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  • 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

  • 11-Apr-2013 12:31 PM | Anonymous

    New Business Unit Represents Continued

    Strategic Commitment to Technological Leadership


    SCOTTSDALE, AZ undefined April 11, 2013

    MWA Intelligence (MWAi), an SAP Gold Partner and leader in enterprise-class Machine to Machine (M2M) and Machine to People (M2P) solutions announced the formation of a Strategic SAP Business Unit in response to the overwhelming acceptance and support for the SAP Business One solution in the Imaging Channel.

    The creation of the SAP Business Unit represents MWAi's continued and growing commitment to providing the finest technology, support and partnering support for the Imaging Channel and its growing services offerings. MWAi is focused on the growth of our M2M business and Field Service/Mobile solutions while expanding upon the company's existing SAP Business One offering that was launched in December, 2012. This is the next logical step in our SAP Business One growth and SBU infrastructure will ensure high-quality delivery and continuous enhancement of the MWAi Services Platform enabled by SAP Business One. In addition the SAP SBU brings further clarity to our significant investment in the growth of our team as well as well as organizational clarity of purpose, mission and the individual responsibility.  

    "The creation of the new SAP Business Unit is a direct response to a dynamic marketplace and our ability to serve the needs of the dealers in the Imaging Channel with the best technology and support in the world." Said Michael T. Stramaglio, CEO and President of MWA Intelligence. "The dealers businesses are expanding and growing into new markets and opportunities and it is our goal to encourage revenue and customer growth with new technologies and business models and to provide the dealers with real time, actionable data the likes of which the industry has never seen before."

    The establishment of this business unit brings three important changes. First, the new organization will be led at the corporate level and will be interacting on a daily basis with SAP management as well as our many other Technology United Partners. Second, the scope will expand beyond the MWAi Intelligent Service and Workforce solutions to address customer needs more broadly with a solution that empowers dealers to run their entire business with a single, Imaging Channel specific solution. And third, it will separate planning, development, sales and support of the current MWAi solutions to ensure continued development and evolution in the solutions that MWAi has been providing to the Imaging Channel for over twenty years.

     "In all my years in the channel, I have never seen such an enthusiastic response for a new solution." Said Gavin Williams, Executive Vice President of MWA Intelligence. "Since our initial launch, the channel has embraced SAP Business One and the MWAi Services Platform for its powerful functionality, ease of use and affordability."

     The newly formed MWAi SAP Business Unit will deliver Office Technology and Imaging Channel businesses the ability to make smart decisions, improve future performance, and achieve long-term success with little financial or strategic risk. The all-encompassing MWAi Services Platform enabled by SAP Business One provides a complete, integrated business management solution that offers transparency and instant visibility into operations. The solution helps companies to better unify, manage and control their entire business across financials, sales, customers and operations while eliminating redundant data entries and errors at the same time. The solution not only provides immediate results in operating efficiency and real-time business decisions, but also comes with an affordable price tag.  The affordably priced SAP Business One application is designed for those businesses that recognize the importance of leveraging business software as an integral component of their business growth strategy. 

    About MWA Intelligence, Inc.

    MWA Intelligence Inc. (MWAi), a SAP Business One Gold Partner, delivers enterprise-class and leading-edge Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Machine-to-People (M2P) solutions to better serve the imaging industry. MWAi's intelligent service, workforce, assets and GPS solution suites deliver mission-critical information in real time to the hands of customer-facing employees and into companies' back-end ERP systems including the powerful SAP Business One solution. The MWAi solution automates all of the business intelligence management, meter collection, consumables and service alerts and also offers an integrated pre-sale MPS tool for easy auditing of end-user networks. MWAi literally connects the people who service and sell the assets with the actual machines and ERP systems.

     For additional information please visit the MWA Intelligence corporate website: www.mwaintel.com

     

     

     

  • 15-Mar-2013 3:49 PM | Anonymous

    Charlotte, NC – March 18, 2013 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) today announced three new categories for its upcoming 2013 MPSA Leadership Awards. This means that this year, there is a total of 10 categories of excellence in which various companies involved in MPS may be nominated and awarded – up from seven categories last year.

    The 2013 MPSA Leadership Awards categories are as follows (new categories are underlined):

    • Best MPS Innovation
    • Direct Managed Print Services Provider
    • Direct Managed Print Services Plus Provider
    • Independent Managed Print Services Provider
    • Independent Managed Print Services Plus Provider
    • Managed Print Services Infrastructure Provider
    • Professional Services Provider
    • End User (Buyer of MPS)
    • Software Provider
    • Regional Managed Print Services Provider

    One exciting new award category – “Best MPS Innovation” – was added to highlight advances made in MPS this past year. “We wanted something to create some splash about new innovations in this industry, and we wanted to recognize those who are leading the industry with new ideas," said MPSA President Greg Walters.

    In order to allow organizations providing core MPS services as well as those that go beyond traditional MPS to be recognized, the MPSA divided the Direct and Indirect (now called “Independent”) MPS Provider categories into four distinct categories with two levels each. There is one level for organizations that provide core MPS services and then a “Plus” level for those that go beyond MPS into areas such as document management and workflow. MPSA Standards Committee Chair Ron Alphin said this new structure helps recognize areas where the industry has evolved: “This will allow the wide range of organizations that provide MPS services – from core to more advanced services – to be recognized equally by the MPSA.”

    Finally, the category formerly known as “Independent MSP” was further clarified this year, and the name was changed to “Managed Print Services Infrastructure Provider.”

    The nomination and voting periods for the MPSA Leadership Awards will open on April 2, 2013, through the MPSA website (www.yourmpsa.org). The MPSA Awards reception (and board meeting) will be co-located with CompTIA ChannelCon, taking place at the Peabody Orlando Hotel in Orlando, Florida, July 29-31. Both MPSA board meeting and awards reception attendance includes a free CompTIA ChannelCon registration, which can be obtained by visiting http://www.CompTIA.org/channelcon and using the MPSA’s priority registration code, which will be announced shortly; it is recommended that MPSA members wait for the code to take advantage of this special offer. Additional information about nomination processes and voting is forthcoming.

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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.

  • 14-Mar-2013 1:44 PM | Anonymous

    MIDWAY, KY, March 14, 2013undefined Photizo Group proudly announces that Ricoh Americas Corporation will be a Platinum sponsor of the Transform Global Conference, which will take place on May 6-9, 2013 in Scottsdale, AZ. Photizo’s Transform event is the premier conference for the imaging channel and draws a global audience.

     

    Ricoh has a clear commitment to helping its channel partners successfully navigate the imaging industryundefinedthe company is a longstanding sponsor of the Transform conference series. Most recently, Ricoh was a Diamond sponsor of Transform 2012 Europe, which drew close to 350 attendees. Ricoh also recently signed a global contract to utilize Photizo Group’s Partner Transformation Series, which is a comprehensive transformation program designed for those who are serious about succeeding in MPS and strive for increased profitability, revenue, and organizational power.

     

    "As the imaging industry sees significant changes, it's important for companies to strengthen customer relationships and help solve their business problems – MPS can play a significant role," said Terrie Campbell, Vice President, Strategic Marketing, Ricoh Americas Corporation. "Ricoh continually supports educating our industry professionals, which is why we are proud to be a Platinum sponsor of Photizo Group’s Transform Global Conference."

     

    Ricoh is sponsoring the keynote speaker, Ryan Estis, who will be presenting Passion on Purpose: Turning Corporate Culture into a Competitive Advantage. Estis is a business performance expert who helps companies and sellers effectively connect with their employees and customers. In addition, Ricoh Vice President of Strategic Marketing, Terri Campbell, will be on the executive panel at Transform. The executive panel brings industry leaders together, providing an opportunity to speak out on the future of business and managed print services and answer questions from the audience.

     

    “I remain impressed by Ricoh’s dedication to keep up with the advancing pace of the managed print services industry,” said Photizo Group Founder and CEO, Ed Crowley. “As longstanding partners of Photizo, we could not be more inspired by Ricoh’s commitment to bring the channel the most cutting-edge education available.”

     

    Transform Global provides attendees and sponsors with the opportunity to network, exchange ideas, and receive cutting-edge education, diving beyond managed print services and into the future of imaging. The year 2013 marks the fifth anniversary of the Transform conference series, and the event will feature industry leaders, experts and analysts, end-user case studies, and channel success stories of transformation.


    About Photizo Group

    A leading transformation firm, Photizo Group assists clients in transforming their businesses from product-centric to services-centric companies. We provide clients with innovative and practical market intelligence, consulting, and education services based upon our deep industry insight and objective analysis. Photizo is a trusted advisor and provides clients, as well as the entire imaging market, with visionary guidance to help make successful business decisions.  www.photizogroup.com.

     

     

    About Ricoh

     

    Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems, and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, Ricoh Group, operates in more than 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2012, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 1,903 billion yen (approximately $23 billion).

     

    The majority of the company's revenue comes from products, solutions, and services that improve the interaction between people and information. Ricoh also produces award-winning digital cameras and specialized industrial products. It is known for the quality of its technology, the exceptional standard of its customer service, and its sustainability initiatives.

     

    Under its corporate tagline, imagine. change., Ricoh helps companies transform the way they work and harness the collective imagination of their employees.

    For further information, please visit http://www.ricoh.com/about/




    Media Contact:

    Stephanie Morris

    Brand Manager

    smorris@photizogroup.com

    1.859.846.9830 ex 119

  • 05-Mar-2013 9:27 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Charlotte, NC – March 5, 2013 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) today announced the completion of its Standards & Best Practices Committee’s first white paper of 2013, “MPS Business Models & Components.” This white paper identifies four managed print business models MPS providers can use to go to market, details the pros and cons associated with each and provides charts outlining additional components related to the delivery of managed print services.

     

    “Ron, his committee members – indeed, all who contributed to this initiative – have brought to light a sound, easy-to-understand description of foundational managed print services models and components,“ said MPSA President Greg Walters. “We are very proud to provide this document to our membership. Look for more in the near future.”

     

    The MPSA Standards & Best Practices Committee was chartered to help define industry areas that, once clarified, would result in a better understanding of MPS and an increased rate of adoption. One such area identified by the committee as a major source of confusion faced by its membership base centers around MPS business models. “We have members that are end users. We have members that are resellers. We have members that are software providers. There are all types. The MPSA did a very good job of defining what managed print services is, but there needed to be further explanation of how each type of member that delivers MPS services could go to market with that,” said MPSA Standards Committee Chair Ron Alphin.

     

    Subsequently, the committee created a white paper around the topic that will prove invaluable to anyone interested in providing MPS. “Any new members to the MPSA or MPS industry could use this document to define what business models they would reasonably be able to go to market with,” Alphin said. “Right now, people have to go to different websites, look at different statements by other people, or ask others what they’re doing. This document, on the other hand, outlines the MPS business models available to them in one place, so people can start using it as a standard benchmark to determine what kind of delivery model they can take to the market and explain to end users exactly what will be provided to them.”

     

    The MPSA Standards and Best Practices Committee’s white paper is now available to all MPSA members, who can access it by logging in to the MPSA website (www.yourmpsa.org) and clicking on the White Papers link under the Members-Only Content category in the navigation bar. Members can also register there for a webinar scheduled to take place on March 19, 2013, that will provide them with additional details and insight on this white paper. Nonmembers may become members by visiting the following link: http://yourmpsa.org/join.

     

    “This was a great initiative to work with all the committee members on and get consensus on from the various perspectives,” Alphin said. “I am excited this is getting released to the general membership.”

     

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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.

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