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MPS Monitor partners with gap intelligence

 

 

MPS Monitor®, the company that develops and distributes the leading platform for the remote monitoring and management of printers and multifunctional devices, has announced a partnership with gap intelligence, values-led market intelligence firm. The goal of this partnership is to provide additional value to the imaging dealer’s community through improved business analytics and market intelligence, deeply integrated into MPS Monitor’s award-winning Analytics BI platform.

MPS Monitor provides its users with an extremely advanced and complete Business Intelligence environment, fully integrated in its remote monitoring and management SaaS platform, which is used by more than 2,000 dealers in 60 countries. MPS Monitor Analytics is a full and comprehensive BI platform designed for imaging dealers, printer resellers and Managed Print Services providers, based entirely on Microsoft Power Bi Embedded technology. The solution enables users to access a full BI environment from within their MPS Monitor web portal – all without the need for separate accounts, different portals, or additional licensing. Users have access to a full self-service BI experience with the ability to modify existing dashboards and reports, or to create new ones from scratch with extreme ease of use, without any coding or even previous BI skills. The company recently announced that its BI environment has been the subject of an extensive feature published on the Customer Stories showcase of Microsoft’s global corporate site.

One common challenge for most remote monitoring tools is the limited ability to deliver valued insights and useful reporting, because of the lack of standardization of datapoints collected by devices. Printers have a limited ability to identify themselves using standard models and are often not able to provide sufficient information on their technical specifications, consumable part numbers, market age and energy consumption.

Through the partnership with gap intelligence, MPS Monitor is able to substantially enrich its BI features, by adding extensive market visibility and additional insights. gap intelligence provides an extremely complete and updated dataset of market information and product specifications coming from its internal expertise and its continuous monitoring activity of the print industry: millions of datapoints containing product specifications and configurations, consumables associations, dates of announcement and retirement from the market, energy consumption – and, many others – are now available for each single standard model for all main printer manufaturers.

This valuable and extensive dataset is now merged inside the MPS Monitor Cloud datawarehouse on which the Analytics system runs. The result is a massive increase in the ability to create insights and data visualisations, by leveraging the power of real-time data coming from devices together with extensive market data and product specifications. A new MPS Monitor feature, called Standard Models Association, will enable users to take advantage of these increased Analytics capabilities in a very simple and guided way.

Commenting on this announcement, Nicola De BlasiCEO of MPS Monitor, said: “BI and predictive analytics are some of the most powerful tools in the hands of dealers and Managed Print Service providers, for future-proofing their business health and securing their profitability. That’s why at MPS Monitor we are investing so extensively in providing self-service BI capabilities to all our users. By partnering with gap intelligence, we can further enhance the breadth and depth of insights that our platform provides and really empower our customers’ sales, operations and finance teams to tranform their fleets’ raw data into valuable intelligence. Through the merger of this new dataset into the MPS Monitor database, we enable every user to know everything about every device, and not just what’s happening in real time, but also about what will happen in the future.”

CEO of gap intelligence, Gary Peterson, shared, “Getting accurate, complete, and timely data is critical to making smart business decisions. We are thrilled that our casual micro and macro level data is part of MPS Monitor’s solution to drive results. Our MPS Monitor and gap intelligence partnership empowers organizations through actionable insights.”

The gap intelligence dataset integration is immediately available to all MPS Montior Portal users by accessing the new Standard Models function just released.

Dealers interested in adopting MPS Monitor can get a free trial of the platform from www.OberonAmericas.com

 

About gap intelligence

gap intelligence is a values-led company that works with manufacturers, resellers, and industry players within the information technology, imaging, consumer electronics, and home appliance industries to bring them up-to-the-minute market intelligence. The company was recognized as one of San Diego Business Journal’s “Best Places to Work”.

About Oberon Americas

Oberon Americas is the exclusive provider of our IoT-Cloud Based MPS Platform powered by MPS Monitor, for the Americas region, offering to dealers, OEM’s, Toner Manufacturers, Resellers and Fortune 500 companies the most reliable, flexible, and secure Next Generation Managed Print Cloud Platforms for all your printing services.

Our team is building the Internet of Printers® 2030, with the most comprehensive middleware platform which helps print dealers and OEM’s monitor and monetize 100% of their machines in the field.
www.OberonAmericas.com info@OberonAmericas.com

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MPS Monitor 2.0 partners with Kodak Alaris to provide secure and automatic monitoring of scanning devices

Kodak Alaris channel partners can now leverage MPS Monitor 2.0 platform for full visibility on their managed scanning devices

MPS Monitor®, the developer and distributor of the leading platform for the remote monitoring and management of printers and multifunctional devices, today announced that MPS Monitor 2.0 is now available to monitor document scanners from Kodak Alaris. Consequently, Kodak Alaris channel partners who offer managed scan services to their customers can now benefit from MPS Monitor 2.0’s advanced technology to automatically monitor scanning devices and securely collect all the data about their customers’ scans.

Kodak Alaris is a leading supplier of information capture solutions aimed at simplifying business processes, leveraging decades of innovation in the field of image science. Accurate, high-quality document scanning, along with intelligent software and reliable services from Kodak Alaris, provide customers with a powerful competitive advantage. The firm’s award-winning range of scanners, software and services is available worldwide through Kodak Alaris’ network of channel partners.

The integration of Kodak Alaris within the MPS Monitor 2.0 platform is possible through the MPS Capture Agent from Kodak Alaris. Thanks to the automation achieved in the data collection process, Kodak Alaris channel partners have complete control of pay-per-scan contracts with their customers, streamlining operations related to invoicing. Data can also be used to predict volume and consumption, with a continuous comparison between forecasts and actual use, and they are also able to monitor the lamp’s usage and duration.