HP and ImageNet Partner to Accelerate A3 Innovation and Growth

Las Vegas, April 11, 2018 — Today at its most important partner event in the Americas region – Executive Forum 2018 – HP Inc. revealed how it is partnering with ImageNet Consulting, LLC to drive growth in A3 with Smart Device Services (SDS) remote management, lowering its service costs more than 15 percent. Combined with HP’s unique PageWide architecture, ImageNet’s parts and labor burden is up to 10 times less than a traditional laser machine, enabling net new business wins and upgrades.2

“HP is committed to driving growth for their vast partner ecosystem. We are using the cost savings we have seen on HP machines to invest in entering and scaling new markets,” said Pat Russell, CEO, ImageNet Consulting, LLC.“ImageNet has benefited first hand from how HP is reinventing A3 and service, and by taking a unified vendor strategy across our print portfolio, we are maximizing efficiencies and accelerating new growth.”

ImageNet is an industry leader in document management and professional services. In addition to being a strategic partner for HP’s imaging and printing, supplies and MPS businesses, ImageNet is integrating options in Graphics and 3D printing. The company is also expanding its collaboration with HP to include Device-as-a-Service.

“ImageNet is one of the most innovative and dedicated dealers in the industry, and we are thrilled that they have seen such tremendous results growing our joint MPS business across both A3 and A4,” said Grad Rosenbaum, Vice President and General Manager, Americas Solutions Business, HP Inc. “We look forward to achieving additional success with ImageNet as we continue our quest to reinvent the office with smart printing at the core.”

Leveraging HP’s A3 MFPs to Enable Standardized Simplicity

HP’s A3 portfolio transforms today’s copier experience for ImageNet by offering advanced security features unmatched in the marketplace and affordable color via HP’s PageWide printing technology. With HP’s PageWide A3 technology, ImageNet has lowered its parts and labor costs dramatically because of the inherent simplicity of the print-engine design.

Longer Device Uptime via HP SDS

SDS helps ImageNet lower the cost of service, easily diagnose problems and deliver proactive service with big data and predictive analytics that ensure their customers’ fleets are optimized for their evolving needs. 

A key benchmark in ImageNet’s managed print services program is first-call effectiveness—the ability to resolve a customer’s problem without needing return visits. SDS makes that easier with self-help tools such as wizards and web-based information access, enabling ImageNet to take a proactive approach to service, increasing overall customer satisfaction. 

 

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AirPrint is Apple technology that enables printing from iOS or OS X devices without installing any applications or drivers.

With AirPrint, you can take advantage of driverless printing from iOS and OS X products to printers on the same network. This capability enables mobile workers to quickly print hardcopy documents – helping improve productivity, both inside your organization and on-the-go. It also boosts productivity by eliminating the need for you to e-mail files and attachments to someone connected to the network for printing. In addition, mobile printing with AirPrint helps reduce IT’s burden of managing application downloads and print drivers, and enables you to better manage jobs in your print queues. 

AirPrint works seamlessly with many Apple apps, including Safari, Mail, Photos, iWork and PDFs in iBooks. In addition to Apple apps, many third party apps also support AirPrint technology.

 

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