Previously powered by either PrintFleet or FM Audit, the FleetView expansion with Print Audit allows resellers to not only monitor devices, but also influence print behaviors through its rules-based structure. Additional functionality available to the end user includes built-in cost recovery capabilities, follow-me printing and secure print release.
“We began to see enthusiasm for rules-based tools that added more sophistication to our customers’ MPS programs,” said Jennie Fisher, Senior VP and General Manager for the GreatAmerica Office Equipment Group, and Board Member of the Managed Print Services Association. “MPS has evolved, and adding FleetView, powered by Print Audit, seemed like the best way for us to help the more advanced MPS providers become more effective in their approach,” she added.
FleetView, powered by Print Audit, allows office equipment dealers to proactively understand and improve the efficiency of their customers’ output environment, something Edwards & Virginia Business Systems, an MPS provider for over 10 years and a long-time GreatAmerica customer, has seen firsthand. “As our business has grown, we needed to find new ways to enhance our offering and bring additional value to our clients. Print Audit provided both the technology and marketing resources that enabled us to get closer to our clients’ current needs, while increasing operational efficiency and profit,” said Dexter Loeble, Senior Marketing Director for Edwards & Virginia Business Systems.
The Print Audit model is designed to help an MPS provider save its end-user clients’ money and provide additional features, but also turn a typical cost center into a revenue generator. By providing end users new benefits and value, office equipment dealers can charge a monthly fee, which grows their recurring revenue.
GreatAmerica has been active with MPS solutions for a decade, specializing in bundled billing and offering other nonfinancial services for its customers, like Collabrance managed IT services. They have offered hosted fleet monitoring solutions for more than seven years.
GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (greatamerica.com) is a $1.4 billion national commercial equipment finance company. GreatAmerica is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. GreatAmerica provides financing and niche market-focused services in all fifty states and several U.S. Territories and has a staff of nearly 400 employees with offices in Iowa, Minnesota, Missouri and Georgia.
Our commitment to understanding the industry has positioned us as the unparalleled leader in single invoice solutions (MPS, Managed IT, and other specialized billing options). We also offer innovative non-financial services such as Collabrance™ Managed IT Services, PathShare® HR Services, Info-Zone®.com, and FleetView™ remote monitoring to help our dealers evolve their businesses.
About Print Audit
Established in 1999 and headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Print Audit (printaudit.com) is the fastest growing print management company in the world. By providing businesses with innovative and practical print tracking solutions, the company has helped customers recapture over $200 million in printing and photocopying expenses while saving an estimated 190,000 trees a year.
Print Audit is the most comprehensive provider of managed print services (MPS) and print management solutions. The company enables organizations to monitor and control their printing costs via a broad range of capabilities that include secure print release, follow-me printing, rules-based printing, cost recovery, in-depth print assessment and remote meter reading.
Print Audit has offices located in the United Kingdom, France, Germany, South Africa, Australia, Brazil, Canada and the United States.