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OKI Data Expands MPS Offering, Sponsors ASCII Success Summit

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Press release from the issuing company

Print-as-a-Service Solution for Managed Service Providers to debut at Chicago event

OKI Data Americas announces its participation and platinum sponsorship of the ASCII Success Summit, taking place September 20, 2012 at the Hyatt Rosemont in Chicago, IL – one of six stops along the national ASCII tour of events focusing on emerging IT trends for Managed Services Providers (MSPs). In addition to showcasing its Managed Print Services (MPS) offering –Total Managed Print – OKI Data will introduce the new Print-as-a-Service – a new solution designed exclusively for MSPs. This new MPS offering will be presented during OKI Data's keynote presentation entitled, "The 'As-a-Service' Program Every MSP Needs," taking place from 3:20-3:45 p.m. CDT in the hotel's Coleman Ballroom.
OKI Data's turnkey Print-as-a-Service solution removes the barriers and pitfalls associated with printed document output, providing MSPs with the ability to become a single source total solution provider without significant investment. During OKI Data's keynote presentation, Christopher DiReda, OKI Data National Sales Director, will demonstrate how Print-as-a Service can help MSPs develop a predictable and recurring revenue-based service model while realizing incremental profits for sustainable business growth and securing long-term customer retention.

OKI Data will also present the features and functionality of its Total Managed Print (TMP) solution – a modular offering that can be leveraged turnkey as a complete MPS business model, or individually at the component level, to augment an existing business model. The solution, consisting of nine customizable modules, enables businesses to reduce overall expenditures while improving efficiencies and employee productivity, removing the burden of print ownership by providing a cloud-based, brand and device agnostic print fleet management tool. The solution helps businesses realize immediate and long-term savings by generating new and recurring revenue streams while helping customers save money and optimize their print environments.

"OKI Data is excited to introduce our latest Print-as-a-Service solution to the ASCII community and expand the ways in which we help businesses realize immediate and long-term savings," said Christopher DiReda, National Sales Director of Managed Print Services for OKI Data Americas. "As a platinum sponsor of this event, OKI Data looks forward to sharing industry best practices, strategies and recommendations with MSPs and IT professionals, and demonstrating how our innovative solutions can save customers a minimum of 30 percent annually through print fleet optimization."

The ASCII SMB Success Summit is attended by managed service providers interested in gaining current industry insights and perspectives on revenue generating activities, vendor management and strategic alliances. Attendees will have the opportunity to network with IT and MPS professionals as well as attend seminars and breakout sessions led by industry executives.

All OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation's history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data's color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.

OKI provides live , toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the US and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone. For our MPS partners in North America, OKI Data now offers a telephone hotline at 855-OKI-MPS1 dedicated to MPS support and technical issues.


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