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Buyers Lab Honors Nuance’s Equitrac Professional with Winter 2012 “Pick” Award

Winter 2012

January 12, 2012

Hackensack, NJ – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced its Winter 2012 “Pick” awards honoring the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. Equitrac Professional 5.4, from Nuance Communications, was named “Outstanding Cost Control/Recovery Solution” by the editors of BLI. 
“Accurately tracking the cost of printing, whether to analyze what’s being output and why or bill those expenses to clients, has become increasingly important for businesses of all sizes,” said BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell. “Equitrac Professional speaks to these initiatives, providing organizations with an abundance of information so they can make the best possible decisions on equipment rightsizing, while charging customers for document output when appropriate.”
The solution is designed to help professional organizations recover costs associated with document output and scanned images. Equitrac Professional can also be used to help firms trim their own output costs by optimizing fleets, encouraging more cost-effective printing, and eliminating rogue printing behavior. The system tracks print output at the server and user levels, while walkup activity is accounted for by optional embedded MFP applications or external terminals.
“Getting the greatest value from documents, and doing it at the least possible cost, is more important than ever before,” said Bill DeStefanis, Nuance Imaging Division’s director of product management for MFP solutions. “The Equitrac solution plays a key role in our document imaging suite, and we appreciate the recognition from Buyers Lab affirming its quality and utility.”    
About Buyers Laboratory LLC
Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI) is the world's leading independent provider of analytical information and services to the digital imaging and document management industry. For over 50 years, buyers have relied on BLI to help them differentiate products’ strengths and weaknesses  and make the best purchasing decisions, while industry sales, marketing and product professionals have turned to BLI for insightful competitive intelligence and valued guidance on product development, competitive positioning and sales channel and marketing support. Using BLI’s web-based bliQ and Solutions Center services, 40,000 professionals worldwide create extensive side-by-side comparisons of hardware and software solutions for over 15,000 products globally, including comprehensive specifications and the performance results and ratings from BLI’s unparalleled Lab, Solutions and Environmental Test Reports, the result of months of hands-on evaluation in its US and UK labs. The services, also available via mobile devices, include a comprehensive library of BLI’s test reports, an image gallery, hard to find manufacturers’ literature and valuable tools for configuring products, calculating total cost of ownership (TCO) and annual power usage. BLI also offers consulting and private, for-hire testing services that help manufacturers develop and market better products and consumables.
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