NEW YORK, March 4 -- In response to the March 1 announcement by IKON Office Solutions, Inc. that it has discontinued its Business Document Services unit, Mimeo.com today announced an "IKON Conversion Program," offering affected customers instant access to Mimeo.com services. The IKON Conversion Program allows a former IKON customer to immediately begin producing and distributing critical business documents, using On Demand Document Services from Mimeo.com.
Because Mimeo.com offers outsourced document services through an On Demand business model, users do not need to purchase software or complete complicated training. Anyone can log onto the Mimeo.com web site, open an account and order documents immediately -- even as late as 10pm ET -- for delivery as early as the following morning. As part of the IKON Conversion Program, Mimeo.com will honor IKON-negotiated pricing for documents delivered through March 31 (with some volume restrictions). Customers can get started instantly by calling 1-800-Go-MIMEO, or by visiting the company's web site at www.mimeo.com.
Mimeo.com On Demand Document Services automate several cumbersome stages of the document life-cycle, directly from the desktop. Customers simply use a browser to: 1) upload and configure documents from any PC application; 2) choose a broad array of options for paper, tabs and binding; 3) proof finished documents online, in real-time; 3) print directly to Mimeo.com color and black-and-white high-speed digital printers; 4) designate any number of addresses for delivery of bound documents as early as 8 a.m. the following day; and 5) store and share documents in a digital library for quick reorders.
"IKON's decision to exit the outsourced document services business is a sign of the times," said John Delbridge, CEO of Mimeo.com. "The old way of printing documents has run its course. Simply printing images on paper is a commodity business. Twenty-first century printing has a new set of requirements -- document life-cycle automation, with the right blend of technology and the human touch, in conjunction with service, quality, control, and convenience."
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