Sharp Expands Direct, Local Sales Operations with Sharp Business Systems of South Florida2 May, 2007
Sharp Expands Direct, Local Sales Operations with Sharp Business Systems of South Florida
Sharp Document Solutions Company of America (SDSCA) is continuing to expand its direct regional sales operation with the opening of a new Sharp Business Systems branch in South Florida. Sharp Business Systems of South Florida opened today as the third branch of the division.
SDSCA purchased Miami Lakes-based M.O.S. Imaging Systems to launch Sharp Business Systems in the South Florida area, serving West Palm Beach County, Broward County and Miami-Dade County. Sharp Business Systems of South Florida will be managed by its current president, Luis Gonzalez, who founded the company more than twenty years ago and has watched the organization grow, with strong development in the last few years and a reputation for superior service. Gonzalez also served most recently as the Chairman of Sharp’s Dealer Council and brings his vast experience to the new branch. All employees of M.O.S. Imaging Systems have been asked to join the team and will provide seamless service to new and existing customers across South Florida.
“We are looking forward to a beneficial working relationship with Sharp, combining resources and an experienced staff for a bright future ahead,” said Gonzalez. “Sharp and M.O.S. Imaging Systems already share a common philosophy and this move will strengthen our ability to deliver best-in-class document products and solutions to customers.”
This acquisition also helps to reinforce Sharp’s commitment to Sharp OSA technology, a development platform that turns the MFP into a gateway for document-based business communications by integrating the device with network-based applications.
netCompass, a division of M.O.S. Imaging Systems, has developed a Sharp OSA application called netCompass SmartLook Device Management & Accounting Module, which allows users to control access, monitor usage and generate reports on all MFP functions. With the acquisition, this application will be available through Sharp.
SDSCA plans to establish more than 20 local Sharp Business Systems branches during the next few years.
“Sharp Business Systems will help Sharp continue to grow and strengthen Sharp’s distribution in key markets nationwide, already proving successful in Arizona and San Francisco,” said Ed McLaughlin, President, SDSCA. “Our direct branch strategy will augment our strong independent dealer channel by enabling Sharp to better understand customer needs and then translating that into outstanding products and support for our dealers.”