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Xplor 2004 Announces Full-Day Gartner Program on Office Document Management

22 Jun, 2004

Xplor 2004 Announces Full-Day Gartner Program on Office Document Management

Gartner will return to Xplor International’s annual global conference and exhibit to provide a full-day program focused on office document management. Leveraging the success of last year's program, this fall's program, Strategies for Smart Office Document Management, will provide attendees with the knowledge and best practices know-how to realize their business goals. Xplor 2004 will be held in Dallas, Texas from October 24-28.

The Strategies for Smart Office Document Management will focus on the responsibilities around planning and procurement, integration with IT, management and support of office copiers, printers and multifunction products and office document management systems.

"We're taking it a step further this year in providing Xplor attendees with an even broader perspective of the challenges and solutions in this area, which keeps many companies from realizing their true ROI potential," said Andrew Johnson, vice president for Gartner. "It's not enough to just understand what needs to be done to better manage office document workflow in your office. People need to understand how to do it in the most efficient and effective manner."

The full-day program scheduled for Tuesday, October 26 from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. will feature sessions led by Gartner analysts covering:

Managing the Transition to Better Office Document Workflow. Gartner's Office Document Cost Savings model explains the best practices and success stories of how some managers have won the tough battle to make the tough changes to implement their office document management strategy.

How to Choose the Best Document Output Management Vendor. Gartner's multifunction products (MFP) Magic Quadrant reveals which vendors are leaders or niche players. Identifying Smarter Devices for Smarter Document Processes. Understand if your organization would realize a positive ROI with the smart multifunction products today or how to prepare to make the most of these new, smarter devices.

Smarter Buying for Better Document Output Fleet Management. Recognize the evaluation and selection process in choosing an external service provider and review services contracts to negotiate a better and safer outsourcing contract.

The program also includes Gartner-moderated vendor and end-user panels. Gartner will ask the vendors the hard questions, and moderate the answers to keep them honest, and ensure their answers are meaningful and practical for the attendees. Finally, the organizations on the end-user panel share their experiences and best practices. For additional details on the Gartner program Strategies for Smart Office Management, go to http://www.xplor2004.org.

"We're extremely pleased to welcome Gartner's return to Xplor. We've heard from our attendees that last year's program provided them with the relevant knowledge and insight they've come to expect from our association," said Skip Henk, EDP, president & CEO, Xplor International.


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