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  • 15-May-2012 12:50 PM | Anonymous

    Ontario, Canada. undefined PrintFleet Inc., a global leader in managed print software announced today that our first Global Platinum Partner West Point Products has over 100,000 devices under management.

    “We are pleased to announce that West Point Products, a ‘Powered by PrintFleet’ Global Platinum Partner, has kicked off the New Year with a wave of momentum,” said Chris McFarlane, President & COO, PrintFleet Inc., “their AXESS® Managed Print Services program started in 2008  has seen incredible growth which has enabled them to reach a historic milestone of monitoring over 100,000 devices across their dealer partners.

    West Point Products, a North American based manufacturer of premium replacement laser toner cartridges and provider of related imaging supplies and services, have selected PrintFleet as the exclusive software platform to power their AXESS® Managed Print Services program. AXESS® Managed Print Services program provides dealers with the complete support package necessary to lock out the competition, and implement a successful managed print services program. Included in the offering are quality toner cartridges, sales support, technical support, in-depth training and a comprehensive Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) tool.

    “West Point Products is proud to be reaching this program growth milestone with our software partner PrintFleet.  The West Point AXESS®  MPS program provides our dealers full integration with the leading TCO pricing tool in the industry,” said Ray Loisel, Senior Vice President, MPS, West Point Products.  “We look forward to our continued growth by providing dealers the most technically advanced MPS infrastructure tools in the industry.  These tools and services empower our dealers to profitability sell and manage MPS contracts.  This year promises to be an exciting time for West Point and PrintFleet to bring even more advancements to the AXESS® program.”

    Both PrintFleet and West Point Products will be exhibiting at ITEX 2012, April 18-19th in Las Vegas, NV.  For more information about the benefits of this Global Platinum Partnership, please visit PrintFleet (booth #913) and West Point Products (booth #425) to learn more.

    About PrintFleet

    PrintFleet’s family of print management software solutions range from simple rapid assessment to advanced, independently hosted print management, offering unparalleled agnostic data collection, data integrity and back end support. Available in multiple languages, PrintFleet's software solution empowers dealers in over 85 countries to entrench their customer relationships and provide total print management solutions for their clients.  Globally, PrintFleet's network of dealers has more print and imaging devices under management than any other independent software vendor and is the vendor of choice for print management and supporting business development services. Additional information about PrintFleet can be found at

    Telephone: 613.549.3221

    About West Point Products

    West Point Products is a leading manufacturer of premium replacement imaging supplies and provider of related products and services based in Washington, PA.  Founded in 1972, West Point Products has evolved from a remanufacturer of ink and toner cartridges to a single-source destination for all imaging supplies, including ink toner cartridges, color toner cartridges, AgriTone™ bio-based toner cartridges, extended yield cartridges, MICR Print Solutions, maintenance kits and fusers, replacement ribbons, refurbished printers, and postage supplies.  West Point Products’ industry leading managed print services offering, Axess® MPS, is a suite of MPS products and services that includes the Axess® TCO, the industry’s most accurate TCO tool and proposal generator. Locations include Valley Grove, WV, Jacksonville, FL, Plano, TX, Calexico, CA, Oakville, ON, Guelph, ON, Halifax, NS, Calgary, AB, Vancouver, BC, and the company’s headquarters in Washington, PA.

  • 15-May-2012 11:15 AM | Anonymous

    Partnership to Enhance the Officia Imaging-Managed Print Services Solution

    San Diego, CA – Officia Imaging, California’s leading office technology solutions provider, today announces a new partnership with OKI Data Americas to incorporate OKI’s innovative Total Managed PrintTM software tool into Officia’s comprehensive Managed Print Services (MPS) solution.

    Officia Imaging offers competitive, managed print services solutions to California businesses. Officia Managed Print Services support all types and brands of office printers, and can substantially reduce document-related costs, often up to 30%. Using standard estimates, a properly implemented Managed Print Services program can save a typical twenty million-dollar company up to $100,000 per year.

    Total Managed PrintTM from OKI Data Americas is a sophisticated MPS tool that includes data collection, reporting and much more. It has proven track record of measured savings and optimization with businesses of all sizes and industries.

    While Officia Imaging does offer OKI printers, our Managed Print Services solution is product agnostic, meaning we support all types and brands of office printers and copiers. We provide California businesses with an all-inclusive print management solution for all types of printing environments. This partnership with OKI ensures Officia’s Managed Print Services customers will enjoy even greater benefits from their print environment.

    Officia Imaging conducts a no-cost Environmental Print Assessment that can identify the total costs of document production, storage, retrieval and management.

    About Officia Imaging

    Officia Imaging offers cost-effective managed print services and document management solutions, along with a wide selection of office technology solutions including networked printers, copiers, color copiers, document scanners, fax machines and multifunctional printers. Officia Imaging has offices in San Diego, Orange County, Los Angeles, and the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more about Officia Imaging, please visit

    About OKI Data Americas

    OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized document management solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers, color and monochrome multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label printers and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. Utilizing Genuine OKI® toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data Americas also serves the Graphic Arts & Production market with the OKI proColor™ SeriesOKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $5.2 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2010 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR(r) certified products.


  • 10-May-2012 10:20 AM | Anonymous
    SmartPrint Fleet Management (a Corporate member of the MPSA) and Ingram Micro have announced a partnership to launch ClickMPS™ Managed Print Services program for Resellers in Australia and New Zealand. Read full announcement.

    ClickMPS is designed to assist Ingram’s 6,500 dealer, reseller and OEM partners in Australia in providing independent and holistic managed print solutions. Authorized resellers will be able to create, package and propose MPS in a fraction of the normal quoting time according to the announcement.

    “This product has been designed to aid the novice, right up to the experienced MPS professional, to provide all brands of equipment, in-house finance packages, value adds and blended MPS offerings from a single source.” says Jason Ganis, CEO of SmartPrint.


    Desmond Ling, Ingram Micro’s Senior Director, Consumer, Components & Print, says the partnership with SmartPrint has been under development for a while.

    “We’ve been looking for a solution that enables our Reseller partners to provide Managed Services across diverse fleets of printers and photocopies from all our Vendor partners. With ClickMPS, we can provide a simple, easy-to-use, web-based solution that makes it easy for Reseller partners to build Managed Print Services solutions for their customers – saving them time, money and delivering an environmentally friendly solution in the process,” he says.

    Ling says Ingram Micro is setting up a new Print Services group to support the new partnership and provide a dedicated team to aid Reseller partners in creating Managed Print Services solutions for their customers.

    Ganis says SmartPrint’s neutrality allows it to deliver flexible services that can be tailored to each individual customer’s requirements. This gives clients comfort that SmartPrint is making the best recommendations and offering the most economical device choices while both meeting their current needs and accommodating future development, he says.

    “Being 100 percent brand independent and vendor agnostic means we can truly meet the needs of every client, many of whom have existing mixed fleets of printers and multi-function devices,” Ganis says.

    While SmartPrint is the largest independent and fastest growing MPS provider in Australia, they are still small in comparison to Ingram Micro, the world’s largest technology distributor and a leading technology sales, marketing and logistics company for the IT industry worldwide.
  • 02-May-2012 5:47 PM | Anonymous

    Video is a wildly popular business communication medium that is easily shared via email, social media and web pages.

    Marketers love video because viewers tune into the highly visual messaging.

    Have you ever wanted to try video marketing, but had no way to actually produce an affordable video?

    Problem solved!

    The MPSA and Managed Print Marketing have teamed up to offer MPSA corporate members an excellent opportunity! 

    Professionally produced videos are now available at no cost to help MPSA corporate members thanks to MPSA Leadership Award-winning MPSA member, Managed Print Marketing (MPM).

    • Promote your business brand
    • Recruit re-seller members
    • Recruit end-user members
    MPSA members take advantage of this offer TODAY by going to and following the directions.
    • 25-Apr-2012 1:43 AM | Anonymous

      Las Vegas, Nevada (April 18, 2012)imageSource Magazine today announced the nine businesses that received the magazine’s 2012 Perfect Image Award for outstanding achievement in a specific category. The national awards were presented to representatives from each business selected, from theimageSource Live Theater on the Expo Floor at the ITEX National Expo & Conference, by imageSourceEditor-in-Chief and ITEX Conference Director, 

      Sand Sinclair.

      “We are extremely pleased with the well-deserved recognition that these dealers and resellers receive from being a recipient of an imageSource Perfect Image Award,” said Sinclair. “The fact is there are multiple business professionals doing good business today, and those that are recognized as being outstanding in creating valuable programs, processes and services, is something to be highly acknowledged.”

      The imageSource Perfect Image Award recipients are selected from an impartial judging process based on a variety of factors and entry information acquired regarding a dealer’s business model and performance. The judging process includes the imageSource/ITEX Advisory Council whose members are industry consultants, dealers, leading industry associations, and vendors, as well as Questex Media Group executives on the Council. Awards are merit-based and derived from a compilation scoring process.

       imageSource Magazine’s 2012 Perfect Image Award Recipients

      1. Dealer of the Year: Marco
      2. Outstanding Sales Program: Flo-Tech
      3. Outstanding Service Program: Thermocopy
      4. Outstanding MPS Program: FlexPrint
      5. Outstanding Customer Service Program: ProSource (MPSA - a MPSA Corporate Standard Member)
      6. Outstanding Marketing Campaign: Modern Office Methods (MPSA - a MPSA Corporate Standard Member)
      7. Outstanding Managed Services Program: Marco
      8. Outstanding Use of Website Technology: Coordinated Business Systems
      9. Outstanding IT Services Provider: Impact Networking

      About imageSource Magazine

      imageSource Magazine is a property of Questex Media Group LLC, a global diversified business-to-business integrated media and information provider, headquartered in Newton, MA. The company’s media properties include over 100 print and digital media publications, 45 conferences, tradeshows and events, as well as a range of research, data and information products. In addition to imageSource Magazine, website and eNewsletters, Questex also produces ITEX National Expo & Conference (, the nation’s largest event in the office solutions channel, and Solutions Summit (, an innovative, invitation-only, C-level event for the office solutions channel.

      For more information,

    • 16-Apr-2012 8:12 AM | Anonymous

      Global Printer Services co-sponsor of popular MPSA Reception

      Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) members and other MPS followers can expand their industry and association connections at the ITEX National Expo and Conference April 17, 18 and 19 in Las Vegas.

      The Managed Print Services Association has arranged a number of events at the Conference to give members and others interested in MPS a chance to connect and learn. The activities include a reception, speaker and conference booth. ITEX is also offering a discount exclusively for MPSA members using promotion code A311E when registering for the conference.

      Global Printer Services Supports Member Networking

      MPSA member Global Printer Services is co-sponsoring the MPSA Reception from 5-7 PM Tuesday, April 17 in the Key Largo Room at the Mirage Hotel and Casino. Greg Walters, secretary of the MPSA Board of Directors, will act as the MPSA host at the reception. Walters is also the special speaker at the MPSA session Wednesday from 12:15 PM - 12:40 PM at the Expo Hall stage.

      “The Conference is an ideal opportunity for MPSA members to gather, and the MPSA Reception is always popular for its relaxed atmosphere and rich networking. As a co-sponsor, we are committed to helping our fellow members have a productive conference experience,” said Lance Lansing, Director of Sales and Marketing for Global Printer Services Inc. Anyone interested in attending the reception should RSVP by April 2 to Joe Barganier at

      Meeting the Need for Networking

      “Networking is a popular and effective way to share business ideas, make strategic connections and keep up with industry trends. Our ITEX participation focuses on providing venues for MPS networking. It’s a natural fit with the energy of the event as a learning opportunity. Questex, the parent company of the ITEX Conference, is an MPSA Foundation Member, and we are proud to play a part in this respected channel event. We encourage our members and other attendees who may be curious about the MPSA to seek out our booth and talk to current members at the conference,” said MPSA President Joe Barganier. Representatives will be on hand in booth #220 to talk to attendees about the benefits of membership and how to join the association.

      # # #

      About the ITEX National Expo & Conference

      Now in its 12th year, ITEX ( showcases what's on the horizon in office solutions. The 2012 event will be held April 18-19 at The Mirage Resort in Las Vegas and plans to attract thousands of dealers, resellers, VARs, systems integrators, OEMs, consultants, distributors, manufacturers, industry groups and associationsundefinedand features a comprehensive conference program, as well as networking opportunities. Year after year, ITEX proves to be the event that unites the industry.

      MPSA Media Contacts:

      Joe Barganier --, 614-323-8209

      President, Managed Print Services Association

      Carro Ford Weston -- 859-771-5091,

      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. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit

    • 03-Apr-2012 2:24 PM | Anonymous

      New MPSA Website Launched Just For YOU

      The Association member base has grown higher than expectations this year, and a different website platform was required to allow seamless online participation and collaboration.

      The new website has been developed to be the new MPSA online community, where you can catch the latest news, connect with other members, and find helpful content in the various "Members Only" pages. The goal is to make it an easier and more relevant member experience for you online.

      Not a member yet? Sign up today!

      MPSA Membership Badge

      MPSA Members: Get started with the new today! 

      Expect an automated email from the new system with your new login information, and a temporary password which you should change. The first step to maximizing your experience with the new is to make sure Your Profile information is correct.

      Take advantage of these MPSA resources:
      Please....take some time to look around the NEW! 

      Last but not least, know that we are here for you!

      Contact the MPSA Community Manager, Carro Ford Weston, if you have any questions or suggestions
      Please contact the Chair of MPSA Membership and Vice President with your member needs
    • 31-Mar-2012 9:30 PM | Anonymous
      In a shocking development, it was announced today that the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) was being renamed due to lack of print. Several industry experts reacted to the news with great disappointment, but little surprise.
      “I’ve been observing the death of print for years,” declared Greg Walters, Secretary of the MPSA Board of Directors. “It’s been just a matter of time.  Over the past 12 months, I’ve seen copier dealers opening White Castle franchises everywhere. Madness.”


      “From the end user side, we’ve been expecting the demise of hardcopy for quite some time,” added Justin West, Vice President of the MPSA Board. “In anticipation of this, we have been privately preparing to relaunch the association as the MXSA, and will have more details very soon.”
      For more information about the shuttering of the MPSA, visit:

      About the Managed Print Services Organization 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. For more information about benefits and memberships, visit
    • 27-Mar-2012 3:22 PM | Anonymous

      First Russian firm to join Managed Print Services Association

      ARTI, a leading supplier of managed print services in Russia, recently committed to membership in the Managed Print Services Association. ARTI was one of the first printing companies to offer managed print services to the Russian market, with an initial contract in 2008. Since then, the company has made MPS the primary focus of its business, providing increasingly automated services to its growing client base.

      ARTI, the first MPSA member from Russia, brings new perspectives on the industry to the organization,” said MPSA President, Joe Barganier. “By sharing the challenges faced and insights gained as an early MPS provider in Russia, ARTI will be able to help other members avoid pitfalls as they begin offering MPS services to new markets.

      ARTI MPS in Russia“When any industry reaches a certain level of development, it needs a way to coordinate the activities of individual participants, exchange experiences and report on changes. MPSA performs that important role for the managed print services industry, uniting leading industry participants, helping them to stay abreast of changes and trends and achieve common goals, said Andrey Malyshev, ARTI President and CEO

      “We are looking forward to becoming active participants in MPSA, sharing our experiences, establishing business relationships with other members, and taking advantage of the wealth of valuable business information and support the organization offers its members,” Malyshev added.


      MPSA Media Contacts:
      Joe Barganier --, 614-323-8209
      President, Managed Print Services Association
      Carro Ford Weston -- 859-771-5091,

      About ARTI
      ARTI provides MPS services to public, commercial and nonprofit organizations in Russia. Its clients are organizations for which MPS can optimize processes to reduce costs and shorten the time required to perform print operations. The company began offering outsourcing service to clients in 2008. Since then, ARTI has made MPS its primary focus, constantly implementing and evolving automated control system service. For more information about ARTI visit

      About the Managed Print Services Association
      The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) 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. For more information about this independent, not-for-profit organization, visit

    • 26-Mar-2012 2:17 PM | Anonymous

      Tailored program enables vendors to enhance revenue and lower total costs

      Samsung Electronics America Inc., a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Corporation, announced today the launch of the Samsung PrintIQTM managed print services program. This comprehensive program is designed to help Samsung’s dealer, reseller and OEM partners implement and develop strategic managed print solutions for customers that can be tailored to individual account needs. Samsung PrintIQTM addresses many common office printing issues, lowers total operating costs and provides opportunities for enhanced revenue and profits.

      Partners for the Samsung PrintIQTM program include Print Fleet, MWA Intelligence, LMI, Compass Sales Solutions and Great America Leasing Corporation.

      Samsung PrintIQ ProgramThe Samsung PrintIQTM program comes with a complete suite of tools that provide dealers and resellers with the ability to analyze, optimize and manage their customers’ printer, multi-function printer (MFP) and copier fleets. The program highlights areas where dealers and resellers can reconfigure their customers’ fleets and employ Samsung and selected partners to conduct faster, cheaper and better leasing, monitoring, supplies and service.

      “Samsung PrintIQTM is a smart solution for our dealers, resellers and partners trying to meet their customers’ changing demands,” said Todd Bouman, vice president of marketing for Samsung Electronics America’s Enterprise Business Division. “At Samsung, our customers are our number one priority and implementing this program will help them to substantially increase productivity and lower their customers’ total cost of ownership.” 


      The Samsung PrintIQTM program is composed of the following tools:

      • System Analysis: Samsung representatives join the vendors’ sales teams to offer a comprehensive analysis and make sure the right machines are matched with the right requirements as well as ensuring each workgroup understands which features would most benefit efficiency.

      • Print Management: Industry leading software solutions are provided to monitor and analyze the fleet continuously for peak efficiency. Samsung partnered with Print Fleet and MWAi to provide an affordable  and unique cloud print management solution

      • Leasing Program: To keep the optimized Samsung PrintIQTM programs within budget, Samsung’s finance leasing partner Great America Leasing Corporation provides leasing options, subsidized by Samsung, for qualified resellers.  There is no need for a costly cash outlay and as technology develops and newer printers and MFPs are released, they can be replaced easily for continually optimized efficiency.

      • Sales Tools: Samsung’s partner, Compass Sales Solutions, provides an information system that automatically records sales and sales force management functions for the vendors. This helps improve vendors’ workflow, reduces time spent doing paperwork, helps the management team assess what is in the funnel and provides tools to help coach the sales team.

      • Supplies: For solutions that incorporate Samsung machines, Samsung PrintIQTM offers specially priced, genuine Samsung supplies to qualified resellers. Samsung has also partnered with LMI to provide reliable, professional-quality low priced toner cartridges for various non-Samsung printers, MFPs and copiers.

      • National Service & Support: Samsung PrintIQTM includes full technical support through a national network of service partners.

      “Samsung has demonstrated its market leadership by joining the MPSA as a Foundation Member, and now the company continues its proactive industry involvement with the launch of the Samsung PrintIQTM program for their dealer, reseller and manufacturer partners,” said Joe Barganier, President of MPSA. “With this program, Samsung is providing its channel partners with more tools to reward their participation in an MPS opportunity.”

      More information on Samsung PrintIQTM program, including program dates and eligibility, can be found at Samsung Managed Print Services.

      About Samsung Electronics America Enterprise Business Division
      As a global leader in Information Technology, Samsung's Enterprise Business Division (EBD) is committed to bringing meaningful innovation to businesses of all types from small and medium businesses to the Fortune 500 elite and public agencies alike.  Samsung offers a complete portfolio of solutions including virtualization, printing, displays, notebook and tablet PCs and digital signage that help reduce operating costs, reduce the environmental footprint and encourage dynamic learning. Samsung EBD is a division of Samsung Electronics America (SEA), a U.S. subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Company, Ltd. (SEC) and is among the world's largest technology companies.  For more information, please visit or calling 1-866-SAM-4BIZ.

      About Samsung Electronics America, Inc. 
      Samsung Electronics America, Inc. (SEA), based in Ridgefield Park, NJ, is a subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. The company markets a broad range of award-winning consumer electronics, information systems, and home appliance products, as well as oversees all of Samsung’s North American operations including Samsung Telecommunications America, LP, Samsung Semiconductor Inc., Samsung Electronics Canada, Inc. and Samsung Electronics Mexico, Inc.   As a result of its commitment to innovation and unique design, the Samsung organization is one of the most decorated brands in the electronics industry.  The company was ranked #19 in BusinessWeek/Interbrand “100 Best Global Brands,” and named as one of Fast Company’s “50 Most Innovative Companies of 2010.”  For more information, please visit You can also Fan Samsung on or follow Samsung via Twitter @SamsungTweets.

      About Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd.
      Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. is a global leader in semiconductor, telecommunication, digital media and digital convergence technologies with 2010 consolidated sales of US$135.8 billion. Employing approximately 190,500 people in 206 offices across 68 countries, the company operates two separate organizations to coordinate its nine independent business units: Digital Media & Communications, comprising Visual Display, Mobile Communications, Telecommunication Systems, Digital Appliances, IT Solutions, and Digital Imaging; and Device Solutions, consisting of Memory, System LSI and LCD. Recognized for its industry-leading performance across a range of economic, environmental and social criteria, Samsung Electronics was named the world’s most sustainable technology company in the 2011 Dow Jones Sustainability Index. For more information, please visit


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