We mentioned in our last post that Sharp has been awarded the 2019 Copier MFP Line of the Year by Key Point Intelligence – Buyer’s Lab.
Who is Keypoint Intelligence and why should you care about their award? Watch the following video to find out why Sharp was chosen and why this information can help you improve your company’s bottom-line.
Here at Future Business Solutions, we are completely independent and free to use whichever technology we feel is the best fit for a given client’s needs. Despite having access to any number of manufacturers, our team consistently recommends Sharp document systems over the competition. We choose to work with Sharp because their technology is state-of-the-art and significantly ahead of the pack when it comes to data security, software integration, standard features, and automation capabilities.
So, of course we were pleased to learn that Keypoint Intelligence – Buyers Lab (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging hardware, software, and services, agrees with us! BLI has awarded Sharp the 2019 Copier MFP Line of the Year Award. As was mentioned in our last post, Sharp earned this prestigious honor for their products’ quality and ease-of-use, as well as their innovation and continued feature-improvements in response to independent product testing. But who, you ask, is Keypoint Intelligence and why should you care about this Line of the Year award? What is all the fuss about and why does it matter to you and your company? Two words: Due Diligence.
The task of deciding which equipment to invest in can be extremely tedious and time-consuming. Depending on the size of the purchase, you will probably solicit a handful of bids. Naturally, every sales rep will claim that their equipment is the best. So … do some research on your own? Good luck! Unless we are talking about little inkjet printers (the kind sold at office supply and big box stores), readily available information is mostly limited to marketing materials. There is nothing impartial. So, you probably end up doing what the other 95% of people in your situation do: buy whichever machine costs the least.
Price definitely matters though I think most of us would be willing to pay a little more for the good stuff. Anyone seasoned in business will tell you that quality costs less in the long-run. The problem is that unless you plan on buying lots of equipment and running your own battery of tests, you are going to need some kind of third-party research to put those proposals in perspective. Keypoint Intelligence – Buyer’s Lab is the largest and most respected of the third-party firms that provide exhaustive, impartial analysis of virtually every model of copier, multi-function printer, and type of workflow software, made by the best manufacturers in our industry. Their research allows customers to make informed purchasing decisions and right now, their research says that Sharp is the best of the best.