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  • 25-May-2012 1:30 PM | Anonymous

    MPS leaders across six categories honored for strategic creativity and operational excellence

    Columbus, OH – May 25, 2012 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) has announced the six winners of the 2012 MPSA Leadership Awards. The awards were presented Friday, May 25 at the TRANSFORM 2012 Conference at a special lunch hosted by the MPSA, a Gold Sponsor of the industry event.

    Through the awards program, now in its fourth year, the MPSA promotes best practices and innovation as demonstrated by leaders in this market. “The selection process showed the high level of customer service and best practice, as companies look for innovative ways to help customers reap the full value of MPS. Clearly, the MPS customer is the ultimate beneficiary of the best practices represented by these winners,” said Newry.

    The achievements of the organizations give our industry authoritative sources for industry definition and scope that benefit both vendors and end users,” added outgoing MPSA President, Joe Barganier. MPSA Leadership Award winners also gain unique visibility and credibility within the MPSA community and the global MPS market.

    Multiple Categories Represent Total MPS Industry

    The winning organizations represent all facets of the global MPS industry. Awards were presented in these categories:

    GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. (http://greatamerica.com) Category: Professional Services - Organization with more than one full time employee providing training, research or consultancy.

     Preo Software, Inc. (http://preosoftware.com/) Category: Software Provider - Organization that develops software for MPS, whether sales management, device management, user management, service management or billing.

     Auxilio (http://auxilioinc.com/) Category: Independent MPS Provider: Organization that has no reseller agreement with one or more manufacturers such as facility management companies, IT managed services providers, consumable distributors/retailers with direct or channel MPS programs.

     Smartprint Fleet Management (http://www.smartprint.net.au/) Category - Regional MPS Provider - Non-US organization selling managed print services not owned by a manufacturer, but may be tied to reselling one or more brands; includes consumable resellers with an MPS offering.

    ARC Document Solutions (http://http://www.e-arc.com/) Category: Indirect/Reseller Award - Organization selling managed print services which is not owned by a manufacturer but may be tied to reselling one or more brands; includes consumable resellers with an MPS offering.

    Kyocera Mita (www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.co.uk) Category: Direct/OEM - An organization selling managed print services, which is owned directly or indirectly by a manufacturer (includes branches and any subsidiaries)

    Compelling Examples of MPS Value

    The annual competition, now in its fourth year, is open to any company or vendor involved in the MPSmarket. Entries were selected by six peer judges from the MPSA Board of Directors, who considered MPS best practices, operational fit, flexibility and growth, as well as business benefits and ROI.

    “A ground-breaking and successful MPS related project or product is only the starting point for an award-winning entry,” said Awards Chairman and MPSA Board Member, Robert Newry. “The more difficult task is showing how and why a program or service for the MPS market space was successful, ground-breaking or outstanding. The winners in all these categories all documented a compelling story of why they deserved to win.”

    “These prestigious annual awards showcase hard work and MPS excellence and raise awareness about the broad and measurable impact of successful MPS programs. We are proud to recognize the achievements of the 2012 winners,” said Barganier. For 2012 honorees AUXILIO and Great America, this marks the second time in four years those companies have been recognized for their programs. Another winner, Smartprint, is the first MPS Leadership Award winner from Australia.

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  • 25-May-2012 11:24 AM | Anonymous

    MPSA leadership team represents all sectors of industry

    May 24, 2012 – The Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) announces the winners of the recent elections for 12 positions on the Association Board of Directors and four positions on the Executive Committee. The election closed May 20, 2012, and the new officers assume their responsibilities on Monday, June 4, 2012.

    "I am honored to serve as President of Your MPSA, truly humbled to be associated with all the members, and look forward to building upon the foundation Joe and the all volunteer members of the previous three years have established,” said newly elected MPSA President, Greg Walters. “My vision can summarized by the phrase, ‘Of the membership, for the membership.’ In this spirit, I am asking MpS professionals to take part in this movement, this journey, together by volunteering for one of our many committees. Get involved; all are welcome.”

    Newly Elected MPSA Executive Committee

    • President – Greg Walters, Walters Group International
    • Vice President – Justin West, Nationwide Insurance
    • Secretary – Mark McCuen, MWA Intelligence
    • Treasurer – Kevin DeYoung, Qualpath

    Newly Elected MPSA Board of Directors
    The MPSA board is made up of 12 board positions across six industry segment positions.

    • End user - Josh Feathers, Nationwide Insurance
    • Manufacturer - Peter Richardson, Samsung
    • Independent dealer - Kevin Morris, OneDoc MPS and Brian Stevenson, FootPrint MPS*
    • Infrastructure - Jennie Fisher, Great America
    • Software (primary product) - Pravat Mazumdar, Preo Software
    • Independent consulting - Robert Palmer. Photizo Group

    *Due to a voting tie, both will serve on the Board.

    At-Large Board Positions

    • Ron Alphin, Supplies Network
    • Sarah Henderson, West Point Products
    • Ryan Humphrey, Parts Now!
    • John MacInnes, Print Audit
    • Laura Kittner, Tangent MTW
    • Henry Surapong, Hewlett-Packard

    MPSA members made their selections from the largest slate of candidates ever fielded for MPSA leadership positions. The candidates represented the entire industry, from end user to provider, with candidates from five different countries. Leadership profiles can be found at http://yourmpsa.org/elections.

    “We are proud of the participation of the membership during the voting period, and we are equally proud of the new leadership team,” said Justin West, Chairman of the Election Committee, and newly re-elected Vice President of the MPSA Executive Committee. “These MPS professionals have made a commitment to help lead the organization that contributes to the definition, growth and best practices of the MPS industry.”

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  • 23-May-2012 12:26 PM | Anonymous
    Already recognized as a leading global consultancy for Managed Print Services (MPS) by enterprise class customers and MPS providers, NewField IT announced today the expansion of its Consulting Division in the USA with the transfer of the Office Document Assessment (ODA) Team from its parent company Xerox Corporation.

    The addition of the substantial ODA Team makes NewField IT the largest international consulting firm in the MPS space with more than 30 full time in-house consultants in the USA, UK and France; the consultants are supported by an international team of asset data collectors, equipped with NewField IT’s award winning Asset DB software, who provide coverage in local languages across Europe and North America and a capacity to capture locational information on over 50,000 print devices a month. This transfer underpins Xerox’s strategic growth plan for NewField IT to become a global Centre for Excellence for Assessment and MPS Design services. NewField IT’s Consulting Services team provide independent professional advice on current state issues, costs, environmental impact, strategy development, and document lifecycle  optimisation to end-users and MPS providers.

    Since NewField IT’s acquisition by Xerox, the company has continued to provide independent advice to enterprise customers seeking to go to market for their MPS needs, including notable wins with a worldwide leader in desktop office and operating system software, an international hi-tech engineering company operating in 50 countries and two of the top 20 global universities. The new team will adopt NewField IT’s ISO27001 information security practices and code of conduct which underpin the company’s ability to give independent advice.

    Robert Newry Managing Director and Co-Founder, NewField IT said, “The ODA team are highly respected in the industry for the quality and depth of their reports and to have them as part of the international group in NewField IT will mean a new powerhouse for Assessment and MPS Design services in the industry.”

    All experienced print, imaging and workflow professionals, the ODA team has adopted Lean Six Sigma practices and are recognised by Gartner as a reason for Xerox’s leadership position in the Magic Quadrant of MPS leaders. The combination of their experience and NewField IT’s methodology will provide an industry leading approach to the service and coverage in North America.
  • 15-May-2012 12:56 PM | Anonymous

    Ontario, Canada. PrintFleet Inc., a global leader in managed print software, and Lomond, a provider of office consumables and the revolutionary EvoJet Office printer, today announced the expansion of PrintFleet’s leading MPS software to include management of EvoJet Office printers, streamlining the way for MPS providers to place Lomond’s fast and economical EvoJet Office color desktop printer into European MPS channels and accounts.

    PrintFleet has tested and certified the Lomond EvoJet Office printer as “PrintFleet-ready” for MPS deployments, making it optimal for managed business environments where IT network professionals and dealers remotely monitor and manage, productivity, performance and costs of their printing and imaging environments.

    Lomond’s Evojet Office device introduces an entirely new choice of printing technology for European dealers. Customers of Lomond Evojet Office will now have the option to print in color, reduce overall print costs, and monitor overall productivity with the PrintFleet software. “Adding Lomond’s EvoJet to our line-up of certified MPS devices software, and working with Lomond to develop an MPS program designed specifically for the European market place is a very exciting project” stated PrintFleet’s President, Chris McFarlane.

    “The combination of Lomond’s customer care focus and strong supply chain capabilities and PrintFleet’s industry leadership and years of expertise in Managed Print Services, will allow Lomond to deliver an outstanding MPS program to our Distributor partners” said Ivan Bulaev, of Lomond Trading Company.

    Lomond, which launched its first-generation EvoJet Office in 2011, is a leading digital paper converter and cartridge manufacturer, supplying more than 1,000 types of printing media and consumables under its own brand name. With a significant share of the desktop inkjet media market in Eastern Europe, CIS and Russia, Lomond is focused on producing high-quality OEM-compatible media, including cartridges and toners, inkjet and laser printing papers, and software applications compatible with most digital imaging devices for office, home and commercial use.

    “Lomond is pleased to partner with PrintFleet on an MPS solution for the European market,” said Lomond CEO Alexander Bulaev. “At last, companies that have been stuck in the monochrome printing model can have color at the highest speed in the world and a cost that supports their bottom line.” 

    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 100 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 www.printfleet.com

    About Lomond:

    Lomond was established in 1996 as a paper converting company targeting the markets of the CIS and Europe. Today the fast growing company’s business is focused mainly on producing top-quality media and cartridges for desktop and wide format digital printing. All the company’s products are Lomond-branded. On April 2011 Lomond has announced the first Memjet-powered office printer in Europe - Lomond EvoJet Office. Inspiring Mission of the Lomond’s team is to bring to consumers the most advanced hightech supplies at reasonable prices.

  • 15-May-2012 12:54 PM | Anonymous

    VOW announces partnership with PrintFleet Inc., a global leader in managed print software, for their Managed Print Service software platform, Printreviewlive.

    VOW’s MPS service is a comprehensive three tiered approach designed to enable VOW+ Resellers to offer a tailored solution to suit their customers’ needs, helping them reduce costs, optimising their current fleet and enabling environmental benefits.  The first tier of the solution is powered by the PrintFleet software while the remaining two tiers operate in partnership with MPS specialist, M2.

    Printreviewlive, PrintFleet’s software, is a great option for VOW+ Resellers who are just getting started with MPS and are looking to explore the benefits before jumping into a full service offering.  This data collection and audit software allows Resellers to lock in their customers’ consumable purchases while delivering real benefit. Currently over 20 VOW+ Partners have been trained on Printreviewlive and are beginning to use the solution with their customers.

    VOW plans to continue with their training efforts through Q2, not only with the goal of signing up more Resellers to Printreviewlive but with plans to also offer valuable follow-up training for those Partners already using the solution to ensure they are making the most out of this leading edge software.

    Simon Wallis, Business Development Director at VOW comments:

    “VOW's MPS program gives our VOW+ Resellers a choice of solutions to embrace at their own pace, when they wish and how they wish.  Feedback from post-launch training surveys has been 100% positive. Importantly, we are focused on maximizing our Resellers’ investment through the execution of a tailored MPS joint Business Plan, which is implemented with the support of the VOW MPS Team. Our Resellers are already deploying the software successfully, and our goal is to drive case studies and testimonials to enthuse other VOW+ Resellers about the benefits of delivering an MPS solution into their customer base”.

    Chris McFarlane, President & COO of PrintFleet Inc. states:

    “We are delighted to have been selected by VOW as the key software in their MPS offering.  VOW now joins the prestigious group of customers whose programs are ‘Powered by PrintFleet’.  VOW is a clear leader in the business products market and this relationship will further strengthen PrintFleet’s presence globally, especially in UK and Ireland.”

    VOW also continues to push full MPS options of ‘MPSLite’ and the full bespoke MPS solution in partnership with M2 for those Resellers looking to service larger MPS needs.

    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 www.printfleet.com

  • 15-May-2012 12:52 PM | Anonymous

    Ontario, Canada. undefined PrintFleet Inc., a global leader in managed print software announced today that it has renewed its partnership with Supplies Network, the largest privately-owned wholesaler of IT consumables in the USA.

    PrintFleet has been selected as one of the key device data collection software platforms to access device centric data for Supplies Network’s mpsSELECT® and CARBON SiX® programs. Supplies Network offers both a la carte MPS services as well as all-inclusive “turnkey” programs that allow dealers to reap the benefits of a sophisticated MPS infrastructure, while avoiding many costly up front software or capital expenditures.

    “PrintFleet has long been a leader of innovation in the MPS market place and strong partner for Supplies Network as we have built out our MPS offerings over the past 5 years,” said Doug Johnson, SVP of MPS for Supplies Network.

    “Supplies Network has been a partner of PrintFleet’s since 2007.  We are proud of the many such long term relationships that we have and appreciate the opportunity of working closely together with Supplies Network for many more years,” said Chris McFarlane, President & COO, PrintFleet.

    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 www.printfleet.com

    Contact:

    Marketing
    Telephone: 613.549.3221
    marketing@printfleet.com

    About Supplies Network

    Supplies Network is the largest privately-owned wholesaler of IT consumables in the U.S.  An early innovator of Managed Print Services, the company leverages top industry talent, a robust IT-development team with experience in all segments of the print-provider value chain including major supplies manufacturers and resellers. In addition to being a leader in print management, Supplies Network specializes in IT supplies, equipment and data storage media from 70 leading manufacturers. One- and two-day UPS ground delivery is available to 99% of the U.S. population. To speak with a sales representative, visit www.suppliesnetwork.com or call 800-729-9300.

  • 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 www.printfleet.com.


    Marketing
    Telephone: 613.549.3221
    marketing@printfleet.com

    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 www.officia.com.

    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


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


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    Problem solved!


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    MPSA members take advantage of this offer TODAY by going to http://yourmpsa.org/VideoMarketing and following the directions.

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