Canon Begins 2020 with Third Managed Print Services Contract
Although Xerox is said to be the leader in the managed print services (MPS) market, Canon U.S.A. says it’s continuing to make gains in the MPS market, announcing today that it’s been awarded two managed print services (MPS) contracts. This marks Canon U.S.A.’s third MPS contract in just the first month of the new year, with the company announcing earlier this month that it had been awarded an MPS contract from Premier, Inc. (see here for more).
Canon announced it was again awarded the NASPO ValuePoint Copiers & Managed Services #140595 state contract for all product categories: A3 and A4 MFPs, production equipment, single-function printers, wide- and large-format equipment, and scanners.
Bart Lemmon, supplier development director for NASPO and NASPO ValuePoint, commented: “NASPO ValuePoint is excited to have made awards on the third iteration of the Copier & Managed Print Services Contract. The new agreement has expanded the scope beyond just copiers and printers to meet the complex office equipment needs of the states and their users. With the expanded scope and breadth of offerings, we expect to see an increase in participating states that adopt these ValuePoint contracts.”
NASPO ValuePoint state contracts identify solutions that streamline workflow and efficiency for customers and offer the states and local communities the best value technology products and services users can benefit from.
Canon received the NASPO ValuePoint Copiers & Managed Services state contract in all product categories, which highlights an array of Canon’s solutions that range from small business to enterprise level, production print to large format, and software solutions including uniFLOW, Therefore and PRISMA. While the contract is held through Canon U.S.A., sales and services are provided through Canon’s nationwide network of participating authorized dealers.
NASPO ValuePoint is a non-profit cooperative purchasing program facilitating public procurement solicitations and agreements using a lead-state model.
Texas Department of Information Resources
Canon U.S.A. also announced it’s been awarded a new contract with the State of Texas Department of Information Resources (DIR). This contract, # DIR-CPO-4437, covers Canon’s full line of imageRUNNER ADVANCE, imageCLASS, imageFORMULA, imagePRESS, and varioPRINT solutions and services.
The Texas DIR contract provides state and local government entities, as well as educational institutions in Texas and outside of Texas, with office-imaging solutions, leverages the buying power of the State of Texas with volume pricing.
The DIR-CPO-4437 is held by Canon U.S.A., but will be fulfilled by Canon’s network of authorized dealers to provide sales and services.
Canon notes that with the increased threat of cyberattacks that target sensitive information, securing data is more important than ever before. The Texas DIR contract was awarded to Canon due, in part, it says, to the comprehensive security capabilities and features of Canon’s devices and software solutions. This technology can equip Texas state government, education and local government entities with the tools needed to help secure information, protect against threats, comply with security policies and integrate with network activity monitoring designed to help the customer quickly identify and address suspicious activity.
About Canon MPS
Canon Managed Print Services (MPS) integrates the office print environment with IT and business process optimization strategies to provide more comprehensive business solutions. Delivered together with mail, centralized print and scanning centers, Canon says its MPS provides customers with a number of benefits including enhanced security, improved business process through digital workflow, centralized management of the document output environment and more uniform, cost effective solutions.
For more on Canon MPS, see here.
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