ROCHESTER, N.Y.– For the third consecutive year, Xerox (NYSE: XRX) earned the top position in managed print services (MPS), according to analyst research group Quocirca’s 2012 report. Xerox maintained its leadership, largely due to its strong set of services for global channel partners and expertise in business process and IT outsourcing.
“Xerox is in a class of its own with a mature MPS offering and a strong value proposition and vision,” said Louella Fernandes, principal analyst, Quocirca. “Businesses of all sizes are benefitting from Xerox’s strengths in extended services such as BPO and ITO, and its strong focus on continuous improvement and innovation.”
Océ Business Services' Workshops at National Postal Forum Conference Help Companies Improve their Mail Center Operations
Orlando, Florida (March 29, 2012) – Océ Business Services, a Canon Group company and a leader in managed business process services, will co-present educational workshops on creating more efficient, sustainable mail center operations and managing career growth as well as host a roundtable on Six Sigma® business performance management strategies at the National Postal Forum Conference.
One workshop is designed to share insights on implementing sustainable and cost-effective practices across the document process management lifecycle, which spans document creation through disposal. Two workshops focus on maximizing career opportunities. Topics in these sessions will include how to create a game plan for proactively managing career development and how networking enables professionals to develop contacts that will help them achieve their potential. Additionally, Océ will host a Peer-to-Peer Roundtable focused on harnessing the power of Six Sigma-based document performance management methodologies to continuously improve mail center operations and efficiency.
IRVINE, CA, MARCH 27, 2012--Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of capture enabled business process management (BPM) solutions, today announced that ARCADIS, a leading provider of design, engineering and management services to the infrastructure, utilities and public sectors, has selected Kofax for its accounts payable automation solution. The total value of the contract to Kofax exceeds $250,000.
ARCADIS, based in the Netherlands, will implement Kofax Capture, Kofax Transformation Modules and Kofax VRS Elite to automate the processing of approximately 300,000 invoices it receives annually. ARCADIS will use the solution to capture, classify and extract business critical content and route the resulting digital information to its SAP ERP application for further processing and easy access while increasing efficiency and reducing costs.
Ricoh is Second in Market Share for Managed Print Services Industry growing at nearly 11.7 percent annual clip
Ricoh Company, Ltd. holds number two in global market share for managed print services (MPS) and basic print services (BPS), according to an IDC report entitled "IDC Worldwide and U.S. Managed Print Services and Basic Print Services 2012-2015 Forecast and Analysis."
The combined worldwide MPS and BPS market is projected to grow from $23.3 billion in 2010 to $40.5 billion in 2015 at a combined annual growth rate of 11.7 percent, IDC says.
As defined by IDC, BPS entails a third-party multiyear contract to manage ink/toner and maintenance/repairs for a group or fleet of printers or multifunction products at least partly in an office setting. The contract includes consolidated fleet billing and fleet usage monitoring, and may or may not include hardware purchases or leases.
CHICAGO, March 29, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in imaging solutions, will showcase the value of its imageFORMULA digital document scanners and imageRUNNER ADVANCE Multifunction Printers at the American Bar Association's TECHSHOW 2012 Legal Technology Conference & Expo at the Chicago Hilton & Towers on March 29 and 30. Stationed at Booth #706, Canon will demonstrate for attendees how legal organizations can increase efficiencies and streamline case preparation and management with its secure, easy-to-use digital solutions. Visitors to the booth can learn more about how they can seamlessly integrate Canon solutions into their legal document workflows - from enabling the combination of hard copy and electronic files into common case files to streamlining document distribution to leveraging mobile devices and the cloud to increase access to these files and firm productivity.
"The ABA TECHSHOW is an excellent opportunity for the legal sector to see the industry's best solutions for meeting their needs around client privacy, document storage and archiving and reducing costs associated with document sharing," said Sam Yoshida, vice president, Marketing, Business Imaging Solutions, Canon U.S.A. "Our imageFORMULA document scanners and imageRUNNER ADVANCE multi-function systems give our customers the peace of mind they're looking for around these areas, while also introducing them to new technical features and functionalities that help them address the continued challenges they face as staff sizes shrink and workloads increase."
LAKE SUCCESS, N.Y., March 27, 2012 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced that the PIXMA MG8220 and MG6220 Wireless1 Photo All-In-One (AIO) inkjet photo printers now support Google Cloud Print™ 2 allowing users to print from Gmail™ and Google Docs™ on a mobile device and from the Google Chrome™ browser for Mac, Windows, Linux, and Chrome devices. With Google Cloud Print, you can print from wherever you are, from applications you use every day. You can even share your home and work printers with anyone you choose. The PIXMA MX892 Wireless Office AIO inkjet printer is also scheduled to provide the same support in May.
"We are excited to work with Google on the addition of this connectivity feature on our PIXMA printers," said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Imaging Technologies & Communications Group, Canon U.S.A. "In today's world, we understand that consumers are always interested in additional connectivity options to print their important photos and documents and we are more than happy to be able to deliver this new feature to our users today."
There has been a significant amount of buzz in the industry surrounding Print Management programs and the many benefits that they offer a business. While it is easy to see that Print Management can significantly reduce the amount of in office printing that takes place within an organisation, there are many other benefits directly associated with implementing Print Management programs into businesses from any industry.
Print Management programs can cut your printing budget by up to a third, giving you back a significant portion of your annual budget that was otherwise wasted on unnecessary printing. Here are some of the other benefits of Print Management:
Rochester, NY -- Kodak has expanded a reseller agreement with Online Print Solutions (OPS) from covering customers in North America to a global relationship, further enhancing the commitment to drive a high level of additional value to customers through advanced web-to-print tools. Kodak has been an authorized reseller of the full range of OPS web-to-print and cross-media marketing solutions in North America since early 2011. The growth and success of this relationship is resulting in a global expansion to Europe and Asia during the first quarter of 2012.
Kodak is committed to adding professional services and third-party products that complement Kodak’s portfolio, delivering personalized solutions that fit each customer’s unique requirements.
Kodak's New Production Scanners Deliver Power, Lower Total Cost of Ownership and Built-In Connectivity to Kofax-based Environments
Rochester, New York ,March 21 2012 - New production scanner models from Kodak integrate the latest hardware-enabled connectivity to KOFAX Products and help businesses improve productivity across document-based processes. The KODAK i5200V Scanner and KODAK i5600V Scanner include built-in hardware integration of KOFAX VRS 5.0 Professional Software and are the first production scanners to feature KOFAX CGA 6.0 hardware. Connectivity for KODAK NGENUITY 9000 Series Scanners and KODAK TRUPER Scanners is also enhanced with integrated VRS 5.0 Professional Software.
“Kodak’s advancements in production capture are driven by the need for businesses to quickly process documents that contribute to their bottom line, such as invoices, claims and purchase orders,” said Tony Barbeau, Kodak’s General Manager for Document Imaging. “Pushing the pace of these processes requires a combination of powerful imaging capabilities and flexible connectivity. These solutions help end users effectively achieve both.”
NewsByte – Lexmark International, Inc. recently announced the Lexmark Accessibility Speech Solution, which expands Lexmark’s usability enhancements for visually impaired users. This solution helps visually impaired users better understand the status of their printer and how to remedy any issues.
The Lexmark Accessibility Speech Solution:
- Saves time by empowering visually impaired users to understand the status of print jobs on Lexmark printers and multifunction products
- Saves money by reducing the need for highly specialized equipment to accommodate the printing, scanning and faxing needs of visually impaired users
- Can be used in conjunction with Lexmark’s award-winning Accessibility Solution that allows users to set up copy, fax, email, FTP and scan jobs directly from their workstation
Canon U.S.A. Launches New imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express Enabling Document Security And Auditing For Companies Of All Sizes
Lake Success, NY – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, recently introduced imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express, a robust information security software solution that provides capture, archive and audit capabilities of activities performed on Canon imageRUNNER ADVANCE MFPs along with other Canon MEAP-enabled devices such as print, scan, fax, copy and send jobs.
Since imageWARE Secure Audit Manager Express exports audit data directly to a Windows folder as opposed to using a centralized database to store job information, it fits into IT infrastructures of practically all sizes. The software stores job attribute information from printed or scanned documents, such as who sent it, when it was sent, and a copy of the actual document image. In the event that important information is lost, crucial data including user ID, time/date, send/receive and a searchable record of what was sent can be easily retrieved by searching archived data of all document processing activities. Using Optical Character Recognition (OCR) technology to extract text from scanned and printed documents, imageWARE Secure Audit Manager makes finding documents simple.
Offering Will Be Easy to Purchase, Deploy, Use and Manage, Leveraging NEC’s Trusted Technology and Network of Dealers
Irving, Texas, March 21, 2012 – NEC Corporation of America (NEC) today made public its plans to launch UNIVERGE Cloud Services, a set of enhanced Software as a Service (SaaS) offerings recently announced by NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) to help businesses improve IT operations, worker productivity and cash flow to thrive in a competitive global economy.
The initial UNIVERGE Cloud Services SaaS offering is Unified Communications as a Service (UCaaS), a comprehensive suite of voice, data and video services that features a simple, Web-based end-user client that is deployable across any device, whether on a PC, smartphone or tablet.
Canon Australia Launches New Premium Standard of Commercial Inkjet Printing for High-Quality Photo Albums and Photo Prints
- New quality standard: New DreamLabo 5000 commercial photo printer answers consumer demand for ‘premium’ quality output that rivals silver halide technology
- High productivity: Features high productivity and easy maintenance ideal for retail photo printing and premium print-on-demand
- Premium product offering: Offers substantial new business opportunities in the retail photo printing and high-end print-on-demand market
Canon Australia has announced the company’s entry into the commercial photo printing market, with the launch of the DreamLabo 5000 production inkjet printer. Delivering a new standard of combined photo and text quality together with high productivity, the device offers the retail photo printing market a viable alternative to silver halide technology and both the retail photo printing and the high-end print-on-demand (POD) markets a substantial new revenue opportunity.
Océ Business Services Highlights Sourcing and Outsourcing Document Processing Services in the Digital Era
Jersey City, N.J., March 22, 2012 – Organizations spend up to three percent of revenue producing, distributing and consuming document management services such as print, mail, scanning, records and electronic discovery. Procurement and outsourcing professionals play a key role in acquiring and cost-effectively managing these services. Océ Business Services, a Canon Group company and a leader in managed business process services, will discuss the tools needed to help sourcing professionals better manage costs related to document process outsourcing (DPO) services in a presentation at this year's Sourcing Interests Group (SIG) Global Leadership Summit.
The presentation is tailored for SIG members including sourcing and outsourcing professionals, advisory firms and executives interested in optimizing the benefits of outsourcing. SIG is a membership organization that has served sourcing and outsourcing professionals from Fortune 500 and Global 1000 companies for over 20 years.
Trumbull, CT, March 19, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an
international leader in digital document management, today announced that
Legal Directories Publishing Company, Inc. has installed the Océ VarioPrint® 6320 Ultra system and the award-winning Océ PRISMAprepare™ makeready software.
Founded in 1935, Legal Directories Publishing Company, Inc. has grown to be the largest publisher of state legal directories in the United States, fourteen of which are recognized as the “Official Directory.” The family-owned company prides itself on anticipating the information and practice needs of the legal marketplace faster, and more comprehensively, than any other information provider. But keeping up with the chemicals, inks, solutions, and plates of the offset process was becoming increasingly burdensome.
Trumbull, CT – March 15, 2012 – Océ, a Canon Group company and an international leader in digital document management, today announced the new Océ ColorStream® 3700 digital full-color inkjet printing system, enlarging the highly successful Océ Inkjet product portfolio. With the addition of the Océ ColorStream 3700 system, the Océ inkjet family extends the company's leadership in the digital full-color inkjet segment and helps a wider range of print providers make the transition from toner systems, other inkjet platforms, or offset printing to high-speed digital printing.
Océ Expands Market-Leading Inkjet Portfolio
The new Océ ColorStream 3700 system joins the market-leading Océ inkjet portfolio, spearheaded by the Océ ColorStream 3500 system as part of the fastest growing inkjet portfolio in the industry. The highest inkjet productivity, built on the Océ DigiDot® technology heads and proven Océ flexibility and efficiency makes for a total package unmatched in the industry.
IRVINE, CA, MARCH 20, 2012--Kofax plc (LSE: KFX), a leading provider of capture enabled business process management (BPM) solutions, today announced it has been named to KMWorld’s “100 Companies that Matter in Knowledge Management” for 2012. This year marks Kofax’s ninth consecutive appearance on the list.
KMWorld is a leading content, knowledge and document management publication. The annual list, first established in 2000, is compiled by editors of the magazine, knowledge management practitioners, industry analysts and technology users to recognize companies based on the breadth and impact of their ability to meet specific customer needs while adding true value to the entire chain of constituencies.
EFI Features Complete Inkjet Portfolio and Highlights Integrated Products at ISA International Sign Expo
ORLANDO, FLA. - March 22, 2012 - EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, is displaying a comprehensive portfolio of digital UV printing products in booth #2302 at the ISA International Sign Expo, today through March 24 in Orlando. The booth includes EFI VUTEk® GS3250LX, EFI VUTEk GS3250r, the new EFI R3225, the award winning EFI Rastek™ T1000, as well as EFI Fiery® workflow and print MIS products.
"All of our products, from UV digital inkjet printers to optimized workflow solutions, are designed to help our customers reach new levels of competitiveness, profitability and growth," said Scott Schinlever, senior vice president and GM of inkjet solutions at EFI. "Visitors to our booth will see innovations since last year's event, including our new entry-level wide-format roll-to-roll printer, all aimed at helping our sign and display graphics customers of all sizes to profitably grow their businesses."
Orlando, Fla. - March 22, 2012 - EFI™ (Nasdaq: EFII), a world leader in customer-focused digital printing innovation, today announces the worldwide introduction of the EFI R3225 at the ISA International Sign Expo (through March 24 in Orlando). The new EFI R3225 is a 3.2-meter roll-to-roll, entry-level production UV inkjet printer that offers stunning image quality, low total cost of ownership, and access to a wide range of flexible substrates at production speeds, all at a price of around $160,000. EFI is showing the new printer in their ISA booth #2302.
The EFI R3225 provides eight-level variable drop grayscale heads for superior quality images, optimized ink usage, and UV-curing inks for access to a wide range of substrates, giving owners the lowest total cost of ownership, greatest profit opportunity, additional addressable markets, and high customer satisfaction. Its UV-curable ink technology allows for the widest range of flexible substrates across countless applications including POP, banners, signage, fleet graphics, exhibition graphics and more.
Rockville, Md., March 21, 2012 – Notable Solutions, Inc. (NSi), a leading developer of transactional capture and workflow solutions, is exhibiting at the FOSE Conference and Exhibition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. from April 3-5, 2012 in Booth #919. NSi is showcasing its flagship product NSi AutoStore™ which features innovative new document capture, collaboration and security solutions for Federal Government agencies.
NSi AutoStore automates the flow of information from electronic and paper documents through secure print, scan, and fax capabilities and easily integrates with government specific systems such as Lockheed Martin’s IQ, used by the U.S. House of Representatives, as well as more than 30 commercial enterprise content management systems. Additionally, NSi AutoStore allows for enhanced information security and risk mitigation through user authentication, document encryption, business process audit trails, outbound fax number validation, and more.