Romeu Joins Billback’s UK/Europe Sales Team

LONDON— Billback Systems, a world leader in cost recovery systems for legal and professional service firms, announced the appointment of Lucia Romeu as their newest sales consultant in charge of building client relationships in the United Kingdom and Europe.

Romeu’s territory will include eastern England and Spain.

She was hired as part of the Billback’s aggressive global growth plans. The firm has experienced phenomenal success during its entry into the U.K. and other markets. In the last three years, the company has brought on hundreds of law firm clients, including 5 of the top 10 largest global firms.

ABBYY Opens Fourteenth Annual DOCFLOW Conference and Expo 2008

Docflow 2008Moscow, Russia (May 8, 2008) – ABBYY, a leading provider of recognition, data capture and linguistic software, today announced that the fourteenth annual DOCFLOW Conference and Exhibition, organized each year by ABBYY Russia, is taking place May 12 – 13 at the Business Center of the Radisson SAS Slavyanskaya Hotel in Moscow, Russia. Over the past 14 years, DOCFLOW has become a major event in the field of enterprise content management (ECM). This year for the first time in its history, the conference will cover two days, allowing attendees more time to take part in the conference business program, and study the presented products and solutions.

Billback to Exhibit at ADERANT Momentum 2008

May 08, 2008 - San Diego, CA - Billback Systems, the global leader in expense management systems, continues its integration relationship with ADERANT and will exhibit at their Momentum 2008 global user conference May 12-15, 2008.

The show, held this year at the Hard Rock Hotel in San Diego, is expected to attract hundreds of ADERANT Expert users looking for tips, tools, and other ways to get maximum benefit from the practice management system.

“We’re pleased to be exhibiting at ADERANT’s Momentum show this year,” said Bobby Zuckman, Vice President of North American sales for Billback. “The relationship we’re building with ADERANT grows stronger with each successful joint deployment.”

Mobile Document Pool New Features for DocuWare REQUEST

Newburgh, NY – May 8, 2008 – DocuWare’s Integrated Document Management (IDM) software product DocuWare REQUEST, allows you to archive documents on any storage media, together with convenient search and display functions, with fulltext and foreign format viewer. The portable file cabinets are independent of any system – no software installation is required on the local computer.

Whether it’s document distribution, long-term archiving, backup or disaster recovery – mobile file cabinets created with DocuWare REQUEST offer a convenient solution for every situation. You can store complete file cabinets or selected documents on any storage media, including CD, DVD, Blu-ray Disc (BD), USB stick or external hard drive, regardless of format or volume. For example, you can archive around a million scanned pages on a 50 GB Blu-ray Disc – that’s about 2,000 folders! The mobile document pool can be accessed at any time, anywhere, without the need for a DocuWare Client. The search and display functions, as well as the fulltext and foreign format viewer are all supplied on the compact storage media. There’s no software installation involved, so searching is very fast.

Print Audit Expands World Headquarters

Calgary, Alberta - May 8, 2008 - Print Audit, the leading print management software developer, is pleased to announce that Print Audit is expanding its world headquarters, located in Calgary, Alberta, and will be moving to a new and improved location.

The move has become necessary due to the rapid growth Print Audit has experienced over the past nine years. The company's revenue in 2007 was an impressive 85 percent over 2006. The decision to move to a larger facility will also help to accommodate the continued strong growth that Print Audit anticipates for the future.

Sharp Introduces Its Broadest Line of High-Performance Business Workgroup MFPs and Printers

ORLANDO, FL, May 7, 2008 -- In a product launch that is unprecedented in scope and size, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) is unveiling its largest line of multifunctional peripherals (MFPs) copier and printers ever at its National Dealer Meeting, kicking off today. The new line features 18 different A4 MFP and printer products designed to meet the needs of small and medium workgroups and bring the superior performance of Sharp technology closer to the end-user. The line will roll out over a period of six months and feature a contemporary, clean design that will change the way people think of MFPs.

“Sharp is one of the only companies to bring experience with enterprise-level solutions directly to the workgroup,” said Ed McLaughlin, President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “With enhanced levels of networking and security, as well as a stylish new design, this new line will thrust the A4 space in to a new frontier –the center of activity in every office.”

Sharp OSA Platform Reaches New Frontiers with Enhanced Support and Capabilities

ORLANDO, FL, May 7, 2008 -- Kicking off its annual National Dealer Meeting in Orlando, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today announced the expansion of its Sharp OSA™ development platform, introducing new opportunities to drive growth by bringing the point of customization closer to customers through next-generation technology. Building on the success of the Sharp OSA platform, now with more than 100 developer members to date, Sharp is introducing new programs and products that will streamline development of Sharp OSA-enabled solutions, enabling dealers to more easily and effectively bring solutions to more customers.

“Since it was introduced, Sharp OSA technology has led the market in offering dealers the opportunity to move beyond pushing hardware and get closer to the customer by offering tailored business solutions,” said Ed McLaughlin, President, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “With the enhancements we are making to Sharp OSA technology and the support we’re building around it, Sharp is taking the Sharp OSA platform into new frontiers.”

Sharp Enters the Next Frontier at National Dealer Meeting with New Products, Services and Technologies That Boost Dealer Opportunities

ORLANDO, FL, May 7, 2008 -- Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA) today opened its 2008 National Dealer meeting in Orlando with a number of new introductions aimed at presenting its dealers with new business opportunities and moving both Sharp and its dealers into the next frontier of opportunity. Sharp is debuting a groundbreaking line of A4 MFPs and printers with a unique, broad set of features, functionality and sleek appearance that will make them the hub of today’s workspace. Sharp will also introduce the next evolution of the Sharp OSA™ platform and surrounding programs, which will help dealers and developers realize new business opportunities.

Sharp opened the meeting by taking a look back at the last 5 years of dealer meetings. The company highlighted the revolutionary products and technology innovations that had been introduced at previous dealer meetings – products that have gone on to win numerous awards and critical acclaim and innovations that have changed the face of the market. The company then took a deeper look at one of those market changing technologies, the Sharp OSA platform, with a diverse panel of customers, including Stewart Title Corp, The Biltmore Hotel, Plumbers Supply, Corp., and the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra, who are running their businesses more efficiently thanks to customized solutions made possible by Sharp OSA technology.

700 Strong: Xerox Premier Partners Program Expands Global Digital Print Network

ROCHESTER, N.Y., May 07, 2008  -- Xerox Corporation's (NYSE: XRX) Graphic Arts Premier Partners Program has reached 700 members, with the addition of Asahi Kosoku Printing Co., Ltd., from Osaka City, Japan. The global network of leading print providers - dedicated to developing new business opportunities with digital technologies - grew its membership 32 percent last year with 164 graphic communications companies worldwide joining the program.

Members now can be found in 48 countries on six continents. The rapid growth in the Xerox Premier Partners membership was led by North America, which grew by 39 percent, adding 87 new members for a total of 328. There are 210 members in Europe, 89 in the Asia-Pacific region and 75 in other geographies.

HP Labs Opens Research Opportunities to Academia

PALO ALTO, Calif., May 7, 2008 - HP today made it possible for colleges, universities and research institutions worldwide to participate in joint research with HP Labs, the company’s central research facility, through an open and competitive process.

The new HP Labs Innovation Research Program invites the worldwide academic community to submit proposals related to current research in the areas of information explosion, dynamic cloud services, content transformation, intelligent infrastructure and sustainability.

The program is the first offering of the HP Labs Open Innovation Office, which was established earlier this year as part of HP Labs’ new approach to research. The office is responsible for deepening HP Labs’ strategic collaborations with academia, the government and the commercial sector to produce mutually beneficial, high-impact research.