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A Recent Copier Appointment That Went From Bad to Good

My second appointment of the day proved to one of the most enjoyable appointments I've had in recent memory. It was with an existing account that was in the last 3 months of a 36 month lease for an A3 color MFP. The account only has one, but so do most of my accounts. I'd like to say I flourish with onesies and twosies. Just a tip for some of you that may be new in the copier business. When quoting leasing always lead with a 36 month lease. There are two well maybe three reasons for that.

Copier Industry Update Janaury 13th, 2019 (with comments from Art)

Xerox large reorg begins - Reported by CRN (Computer Reseller News) magazine - Pete Peterson, hired in 3/2017 to be President of Xerox Channels, was let go - “in the midst of a massive internal reorganization” - Peterson stated; “I’m very proud of the work I did there. I revamped the global partner program, which was in need of reorganization. I brought in talent at all levels from marketing to channel sales … This organization is poised for success and for growth. I could not be more proud...

Master Service Providers Face New Competition

Most MSP technology resellers who are increasingly delivering IT Security Services, understand they will outsource the heavy lifting associated with IT Security, compliance, and education. I think the time has come that there will be a new competition which will challenge Master Service Providers, especially those with limited resources. Two thousand nineteen will be the year of new options and game-changing competitors. Some will re-invent themselves becoming the new competitor, and some...

Behind Every Great Sales Professional You'll Find A Coach... Who's Your Coach?

Kobe Bryant and Michael Jordan had Phil Jackson. Tom Brady has Bill Belichick. What's the common denominator? Coaching benefits professional athletes, so why don't more in sales leadership, sales management and in sales have coaches? Tom Brady, the New England Patriots quarterback credits much of his passing success to Tom Martinez his former quarterback coach. He worked with Brady to refine his release and improve his throwing technique. Atul Gawande a surgeon and writer for the New Yorker...

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The Second Week in January 2009

Enjoy these threads from ten years ago this week! Weekend Copier Notes from 1/11/09 Neal · 1/11/098:32 PM replacement was named for Tod’s old job. - In an effort to gain its customers back from IKON (which was acquired by Ricoh ), Canon Business Solutions launched the “War Chest” program, giving sales reps ability to pay for up to 9 months of a competitive lease, - A year after being booted from the program, Canon announced that it is once again part of the U .S. Federal Government GSA...

This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The Second Week in January 2004

Fifteen years ago I was not blogging about our industry. Most of what you'll see below is threads from P4P'ers asking and answering questions. The Print4Pay Hotel forums offers our members the opportunity to post questions, answers, news or maybe you want to blow off some steam. If you do here's a link to our forums. Enjoy the threads from 15 years ago this week! Ricoh Demonstrates Its Dedication 1/9/049:25 AM manufacturing, distribution, use and the recycling of its products. Sustainable...

This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The Second Week in January 2014

One of my goals for this year is to garner more leads. You can do that with generating educational documents. I wrote this blog a few years ago, hope this helps. 31 Ways to Garner Net New Copier & Managed IT Business (2 of 31) Enjoy the threads from 5 years ago this week! This Week in the Copier/Office Equipment Industry 10 Years Ago (2nd Week of January 2004) Art Post · 1/12/143:32 PM it... Ricoh Dealer Meeting 1/8/04 9:48 AM Topic by Boston Mike Ricoh Dealer Meeting - Las Vegas, NV...

The Death of Global Imaging Systems is Confirmed

On the 30th of October we posted this topic on the Print4Pay Hotel forums The Death of Global Imaging Systems? Just a few minutes we were notified that indeed Global Imaging Systems is no more. Xerox has announced a name change along with many other changes that have been posted on thelayoff.com. It was also posted that the name for Imaging will be XBS (maybe Xerox Business Solutions or Systems). Here's a snipped from a recent thread: Name change announced Health care plan combined 401k...

This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago, The First Week in January 2014

Some great threads here, especially the blog series I wrote for "31 Ways to close more copiers sales". Enjoy these threads from 5 years ago this week! Pacific Office Automation Helps Local Children by Matching Donations in the Fox 12 Holiday Toy Drive Art Post · 1/2/1410:14 PM Pacific Office Automation Pacific Office Automation ( http://www.pacificoffice.com ) is a leader in managed printing solutions and document management software. Since 1976, Pacific has grown to become the industry’s...

This Week in the Copier Industry 15 Years Ago, The First Week in January 2004

Some of these devices sure do bring back some memories. interesting news with Ikon, and I remember the DiALTA Color CF5001 very well! Enjoy these threads from 15 years ago this week! Konica Minolta Unveils DiALTA Color CF5001 1/6/049:19 AM Konica Minolta Unveils DiALTA Color CF5001 Konica Minolta Business Solutions U .S.A. Inc. has introduced a 50-page-per-minute (ppm) color printer /copier/scanner, the Minolta DiALTA Color CF5001, designed specifically for environments with high volume...

This Week in the Copier Industry 10 Years Ago, The First Week in January 2009

Ten years ago this week and what was on our minds? It was the Great Recession. I remember it all too well. Many of my accounts were in the AEC market, remember losing almost 30% of that business because of bankruptcies, companies closing and companies just buying their device once they came to the end of the lease. Hope I never have to go through that again! Enjoy the threads from ten year ago this week! Weekend Copier Notes from 1/4/09 Neal · 1/5/097:19 AM According to survey of printshops...

3 Things Sales Reps Need To Ditch To Smash Their Sales In 2019

New Year... New exercise plan, new diet, and new sales plans. The New Year is also a time to break bad habits. Habits, they're behaviors that impact the decisions we make about how to spend our time, our sales activities and resources. Think of sales habits in the same way. You accumulate experiences and knowledge over time which influences your outlook as well as your ability to effectively manage what you do on a daily basis. From the most tenured sales reps to the sales newbies,...

The Copier Industry Fast Forward Twenty Years

The year is 2039. It's hard to believe that it's been 15 years since the mighty Xerox Corporation folded. One remembers that statement in December of 2018 that touted Xerox "Unable to Adjust". My how the mighty have fallen. It wasn't only Xerox that fell to the paperless society that we now see today. Canon Let's take a trip back to late 2022, it was late in November that Canon announced that they were going to cease to manufacturing A3 multi-functional devices. That decision was made...

Imaging Channel, 2019 the year of DaaS - My suggestions to help you Implement.

Well, it happened some pioneers in the print industry are delivering an as a Service model. The Participates of the Imaging Channel must respond and deliver print equipment, its supplies, it’s parts, and its labor to repair in this as a Service model. A fixed cost for a product which eats consumables. Some in the industry are beside themselves and will more than likely lose control in how they proceed unless of course, they move forward timely based on knowledge over desperation caused by...

5 Tips to Help You Increase Your Sales in 2019

I started to title this blog and then stopped because I wasn't sure where I wanted to go with this. I wanted to write about the start of the new year and what reps can do to increase their skills and sales from last year. The first thing we need to do is to forget about last year. Whether you were a winner or a loser last year is over! An old saying in sales "is that you're only as good as your last month". Now is the time to forget about last year, now is the time to set your sales goals...

3 Things Sales Reps Need to Do To Help Smash Their Sales In 2019

To everyone in sales, you can perform much better and become more successful, if you just learn to master with consistency the basics. Vince Lombardi , the great Green Bay Packers coach, once said that football comes down to only two things: Blocking on offense and tackling on defense, and those are the basics his teams spent 80% of their time on in practice. Many analogies have been made between sales and sports. It’s often been said the one key fundamental principle in sports is to focus...

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As a result of the impact of the US-China trade war , the Japanese company has opted to move its production line out of the country in order to help reduce costs. As The Epoch Times reports , on 5 January 2019 Ricoh revealed that it would be relocating its printer production facilities from Shanghai and Shenzhen to a factory in Thailand, hoping to “restart production” there within two months. The reason for the move, given by an anonymous employee, was “cost-effectiveness.” However, Ricoh is...Read More...
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Teen Fashion Designer Ariel Swedroe to Speak at EFI Connect 2019 Fireside chat will highlight Ariel’s amazing story and share her vision of the future of textiles and apparel FREMONT, California -- January 17, 2019 -- Electronics For Imaging, Inc. (Nasdaq :EFII ) today reported that teen fashion designer Ariel Swedroe will be featured in a special “Future of Print” keynote session at the upcoming EFI™ Connect conference in Las Vegas, January 22-25. Swedroe, whose company is Swedroe by Ariel,...Read More...
Since 1980, Label Press said it has provided printed labels and tags as well as packing house solutions to the Australasian fresh produce industry. The company has partnered with LABELPAC, a company focused on fruit labeling technology and PLU labeling systems, to launch different options to PLU labeling requirements for the Australasian and New Zealand market. Label Press shared that it will use LABELPAC’s MOTOHEAD™ PLU labeler, which prints and applies labels that they claim are...Read More...
IRVINE, Calif. (PRWEB) January 17, 2019 Roland DGA Corporation, a leading provider of wide-format inkjet printers and 3D devices, has released the VersaSTUDIO BT-12 – an affordable direct-to-garment desktop printer ideal for printing directly on cotton-based products. The new VersaSTUDIO BT-12 makes printing directly on cotton* apparel and accessories easy, efficient, and cost-effective. With the BT-12, users can print full-color graphics, including photos, logos and text, directly on...Read More...
ST. GEORGE, Utah , Jan. 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- PrinterLogic, the leader of serverless print infrastructure for the enterprise, today announced the release of PrinterLogic 18.3. The new release includes several major security enhancements, including support for U.S. government-issued CAC/PIV smart cards used to authenticate and release secure print jobs. In addition, PrinterLogic is in the final verification stage of FIPS 140-2 Certification, which is required by most Federal agencies. "The...Read More...
MELVILLE, N.Y. , Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Recognized for its success in process optimization, security features, and consistency in both global and domestic service delivery, Canon U.S.A. , Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, today announced Canon was named a Leader in the IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Contractual Print & Document Services Hardcopy 2018-2019 Vendor Assessment (doc #US44387318, December 2018). Based on a five-stage approach: discover, design,...Read More...
MediStreams, a Revenue Cycle Management company, announces the acquisition of PaperHost, a cloud hosted Document Management company. MediStreams is an established leader in remittance processing for healthcare providers. Using proprietary technology, MediStreams improves the speed and accuracy with which payments (both paper and electronic) are posted to the accounting systems at provider sites. The MediStreams services are designed to handle rapid customization resulting in ease of...Read More...
ATLANTA , Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- DocAuto announces the availability of WorkSpace Manager 2.1, which allows the security of multiple iManage Work systems to be combined as documents and structures are migrated from one system to another. "We continue to see an increase in the amount of merger activity in law firms," said David Kiefer , CEO at DocAuto, "Merging multiple iManage systems is increasingly common, and is becoming more nuanced. We have had the ability to translate metadata...Read More...
CHANTILLY, Va., Jan. 16, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Devensoft , a pioneer and leader in mergers and acquisition (M&A) with its software-as-a-service M&A management software, announces record growth in 2018. Significant milestones include 78% revenue growth year-over-year and an increase in end user customer activations of 106%. Devensoft is an intuitive easy-to-use software platform that powers acquisition and integration teams of companies ranging from middle-market to Fortune Global 500...Read More...
ST. CLOUD, Minn. (PRWEB) January 15, 2019 Marco, a leading technology services provider, announced today that it has purchased Enterprise Systems Group (ESG), a business IT services company headquartered in Little Chute, Wisconsin. ESG has been providing its clients with leading-edge technology solutions since 1992. The company has 75 employees and provides phone systems, access control and video surveillance, audio/video and data networking solutions. ESG’s employees have joined the Marco...Read More...
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Copier paper is a light-weight paper that is used for writing, copying, or printing in commercial as well as consumer applications. Copier paper is an uncoated free sheet grade which could be used even in place of printing paper. Copier paper is obtained from virgin and recycled pulp. Recycle pulp is greatly used for obtaining copier paper by leading copier paper manufacturers such as Nippon Paper, Nine Dragons Paper, and Domtar Corporation. There are several developments witnessed in the...Read More...
NORWALK, Conn. - January 15, 2019 - Xerox is focused on better serving the small-to-medium size business (SMB) market with a more client-centric, simplified and integrated approach across the company. This approach will include better leveraging enterprise-wide our capabilities in the areas of technical services, eCommerce, marketing and IT, to deliver more value to customers. An element of this change includes a rebrand of Global Imaging Systems (GIS) to become Xerox Business Solutions...Read More...
MELVILLE, NY, Jan 15, 2019 – With automated workflows a standard goal of enterprises undergoing digital transformation, Canon USA, Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, announces the availability of IRISPowerscan for use across Canon’s wide solutions portfolio. Utilizing the I.R.I.S. (a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon) platform along with Canon’s product portfolio, software, and services, IRISPowerscan can be optimized to work in both vertical and horizontal business processes to...Read More...
Print Save GREENWOOD VILLAGE, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Jan 15, 2019-- Digitech Systems is pleased to announce that PaperVision Capture has been chosen by Buyer’s Laboratory (BLI) as the Outstanding Data Capture and Workflow Solution for 2019 . This is the fourth time PaperVision Capture has been selected for this prestigious honor. For more than 50 years, Buyer’s Laboratory has been the world’s leading independent product evaluator specializing in the ECM and imaging industries, and their...Read More...

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