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Photizo Group Wins MPS Leadership Award

Press release from the issuing company

Midway, KY – Photizo Group has received a 2011 MPSA Leadership Award from the Managed Print Services Association. The annual MPSA Leadership awards recognize organizations demonstrating leadership in implementing, providing or supporting MPS projects. This year's 2011 were announced recently at the 2011 Global MPS Conference in Orlando, FL. Photizo Group won first place in the category of Independent Professional Services provider.

"There are many outstanding organizations involved in the MPS industry today, and we are honored to be one of those recognized with a 2011 MPSA Leadership Award. Our business objective is to provide thought leadership to the MPS industry and to help clients with market intelligence, research and consulting. This award validates the confidence our customers have placed in Photizo Group to help them achieve their MPS goals," said Photizo Group CEO Ed Crowley.
Photizo Group's history of pioneering MPS achievements was highlighted in the company's submission during the award nomination process. These accomplishments include:

Partner Transformation Program was launched at the 2011 Global MPS Conference as a strategic partnership with the PROS Elite Group. This is the first, comprehensive transformation program enabling channel providers to enter MPS, as well as re-energize MPS programs that have stalled.

The MPS Customer Adoption Model provides a framework for describing the MPS customer adoption process. Constantly expanding with the industry and trends, the model has become a standard for the stages a company moves through to complete an MPS engagement.

The Hybrid Dealer Development Model, created in 2008, describes a new framework to help resellers shift their business model from focusing on transactional product sales to a services-centric business.

Photizo Group conducted the first annual tracking study on MPS Decision Makers.  The study provided information in three areas: demographics, purchase, and brand metrics. This ongoing research provides an in-depth analysis to further understand what is important for a decision maker in adopting MPS.

Photizo hosted the first MPS Conference held in 2009 in San Antonio with 135 attendees. Since then, Photizo Group has hosted four more events in the U.S. as well as others in Amsterdam, Barcelona, and Singapore. Leaders from across the MPS industry come together and learn best practices, management metrics, program development and all other aspects of MPS.

In 2007, Photizo Group launched the first issue of the MPS Insights Journal, the first MPS-centered publication. The journal started with the purpose of providing an unbiased, informed view of the developing MPS market. Today, it has developed far beyond expectations, evolving into MPS Insights Daily News, MPSInsights.com and the MPS Insights PRO, a premium-content community for MPS professionals.

The Managed Print Services LinkedIn group, which Photizo launched in 2009, has grown to over 4,000 members.

Founding member of the Managed Print Services Association, which had its beginnings at the first North American MPS Conference in 2008.


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