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Oct. 8, 2013
Issue No. 370
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BTA Webinar on Engaging Wider & Higher in Accounts Set for Oct. 10
The 70th webinar in BTA's Building My Business Webinar Series is scheduled for 4 p.m. Eastern on Thursday, Oct. 10.
Pitney Bowes Completes Sale of its Management Services Business
Pitney Bowes Inc. has announced the successful completion of the sale of Pitney Bowes Management Services for $400 million in cash to funds affiliated with Apollo Global Management LLC (together with its consolidated subsidiaries, "Apollo").
Xerox DocuMate Scanners Now Include Diamond Vision
Xerox has announced that a selection of its DocuMate scanners now include Diamond Vision Enterprise Edition software by Office Gemini, an all-inclusive scanning solution that provides production level image and data capture.
Lexmark Acquires PACSGEAR
Lexmark International Inc. has announced the acquisition of PACSGEAR, a provider of connectivity solutions for health-care providers to capture, manage and share medical images and related documents and integrate them with existing picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) and electronic medical records (EMR) systems.
ECi Renews Availability of TechRaptor & Service-On-The-Go
ECi Software Solutions has announced, in a company press release, "the renewed availability of its TechRaptor and Service-On-The-Go remote service applications as a result of the Delaware Court of Chancery's ruling that the license agreement between OMD Corp., La Crosse Management Systems Inc. and MWA Intelligence Inc. was properly terminated by OMD and La Crosse due to a material breach by MWA."
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Building My Business Webinar: How to Engage Wider & Higher Inside Accounts
Why do reps keep calling on IT, FM and purchasing? They experience success where the conversation is about product. Outside of that comfort zone, however, reps are expected to lead business conversations focused on customer initiatives and how they can help deliver measurable results. In this role, studies report a 75-percent failure rate. Why? Technology resellers lack an effective process for consistently creating business conversations. During this webinar, Jim Heffernan, president of Insights53 LLC, will demonstrate what information is needed, where to find it and how to organize it into an effective business conversation. You will learn how to leverage the business conversation to get the appointment and optimize the initial meeting with a new contact. For more information or to register online, click here.
10 FIX: Cost Management for Service Workshop - Cerritos, Calif.
Successful BTA dealers use their service departments to maintain profit margins as new equipment sales margins decline. FIX, BTA's popular service workshop, teaches you how to compute the cost of your service labor hour (service burden rate) and improve your overall service department profitability. Workshop instructors Ronelle Ingram and Rock Janecek will cover proven management and customer service programs to improve morale within your service department. Those struggling with MPS and IT issues can learn new management skills to help transition your staff to the realities of solution-based servicing. This is a highly interactive, energetic classroom experience. For more information or to register online, click here.
23 BTA MPS Client Engagement Training Series
The BTA MPS Client Engagement Training Series, led by Mike Lecak, president of Collaborative Consultant Group, consists of six one-hour, Web-based courses designed to assist participants in the following: getting the appointment; MPS value propositions; conducting the appointment; the assessment; the proposal; deal implementation; and client management. During the six-week session, there will also be three one-hour one-on-one coaching sessions in addition to the online training sessions. During these coaching sessions, you will be working with Lecak on three of your specific accounts. You will be taking these opportunities through the sales process, from appointment through the assessment to the proposal and contract. You will have a chance to gain valuable insight while working on actual "live" prospects. For more information or to register online, click here.
25-26 Fall Colors Retreat - A district event hosted by BTA Southeast - Waynesville, N.C.
BTA Southeast will host its annual fall district event, open to BTA members and non-members from across the country, on Oct. 25-26, 2013, at the Waynesville Inn Golf Resort & Spa in Waynesville, N.C. The event will feature a round-table discussion and three educational sessions presented by industry leaders. Dealers will be able to participate in networking events that will allow them to connect with their peers, including a welcoming reception and a dinner. In addition, there will be time to visit with exhibiting sponsors. Dealer attendees can also enter on-site for a chance to win one of five $100 American Express gift cards and be entered into the BTA District Event Sweepstakes. On Saturday afternoon, there will be time to explore the Waynesville area and enjoy the fall colors. For more information or to register online, click here.
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The October issue of Office Technology, the monthly magazine of the Business Technology Association, is now posted on the BTA website. You will need your username and password to access the online magazine.
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C2C Resources Collection Services
Learn how Profit Maximizer, InfoMax Collection System and Legal Forwarding Edge can help your company be more effective with your in-house collecting and maximize recovery of accounts turned over for collection. Explore how communication options provided by C2C Resources keep you up to date as they make progress on your accounts, as well as how C2C's weekly remittance program gets you money quickly once it does collect. Most importantly, learn how licensing helps protect your business during the recovery process. BTA members receive a discounted rate on these services.
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September/October Issue of The Business Owner Posted to the BTA Website
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