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Strategy Development Launch MPS Mentoring Program

3 Jun, 2009

Strategy Development Launch MPS Mentoring Program

Bryn Mawr, PA (June 2009) — Over the last four years, Strategy Development has helped hundreds of dealers enter the managed print services (MPS) space through their industry leading consulting and training practices. The Strategy Development Team leveraged their significant experience leading large outsourcing, professional services, and equipment focused businesses to develop the services led MPS approach now advocated by most industry players.

Based on the Strategy Development Print Management Processes, the MPS Mentoring Program offers a Sales Track and Operations Track to help channel players enter the fast growing MPS space.

MPS Mentoring Sales Track

Dedicated Print Management Sales Professionals participate in a 13 week webinar series covering every aspect of the print management / MPS sale. Each weekly training event is paired with a weekly best practices call so that participants have the opportunity to learn from the other participants in their cohort. The Strategy Development consultants facilitate these calls and hold monthly update calls with the participant’s manager to ensure the learning’s are being applied and reinforced.

MPS Operations Mentoring Track

With the industry leading service and financial operations consultants on staff, nobody is better positioned to help you understand the processes and requirements to effectively support an MPS business. Over this 12 week program, with offsetting biweekly webinars supported by biweekly individual dealer calls, your team will learn how to build a business plan, developing a compensation plan, profitably price and manage MPS transactions, and handle all of the intricacies of installation and service, among other operational areas.

Participants in the mentoring program receive a toolset that includes:

• Sample contracts

• Web based employment ad

• Power Point scripted value proposition

• Power Point strategy session template

• Power Point proposal template

• Pricing tool

“We have encountered numerous VARs and BTA Dealers that sought the level of expertise that they could only get from Strategy Development and our team of employee consultants, but who did not have the resources to commit to a full consulting engagement,” commented Tom Callinan, managing principal. “Our mentoring program will provide a strong foundation for a VAR, BTA Dealer, or OEM Branch to launch a successful MPS strategy.”

Callinan continued “Our consulting engagements have helped channel players add millions of dollars in monthly reoccurring revenue, which I think is the correct way to measure an MPS program. You can extrapolate monthly clicks into multimillion print agreements over a three year period, but marketing spin doesn’t pay the bills so look at reoccurring revenue to drive your program.”

In addition to the consulting and mentoring programs, Strategy Development developed and instructs the BTA Print Management Workshop, open to all channel players. Ed Carroll, principal of Strategy Development, commented “An industry trainer recently commented that his MPS training doesn’t work. After having over 100 companies represented in our BTA training program, I can tell you unequivocally that our training program produces measurable results. The choice seems clear.”

You now have a choice on how to use the industry leading expertise of the Strategy Development Team: Consulting engagement, mentoring program, or training in partnership with the BTA.

For information on the MPS Mentoring Program or to request an complimentary assessment contact Tom Callinan at callinan@strategydevelopment.org or 610.527.3317

Strategy Development, a management consulting firm focused to the technology and outsourcing space, specializes in business planning, sales effectiveness, advanced sales training, and operational and service improvement. For more information visit Strategy Development at www.strategydevelopment.org

The Business Technology Association (BTA) serves office technology dealerships, manufacturers, distributors and service companies. Its members manufacture and/or sell and service hardware, software and supplies that help businesses be more efficient and save money. Through education, information and guidance, BTA members are the premier source of the technology used by businesses throughout the United States every day.

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