Gartner positions Lexmark in Leaders quadrant of 2014 Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services

  • Lexmark International, Inc. (NYSE: LXK) announces that it has been positioned in the Leaders quadrant by leading industry analyst firm Gartner, Inc. in its Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services1. For four consecutive years, Lexmark has been positioned as a Leader in the firm’s Magic Quadrant report.
  • Gartner defines Managed Content Services (MCS) as “a comprehensive solution that rationalizes, streamlines and optimizes business communications inside the organization by providing customers with consultative help, software, and implementation. In the early stages of maturation, it is tightly coupled with managed print services and focuses on communications inside the organization.”
  • In the Gartner Magic Quadrant report, Lexmark was evaluated on “completeness of vision” as well as its “ability to execute.” According to Gartner, “Leaders provide MPS and MCS to a wide range of customers, including the largest and most geographically dispersed, so they must demonstrate a truly global reach. They must demonstrate not only the skills to deliver today’s MPS and MCS, but also the understanding, initiative and resources to prepare for tomorrow’s MPS and MCS. Leaders characteristically augment the full scope of MPS with a wide range of added-value services. As a result, they are frequently shortlisted by large and midsize customers.”
  • Other recent recognition for Lexmark in addition to a Leader position in the Magic Quadrant includes:
  • Within the last 24 months, Lexmark has competed for and won 22 MPS contracts with companies listed on either the Global 500 or Fortune 500 lists, representing new, incremental business to Lexmark. Lexmark also retained existing MPS customers, reporting a 100 percent renewal rate in 2013.

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“Lexmark has consistently been a leader in implementations of industry-specific solutions as part of our managed print services offering,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Imaging Solutions and Services. “Our recent software acquisitions, starting with Perceptive Software, expanded our customer solutions to create a managed print and content services portfolio that is unmatched in the industry. We are pleased that Gartner has recognized what we feel is the strength of Lexmark’s managed print and content solutions portfolio and are proud to be named as a leader on the Magic Quadrant for Managed Print and Content Services.”

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Lexmark wins BLI Monochrome Line of the Year

Lexmark’s Monochrome Line Wins for the Fifth Time!
For consistently high marks for ease of use, thorough administrative utilities and exceptional overall performance in BLI’s testing, Lexmark’s monochrome printers and MFPs are again BLI’s choice for “Monochrome Printer/MFP Line of the Year.” This marks the fifth time since 2005 that Lexmark has received this honor. “Lexmark’s monochrome devices have consistently excelled in our lab testing, offering outstanding reliability, productivity and commendable image quality,” said BLI’s Orr. “Plus, solutions integration via embedded Solutions Framework and the eTask interface add flexibility and greatly increase ease of use.”

Tony Maceri, BLI senior test technician, added, “Lexmark’s newest monochrome devices offer class-leading speeds, robust design and superb reliability. From the end-user standpoint, programming jobs from the drivers is simple, as is using the control panel and navigating menus. And with MarkVision Enterprise, administrators can monitor and manage device usage on the network, which can help conserve resources and save money.”

“BLI has recognized Lexmark on four occasions in the past with ‘Line of the Year’ awards for our second-to-none monochrome laser devices, which is a great testament to the robustness, reliability, and enterprise-class features across the entire line, no matter what the price point,” said Marty Canning, Lexmark executive vice president and president of Lexmark Imaging Solutions and Services. “It is a great honor to receive this prestigious award from BLI for the fifth time as we continue to deliver breakthrough features and performance in our product portfolio.”

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Lexmark announces AccuRead Automate Software

Lexmark announces AccuRead Automate

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Lexmark AccuRead Automate was designed to automate your document capture process. Turn your Lexmark smart MFP into a productivity powerhouse with automatic classification and routing of documents.

AccuRead Automate extracts key data for file naming and indexing. It’s as simple as that with very little set up time involved. AccuRead Automate is the solution if you are  looking for a smarter way to:

  • Expedite business processes
  • Minimize processing costs
  • Lower investment and reduce IT burden
  • Reduce manual errors and increase compliance
  • Enhance customer service

Click here to view a quick demonstration of Accuread Automate:

Lexmark AccuRead Automate is easy to set up, requires little training and simplifies the capture process for users. It’s the only capture solution on the market that runs directly on their Lexmark MFP, eliminating the need for expensive servers and additional bandwidth. For more information contact your Millennium Business Systems representative at 513-924-9600.

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Sharp Grows A4 Color Lineup with New Desktop MFP Designed for Demanding Workflow Environments

Powerful features plus connectivity to network services and cloud services enable businesses to be more productive

MAHWAH, NJ, August 12, 2014 – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, today released the new MX-C301W desktop color MFP, offering outstanding color output combined with flexible workflow capabilities, all in a compact footprint that fits on a small desk.  In addition to copy/print/scan/fax capabilities, standard features include wireless connectivity, Adobe® PostScript® 3™ printing and a 7″ diagonal touch-screen control panel.

This advanced addition to the Sharp compact desktop series offers a true multitasking controller with a 30 ppm print engine, enabling businesses to speed through copy/print/scan/fax operations. This new desktop model also supports the Sharp OSA® platform that simplifies integration with partner network applications and the Sharp Cloud Portal Office document storage/sharing service.  Compatibility with the Sharpdesk® Mobile free app enables simplified scanning and printing from smartphones and tablets.

“More and more small businesses and workgroups are asking for high quality document capabilities that have the flexibility to connect with the latest technologies,” said Mike Marusic, Senior Vice President, Marketing and Operations, SIICA. “The MX-C301W helps address this need with a desktop solution that not only provides business quality output, but is loaded with standard features, such as wireless connectivity, a touch-screen control panel and robust security protocols.”

The MX-C301W is equipped with standard security features including Security Sockets Layer (SSL) Encryption, confidential printing, secure fax and advanced encryption standard (AES) 256-bit encryption. Additionally, the MX-C301W is able to erase the temporary memory on its hard drive by overwriting encrypted data up to seven times, as well as an end-of-lease feature to overwrite all data.

The Sharp MX-C301W desktop color MFP is available for purchase or lease beginning August 12, 2014.

Click here for more information about the Sharp MX-C301W desktop color MFP.

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Sharp Earns Three Top Awards From Buyers Laboratory

Sharp’s Pro Series Color Document System and cloud service solution earn Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award!

MAHWAH, NJ, July 16, 2014 – Sharp Imaging and Information Copany of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, has earned three Summer 2014 Outstanding Achievement in Innovation awards from Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging products and solutions. Sharp received Outstanding Achievement awards in Innovation from BLI for full-bleed booklet printing and for control panel integration with EFI Fiery® Command WorkStation® for the Sharp Pro Series MX-6500N and MX7500N Color Document Systems. Sharp also received an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award for its Cloud Portal Office service.

BLI’s semi-annual Pick awards are given to the hardware and software offerings judged to be the best in BLI’s comprehensive evaluations, which assess a wide range of the most important performance factors for buyers. Its Outstanding Achievement awards acknowledge products or capabilities that stand out for attributes such as innovation, usefulness, energy efficiency or value.

“Hat’s off to Sharp,” said BLI Manager of Laboratory Testing Pete Emory.  “Whereas competitors require expensive, space-eating in-line and offline options, as well as access to more expensive 12″ x 18″-size paper to create full-bleed 11″ x 17″ booklets, users of the Sharp Pro Series can produce full-bleed, professional-looking booklets with up to 120 pages on 11″ x 17″ paper.”

The Sharp Pro Series Color Document System offers the ability to produce full-bleed booklets, helping to reduce outsourcing costs as well as production time.

“Sharp’s control panel integration with EFI Fiery Command WorkStation also breaks new ground,” added Emory. “With the industry moving more and more towards tablet-style, touch-and-swipe interfaces, Sharp and EFI have found a way to raise the bar even further. This integration saves users the costs and space typically associated with having to purchase an additional monitor and stand; and because the same display also serves as the main operation panel for the Pro Series, operators can switch between the two with ease.”

The Sharp Cloud Portal Office solution also received an Outstanding Achievement in Innovation award. Launched in February 2014, Cloud Portal Office is a comprehensive document management and collaboration service that is fully integrated with Sharp OSA®-enabled MFPs. The cloud based solution allows business users to access work from any location, connect and share documents and capture electronic files and hardcopy documents using a single content management service.

“We’re proud to be recognized by BLI for our innovative and groundbreaking solutions,” said Shane Coffey, Director, Product Managment, Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America. “These awards acknowledge our continued commitment to address the needs of our customers with reliable technology that keeps them truly competitive and productive.”

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