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Print Audit: A Year In Review

Posted by West McDonald on Dec 19, 2016, 8:00:00 AM

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As you’ve no doubt noticed Print Audit has been very, very busy.  Our mission this year was to save the office equipment industry through transformation!   In 2016 we decided to put all of our efforts into this mission, and the results have been incredible.  Our Premier and Premier Plus members know this first hand, but for others, you might be surprised at all the new things we’ve developed to the betterment of the channel as a whole.  Here are some of the things we’ve been up to:

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NeoStream Acquisition:  This was no small undertaking but absolutely critical to the health of the industry.  Our Premier Plus members can now monitor and manage the entire document workflow of an office whether documents are printed or digital!  You can learn more by reading the press release.

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Complementary B.I. Dashboard: One of the most well recieved innovations to come out of Print Audit in the last couple of years is Insight, a Business Intelligence dashboard for managed print. It is the only B.I. dashboard that marries device, user, document, market metrics and MPS readiness reports. Free to all of our Premier members! You can see an example here.

TOP_100_Member_final_transp.png Top 100 Summit: We held our 2nd Top 100 Summit and it was bigger and better than ever! We formed 3 communities that will tackle managed print, no matter how a dealer wants to approach it. We’ll be sharing our community work with Top 100 members at the 2017 ITEX event.

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SBBCertified.com: SBB for managed print is new and we wanted to ensure that end-users could buy with confidence. www.SBBCertified.com lists the benefits of SBB for managed print as well as a list of accredited SBB dealers.
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SBB Council: The council completed the world’s FIRST SBB (Seat Based Billing) model for managed print. We covered everything from sales process, marketing, contracts and implementation.

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MPSCertified.com: Not all devices handle automated toner fulfillment very well so we created www.mpscertified.com to help end users and dealers do a better job of determening which to include in just-in-time fulfillment contracts.

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IDM (Infinite Device Management): Out with the old and in with the new! Print Audit replaced Facilities Manager with IDM, or Infinite Device Management, for the management and monitoring of more print enabled devices than ever before. Visit https://www.printaudit.com/infinite-device-management to learn more about what’s new.

PodCast Logo-2.png Convergence Radio: This exciting new podcast tackles some of the hardest topics facing the office equipment and IT Services industries today. It is filled with insightful interviews with some of the biggest names in the industry. Go to https://www.printaudit.com/podcasts to hear every episode. Like what you hear? Don’t forget to subscribe through iTunes, PodBean, or Google Play Music.
7_Deadly_Sinners_VS_An_Industry_in_Change_E-Guide_Cover_mockup-1.jpg The 7 Deadly Sinners Comic: Who said that the imaging channel was boring? The 7 Deadly Sinners comic included insights and predictions by some of the top names in managed print. Want a copy? Email us, or view the digital version at https://www.printaudit.com/7-deadly-sinners-vs-industry-in-change
Comic Teaser.jpg The Avengettes Comic: The Sinners have met their match! Introducing the Avengettes, 7 of the most influential women in the office equipment channel. In this issue they cover some of the biggest challenges coming in 2017 with advice on how to face them head on. The comic will be released soon, so check in with us to learn how you can get yours!


As 2016 draws to a close, we look forward to the year ahead.  2017 is going to be an exciting year filled with new opportunities.  Now it’s your turn!  What milestones did you achieve this year? What new initiatives are you most proud of and how else have you helped your customers and your businesses? Everybody at Print Audit is looking forward to working with you towards a prosperous new era.

 

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Topics: 7 Deadly Sins, avengettes, managed print, Managed Print Services, print audit, print management, print tracking, seat based billing, Top 100 Summit, infinite device management, print costs, convergence radio, year review, print audit insight

West McDonald

Written by West McDonald

West McDonald is Vice President of Business Development for Print Audit.

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