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Re: COVID-19 Impact on Dealers and the Channel?

Art Post ·
I was on the MPSA call today. Here's some points of interest I was going to post on another thread but will put it here for everyone. One major MPS company reported 29% decline in pages or revenue Another major MPS company reported a 71% decline Healthcare for one of those clients saw a 40% increase More inquires from clients in respect to file sharing and content Expecting continuing decline for another 30 days in revenue and prints First week of April they hit bottom and has stayed that...
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Re: Budget Document Technology given 2015 Pro-Tech Service Award

Lease Maestro ·
Great Job Tom. This award reinforces what everyone already knows that works with your company- your focus is on taking care of your customers and run a great company.
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Re: Need Kyocera Copier (dealer) Price List

Jason of RAM Copiers ·
Hi Art, I am with a Kyocera dealer and would love a premium upgrade. What exacly are you looking for?
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Re: Need Kyocera Copier (dealer) Price List

Art Post ·
Hey Jason: Thank you for joining!! I have the Kyocera pricing I needed. However, I will need it again in the future. We can do something then. But, we have a promo for a Premium/VIP. For each competitive (recent) quote or proposal that you email me, I will comp you a FREE month for each one. Will that work for you? Art
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Re: 6 Reasons Why Flat Rate Service Program Will Change the Copier Industry

TomO ·
Art, a terrific take on the changing forces in the business model of the industry. Moneyball has arrived in the imaging business.
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Re: 6 Reasons Why Flat Rate Service Program Will Change the Copier Industry

Art Post ·
Thank you Tom, writing it brought back some awesome memories
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

fisher ·
If anything you should be bumping outright purchase prices and discounting leases. The customer who purchases their equipment outright keeps their equipment too long and may go elsewhere when the time comes to upgrade anyway.
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Kyocera Guy ·
Maybe not such a bad thing. This makes shorter term leases with less interest more attractive and therefore leases can be turned faster as long as your not padding your leases to begin with.
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Old Glory ·
This bill may not apply to Fair Market Value leases. There is no mention of establishing the residual value of the asset which makes the interest rate impossible to calculate. Is a .0278 rate on a 36 month FMV truly -0- interest? Of course not. If you don't end up with title to the equipment, you really haven't financed anything. What is the interest rate on a Hertz Car Rental? What is the difference between that an a 36 mth FMV other then the length of term?
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Lease Maestro ·
Hello Art and the rest of the P4P members - Our industry association (ELFA), along with several independent law firms that represent many of our industry members are reviewing this legislation to determine the actual effects it will have on the industry as a whole and to provide guidance so that our members will be in compliance with the legislation. What we know at this point is that is you are involved in offering financing to businesses in California, you will be subject to this...
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Czech ·
Padded lease rates are used to "pad" the pockets of dealer principals who are taking commissions away from their sales people. It's a dishonest but standard practice that should be eliminated, so this sounds like healthy change in the right direction.
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Art Post ·
In some cases, more is made on the lease padded rate than the salesperson makes in commissions. Others may tell you that they use the "padded" rates to create promo's for the reps. Do I look like I need an incentive to sell? Frak that, if you need an incentive to sell then you need to get a job at Mickey D's
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Lease Maestro ·
Here is a report from leasingnews.org. One of their legal editors is doing a three part review of this legislation. Leasing News Exclusive: State Senator Steven Glazer and the genesis of CA SB 1235 (Part 1 of 3) By Tom McCurnin Leasing News Legal Editor This is important not only if you are doing commercial business in California, but this may affect other states. If you are new to this, here is legislation passed both the assembly and senate, awaiting California Governor Jerry Brown’s...
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Lease Maestro ·
Part Two: Leasing News Exclusive: The Opposition and How Senator Steven Glazer Got SB 1235 Passed (Part 2 of 3) By Tom McCurnin Leasing News Legal Editor The bill was "Engrossed and Enrolled" and presented to the Governor at 5 p.m., September 12th, awaiting his decision to sign or veto. How He Pushed It Through the Legislature What are the takeaways from this interview and SB 1235? ▪ First , I Was Surprised at the Overwhelming Support of Trade Groups for the Bill. When he rattled off the...
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Lease Maestro ·
Part Three Leasing News Exclusive: Is the Disclosure Too Complicated? State Senator Steven Glazer Position on CA SB 1235 (Part 3 of 3) By Tom McCurnin Leasing News Legal Editor The bill to require full disclosure of interest rates is awaiting Governor Jerry Brown's signature. It was reviewed to be recorded and sent to his office late last week. It seems unlikely he will not sign it as it passed the State Assembly 72-3 and in the Senate 28-6 .It then will be up to the California Department of...
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Re: Is This the Beginning of the End for the Padding of Lease Rates?

Old Glory ·
from today's Leasing News. Ralph Petta Reaction to Tom McCurnin's "Is the Disclosure Too Complicated? of SB 1235" [ http://leasingnews.org/hires/petta_ralph2018.jpg ] From: Ralph Petta President and CEO Equipment Leasing and Finance Association 1625 Eye Street, NW * Suite 850 Washington, DC 20006 "Allow me to take exception and set the record straight with respect to Mr. McCurnin's statement in his September 21 article(1) about passage of disclosure legislation in California, SB 1235 that...
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

AOSGROUP ·
I love the idea! I've tried this in the past with Kijiji or Craig's List with little success. I was wondering if you had any stats that this worked or that the leases were successfully transferred? Thanks!
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

Kitz ·
Seems simple and I would guess most of questions such as shipping of equipment, fee's for shipping, dealer support in the area unit is transfered etc. can all be answered?
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

Kiwispike ·
Tried this recently but haven't found anyone to take it up, issue I have had is often the remaining lease is above the market rates at the time. But its a fantastic concept.
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by Kiwispike: Tried this recently but haven't found anyone to take it up, issue I have had is often the remaining lease is above the market rates at the time. But its a fantastic concept. I agree when the market rate is above what you can buy it for, however, but you just never know. Recently we had the Sandy disaster here in NJ. Many companies moved in for one or two years to help with the rebuilding process. They would be viable candidates to assume a lease that may have...
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

Un-Lease.com ·
Thanks for all of your questions and comments! To answer the first question by @AOSGROUP, we've had some success in our local area of Toronto, Canada. The transactions were completed manually before launching the marketplace. The current version of the marketplace was only launched this past January, so you guys are the early adopters. Transactions can take the form of either a lease assumption (where one credit-approved client assumes the lease of another as-is), or a split-buyout (where...
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

Un-Lease.com ·
@Kitz: Dealer support is also a great question. Currently we approach this on a case-by-case basis. New transfers would go to an affiliated partner in the geographical territory that is qualified to service that equipment. Ultimately, we are building a network of independent dealers not unlike what the direct channel already has access to. This way, independent dealers can leverage the network for new contracts as well, such as when a sale is made to a head office that includes installations...
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

fisher ·
How does this square with the fine print on every lease doc I've ever read regarding assignment or transferring the lease by the lessee??? Who goes to jail if the lease doesn't get satisfied????
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Re: Assume My Copier Lease....What?

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by fisher: How does this square with the fine print on every lease doc I've ever read regarding assignment or transferring the lease by the lessee??? Who goes to jail if the lease doesn't get satisfied???? Fisher: The assumption process is one that I've seen leasing companies do from time to time. You have to get the blessing of the leasing company first, and credit approval for the new leasee.
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Re: Is it Frowned Upon if you Join a Competitor?

Wallingford ·
If you were unsuccessful where you are, but are unhappy with the company or the product, then moving should not be a problem. But if you were successful, and happy, and only the money was the inducement to move, then I suggest you have a good chat to your current dealer/manager before jumping ship, as "the grass is never greener" in most case. And if that turns out to be the case, then you will very quickly become dissatisfied and move on once again which could easily become the descent into...
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

VinceMcHugh ·
Art, Is Ricoh just going to retire @Remote, or will they be replacing it with something, possibly a third party vendor like Printfleet? Thanks, Vince
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Art Post ·
What was stated to me was that their facilities manager product would be able to collect the tiered color billing and then report on it. All I heard was that @remote was going away. I was so surprised by the aspect of these new devices having the tiered that I did not even bother to ask about a replacement for @remote
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Calums ·
I'm not sure about your source, but it's already in the Ricoh units, we found this about 4 months ago in the mpc305, the issue is getting it out of the system automatically for billing purposes. We use purpose software which can automatically cope with tiered billing.
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Art Post ·
Calums: Thanx for this, I see you're in the UK and the info I related to was that the tiered info came from a document there. My source was from Print Audit, but I wanted to make sure this was the case. We were talking about the latest upgrades to PA, and one of them was that their facility manager software is capable of taking those tiered color levels and putting them in a bucket so they could be billed. When you mention purpose software, what are you referring to? Thanx for the...
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Jrlz ·
I wonder if direct will not be offering this becuase their billing system can not support tiered pricing?
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Calums ·
Purpose software is supplied by common sense that supply software to the copier industry for managing and billing our industry.
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Calums ·
Purpose software is supplied by common sense that supply software to the copier industry for managing and billing our industry.
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Nasher ·
hi calums could you give more info on the tier settings for mpc305 i have looked in the manuale but cant see any info on it many thanks
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

GIntel ·
Any update on this (in the US)?
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Art Post ·
I've heard not that much except for something I heard is that since @ remote is going away Ricoh themselves does not have a program to extrapolate the billing. Again just something I hear, however Print Audits facility manager will do this as I understand.
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Paul Giorgi ·
So we have an aficio 3003 in the office at Print Audit and we are tracking 3 levels of metering from it. Does anyone have ant technical info on the 3003?
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

txeagle24 ·
Apparently, Ricoh Solutions guys aren't aware of this. I asked one of them, and he said there is an SP mode that has been around for generations that runs a report on clicks @ 3 different levels of coverage but that it's not for billing purposes.
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Paul Giorgi ·
the 3 tier is mentined on a couple of European brochures from Ricoh. If I can find a link I will share it
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

GIntel ·
Hey Guys, Few more questions. Anyone have any details on if the color CPC tiers are dealer-editable or pre-set and what the setting are? Similarly, are the CPCs set or dealer-editable? How is the coverage calculated, through device firmware or print audit or both? What devices is this available for?
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Art Post ·
Originally Posted by Paul Giorgi: So we have an aficio 3003 in the office at Print Audit and we are tracking 3 levels of metering from it. Does anyone have ant technical info on the 3003? Paul: Are you looking for the service manual?? Art
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Paul Giorgi ·
O.K. I have found some information for you . Ricoh has introduced the 3 billing level since the MPC 2051 meaning all models after this introduction has these features ( MPC3001 .......) . Print Audit Facilities Manager can now detect and pick up these assignable threshold counters. Ricoh Dealer that are Premier Members or are using Facilities Manager can now compete with Xeorx and Kyocera promoting this type of billing. I have a brief set up how to for configuring the thresholds on Ricoh...
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

txeagle24 ·
Paul: Do you have any marketing literature on this? This could be big for Ricoh Dealers and a large area of opportunity for Print Audit to sign up dealers that are using Print Fleet, FM Audit or other DCAs.
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Old Glory ·
Paul, Has anyone told you lately how great it is to have you with us on this site As a Print Audit Premier Dealer, you can bet that we will be in contact VERY SOON.
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Calums ·
Be aware on this, we have been using this for over a year and the pit falls are. The percentage coverage is based on overall coverage not per toner, the biggest thing is the cost you offer it at, if 30% is in 0-5, 30% in the 6-10 and the 60% is above. What we have found is that the 60% and above is not just 11% coverage but 20-30%, so your copy cost doesnt cover this cost and you could lose money on the high end copy cost. The two lower tiers make you money but your margins are lower as 60%...
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Old Glory ·
I wanted to resurrect this old thread to see if there are any Ricoh Dealers out there making use of the tiered level coverage area data that the Ricoh color devices now provide. We know that Xerox and Kyocera have had this capability longer than Ricoh but I'm not seeing it being utilized by anyone. Anyone running across it in their neck of the woods? If you are a Ricoh Dealer utilizing this, I would like to find out more about the when, where's and hows. I would also like to know what the...
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Art Post ·
Old Glory: We're not doing anything with it, seems we are ultra conservative when it comes to cpc
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

txeagle24 ·
I think it's something dealers are secretly scared of marketing & offering. They are afraid that it will result in lost revenue in margins, & they may be right. There are a lot of trends (no-minimum contracts, rules-based printing to reduce color volume, educated buyers, among others) in the industry right now that are putting the easy margins at risk. This is one of those topics that the few who figure out how to correctly position it as a differentiator will use to take their...
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Art Post ·
txeagle "Amen"
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

SalesServiceGuy ·
With Xerox, was it just on the solid ink stick products that they offered 3 Tier pricing or does this apply to their toner based MFPs as well? Thanks,
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Re: Ricoh Tier (ricotier) Color Page Cost?

Art Post ·
All great questions. I have not see any quotes from Ricoh direct or dealers offering tiered color rates. Does not mean it's not out there, maybe just not in my next of the woods. We do not offer it. "It is probably fair to assume that 0.5% colour will be the same cpc as black and 0.5% - 7.5% plus will all be charged the same rate." Black is a color right? Curious to see how that works also. If all color (including black) is lumped into one barrel, and the cost for .5 is .02 then that would...
 
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