OKI Data Americas and MWA Intelligence Announce Collaboration Integrating FORZA with OKI Smart Multifunction Devices
Mount Laurel, NJ and Scottsdale, AZ (March 10, 2015) – Today at the ITEX 2015 National Conference and Expo taking place in Fort Lauderdale, FL , OKI Data Americas and MWA Intelligence (MWAi®) will introduce and demonstrate the integration of the FORZA solution with select OKI open platform multifunction devices (MFPs). With this announcement, OKI becomes a preferred hardware vendor of the FORZA solution for office automation and imaging channel resellers.
FORZA with SAP Business One is a comprehensive and integrated software solution built to meet the enterprise relationship planning needs of imaging channel dealers. The single sign-on, single database business management platform offers dealers an alternative to their current business system and third-party software programs by capturing all critical information across sales, customers, finances, inventory, services, mobility and operations and delivering this information in real-time. This allows dealers to streamline operations and improve processes to grow and expand their business.
Demonstrations of the FORZA solution in conjunction with OKI smart MFPs are scheduled to take place in the OKI booth (905) during the ITEX show on Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 11 a.m. and 3 p.m. EDT, and on Thursday, March 12, 2015 at 10 a.m. and 1 p.m.
“OKI Data is pleased to announce our collaboration with MWAi on integration of its powerful FORZA solution with our smart MFPs to benefit our imaging channel resellers,” said Mike Garofola, Senior Marketing Manager for Channel Marketing at OKI Data Americas. “OKI Data offers dealers a broad portfolio of printing solutions to meet the current and emerging needs of the marketplace. With the addition of being a preferred hardware vendor for FORZA, OKI Data further demonstrates its value to imaging resellers and the dealer channel.”
According to Michael T. Stramaglio, President and CEO of MWA Intelligence, Inc., “MWAi is excited to announce a new and important alliance with OKI Data Americas – a relationship designed to deliver, in phases, the direct integration of the well-received OKI engines into the MWAi FORZA SAP Business One Platform.”
Stramaglio continued, “The objective of FORZA is to optimize the full design capability of everything from service alerts, true automated metering, bi-directional communication and, ultimately, the opportunity to integrate the best possible data and analytics throughout the supply chain process. MWAi and OKI Data have been working together to deliver a substantial value proposition for the dealer community and end-users, alike.”
ITEX is the premier event for showcasing all aspects of the evolving office market and the growing influence of IT services. It's where cutting-edge technology, education and networking opportunities join to help attendees leverage, manage and build business solutions. Also, it’s where exhibitors turn to reach thousands of office equipment dealers, resellers, distributors, VARs and IT professionals who are eager to invest in and improve tools, technologies and processes. In 2015, ITEX will continue as the largest event in the channel representing dealers, resellers and solution providers across the nation.
OKI Data products are built on parent company OKI Data Corporation’s history of leadership and innovation. Most of OKI Data's color printing solutions feature Single Pass Color™ as well as proprietary digital LED and HD Color technologies. These technologies allow OKI Data Americas to manufacture products that require fewer moving parts for increased reliability and outstanding color output quality.
OKI provides live1, toll-free technical support 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year, with agents based in North America. In addition, OKI Data live chat feature is available to customers within the US and Canada seeking online support on weekdays during normal business hours within the Eastern time zone.
About OKI Data Americas
OKI Data Americas, headquartered in Mount Laurel, NJ, and a subsidiary of OKI Data Corporation of Japan, markets PC peripheral equipment and customized solutions under the OKI® brand, including digital color and monochrome printers and multifunction products, serial impact dot matrix printers, thermal label and POS printers, as well as a full line of options, accessories and consumables. OKI Data Americas serves the graphic arts and production and specialty printing markets with the OKI proColor Series digital production printers. In addition, its Multimedia Production Platform category of production-quality A3 color devices meets a wide-range of graphic arts and commercial printing needs. Utilizing Genuine OKI toner ensures consistent, reliable and high-quality output that maximizes performance. OKI Data offers a broad portfolio of products built to optimize managed print engagements. OKI Data Americas takes a consultative approach to supporting every customer's needs and delivering individualized print solutions that optimize business performance. The company's innovative technology is backed by Tokyo-based parent company OKI Electric Industry, a leader in telecom, infrastructure and mechatronics systems; and an approximately $4.7 billion multinational corporation according to its FY 2013 financial reporting. Keeping its customers' needs top of mind, OKI Data Americas is ISO 9001:2008 certified and offers a selection of ENERGY STAR certified products.
About MWA Intelligence, Inc.
MWA Intelligence, Inc. (MWAi), an SAP Business One Gold Partner, delivers enterprise-class and leading-edge Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Machine-to-People (M2P) solutions to better serve the imaging industry. MWAi’s Intelligent Service, Workforce, Assets and GPS solution suites deliver mission-critical information in real time to the hands of customer-facing employees and into companies’ back-end ERP systems including the powerful MWAi FORZA with SAP Business One. The MWAi solution automates all of the business intelligence management, meter collection, consumables and service alerts and also offers an integrated pre-sale MPS tool. For additional information, please visit the MWA Intelligence corporate website: www.mwaintel.com .
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