MPS leaders across six categories honored for strategic creativity and operational excellence
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 Chair of the Awards Committee and Board Member Robert 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:
Category: Professional Services - Organization with more than one full time employee providing training, research or consultancy. GreatAmerica Leasing Corp. (http://greatamerica.com)
Category: Software Provider - Organization that develops software for MPS (sales mgmt, device management, user management, service management or billing.) Preo Software, Inc. (http://preosoftware.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. Auxilio (http://auxilioinc.com/)
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. Smartprint Fleet Management (http://www.smartprint.net.au/)
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. ARC Document Solutions (http://www.e-arc.com/)
Category: Direct/OEM – An organization selling managed print services, which is owned directly or indirectly by a manufacturer Kyocera Mita UK (http://www.kyoceradocumentsolutions.co.uk/)
Compelling Examples of MPS Value
The annual competition, now in its fourth year, is open to any company or vendor involved in the MPS market. 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 MPSA President, Joe 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.