Toshiba Partners with Digital Gateway to Support Independent Dealer Network
Irvine, CA — Tuesday, October 01, 2013: To better support its more than 250 independent nationwide dealers, Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. (http://business.toshiba.com), a leading managed print services (MPS) provider and business printing solutions innovator, today announces its partnership with Digital Gateway, Inc. (http://www.digitalgateway.com).
As a result of the contract, Digital Gateway – a leading dealer management software provider located in Provo, Utah – allows authorized Toshiba dealers using DGI’s e-automate™ software system to automate customer purchase orders. Toshiba is currently the only multifunction products (MFPs) manufacturer providing its dealer network with the capability to quickly and conveniently order Toshiba-branded parts, supplies and equipment via Digital Gateway’s PO Processor portal.
Through PO Processor, Toshiba dealers receive real-time pricing, price comparisons and equipment availability from Digital Gateway’s supply network to facilitate the often cumbersome and time-intensive purchase ordering process. Subsequently, authorized Toshiba dealers may create and transmit orders to the supplier along with an accounts payable voucher in advance of the invoice.
“Through our agreement with Digital Gateway, our independent dealer network will operate more efficiently and effectively by automating the often time-consuming purchase ordering process,” said Bill Melo, vice president of marketing, services and solutions at Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. “By streamlining this vital operation, we enable our dealer partners using DGI’s e-automate software system to improve their efficiencies while allowing them to focus more on their customers’ needs.”
“We are very excited to launch this latest integration with Toshiba,” said Digital Gateway President, Laryssa Alexander. “This particular launch achieves a major milestone for Digital Gateway, as it represents the first integration to the e-automate software system that provides real-time purchasing capabilities for serialized imaging equipment. Real-time integrations between the e-automate software system and OEMs have been a long-time popular request from our customer base, so we’re anticipating a great response to this release.”
About Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc. Irvine, Calif.-based Toshiba America Business Solutions, Inc., (TABS) is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the world’s eighth-largest electronics/electrical equipment company. TABS is a leading managed document services (MDS) provider with experts that help organizations take control of document security, workflow and print environments. With the award-winning Encompass™ managed print services (MPS) program, e-STUDIO™ line of multifunction printers (MFPs), toner products and retail information/thermal printing systems, TABS is leading the way for businesses to print smarter, work safer and conserve resources. For more information on Toshiba solutions and services available in the United States and Latin America, please visit www.business.toshiba.com.
About Digital Gateway, Inc.
Digital Gateway, Inc., a subsidiary of ECi Software Solutions, is a leading provider of dealer management software solutions for the office equipment industry. Since 1995, Digital Gateway has helped over 1,200 dealerships drive their business operations successfully with its innovative e-automate dealer management software.