Past Leadership Awards

Past MPSA Leadership Award Winners

These prestigious awards recognize the leaders, innovators, and dedicated members of the MPS community. The award nominees test the boundaries of our industry, look to the future, respect the past, take risks, serve their profession, and welcome diversity of thought. An esteemed judging panel of industry leaders, chosen from the MPSA membership and led by members of the MPSA Executive Committee to ensure impartiality and adherence to guidelines, vetted and scored awards submissions. The company scoring highest in each category was deemed winner of the respective award.

2020 Award Winners

The 2020 MPSA Leadership Awards were presented in a virtual ceremony on September 16, 2020.

View the whole presentation here.

Best MPS Software Provider: 

Tigerpaw Software – This award recognizes an organization that develops software for the managed print services sector, whether sales management, device management, user management, service management, or billing.

Why they won: Tigerpaw Software has won this award three years running! In an industry that can often be a little slow to accept change, Tigerpaw continues to provide world leading actionable solutions and strategies that help people even if they are not Tigerpaw customers. Their submission was filled with innovative ideas and new features that will help drive device and user-level managed print into more businesses than ever.

Best Independent MPS Provider:

ImageNet Consulting – This award recognizes an Organization selling managed print services, but not owned by a manufacturer. The Organization may also be offering additional solutions around document management, document workflow, and/or business document processes.  

Why they won: ImageNet developed their own Service Dispatch Application, “NXB,” that manages the service process from call creation through close. Additionally, ImageNet provides a cloud based platform that allows their customers to easily create, manage, schedule and syndicate content to cloud connected displays and is sold on a subscription basis. They also have solutions that have allowed them to incorporate a digital signage strategy, allowing for branding, corporate communications and employee engagement.

Best MPS Professional Services Provider:

GreatAmerica – This award recognizes an organization with more than one full-time employee providing training, research, financing or consultancy.

Why they won: GreatAmerica won this category because of a revolutionary approach that makes professional services integrations easier and faster. They accomplished this via their own API (Application Programming Interface) which is unique to the financial services sector.

Best MPS Innovation Award:

GreatAmerica – Each year we see new developments and initiatives in MPS that have the potential to redefine the way we view the industry. This award is intended to spotlight the individual, the company, the product or process that can genuinely be hailed an innovation for the industry.

Why they won: GreatAmerica created an app called “SnappShot”, the industry’s first mobile solution to reduce manual entry, save valuable time and money, increase efficiency and dramatically reduce potential errors for dealers as they move through the financing approval process.

Best MPS Infrastructure Provider:

Supplies Network – This award recognizes an organization that has no reseller agreement with end users, but provides necessary combination of components to create a successful program; e.g., distribution, parts, supplies, break/fix services, etc.

Why they won: Supplies Network’s solution stands apart because of the flexibility of their service options. They allow resellers to choose just the services they need to build a program tailored to their needs, enhance their existing program, streamline operations, or they can choose an all-inclusive CPI service. In addition, those service options can be deployed either broadly at the account level or down to the device level, offering unparalleled flexibility and scalability.

Best MPS Industry Collaboration: 

JustTech & PrintAnyWay – Each year we see various companies in the industry work together to make advancements by developing new products, training or programs that further the advancement of managed print services. This award is intended to recognize the best collaborative effort by multiple organizations.

Why they won: The uniqueness of the JustTech & PrintAnyWay collaboration combines the strengths of both the U.S. and Portuguese companies together even though they are oceans apart. This multi-country collaboration will open new markets for both providers and benefit MPS customers in new and creative ways.

Best MPS Support by an OEM:

Xerox – This award recognizes an OEM that supports their dealer channel that sells managed print services. The organization may also offer support through pricing, programs or additional solutions around document management, document workflow, and/or business document processes.

Why they won: Xerox continues to raise the bar by offering more tailored contract options for their dealers and end-user customers so that more of them can benefit from preferred pricing. They demonstrated more affordable options for more types of customers, such as non-profits, religious organizations and government agencies, to name just a few.

2019 Award Winners

Best MPS Innovation Award

Clover Imaging Group, Print Audit and GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (one award for a collaborative approach)

Each year we see new developments and initiatives in MPS that have the potential to redefine the way we view the industry. This award is intended to single out the individual, company, product, or process that can be genuinely hailed an innovation for the industry. This year, there was a novel approach to the submissions, with three member companies collaborating together to provide a solution to the industry around Seat Based Billing.

Independent MPS Plus Provider

Guy Brown Diverse Business Solutions

An organization selling Basic managed print services (supply fulfillment, break/fix service, and equipment services), independent from a manufacturer of printer/MFP equipment or supplies and offers MPS Plus solutions such as document management, document workflow, and/or business document processes. Services and value proposition may be targeted to specific vertical markets or be horizontal in application. Sales/delivery model may be direct to end-customers and/or through channel partners. Size/scope of organization may be local, regional, or national.

Managed Print Infrastructure Provider

Supplies Network

An organization providing the necessary component structure to MPS Services. Providers that provide MPS to end-user customers. This organization is not owned, directly or indirectly, by a manufacturer (including branches and subsidiaries).

Regional Managed Print Services Provider

Xtandit

A local or regional organization that provides all or any aspects of managed print services in one or more countries of the following regions; Asia Pacific, Europe/Russia, India/Middle East/Africa, and South America, whether directly or indirectly.

MPS Professional Services Provider

GreatAmerica Financial Services

An organization with more than one full-time employee providing training, research, or consultancy.

MPS Software Provider

Tigerpaw

An organization that develops software for the managed print services sector, whether sales management, device management, user management, service management, or billing.

Outstanding MPS Contribution by an Individual

An individual who has made a significant contribution to the industry and the MPSA organization.

  • Ron Alphin, ABM Federal and MPSA Board Member
  • Josie Heskje, GreatAmerica Financial Services and MPSA Marketing & Communications Committee Chairperson
  • Kevin Campbell, Independent Senior Executive Consultant and MPSA Education Committee Chairperson

2016 Award Winners

Best MPS Innovation Award – Clover Imaging Group. This award is intended to single out organizations that have established new developments and initiatives in MPS that have the potential to redefine the way we view the industry.

Independent MPS Plus Provider – Xtandit. An independent organization selling Basic managed print services and offers additional solutions such as document management, workflow, and/or business document processes.

Regional Managed Print Services Provider – Xtandit. A local regional organization that provides all or any aspects of managed print services in one or more countries of the following regions; Asia Pacific, Europe/Russia, India/Middle East/Africa, and South America, whether directly or indirectly.

Managed Print Infrastructure Provider – Supplies Network. An organization providing the necessary component structure to MPS Services. Providers that provide MPS to end-user customers. This organization is not owned, directly or indirectly, by a manufacturer.

MPS Software Provider – Print Audit. An organization that develops software for the managed print services sector, whether sales management, device management, user management, service management, or billing.

MPS Professional Services Provider – GreatAmerica Financial Services. An organization with more than one full-time employee providing training, research, or consultancy.

Direct MPS Provider – Canon USA. An organization selling basic managed print services (supplies fulfillment, break/fix service, and equipment services) that is owned directly or indirectly by a manufacturer (includes branches and subsidiaries).

In addition, Qualpath President & CEO, and MPSA President, Kevin DeYoung, was named Volunteer of the Year for his tireless work on behalf of the MPSA.

2014 Award Winners

The 2014 awards acknowledged the commitments and contributions of MPSA members to the member community and the broader imaging industry through volunteering, content creation support of the MPSA definition, and ongoing promotion of the association.

Corporate Recognition: Awarded to companies whose contributions in time, content and resources have gone above and beyond to better the broader community:

GreatAmerica Financial Services
Photizo Group
Ricoh
Supplies Network

Individual Recognition: Awarded to individuals whose contributions in time, content and resources have gone above and beyond to better the broader community:

Brian Dawson
Laura Kittner
Tom Hadlock
Kevin Morris
Jennifer Shutwell
Ken Stewart

Industry Recognition: Awarded to individuals and/or companies who have promoted the MPSA vision, definition and philosophy to the broader community and imaging industry.

Photizo Group
Ricoh
Xerox

2010 - 2013 Award Winners

2013 Awards

Best MPS Innovation: Print Audit
Direct Managed Print Services Plus Provider: Ricoh
Independent Managed Print Services Provider: Flo-Tech
Independent Managed Print Services Plus Provider: Xtandit
Managed Print Services Infrastructure Provider: Supplies Network
Professional Services Provider: Photizo Group
Software Provider: Office Document Consulting
Regional Managed Print Services Provider: Xtandit

2011 Awards

Professional Services: Photizo Group
Software Providers (tie vote): Pharos Systems Intl’ and Digital Gateway
MPS Provider (Indirect/Reseller): QualPath
MPS Provider (Direct/Manufacturer): Ricoh
Managed Services Provider: Auxilio

2010 Awards

End User Implementation: Insight Direct by Direct Point
Infrastructure Provider: Print Audit
MPS-Indirect/Reseller: WPS Office Solutions
MPS-Direct/Manufacturer: Hewlett Packard
Logistical Provider: LMI Solutions

Special Recognition*

Finance & Leasing: GreatAmerica Leasing
Marketing & Sales: Managed Print Marketing
Education & Training: Strategy Development

 

*Special recognition award given for companies that did not fit into specific categories but earned recognition for thought leadership in their respective areas.

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