MWA Intelligence Selected as Preferred Vendor of International Business Products, Inc.15 Mar, 2007
MWA Intelligence Selected as Preferred Vendor of International Business Products, Inc.
Office equipment dealer buying consortium gains access to remote asset management tools and workforce automation systems at discounted pricing.
SCOTTSDALE, AZ. — March 12, 2007 — MWA Intelligence, Inc. (MWAi), a leader in remote asset management tools and mobile workforce automation systems and services today announced a preferred vendor relationship with International Business Products, Inc. (IBPI), the industry’s largest office equipment dealer buying consortium. IBPI’s Board of Directors agreed to a 3-year contract with MWAi, which will provide its 221 member-dealers with favorable pricing for solutions such as Intelligent Service™, Intelligent Workforce™, Intelligent Device Management™ and MeterAudit™.
“Since its inception in 1987, IBPI’s mission has been to combine the buying power of our dealer-members, as much as $2.2 Billion annually, for purchasing programs negotiated with industry suppliers who deliver the highest quality products and services,” said Randy Horshok, Executive Director, International Business Products, Inc. “Dealers who buy any of our approved solutions can receive a discount by being an IBPI member, which allows us to provide industry-leading solutions at the most cost-efficient rates.”
MWA Intelligence solutions include asset and resource management tools and related software, hardware and communication technologies to manage employees, assets and business operations more efficiently. The company’s Intelligent Service and Intelligent Workforce modules enable remote management of mobile workers, automate dispatch workflow, streamline service operations and facilitate the exchange of business-critical information and reporting.
“End-user demands, competitive pressures and deteriorating margins are forcing dealers to automate to survive, let alone succeed. But now, there’s another reason to seek greater efficiencies from service and operations…affordability,” said Michael Stramaglio, President and CEO of MWA Intelligence. “MWAi looks forward to supporting the adoption of Intelligent Solutions by IBPI members and will reward these dealers’ interest in our systems and services with discounted pricing, rebates, sample programs and world-class customer service.”
Specifically, Intelligent Service provides office equipment dealers with the opportunity to grow profits by increasing efficiency and quality of customer service through the automation of processes surrounding service dispatch, help desks, parts replenishment, credit collections and meter billing. Intelligent Workforce provides field technicians real-time access to business-critical data, including customer history, real-time parts inventory and technical product information, as well as communication with back-office staff.
Intelligent Device Management allows dealers to remotely monitor, manage and service networked and non-networked copier/printer/multifunctional devices at geographically dispersed customer sites, automatically collecting and billing meter reads, ensuring timely invoicing and reducing lost revenues. In addition, MWAi’s MeterAudit print analysis tool captures print volume and status data — tracked per device — to generate reports that can be used to support the sales process, validating the cost of equipment or the validity of print or document management strategies.
“Undoubtedly, this is the first step in a long-term process in which MWAi and IBPI will work together to bring affordable solutions to market,” continued Stramaglio. “Look for additional announcements leading up to ITEX 2007.”
About International Business Products, Inc. — IBPI is the largest buying group in the office machine and solutions industry. We negotiate volume purchase agreements on behalf of over 220 independently owned member dealers, and provide a variety of programs and services that enhance our members’ value with their customers. IBPI vendors provide solutions for a myriad of business and copier related needs. IBPI is a membership owned corporation, founded in 1987.
About MWA Intelligence, Inc. — MWA Intelligence, Inc. offers leading-edge technologies, world-class customer service and expertise in the office equipment and utilities vertical markets. We deliver comprehensive solutions to companies in need of remote asset management and improved service standards. MWA Intelligence has developed a platform-independent approach to asset, service and mobile workforce management that is flexible and scalable to accommodate company’s unique requirements and grow as your business model evolves. Our solutions drive greater customer satisfaction and profit to the bottom line.
For more information, please visit: www.mwaintelligence.com.