Millennium Receives Prestigious Sharp Hyakuman Kai Elite Award for 2016

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

MILLENNIUM BUSINESS SYSTEMS OF CINCINNATI HONORED

BY SHARP® FOR OUTSTANDING ACHIEVEMENT

(Cincinnati, OH March 2017) – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America recognized Millennium Business Systems as a Hyakuman Kai Elite Dealer.  Sharp awards Hyakuman Kai Elite status to exceptional dealers that have achieved $5 million plus in sales during the past year.  Millennium Business Systems is among a select group of dealers recognized by Sharp from the hundreds of dealers that sell Sharp’s advanced business products and solutions in the U.S. This is the second year in a row that Millennium has achieved this distinction. 

“The Hyakuman Kai Elite Award is a distinction given to outstanding Sharp dealers such as Millennium Business Systems,” said Doug Albregts, President, CEO and Chairman, Sharp Electronics Corporation. “This award is not simply a measure of sales performance, but embodies all the qualities we look for in an exemplary dealership, including innovative business practices and long-lasting community relationships through outstanding local customer service. It is truly an honor to recognize Millennium Business Systems for their substantial contributions to Sharp’s success.”

“Our goal is to provide Cincinnati-area businesses with world-class products and support, helping encourage business growth within the community,” said David Bartlow, Millennium Business Systems President.  “We are proud to be a Sharp dealer and look forward to strengthening our customer relationships by supplying the latest technology and comprehensive document solutions.”

Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America is a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, the U.S. subsidiary of Japan’s Sharp Corporation. For more information about Sharp business products, visit siica.sharpusa.com.

 

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Lexmark Color MFP’s and Printers Named BLI Line of the Year!

The world’s leading independent test lab ranks Lexmark line first in reliability, color output, design and value

Feb 2, 2017

LEXINGTON, Ky., Feb. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ —

  • Lexmark International, a global imaging leader, today announced it has been awarded the 2017 Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year from Buyers Laboratory (BLI).
  • Based on the lab’s product testing in 2016, BLI honored Lexmark as offering the best and most complete color printer/MFP line in terms of excellent reliability, consistently superb color output, intuitive design and outstanding value.
  • Lexmark’s newest, most advanced A4 color devices include the Lexmark CS4150/CS6160 Series printers, Lexmark XC4140/4150 Series MFPs and Lexmark XC6152/XC8155/XC8160 Series MFP’s.  These products also won five BLI “Pick” awards in 2016.
  • Many of the color laser devices deliver the highest toner capacities in their class as well as industry-leading long-life imaging components, resulting in fewer user interventions and Lexmark’s best-ever color total cost of ownership.
  • Driven by a powerful quad core processor, the newest devices boast the fastest print and copy speeds available in their respective A4 classes.
  • Lexmark’s flagship offering, the Lexmark XC8160 Series, offers the highest toner capacity, the largest input capacity and the most flexible media support of any A4 color laser MFP. The Lexmark XC8160 Series is so advanced it rivals the capabilities of A3 products, allowing businesses to bring color production in-house.
  • With a tablet-like touchscreen interface and flexible media handling, these products are easy to use, require minimal training and enable future integration of business process solutions.
  • Read the announcement on BuyersLab.com.

Supporting Quotes

“From small workgroups through large departments, Lexmark offers a color printer or MFP designed to meet the needs of business users,” said BLI Director of Office Equipment Product Analysis Marlene Orr. “Lexmark’s color models offer maximum uptime, thanks to strong reliability and high-yield consumables, coupled with an outstanding value, thanks to their low total cost of ownership.”

“Winning BLI’s Color Printer/MFP Line of the Year award further validates our commitment to providing our customers innovative products and solutions that help propel their business forward,” said Allen Waugerman, Lexmark senior vice president and chief technology officer. “By combining quality, reliability, speed and ease of use with a low total cost of ownership, our industry-leading color printers and MFPs deliver best-in-class results for our customers.”

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Millennium Received Sharp’s Platinum Level Service Provider Award

Sharp Names Millennium Business Systems a Platinum Level Service Provider

[Cincinnati, Ohio Feb 2017] – Sharp Imaging and Information Company of America (SIICA), a division of Sharp Electronics Corporation, announced today that it has recognized Millennium Business Systems as a Platinum Level Service Provider for its high level of achievement in critical areas of service delivery. The Sharp program was designed to distinguish service organizations that not only meet, but also exceed performance benchmarks and the implementation of industry best practices in this area.

To qualify for the program and be eligible to receive the Platinum Level Service Provider Award, an organization must meet several criteria that demonstrate excellent training, education, service support, and customer satisfaction. The recognized companies must show commitment to training by having archived certification on all current models, as well as a certification in a Network discipline. In addition, the organization needs to have written service escalation processes ensuring their commit to customer satisfaction. They must also follow all preventive maintenance guidelines and practice written total call procedures to maximize mean copies between visits.

“It is an honor for us to receive the Sharp Platinum Level Service Providers Award,” said David A. Bartlow from Millennium Business Systems. “We are proud to work with Sharp products, which are among the most valuable in the line-up that we offer. Millennium Business Systems is dedicated to providing an unprecedented level of customer service with best-in-class technicians and knowledgeable sales personnel that make sure that each model purchased perfectly fits the client’s needs.”

As a Platinum Level Service Provider, Millennium Business Systems has demonstrated superior customer support by ensuring that all reasonable efforts have been made before opening a support ticket with Sharp’s technical hotline, timely updating tickets, and leveraging remote diagnostic technologies. In addition, Millennium Business Systems has delivered consistent performance and quality by only using genuine Sharp parts and supplies.

 

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Sharp Aquos Board Interactive Display Systems

The Sharp Aquos Board technology is bringing new life into conference rooms, training rooms, lobbies and classrooms. Check out this 20 minute video to learn why the Sharp Aquos board is providing a more engaging and and better learning environment for presentations, classrooms and training classes:

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Lexmark Wins 2017 Innovative Product of the Year!

  • Lexmark International, a global imaging leader, today announced the Lexmark XC8160 Series has been named a Better Buys Innovative Product of the Year for 2017 in the color MFP category.
  • The Lexmark XC8160 Series was selected as an Innovative Product of the Year from among 2016 Better Buys Editor’s Choice Award winners following an evaluation based on a range of criteria, including unique features, value to the customer and price.
  • The Lexmark XC8160 Series of A4 color laser MFPs brings production-level performance and quality to the office with the most advanced imaging technology in its class.
  • The Lexmark 8100 Series color devices deliver the highest toner capacities in their class and industry-leading long-life imaging components, resulting in fewer user interventions and Lexmark’s best-ever color total cost of ownership.
  • With a tablet-like touchscreen interface, the products are easy to use while offering the most advanced media handling capabilities of any A4 color laser MFP.

Supporting Quotes

“Lexmark continuously upgrades its products with newer features to make office printing more efficient while retaining its innovative cost-per-page program,” said Melissa Pardo-Bunte, editor, Better Buys. “The XC8160 Series are affordable options for high-volume printing offices that need color and multifunctionality.”

“Our award-winning Lexmark XC8160 Series supports the most demanding workloads with its advanced media handling, long-life components and fast speeds,” said Allen Waugerman, Lexmark senior vice president and chief technology officer. “Winning the Innovative Product of the Year award from Better Buys is further proof that this series of products stands out in the industry and offers our customers unmatched performance and superior value.”

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About Lexmark

For the past 25 years, Lexmark International, Inc. has produced innovative printing and imaging products, business process solutions and services for customers in over 170 countries across the globe. Each of Lexmark’s 13,000 employees is driven to make every client a “customer for life” through the company’s industry-leading technology and world-class customer service. In 2015, Lexmark reported more than $3.5 billion in revenue.

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