Toshiba Partners with Preo to Offer Customers Even Greater Print Management Tools

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Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) and Preo Software Inc. has announced a strategic agreement under which TABS will market Preo's Printelligence MPS solution, effectively managing end-user print behavior, thus enabling organizations of all sizes to reduce their printing costs and environmental impact without interfering or interrupting their knowledge-workers' productivity.

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We clearly see the end-user aspect of managed print evolving

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS), an industry-leader in MPS, and Preo Software Inc., the market leader in Print Knowledge Management Systems, has announced a strategic agreement, under which TABS will market Preo's Printelligence™ MPS solution throughout the United States, Mexico, Central and South America, and the Caribbean. The flagship value proposition of this partnership is centered around effectively managing end-user print behavior, thus enabling organizations of all sizes to reduce their printing costs and environmental impact, without interfering or interrupting their knowledge-workers' productivity.

"We're always searching for new ways to help our customers effectively, and easily manage end-user print behavior, and thereby improve our own MPS offerings. After carefully evaluating various solutions, we decided that Printelligence MPS best met our needs for a flexible end-user solution. It is easy to deploy and use, requires little IT involvement, integrates seamlessly with our existing offerings, allows for remote management, and has the architecture, security and features to ensure strong customer and channel acceptance," said Bill Melo, vice president, Marketing, Services and Solutions, Toshiba.

"We are particularly pleased that Toshiba, with its track record of innovation and leadership in the managed print market has selected Preo's user-centric Printelligence MPS solution. It is further validation of the unique benefits Preo can deliver to industry leaders in managed print. The Toshiba team is clearly at the forefront of developing the next major phase of print management focused on the end-user, which we term Print Optimization 2.0," said Gary McCone, President & CEO, Preo Software.

"We clearly see the end-user aspect of managed print evolving," said Ed Crowley, CEO, Photizo Group, and organizer of MPS 2010, the industry's leading forum for Managed Print. "This agreement between industry leading Toshiba and Preo Software is a clear indication of the trend for MPS software to move beyond simply managing devices, to being an active component of the change management process for end users."

About Preo™ Software        

Preo Software Inc. is the market leader in providing Print Knowledge Management Systems (PKMS) to enterprises and select OEM's around the world. Printelligence, the company's award winning SaaS (Software as a Service) offering, empowers users to optimize their print assets and reduce print volumes, yielding significant cost savings and a smaller environmental footprint. Preo customers have achieved significant cost reductions through the deployment of Printelligence's patented PKMS Rules Engine, which allows managers to monitor, advise and/or control the print function in their organization.

Printelligence™ MPS is the complete solution for implementing a comprehensive Print Optimization 2.0 service from assessment to print behavior change management and reporting.

About Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc.

Toshiba America Business Solutions Inc. (TABS) manages product planning, marketing, sales, service support and distribution of copiers, facsimiles, multifunction printing products, network controllers, and toner products throughout the United States, Mexico, Brazil, Latin America, and the Caribbean. Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., TABS has five divisions: the Electronic Imaging Division; the Toner Products Division; the Document Solutions Engineering Division; the International Division; and Toshiba Business Solutions (TBS), a wholly-owned subsidiary corporation of TABS, that operates a network of wholly-owned office equipment dealers throughout the United States.

TABS is an independent operating company of Toshiba Corporation, the seventh largest electronics/electrical equipment company and the world's 97th largest company in terms of sales. Ranked by Fortune magazine as the eighth Most Admired Electronics Company in the World, Toshiba Corporation is a world leader in high technology products with more than 300 major subsidiaries and affiliates worldwide. Fiscal year revenue in 2008 was approximately $67.9 billion.

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