Solution helps MPS providers drive down ink and toner costs and gather additional data and offer value added services
Preton, the leading provider of printing cost reduction software, and BEI Services, a leading provider of performance management and enhancement products and services, today announced the execution of a reseller agreement where BEI Services will offer Preton's cutting edge software and technology to BEI's extensive customer base.
Preton's PretonSaver™ software significantly reduces ink and toner usage without degrading end user print quality, provides a robust set of user focused reporting data, including page coverage calculations, and includes print policy enforcement to help end users manage costs. PretonSaver uses Preton's core Pixel Optimizer™ technology, which intelligently identifies and removes wasteful pixels during the printing process without visibly impacting quality. This toner optimization capability is critical for MPS providers as fixed toner costs represent a significant portion of their pricing structure.
"Preton offers a truly unique and compelling value proposition to both MPS providers and their customers. By partnering with a leading provider like BEI Services, we are able to jointly bring this value to the US market," said Tim Bohn, Preton's Vice President of North America Operations. "As the MPS market grows increasingly competitive, managing ink and toner costs, which generally account for 60% to 70% of the cost of an MPS page, has become increasingly critical. PretonSaver can significantly reduce these costs, while also providing a more complete set of data, including page coverage information, and provide end users with the value add of print rules enforcement."
"Managing toner costs has been extremely difficult until now. With Preton's pixel optimization technology, the document is managed prior to the print device even receiving the page, which provides for exceptional image management," explained Greg Moseley, CEO at BEI Services. "Since Preton provides a scalable savings based on the type of document to be printed and the applications printing them, the end user output is better controlled, giving them high quality on important documents and lesser quality on low value or disposable prints. Added to this, BEI Services can merge the device level data to the actual parts and labor costs, which is not available anywhere else.