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Buyers Lab Names Sharp RemoteFleet as Winter 2012 “Pick” Award Winner for “Outstanding MPS Solution”

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 that Sharp RemoteFleet: Facilities Manager 2.18, from Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America, has been named a Winter 2012 “Pick” award winner as “Outstanding MPS Solution” by the editors of BLI. The awards honor the top-performing solutions evaluated in BLI's lab during the previous six months. 
Sharp RemoteFleet Suite is the company’s end-to-end print management offering. Sharp RemoteFleet: Facilities Manager, the recipient of this BLI award, offers a complete remote meter reporting, print management, and diagnostics tool for equipment dealers or other resellers looking to support an MPS practice. The solution accurately tracks meters regardless of function, including print, copy, scan, and fax output, with breakdowns by page size, simplex and duplex, color and monochrome. It also provides remote diagnostics for almost all business-critical conditions, including consumables levels and device error conditions
“Facilities Manager is among the best managed print services tools BLI has evaluated,” declared BLI Associate Editor Carl Schell. “Thanks to the simplicity and robustness of the platform, dealers can very quickly implement an MPS engagement. And perhaps more importantly, the solution is affordable, with a pricing structure that’s designed to meet the needs of Sharp service providers and their customers.” 
Sourced from Print Audit Corp., Sharp RemoteFleet: Facilities Manager tracks output at the device level, so MPS providers can automate meter read collection. The platform’s remote status monitoring enables proactive e-mail alerts for error conditions, as well as for supplies management with automatic ordering of supplies as needed. The solution also provides a range of billing and other reports that can be exported to backend systems.
“Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is honored to be the recipient of the Winter 2012 ‘Pick’ award for ‘Outstanding MPS Solution.’ The commitment we've made to this program signifies the importance that we place on improving our relationship with our customers,” said Jeff Edelstein, Sharp’s director of field marketing. “Helping to better manage a fleet of print devices or improving document workflow or even opening a conversation about reducing carbon footprint is just the beginning. The real value of the RemoteFleet program is that it offers us the ability to better understand our customers’ business so that we can help them to better achieve their print-related objectives.”
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