SDS Cloud Manager allows HP Partners to activate the new managed print SaaS solution with full access to HP Smart Device Services, including a free version for up to 50 devices
Copenhagen, 2018 – SDS Cloud Manager for HP Smart Device Services is now available to the HP Partners print ecosystem worldwide.
Throughout the past 20 years EET Europarts has been market leader in Europe for printer spare parts, and it is the world’s largest distributor of HP Inc. spare parts. In cooperation with MPS Monitor, EET Europarts will bring a new, self-consistent SaaS (Software-as-a-Service) solution to the market, allowing users to access all the functions of the HP SDS platform instantly and easily. It is specifically designed for HP Partners who wish to leverage all the financial and operating advantages offered by HP Smart Device Services (SDS).
The SDS Cloud Manager is the turnkey solution to provide HP SDS services directly to customers. Partners will have exclusive access to the SaaS features provided by HP through a dedicated Portal with cost-effective subscriptions that are extremely quick and easy to activate. Utilising SDS SaaS features is simple and straightforward, and does not require specific skills or training.
SDS Cloud Manager offers proactive device monitoring and remote diagnosis. This means problems are discovered long before the customer calls to report a hardware issue, thus reducing machine downtime and repeat interventions for the same problem. In addition, if an intervention requires parts replacement, SDS Cloud Manager identifies in real time the needed parts and their availability, thus reducing procurement times.
“Many of our customers manage large install bases of HP printers, and a reduction of service calls represents an opportunity to improve customer experience and create significant savings. In addition, the tools for finding spare parts and installation videos are a huge benefit”. Businessline Director Frederik Andersen from EET Europarts continues: “We are confident our customers will adopt the innovative technology developed by HP. Machine learning tools are a focus area within EET Europarts and the proactive maintenance engine in SDS Cloud Manager is one of a kind in today’s market”. The SDS Cloud Manager Portal will be available across all EET countries in a wide range of languages.
HP Partners of any size can access SDS Cloud Manager by selecting one of the flexible subscriptions, including a free version that offers the complete range of SDS features for up to 50 HP printing devices.
“The cooperation between EET Europarts and MPS Monitor brings real innovation and tangible benefits to the printer market, by enabling proactive service and remote maintenance”, affirms Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor Srl. “The market position of EET Europarts as a supplier of HP spare parts allows us to reach thousands of resellers worldwide and improve their service experience on HP printing devices”. The platform already serves more than 2.500 customers, enabling significant savings whilst improving service levels.
“HP is excited to partner with EET Europarts and MPS Monitor to provide leading Smart Device Services technology to our joint reseller partners and their customers” says David Laing, Worldwide VP of Contractual Channel A3 Devices and Services Marketing, HP Inc. “SDS will improve device uptime and lower the cost to service HP devices”.
Visit www.sdsmanager.ai to start proactive maintenance.
EET Group is Europe’s leading distributor within: Server, Computer & Printer parts, Storage & Network, Mobile Parts & Accessories, Consumer Electronics, Surveillance & Security, Professional AV & Digital Signage, Point of Sale & Auto ID, and Logistical Services. EET Group was founded in 1986, and is today represented with 28 sales offices in 25 countries across Europe under the commercial name EET Europarts.
EET Group represents a wide range of leading brands including: HP Inc., Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Lenovo, MicroConnect, MicroBattery, Ubiquiti Networks, HP Procurve, Cisco, Synology, Qnap, B&O Play, Loewe, Podspeakers, Kensington, tado, Apple, eSTUFF, Incipio, Griffin, MicroSpareparts Mobile, Axis, Hikvision, Bosch, MicroView, Milestone, NEC, Philips, EPSON, VivoLink, Airtame, Zebra, Honeywell, Star Micronics, Datalogic, Datamax and many more.
EET Group is situated in Birkerød just north of Copenhagen and is the parent company of all EET Europarts sales entities. As such, EET Group is the backbone of the organisation and provides all back office functions within: Corporate Management, Finance, Marketing, IT, WEB- and ERP-development, Logistics, Product Management and Procurement.
The group employs more than 575 employees, serves more than 43.000 dealers and handles more than 1.100.000 deliveries per year.
With more than 500,000 printing devices managed and 15 billion pages monitored each year on over 60,000 end users, MPS Monitor is one of the major IoT software solutions at global level for monitoring printing devices and the provision of Managed Print Services. MPS Monitor provides an extremely complete SaaS platform for monitoring and managing printers, available on pure or hybrid Cloud, and equipped with a full set of APIs for integrating external software solutions. Its highly scalable and high-performing data collection technology allows Dealers/VARs, large end users, manufacturers and retailers of printer consumables to satisfy any need associated with the management of printing devices, recording of page volumes and supply of toner in an automatic and controlled way.
MPS Monitor is a sister company of Oberon Service, a company established in 1987 and focused on firmware development for printers and multifunction devices, specialising in the integration and personalization of advanced solutions for print and document management. Oberon is part of the HP JetAdvantage Partner Program since 1991.
The MPS Monitor Cloud service is managed within an ISO/IEC 27001:2014 certified Information Security Management System, and provides full compliance to the new EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).
For more information, please visit the website www.mpsmonitor.com