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LAS VEGAS -- The 1105 Media Office Technology Group is pleased to announce a new event in 2013. Business Imaging Expo will take place Dec. 11-12, 2013 at the Mandalay Bay Resort and Casino in Las Vegas, Nev. The two-day expo will be preceded on Dec. 10 by two separate full-day conferences. The first, presented by the Office Technology Group’s Workflow magazine, will feature a high-level lineup of speakers focusing on targets surrounding business process optimization, enterprise content management and similar topics. The second, presented by the Office Technology Group’s The Imaging Channel magazine, will focus on managed print and related topics.
“The office technology industry is changing rapidly,” said Group Publisher Patricia Ames. “Printed pages are shifting to mobile devices, printers are increasingly becoming part of the larger managed information technology programs at small and large business, and sellers and consumers of related devices are looking for ways to streamline their processes. Business Imaging Expo recognizes these shifts and creates a centralized resource for all facets of the industry.”
Business Imaging Expo capitalizes on the resources and experience of 1105 Media, a leader in B2B publications and events. The two-day expo and related education and conferences will include:
Pricing plans for the various elements will be announced shortly. Visit http://theimagingchannel.com/pages/bix-2013-fact-sheet.aspx for more information.
SAN DIEGO, CA January 7, 2013 – Memjet, the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speeds and affordability, today announced its membership in the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA).
Founded in 2009, the MPSA is a global, non-profit organization that provides independent communications, collaboration, education, standards and success to MPS professionals.
“We’re proud to be a part of MPSA, the premiere U.S. industry organization for managed print services professionals,” said Bill McGlynn, president of Memjet Office. “Memjet color printing technology is perfect for the MPS market which is experiencing explosive growth. With low running costs, a revolutionary ink refill model and desktop color speeds of a page-per-second, Memjet-powered office devices represent the office printing industry’s first breakthrough in two decades. Memjet heralds the beginning of an entirely new office printing category that gives resellers new options for increasing color pages and profiting from them.”
The Memjet-powered C6010 color printer is now commercially available in the North American market under a distribution agreement with Parts Now. Since 1989, Parts Now has embraced the ever-evolving printing and imaging industry with a constant eye on the future. The company’s product, service and support portfolios continue to expand and these corporate investments propel its customers ahead of the competition.
“Memjet is a very fast affordable color option for any MPS dealer” comments Ryan Humphrey, Director of MPS at Parts Now, “Not only is it fast but it’s the perfect opportunity to replace your customer’s A4 or other expensive color laser device, and increase your bottom line.”
“With low supply costs, and virtually no service costs the Memjet is the right machine at the right time,” comments Matt McLeish, Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Parts Now. “Choosing quality suppliers that increase our customer’s success is what Parts Now is all about, so Memjet was a natural choice.”
Join Memjet and the MPSA’s Greg Walters at a Jan 24th reseller targeted Webinar event. Hear more about how to expand your color portfolio and profitably deliver color to your customer base. Find out more about how to become part of Memjet’s channel program for select MPS resellers.
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The C6010, powered by Memjet, operates at running costs that are half of those of traditional office printers and changes the way value is delivered in the office: with incredible energy efficiency, always in color at or near the desktop, and with ink refill as a default.
The C6010 features Memjet’s page-wide printhead, which requires significantly less energy than existing laser printers by eliminating the fusing process inherent with laser printing technology. Memjet’s office printing technologies feature a unique “green” design to support dealer ink refill programs that encourage ink cartridge re-use and keep plastics out of landfills, while saving end-users money.
Memjet’s OEM partners include LG, Lenovo and Océ among others. The company has been honored with several industry and technology awards, including top honors from the Printing Industries of America, Popular Science and the prestigious Edison Awards.
To learn more about the Memjet-powered C6010, please visit www.C6000series.com.
Memjet is the global leader in color printing technologies that provide remarkable speeds and affordability. The company supplies technologies and components to OEM partners across the printing industry. Memjet maintains its corporate office in San Diego, and has offices in Dublin, Sydney, Taipei, Singapore and Boise, Idaho. The company is privately held. For more information, please visit www.memjet.com, ‘Like’ us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @memjet.
VP, Brand & Communications
Illume Public Relations
WASHINGTON, PA (December 20, 2012) – West Point Products today announced the release of Axess® SalesPro, an interactive, on-line sales training program designed to assist dealers develop and implement a comprehensive MPS sales process. Designed to allow dealers’ employees to learn on their own schedule, Axess® SalesPro features a comprehensive educational curriculum, supporting documents and reference materials, built in quizzes, and extensive reporting to allow managers to track employees’ progress.
“Axess® SalesPro was developed to help dealers meet their training needs, with in depth and actionable content in an on-line format, which will help the dealer manage their training costs by eliminating the need to travel” said Ray Loisel, Senior Vice President, MPS for West Point Products. “This training will empower sales reps to have the knowledge and the materials they need to implement a proven sales process.”
Axess® SalesPro is being offered to dealers on a subscription basis, including an option for unlimited seats to extend training to all employees. In addition, managers can opt to receive daily or weekly reports to see how well employees are learning the material presented.
“We developed Axess® SalesPro with the dealers success in MPS sales as our goal,” said Tom Day, President of West Point Products. “This is another way we are adding value to our customers and helping them grow through our Axess MPS Program.”
About West Point Products
West Point Products is the market leader in providing independent resellers with premium replacement imaging supplies, printing services and innovative recycling programs. Founded in 1972, West Point Products offers a diverse line of products and services to support all imaging needs, including ink and toner cartridges, AgriToneTM bio-based toner, extended yield cartridges, printer parts and postage meter supplies. West Point Products’ best-in-class Axess® MPS program, is a suite of MPS products and services that includes the Axess® TCO, the industry’s most accurate TCO tool and proposal generator. West Point Products is one of only a handful of companies in the imaging industry to hold both ISO 9001:2008 and STMC certifications. Headquartered in Washington, PA, West Point Products comprehensive network of sales and distribution facilities across North America provides customers with superior service and support. For more information, please visit http://www.westpointproducts.com/
West Point Products
Sr. VP Managed Print Services
MIDWAY, KY, December 6, 2012 Premier research and consulting firm Photizo Group announces that Canon Europe, world leader in imaging solutions, named an extension to its pan-European Partner Program, with the launch of a new managed print services (MPS) accreditation program. Accreditation is assessed through an intensive audit process managed independently by Photizo Group, with accreditation status lasting for 12 months.
The new MPS accreditation program is being rolled out throughout Europe this quarter and builds upon Canon’s Partner Program, which was launched in early 2011. Photizo Group’s program has been developed to help identify and develop Canon’s leading partners and demonstrate the high standards those partners are achieving in MPS delivery, technology, and customer care.
This program will allow Canon partners to take advantage of Canon’s experience in the field of MPS. Canon’s Partner Program provides appropriate training and support to ensure that partners have the skills required to attain accreditation. This includes the development of a joint business plan with Canon to agreed shared targets for the year, access to Canon’s PartnerNet communications portal for marketing and sales support, and eligibility for the Canon Premier Partner Club, which rewards top-performing partners with exclusive access to Canon Europe’s management team.
“Since its foundation, Photizo Group has been dedicated to providing high-level, unbiased assessments for the managed print services industry and developing a road map to success for our partners. We are excited to be chosen by Canon to provide the independent assessment of partner capability as part of the Canon Partner Accreditation program,” said Ed Crowley, CEO and founder of Photizo Group.
Marc Bory, director of MPS and solutions sales for Canon Europe, commented, “The new MPS Accreditation program provides our partners with the opportunity to gain a competitive edge based on a significant and credible independent audit process. The strength of Canon’s product portfolio, service delivery, and independent recognition of our status as a global leader in MPS also provides assurance that our partners can deliver best-in-class managed services in what continues to be a challenging economic climate. The new process illustrates Canon’s ongoing commitment and support to its partners via its Partner Program.”
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 Canon Europe
Canon Europe is a subsidiary of Canon Inc. of Japan, a world-leading innovator and provider of imaging solutions. For more than 50 years, Canon Europe has delivered pioneering imaging technologies to customers in Europe. Customers benefit from consumer and professional imaging products, including leading-edge photographic equipment, printers, scanners and binoculars, and an advanced range of digital compact and SLR cameras. In addition, Canon Europe’s Business Solutions offer a vast portfolio of print and document solutions for small and medium-size businesses, large corporations, and governments. http://www.canon-europe.com
(Cedar Rapids, IA) – GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation launched Info-Zone mobile today, an app that brings Info-Zone.com front and back-end functionality to the Apple, Android, Windows, and Blackberry mobile platforms. Info-Zone.com is a portal, available exclusively to GreatAmerica customers, that provides access to their client data. The app is primarily designed to help sales people submit credit applications, calculate a payment, and gain quick access to customer information while in the field.
The app will also allow Dealers to quickly and cost-effectively improve their sales efforts with the mobile technology needed to expand and grow, while helping GreatAmerica channel partners improve transaction efficiency.
“We invested in mobile computing because the majority of our Dealers are increasingly selling from the field and working in demanding, fast-paced situations,” said David Pohlman, GreatAmerica Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer. “By placing key account information from the GreatAmerica Info-Zone.com site at the fingertips of sales people, they can anticipate and respond to virtually all customer opportunities on the fly.”
The app is integrated with phone, email, and map functionality for quick access to customer data and GreatAmerica support. Access to the app is available by going to Info-Zone.com through your smartphone browser. The Info-Zone app will also be available on iTunes and Android Play.
About GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation
GreatAmerica is more than just a national financing company. We are a partner to many office equipment companies, and are dedicated to helping them become more successful. Our commitment to understanding the industry has positioned us as the unparalleled leader in single invoice solutions (MPS, MNS, and other specialized billing options). We also offer innovative non-financial services such as Collabrance™ Managed IT Services, PathShare™ HR Services, Info-Zone®.com, and FleetView™ remote monitoring to help our dealers evolve their businesses. www.greatamerica.com
Director, Strategic Marketing, Office Equipment Group
GreatAmerica Leasing Corporation
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TOKYO, Oct. 29, 2012 undefined Ricoh Company, Ltd. today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the "Leaders" quadrant of the "Magic Quadrant: Managed Print Services Worldwide" 1. Managed print services (MPS) is defined as the active management and optimization of document output devices and related business processes.2
1 Gartner, Inc., Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services, Worldwide, Ken Weilerstein, Cecile Drew, Yulan Li, October 24, 2012
2 Managed Print Services Association (MPSA)
While many MPS offerings focus tightly on devices and print management, Ricoh Managed Document Services™ (Ricoh MDS) is delivered through a five-phased Adaptive Model, This approach delivers a unique MDS solution for each customer that addresses the entire landscape of business information, including its input (capture), processing (workflow) and output (distribution), whether paper-based or electronic. As a result, Ricoh helps provide iWorkers undefined whether in the office, by mobile or virtual - with the right information at the right time in the right form to make optimal business decisions.
"We're pleased that our customers around the world are experiencing the level of business results that put us in the Leaders Quadrant," said Sergio Kato, Deputy General Manager, Ricoh's Global Marketing Group/Services Business Center. "We are committed to building on these achievements and continuing to provide comprehensive managed document services that not only encompass printer and MFP fleets, but focus squarely on the top concerns businesses have today. These are cost control, environmental sustainability, information security and governance, business process efficiency, organizational change management, information worker (iWorker) productivity, information optimization and strategic infrastructure."
According to Gartner, Leaders provide MPS to a wide range of customers, including the largest and most geographically dispersed, so they must demonstrate a truly global reach. They must demonstrate not only the skills to deliver today's MPS, but also the understanding, initiative and resources to prepare for tomorrow's MPS. Leaders characteristically augment the full scope of MPS with a wide range of added-value services. As a result, they are frequently shortlisted by large and midsize customers.
How Ricoh does it
Ricoh continues to work in partnership with its customers to understand their needs and serve as an advocate for change and efficiency. Ricoh is uniquely equipped to help customers achieve their goals through an adaptive, customer-focused approach that includes holistic, vendor-agnostic infrastructure management and a global force of 30,000 professionals reaching 95 percent of the Global Fortune 500.
Ricoh MDS is designed to not only help customers achieve better efficiencies related to document management, but also improve an organization's ability to serve customers and compete in increasingly global and connected markets. This approach directly addresses the depletion of productivity that comes with employees spending hours each day searching for or recreating information that already exists.
Ricoh helps ensure the success of MDS engagements by using certified project managers who follow globally accepted PMI best practices to track project scope, timeliness, milestones, budgets and research allocations; service management professionals (ITIL/ISO2001 certified) who ensure the transformed environment undefined or "desired state" undefined is effectively governed, expertly measured and continually optimized; and certified change management experts to help facilitate the "people" part of transformation.
To learn more about Ricoh's approach to Managed Document Services and for free information and guidance undefined including case studies, white papers and videos undefined visit ricoh.com/mds.
About the Magic Quadrant
Gartner does not endorse any vendor, product or service depicted in its research publications, and does not advise technology users to select only those vendors with the highest ratings. Gartner research publications consist of the opinions of Gartner's research organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Gartner disclaims all warranties, expressed or implied, with respect to this research, including any warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.
Charlotte, NC – A new series of interactive education sessions has been launched by The Managed Print Services Association to support members as they complete their strategic planning for the year ahead.
Hosted online and free to all MPSA members, these education sessions cover a variety of topics spanning business development strategies for managed print services, to hiring top notch sales talent to promote programs. The list of education topics has been developed based upon discussions with current MPSA members and their request interest in covering potential obstacles and opportunities essential to MPS and imaging industry business planning for 2013.
“Today, the MPSA consists of the best MPS professionals on the planet”, stated Greg Walters, President of the Managed Print Services Association. “The education and standards committees have come together to create a comprehensive series of online education sessions that will equip members with tactical tools to grow their MPS business. We continue to strive to bring value to our member community and this education series is one of many new initiatives we are implementing.”
The MPSA online education series kicks off October 25th at 4:30pm EDT with MPS Career Transitioning, presented by Steve Spencer, Director of Recruiting Services of Morisey Dart - Precision Recruitment. For a complete list of topics and dates and to register for an upcoming event, please visit yourmpsa.org.
About The Managed Print Services Association
The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) is an independent, not-for-profit organization that serves the emerging MPS industry through the development of standards and industry guidelines which unite the different segments of the industry that bring value to all those participating. The vision for the MPSA is to educate and inform membership in a manner that promotes professional growth, individual improvement, within and beyond the imaging ecosystem. The MPSA is a leading association committed to its membership in brining the newest technology and ideas to light.
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