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Toshiba partners with Preo on print management tools

Press release from the issuing company

Irvine, Calif. – Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS), an industry-leader in MPS, and Preo Software Inc., the market leader in Print Knowledge Management Systems, today announced a strategic agreement, under which TABS will market Preo's Printelligence MPS solution throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The flagship value proposition of this partnership is centered around effectively managing end-user print behavior, thus enabling organizations of all sizes to reduce their printing costs and environmental impact, without interfering or interrupting their knowledge-workers' productivity.

"We're always searching for new ways to help our customers effectively, and easily manage end-user print behavior, and thereby improve our own MPS offerings. After carefully evaluating various solutions, we decided that Printelligence MPS best met our needs for a flexible end-user solution. It is easy to deploy and use, requires little IT involvement, integrates seamlessly with our existing offerings, allows for remote management, and has the architecture, security and features to ensure strong customer and channel acceptance," said Bill Melo, vice president, Marketing, Services and Solutions, Toshiba.

"We are particularly pleased that Toshiba, with its track record of innovation and leadership in the managed print market has selected Preo's user-centric Printelligence MPS solution. It is further validation of the unique benefits Preo can deliver to industry leaders in managed print. The Toshiba team is clearly at the forefront of developing the next major phase of print management focused on the end-user, which we term Print Optimization 2.0," said Gary McCone, President & CEO, Preo Software.

"We clearly see the end-user aspect of managed print evolving," said Ed Crowley, CEO, Photizo Group, and organizer of MPS 2010, the industry's leading forum for Managed Print. "This agreement between industry leading Toshiba and Preo Software is a clear indication of the trend for MPS software to move beyond simply managing devices, to being an active component of the change management process for end users."