This Week in the Copier Industry 5 Years Ago (First Week of February 2015)

 

Do you want to relive the madness from 5 years ago when Sharp was sinking fast? If so we've got many of those threads in this weeks edition of what went on in the copier industry 5 years ago.  Foxconn and the people have done an excellent job in rebuilding the brand, the programs and adding quality dealers!

Enjoy These Threads from 5 Years Ago This Week!

Topic

Bundled Cost Per Page for Sharp Business Systems

·
ISSUE In March 2015, the District’s 36-month lease agreement with Konica Minolta for seven multi-functional copiers (MFCs) will expire. Funds to lease new copiers for District offices have been budgeted in the proposed FY15 budget. This project addresses the Board’s Strategic Plan Objective B: Excellence in Innovative Operational Management, Initiative Five: Utilize technology for efficiency and reporting and Objective C: Foster a Culture of Innovation, Initiative Three: Implement techniques to
Topic

RICOH ENHANCES WORKFLOWS AND REDUCES COSTS FOR LAW FIRMS WITH UNVEILING OF NEW LEGAL MFP

·
.com to schedule a meeting at the show. ___________________________________________________________________________ | About Ricoh | Ricoh is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo, Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014, Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard
Blog Post

Sharp CEO States "I believe it is my responsibilty to...)

·
capital for a business unit that is losing money. You can however can much needed cash for a business unit that is pulling a profit like the copier/printer businessunit. Will the Japanese Banks lend more money to Sharp, sure they will, however you can bet dollars to doughnuts there will be many more covenants with those loans. Could one such covenant be the sale of profitable copier/print business unit? Sharps losses are not due to re-structure, nor a stronger yen, it is because of falling sales
Topic

Canon U.S.A. Kicks off 2015 with Multiple Winter Pick Awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC

·
the Canon Mobile Printing App 3 for your business user on the go needs. imageCLASS MF6180dw and imageCLASS MF6160dw printers: “Outstanding Achievement in Energy Efficiency” Canon's aim of providing energy-efficient products is evident in the new Canon imageCLASS MF6180dw and imageCLASS MF6160dw printers. Excellent for cost-effective black and white printing in connected multi-user businesses, the MF6100 series incorporates an Energy-Saving Mode that uses approximately 2.6 watts of power and
Topic

All Covered Acquires Assets of Atlanta-Based IT Services Company

·
numerous awards and recognition, includingplacement in the Leaders Quadrant of the 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print Services (MPS) and Managed Content Services (MCS). KMBShas been recognized as the #1 Brand for Customer Loyalty in the MFP Office Copier Market by Brand Keys for seven consecutive years. Konica Minolta, Inc. has also been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index for three years in a row. For more information, please visit: www.CountOnKonicaMinolta.com and follow Konica
Topic

OE Canada Acquires the Managed Print Division of TUC Managed IT Solutions

·
expertise available. All team members of the TUC managed print division will transfer to OE Canada ensuring that the high quality service and personal touch is maintained. As the largest office equipment dealer in Southwestern Ontario and largest Toshiba office products and solutions dealer in Canada, OE Canada Inc. will deliver TUC’s managed print customers unparalleled service, support and product knowledge across all the major printer/copier manufacturers. “This acquisition will propel our
Blog Post

Twelve Tips to Return Leased Copiers

·
actually have a feature that will scrub the hard drive for the end of the lease. If your copier does not have this feature I recommend buying a replacement hard drive and have the old hard drive removed and return to you. I've written this for the end user, however dealers and sales people can benefit from some of this especially videoing the product before it is shipped and having a separate contract for return. -=Good Selling=-
Topic

Ricoh Canada Inc Honored at Laserfiche Winners Circle for Twelfth Consecutive Year

·
is a global technology company specializing in office imaging equipment, production print solutions, document management systems and IT services. Headquartered in Tokyo , Ricoh Group operates in about 200 countries and regions. In the financial year ending March 2014 , Ricoh Group had worldwide sales of 2,195 billion yen based on the IFRS accounting standard (approx. 21.3 billion USD ). The majority of the company's revenue comesfrom products, solutions and services that improve the interaction
Topic

Print Audit® Releases Facilities Manager Version 3.4.0 with the Best e-automate Synchronization of any 3rd Party RMM Tool

·
service information for managing fleets of printers, copiers and multi-function devices. The product is included in Print Audit’s Premier membership program which gives office equipment dealers virtually unlimited access to all of Print Audit’s products for one low monthly price. Facilities Manager version 3.4.0 adds the ability to synchronize asset tags and location indicators from ECi e-automate. This is significant because it removes the need to maintain two systems whenever new customers are
Comment

Re: Sharp CEO States "I believe it is my responsibilty to...)

·
No money means no RD. Sharp is getting destroyed in Canada. Since Konica Minolta purchased Pitney Bowes' imaging division (Sharp's largest dealer in Canada), they've been offering customers massive incentives to flip their Sharp gear into KM bizhubs. I think there's more value in Sharp's direct channel base customer list than the actual technology. I've always found the MX series to be lacking in quality and ease of use. Prices have come down on Tier 1 products which means Tier 2 products like
Topic

Canon Business Process Services CaseData® eDiscovery Platform Now Offers SmartReview Predictive Coding

·
. The company offers services including BPO, imaging, records and information management, print, mail and eDiscovery, and is an IAOP Global Outsourcing 100 Leader in 2014 for the eighth consecutive year. Based in New York City, Canon Business Process Services is a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc. Learn more at www.cbps.canon.com and follow us on Twitter . 1. Anna, R. (2015) “Predictive Coding Slowly Becoming a Game Changer.” Above the Law , 12 January 2015. All referenced product
Topic

Hatteras Advances in POP Display with 5-meter EFI VUTEk LED Printer

·
capability that creates better production options for applications requiring exceptional stretching and durability. At Hatteras, SuperFlex Ink creates an opportunity to replace latex inkjet work with more-economical LED printing. Latex inkjet printers, Duerr explained, can be more expensive to operate because of energy usage and consumables pricing. With SuperFlex Ink, the new VUTEk printer at Hatteras produces the same types of jobs the company printed on latex – such as fleet wraps – at a lower
Topic

Copier Needed in Maine

·
Printer/Copier contract lease is up in June. Crockett will take up this issue. There was a discussion about printing the annual report in house instead of having it done by a printing company. Gilman asks Crockett to have figures for this by end of March. http://www.mtvernonme.org/NewsL/current.pdf
Comment

Re: Sharp Watch....It's Like Playing Battleship

·
capital for a business unit that is losing money. You can however can much needed cash for a business unit that is pulling a profit like the copier/printer businessunit. Will the Japanese Banks lend more money to Sharp, sure they will, however you can bet dollars to doughnuts there will be many more covenants with those loans. Plus Sharps losses are not due to re-structure, nor a stronger yen, it is because of falling sales and stiff competition. Sharp had posted that they would make a 30 billion
Topic

Current Canon imagePress Pricing

·
Can anyone send me a copy of the current pricing for the Canon imagePress units please?
Topic

Thomas Reprographics Changes Name to Thomas Printworks to Best Reflect Full Range of Services

·
company offers its clients. Today, Thomas Printworks is a national print services company with theability to scale to the needs of its clients no matter how large or small. With roots serving the architecture, engineering and construction(AEC) industry, the company has dramatically expanded its services overthe years to also include comprehensive fulfillment and managed print services. Committed to addressing every printing need, ThomasPrintworks’ current services range from digital four-color
Topic
Blog Post

A Great Tip for "Why Referrals Still Matter"

·
certain feature or softwareand they don't understand how they ever did business without it. Hint, hint, that is your cue to ask for a letter, you can also ask for a letter after the system has been installed. Ask and you shall receive. Along with good selling skills, testimonial letters need to be a part of your every day sales life. Remember, new accounts know nothing about YOU and nothing about the skills and knowledge that YOU bring to the table. Just to bring this up to date a bit, go through
Topic

Centralized Address Book Management

·
From the XX54 Sales Information Guide: "This enhancement allows accounts with up to 11 RFG multifunction systems and laser printers installed on the same network to manage the address books stored in all of those machines from a central MFP designated as the Server machine. When the address book information of the Server machine is revised, the updated address book data is automatically synchronized with up to 10 Client machines the next time each MFP is turned on. The benefit is the time
Reply

Re: RICOH ENHANCES WORKFLOWS AND REDUCES COSTS FOR LAW FIRMS WITH UNVEILING OF NEW LEGAL MFP

·
I probably lost a dozen law firm upgrades because of the huge space and size differences of upgrading 1357s to 8120s
Reply

Re: How to Install a Ricoh Copier on a Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10

·
I seem to be seeing more MAC in the field, anyone else? Anyone have a video on MAC scan to folder??
Reply

Re: How to Install a Ricoh Copier on a Mac OS X Yosemite 10.10

·
Great info. It seems Mac users upgrade their OS much more frequently than Windows users. This is why most of our Mac users have chosen (been persuaded ) to use scan to email. However, there are times when scan to email is no substitute for scan to folder.
Topic

Zecotek Announces Breakthrough Manufacturing Technology for Metal Powders used with 3D Printers

·
of hydrogen, plus use of expensive fine metal powder under hydrogenation. The metal powder developed by Zecotek and partners will be compatible with Zecotek`s 3D printer and other laser sintering based 3D printers. Zecotek has been working with the Institute of Chemical Physics of the National Academy of Sciences to extend the list of high-performance powder metal alloys for use in its compact, high-speed 3D printer. The Institute along with Zecotek and LT-Pyrkal are collaborating to fine tune
Blog Post

Sharp Watch....It's Like Playing Battleship

·
This will probably be one of my shortest blogs in recent years. Sooner or later if given enough chancesyour battleship will sink! The hits just don't stop coming! Huge debt, the sale of many properties and now this article from the Wall Street Journal. I for one would be looking to get out of Dodge real quick. Sharp Turnaround Plans Won’t Cut It
Topic

Canon ImageRunner 3245i Meter Read

·
Can someone post the steps to get the meter read on this device. I need to send it to a customer so they can send to me.   Thanx!!
Topic

A Little Something I'm Now Including in My Corp Email

·
I'm putting this image in my signature email. Also, make sure they spell correctly!!!  
Topic

Local (USB) printer hurdle

·
As we are looking to start a new MPS initiative this year. We are looking at FMAudit and also a supplier who works in conjunction to FMAudit for order fulfillment. From what I'm hearing regardless of what the provider sayslocal (usb) printers are still difficult to monitor even with the use of agent software . Does anyone have feedback on this? How are you handling it? Although Iknow it is frowned upon by most IT support staff and myself I'm thinking we may have to resort to putting small
Topic

Fishing 101: Benefits of Self-Service Support

·
Fishing 101: Benefits of Self-ServiceSupport by Print Audit At Print Audit we pride ourselves as having the best support in the industry, but that means not only having excellent phone support but also providing a variety of 24/7 self-service options. There’s an old saying attributed to various wise men “Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime”. Read more of this post
Topic

Mac and Adobe Reader XI

·
PDF it wanted to print on 11 x 17. Seems it likes to do whatever you did last although I can't say 100% that it is consistent. I removed the IT installed print driver that I believe was using AirPrint and installed as IP printer. Does anyone know if this is normal or if there is something I'm missing? Of course the customer thinks it may be related to new hardware (Savin MPC2003). Thanks for any feedback!
Topic

U.S. State Health and Human Services Agency Invests $1.4 Million in Kofax Software

·
eligibility processes. The agency expanded its solution to include KofaxMobile Capture™ Platform and the KofaxMobile Capture SDK ™, which will be used to further automateenrollment and eligibility systems and to process more than 60 millionimages within the next two years. “Improving citizen services, saving money and protecting the environmentwith green initiatives are all key drivers for governments today” "Improving citizen services, saving money and protecting the environment with green
Comment

Re: Sharp Watch....It's Like Playing Battleship

·
This may end up being a blessing for the Sharp copier division. If the division is sold to a company with money, they could be in a more competitive situation. Their new products are very strong. Overall, the copier division has been on a positive swing the last 2 years.
Comment

Re: Sharp Watch....It's Like Playing Battleship

·
I was going to suggest that Sharp sell all other business units and keep concentrate on the copiers, imaging. But with clicks moving away, well that would not make sense either.
Reply

Re: Buyer Zone: Yay or Nay?

·
So I tried them out from October until January and Jason was right on the money. For the first month two months the quality of leads were semi-decent, $27.00 per lead, won two (although couldn't get them lease approved) They had a minimum dollar thresh hold of $1K for hardware and for some reason removed it from their criteria in December. It went from legitimate A3 and small A4 to people looking for, at best, a $300 Staples printer, price shopping Costco for home office and used equipment. It
-=Good Selling=-

If you like something I've posted please feel free to click the "like" button!

Add Comment

Comments (0)

Post
×
×
×
×
×