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Top 100 Summit Executive Council Creates Seat Based Billing Business Model for Managed Print

17 Feb, 2016

Calgary, Alberta - February 16, 2016 - Print Audit®, along with 29 dealer and distribution partners, has completed a 12 week Executive Council for the development of a viable Seat Based Billing (SBB) model for Managed Print. SBB for MPS has been designed as an alternative to the highly commoditized CPP billing method currently employed by the industry. SBB offers stronger protection of dealer profits while at the same time delivering additional savings for customers through efficiency improvements.

One of Print Audit’s key missions is to “Save the office equipment industry” and SBB will help to deliver on this. Declining pages per user, fracturing OEM stability, increased competitive pressures and the commoditization of the traditional CPP model are forcing the office equipment industry to develop a new business model for the future of Managed Print. The SBB Executive Council has come up with a model that will drive a new era of MPS.

“The existing CPP model for MPS has been around for over 15 years and dealers have been looking for new ways to grow their businesses in challenging times.” stated West McDonald, Vice President of Business Development for Print Audit. “SBB will give office equipment dealers a way to increase their total profits while shutting out less advanced competitors. We are all very excited to have completed a viable SBB model so that progressive dealers can start taking advantage of SBB today.”

Seat Based Billing comes with a host of benefits for both dealers and end-users alike:

- 100% budgetable printing costs: No more counting. A fixed monthly fee per user for managed print.
- Cost reduction through workflow improvements: Delivers customer savings while increasing dealer total profits.
- Unified billing: The same billing model for MPS, Managed IT Services, and DMS.
- Improved security: User-based accounting and print tracking.

The SBB Executive Council was created at the Top 100 Summit. The Top 100 Summit is an event where dealer principals gather to build and refine the business model of the future. To learn more about SBB and to see if you are eligible to attend the exclusive Top 100 Summit, visit http://www.printaudit.com/top100

About Print Audit®:
Established in 1999 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit's mission is to help office equipment dealers grow their businesses. The company does this through its Premier membership program which was created to teach dealers how to Win Customers, Keep Customers and Build Recurring Revenue. To date, Premier members have acquired 1555 new customers, added over $6.1 million in monthly recurring revenue and retained 80% of their print management clients.  Premier members are working together to build the most influential group of office equipment dealers in the world.

Print Audit is the most comprehensive provider of device and print management solutions. The company not only helps members remotely manage their printer fleets, but has also developed a variety of tools that enable organizations to monitor and control user printing behavior. Premier members enjoy access to all of Print Audit solutions for a flat monthly fee.

Print Audit has offices located worldwide. Visit http://www.printaudit.comto learn more.

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