Galt House Hotel in Ballrooms B & C. To learn more about the MPSA member community, visit: http://yourmpsa.org/join. For more information or to register for Transform Global, visit: https://photizogroup.com/events/transform-global-2014/transform-global-2014. MPSA members may use the code MPSA25 to redeem a discount during registration.

    About the Managed Print Services Association
    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the MPS industry. Its focus is on the development of standards, education and industry guidelines that unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.

    MPSA Media Contact:
    Greg Walters, MPSA President

    greg@waltersshutwell.com
    614-882-4121 or 614-882-4121 

  • 26-Feb-2014 10:08 AM | Anonymous

    February 25, 2014

    Ontario, Canada – PrintFleet Inc., a global leader in managed print software and solutions, announced today that it has added Glocal Value s.r.l. as a Vision distributor.

    PrintFleet Vision is a complete remote monitoring system, designed to capture, store, and analyze critical printing data from a client’s location. Vision provides the complete functionality of PrintFleet’s award winning MPS technology in a fully managed and secure subscription-based service. Vision reduces the complexity of monitoring, managing, servicing and supplying imaging devices from multiple manufacturers.

    “Adding Glocal Value as a Vision distributor significantly enhances our ability to serve the Italian Market,” stated David Morrow, Chief Commercial Officer at PrintFleet. “Glocal Value has a solid foundation in Italy, and we are delighted to partner with them for localized distribution and support of Vision.”

    Savio Avilia and Lorenzo Gozzi, Glocal Value founders, say “We are proud and delighted of PrintFleet partnership because it allows us to have a complete portfolio of solutions, available to our resellers to create value for them and end customers”.

    About PrintFleet                                                                                                                                                       

    PrintFleet’s industry-leading family of print management solutions range from simple rapid assessment to advanced, managed services offering unparalleled agnostic data collection, data integrity and back-end support. Available in multiple languages, PrintFleet solutions empower OEMs, dealers and distributors in over 100 countries to sustain rich customer relationships through creating exceptional value for their clients. Additional information about PrintFleet can be found at printfleet.com

    Twitter: @PrintFleet

    About Glocal Value

    Glocal Value is an independent company, nationally recognized for its expertise in analysis, supply, integration and post-sales support for print management solutions.

    It is a competency center for manufacturers, channel operators and end customers, able to bring the best solutions for their business issues, and to increase their processes.

    More details at www.glocalvalue.it

  • 24-Feb-2014 10:06 AM | Anonymous

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is pleased to announce that Xerox has joined the association. Xerox joins more than 1,000 other MPSA members to participate in proactive outreach to advance the awareness and value of managed print services (MPS) across sectors. Members of the MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a vendor-neutral forum to the mutual benefit of end users, members and other stakeholders in the global MPS industry.

    “As the managed print services market evolves, it’s important to Xerox to continue to learn and develop services our customers find valuable,” said Chris Iburg, director of operations, Managed Print Services, Xerox U.S. Solution Providers. “We believe one of the best ways to do this is to participate with other like-minded companies and MPSA helps us do just that.”

    “We are very happy to welcome Xerox as member of your Managed Print Services Association,” said Greg Walters, MPSA president. “Xerox is a recognized global leader in managed print services and managed services and a perfect fit for the MPSA.  We look forward to working with many Xerox members on our committees and helping direct managed print services on a global scale.”

    About the Managed Print Services Association The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the MPS industry. Its focus is on the development of standards, education and industry guidelines that unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.

    About Xerox
    Since the invention of Xerography more than 75 years ago, the people of Xerox (NYSE: XRX) have helped businesses simplify the way work gets done. Today, we are the global leader in business process and document management, helping organizations of any size be more efficient so they can focus on their real business. Headquartered in Norwalk, Conn., more than 140,000 Xerox employees serve clients in 160 countries, providing business services, printing equipment and software for commercial and government organizations. Learn more at www.xerox.com.

    MPSA Media Contact:
    Greg Walters, President
    greg@waltersshutwell.com
    614-882-4121, 614-882-4121 

  • 22-Jul-2013 5:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Charlotte, N.C. – July 22, 2013 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is proud to announce the winners of its 2013 MPSA Leadership Awards.

    The MPSA Leadership Awards were established in 2010 to honor those companies that have excelled in various areas related to managed print. Winners serve as shining examples to the community of their commitment to and expertise in managed print services (MPS).


    Awards submissions were vetted and scored by an esteemed judging panel of nine industry leaders chosen from the call to membership, led by a member of the MPSA Standards Committee who ensured impartiality and adherence to guidelines. The company scoring highest in each category was deemed winner of the respective award.

     

    “This is far and away the best run, most contested MPSA Leadership Awards, ever. It’s a  credit to the MPSA membership and our evolving industry on a global scale,” said Greg Walters, MPSA president. “If one wishes to see the future of MPS, just look at the list of winners.”

     

    The 2013 MPSA Leadership Awards winners are:

    Winners will be officially recognized and awarded crystals at the MPSA Leadership Awards Ceremony on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, at CompTIA’s ChannelCon event at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Fla.

    “The MPSA extends a hearty congratulations to all of this year’s winners,” added Walters.

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    About the MPSA:

    Founded in 2009, the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is a global, nonprofit organization that provides independent communications, collaboration, education, standards and success to MPS professionals. The mission of the MPSA and its members is to address and optimize businesses’ office document management while enhancing the growth, efficiency and profitability of the MPS segment through advocacy, marketing, education, research, standards and a general community of interest.

  • 03-Jul-2013 9:39 AM | Anonymous

    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

    Europe-based Xtandit Joins MPSA  

    Charlotte, NC. USA  (July 2, 2013) undefined The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announced today that Xtandit, a leader in Managed Print Services (MPS), has joined the association.    Xtandit joins more than 1000 other MPSA members to participate in proactive outreach to advance the awareness and value of MPS across sectors. Members of MPSA work together to promote and advocate for MPS in a vendor-neutral forum to the mutual benefit of end-users, members and other stakeholders in the global MPS industry.

    Edwin Jongsma, Xtandit Commercial Director, is pleased to become an MPSA member, “As a European provider of Managed Print Services, we are convinced that an MPSA membership will help us in maintaining our European leadership position.  The MPSA membership will allow us to knowledge share with the worldwide leaders in Managed Services. This will be knowledge we will use in developing further customer value”.

    Greg Walters, MPSA President, stated, “We are very excited to welcome Xtandit to the MPSA.  We’ve seen an increase in interest from European companies and individuals in  the future of managed services.  Xtandit is poised to take a leadership role in developing a solid MPSA presence in the Netherlands and across Europe. ”

    About the Managed Print Services Association
    The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the MPS industry. Its focus is on the development of standards, education and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit www.yourmpsa.org.

    About Xtandit B.V.

    Xtandit is Xerox largest Concessionaire in the Netherlands and Europe. For more than 23 years Xtandit has been a specialist in document solutions. With a team of 110 motivated employees, Xtandit offers its customers a total Managed Print Services solution. Its MPS offering helps customers improve their IT and document processes, gain cost control and achieve the right management information. For the third year in a row Xtandit has been awarded with a Xerox partner of the year award.  Xtandit’s head office is located in Woerden with two branch offices in Capelle a/d IJssel and Amsterdam. For more information about Xtandit visit: www.xtandit.nl

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    MPSA Media Contacts:

    Greg Walters

    President, Managed Print Services Association

    greg@waltersshutwell.com

    614-882-4121

    http://yourmpsa.com/

  • 12-Apr-2013 9:46 AM | Anonymous

    All 2013 nominations are due by June 7, 2013. We look forward to announcing the winners at theComptia ChannelCon Event in Orlando, FL on Tuesday, July 30th.

    MPSA Leadership Awards

    The MPSA Leadership Awards recognize the leaders, the innovators, and the dedicated members of the MPS community. Award nominees test the boundaries of our industry, look to the future, respect the past, take risks, serve their profession, and welcome diversity of thought.

    The 2013 Award Categories 

    The following TEN categories of awards reflect the diversity of the managed print services industry. Within each category description listed below, click on the link indicating "Form" to open a document submission form for that category. Once you have filled out the submission form, save it and email it to the 2013 Awards Committee by the deadline.

    Direct MPS Provider – An Organization selling basic managed print services (Supply fulfillment, B/F Service, & equipment services) which is owned directly or indirectly by a manufacturer (includes branches and subsidiaries). Direct MPS Provider Submission Form

    Independent Managed Print Services Provider  – An Organization selling Basic managed print services (Supply fulfillment, B/F Service, & equipment services), but not owned by a manufacturer. Independent MPS Provider Submission Form

    End User – an Organization that has a contract for the receipt of managed print services from a reseller, services provider, or manufacturer. End User Submission Form.

    Professional Services Provider – an Organization with more than one full time employee providing training, research, or consultancy.  Professional Services Provider Submission Form.

    Software Provider – An Organization that develops software for the managed print services sector, whether sales management, device management, user management, service management, or billing. Software Provider Submission Form

    Regional Managed Print Services Provider – any Organization that provides managed print services outside of North America.  Regional MPS Provider Submission Form.

    Manged Print Infrastructure Provider – An Organization that has no reseller agreement with end users, but provides necessary combination of components to create a succesful program, e.g. Distribution, Leasing, Parts, Supplies, and Break Fix Services, etc. Manged Print Infrastructure Provider Submission Form.

    Direct MPS Plus Provider – An Organization selling basic managed print services (Supply fulfillment, B/F Service, & equipment services) which is owned directly or indirectly by a manufacturer (includes branches and subsidiaries) AND offers additional solutions around document management, document workflow, and/or business document processes. Direct MPS Plus Provider Submission Form

    Independent MPS Plus Provider  – An Organization selling Basic managed print services (Supply fulfillment, B/F Service, &  equipment services), but not owned by a manufacturer AND offers additional solutions around document management, document workflow, and/or business document processesIndependent MPS Plus Submission Form

    Best MPS Innovation Award - Each year we see new developments and initiatives in MPS which have the potential to redefine the way we view the industry.  This award is intended to spot light the individual, the company, the product or process which can genuinely be hailed an innovation for the industry.  Best MPS Innovation Award Submission Form

    The nomination forms each cover six areas. These areas range from the extent of the program or service, to the problem solving and approaches used. All entries will be requested to submit case studies, and the MPSA Judges will contact the nominee's self-identified customers to verify their statements.

    Deadline: June 7, 2013
    Awards Reception: July 30, 2013

    Award Committee Contacts:

  • 11-Apr-2013 4:29 PM | Anonymous

    NEWTON, MA, April 11, 2013

    Next week the Channels best dealers, resellers, VARs and vendors will be in attendance at the ITEX 2013 National Conference and Expo, taking place April 16 - 18, 2013 at The Rio in Las Vegas. ITEX represents the Channel's premier event offering the most comprehensive education and largest showcase of vendors.  Attendees can enhance the ITEX experience and have access to valuable ITEX information on the go by downloading the new, free ITEX Mobile App.

    HIGHLIGHTS INCLUDE:

    • Expo Floor: Featuring 140+ vendor companies showcasing new products and services in markets including Document & Workflow Solutions, Managed Services, MPS, Office Equipment, IT Services, Sales Support, Leasing, Marketing, High Speed Printing and so much more. Featured exhibitors include Diamond Sponsor Continuum; Platinum Sponsors DealerSiteBuilder, Digital Gateway, DocuWare, FMAudit, MSE, and Xerox; as well as Autotask, Epson, Fujitsu, GreatAmerica Financial Services, Ingram Micro, Kodak, Lexmark, Memjet, Nuance Communications, OKI Data Americas, Inc., Tech Data, and more.
    • Power Hour Sessions - Get all the answers from comprehensive education tracks focused on Automate: Document & Workflow Solutions; Deliver: Competitive Service & Supplies; Engage: Sales & Marketing Strategies; Evolve: Hybrid & Beyond Tactics; and Interact: Intelligent IT Services.
    • MPS Strategy Forum: Dedicated sessions hosted by leading experts on how to launch and reinforce a good MPS program. Experts will share actionable formulas and strategies on how to identify, sell, monitor, measure, train, apply, service, finance and leverage MPS for higher profits.
    • Managed Services Strategy Forum:Dedicated sessions by industry experts offering a roadmap on how to effectively navigate growing a business through Managed Services market.
    • Pre-Conference Workshops: Two workshops will take place on Tuesday, April 16th, 10:00 am - 4:00 pm providing a deep dive into topics such as IT, Cloud, Mobility, Managed Services, Business Process Automation, and Vertical Markets including Healthcare, Legal, and Security IT.
    • Perfect Image Awards: Join peers at the Perfect Image Awards Ceremony presented by imageSource Magazine on Wednesday, April 17th at 3:00 pm at the imageSource Live Theater.  Awards will be presented to the businesses that have categorically proven to provide "best-in-class" office solutions.
    • Welcome Reception: Network, mingle and catch up with colleagues at the Welcome Reception, kindly hosted by Diamond Sponsor Continuum, on Wednesday, April 17 at 4:30 PM in The Rio Pavilion Rotunda. Featuring can't-miss performances from "Acrobatic Magician" Seth Grabel!
    • Expo Floor Features & Highlights include

    o  imageSource Live Theater (Booth #147): Free education on the Expo Floor from credible resources including executives from Kodak, DocuClass, AutoTask, Ingram Micro, MPSA, Breezy, and Marlin Leasing.   

    o   Managed Services Zone: ITEX will be showcasing the industry's leading managed services vendors in an easy-to-find Tech Zone on the Expo Floor. Participants include: Autotask, Breezy, CompTIA, Continuum, Crexendo, N-Able Technologies, OKI Data Americas, Inc., Tech Data, ModernOffice Suite, Tigerpaw Software, and Xanté.

    o   Document Management & Workflow Solutions Zone:ITEX will be showcasing the industry's leading managed services vendors in an easy-to-find Tech Zone on the Expo Floor. Participants include: DocuClass, DocuWare, ELO Digital Office, Fujitsu, Ingram Micro, Kodak, Laser Line, Lexmark, LSSP Corporation, Nuance Communications, PSIGEN Software, and Webbstone.

    o   Networking Breakfast (Aisle 100): Enjoy breakfast on Thursday and network with colleagues as your day begins at ITEX. Plus, enter a drawing to win a $250 Gift Certificate to Ruth's Chris Steak House!

    o   Resource Center: Conveniently located in Aisle 100 and equipped with Memjet printers and Internet access, the Center offers a place for attendees to print, check their email, meet up with colleagues and more.

    o   Concurrent Events: leading industry groups, associations and vendors have chosen to co-locate their events with ITEX 2013, including BTA, Great America Financial Services, NPRN, IBPI, and MPSA.

    DATES/HOURS:   

    Tuesday, April 16       

    Pre-Conference Workshops:     10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

    Wednesday, April 17  

    Conference Sessions:              9:00 AM - 11:50 AM              

    Expo Hall:                               11:00 AM- 4:30 PM

    Perfect Image Awards:             3:00 PM

    Welcome Reception:                4:30 PM

     

    Thursday, April 18      

    Conference Sessions:               8:30 AM - 9:20 AM

                                                  10:00 AM - 11:50 AM

                                                    1:00 PM - 1:50 PM

    Networking Breakfast:             9:00 AM

    Expo Hall:                                 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM                         

    LOCATION:      The Rio All Suite Hotel & Casino, Las Vegas

    PRODUCED & MANAGED BY:

    ITEX 2013 National Conference and Expo, the largest and most comprehensive event in the office solutions and imaging channel, will be held April 16 through April 18, 2013 at The Rio All Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, NV. ITEX is produced and managed by Questex Media Group LLC, a global, diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA.  For detailed information about the event, visit www.itexshow.com

    # # # 

    For further information, contact: 

    Amy Riemer

    Media Relations

    978-475-4441 (office)

    978-502-4895 (cell)

    amy@riemercommunications.com

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