PALO ALTO, CA–(Marketwired – Jun 29, 2016) – HP Inc. (NYSE: HPQ) today announced the integration between its portfolio of business printers and ECi FMAudit software, a leading managed print services solution (MPS). By enabling contractual partners to use FMAudit with HP business printers as part of contractual print service engagements, HP is helping these partners lower costs and deliver greater value to their customers.
“We continue to invest in empowering the channel to drive managed print services and contractual sales,” said David Laing, worldwide vice president of contractual channels, HP Inc.“Integrating HP’s remote monitoring capabilities with FMAudit increases the billing accuracy and reduces the complexity associated with managing HP devices under MPS contracts. Channel partners managing HP devices using FMAudit’s tools will get accurate and detailed page counting while enabling the full cost saving features of HP’s managed LaserJet and PageWide devices.”
HP Business Printers Optimized for Contractual Agreements
With the recent introductions of HP PageWide business printers and HP LaserJet devices with JetIntelligence, HP has expanded its business printing portfolio to offer choice and assist channel partners in determining the right solution for their customers regardless of the size of the business or budget.
New printers can equate to new opportunities for channel partners, but ever-changing device specifications may also lead to incorrect meter readings and lost revenue. HP’s partnership with ECi helps address this concern and brings added value to contractual partners. The combination of HP printers and FMAudit allows partners to more accurately track pages printed, copied and scanned by actual page size to ensure correct billing.
Also, the integration eliminates the need for multiple tools to enable the full cost saving features of HP’s family of PageWide and LaserJet devices optimized for contractual business models. With partner authorization, the FMAudit tool will automatically validate with HP that the device has Original HP supplies. After validation, the managed device will then turn on the additional cost saving capabilities, improving partner margins.
“Within contractual sales or MPS engagements, accuracy and timeliness are essential to effective remote device management,” said Kevin Tetu, President of ECi FMAudit. “The integration between FMAudit and HP devices means HP channel partners can update parameters remotely, saving time while preventing reading, billing and supply errors.”
FM Audit integration with HP PageWide and HP LaserJet printers is available now worldwide.
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