Line of the Year

BLI Analysts Select Xerox as 2015 Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year Winner

Winter 2015

Hackensack, NJ – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware and software, today announced that Xerox Corporation is the recipient of BLI’s 2015 Document Imaging Solutions Line of the Year award thanks to its exceptional portfolio of document imaging software. Given once a year, this award recognizes the document imaging vendor that offers the strongest solutions portfolio across the range of software categories BLI covers on its Solutions Center subscription service.

“For the second year in a row, the broad range of solutions Xerox makes available to its customers helped propel it to the front of the pack among document imaging OEMs according to our judging criteria,” said Jamie Bsales, senior editor for solutions coverage at BLI. “Xerox is particularly adept at developing solutions that address customers’ ‘pain points’ to solve business challenges, as well as at partnering with third-party developers to offer best-of-breed solutions.”

To determine the Solutions Line of the Year award recipient, BLI’s experienced staff of analysts considers the imaging software each leading printer and MFP OEM officially sells and supports via its direct and independent sales channels. The OEM’s own products, as well as products from partner ISVs (independent software vendors), were taken into account in categories that include Document Management, Document Capture & Workflow, Print Management, Device Management, Mobile Printing, MFP Connectors and others. BLI’s analysis takes into account the overall excellence of those solutions that have been submitted to BLI’s lab for evaluation in key areas including feature set, ease of use and value, as well as the completeness of the OEM’s solutions portfolio.

Xerox benefitted greatly in this analysis from the strong portfolio of solutions it has developed in-house, including ConnectKey for SharePoint and ConnectKey Share to Cloud for delivering scanned documents directly from the MFP to popular repositories, Xerox App Studio for creating MFP-embedded connectors to streamline document capture/delivery chores, Xerox Mobile Print Solution and Mobile Print Cloud for enabling mobile print functionality across an entire organization, and the Xerox DocuShare family of document management products tailored to a wide variety of needs and budgets. Xerox also benefitted from an unsurpassed roster of third-party partner solutions it offers to customers, including Nuance Communications’ Equitrac print management offerings and AutoStore and eCopy ShareScan document capture/processing routing products, Print Audit’s accounting and fleet management tools, output management products from A.N.D. Technologies and PaperCut and a host of others.

“Our customers are raising the bar on expectations around efficiency and productivity. Xerox has consistently strived to meet or exceed those expectations by offering the most advanced multifunction technology, built around our ConnectKey ecosystem, and a complete set of solutions that demonstrate our commitment to innovation,” said Siddhartha Bhattacharya, director of Global Office Marketing, Office and Solutions Business Group, Xerox. “Being awarded back-to-back BLI Solutions Line of the Year awards is validation of the continuous focus Xerox and third-party partners have had on simplifying the way our customers work  and helping our partners and resellers deliver unique and differentiated workflows through the Xerox App Studio and ConnectKey apps.”

BLI Solutions Center subscribers can see the full article here.

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