Market Research Identifies Xerox as Market Leader for Managed Print Services

Cairo, May 26, 2010 Xerox continues to maintain a leading position in the field of managed print services (MPS), according to a recently released market research report. The MPS MarketScape report, published by research firm IDC, positions Xerox Corporation as a leader in MPS, analyzes the growing list of MPS vendors, and delivers an overview of competitive fitness.

Companies considering MPS should look at the breadth of a vendor's offerings and the strategic direction for future services, the report explains. It notes that a well executed MPS program can slash costs up to 30 percent, increase productivity, and improve environmental sustainability - but also points out that not all MPS suppliers have the ability to deliver in all three areas. The MarketScape report highlights a number of areas that decision-makers should evaluate when selecting an MPS supplier, including their focus on customer service, as well as ongoing cost management and accountability, and flexibility regarding distribution and sales.

"The crowded MPS market makes it more difficult for companies to pinpoint exactly what they should be looking for in a provider," said Michael Orasin, research manager at IDC. "Xerox's high scores in strategic vision and ability to execute indicate that companies seeking MPS want a partner with market experience and depth of approach to ensure the greatest opportunity for tangible results."

As a leader in MPS, Xerox was first to offer Enterprise Print Services (EPS) that embrace all elements of an organization's print infrastructure - from the networked office to the in-house print center to the virtual worker. The IDC MPS MarketScape report highlights Xerox's strategic vision and ability to execute, and gives the company high marks across the report's assessment criteria, including service offering, cost competitiveness, customer service, and R&D commitment.

"There are many ways to define and execute MPS - but only Xerox continues to earn industry recognition as the leader because we have a proven approach and an impressive history of delivering results," said Stephen Cronin, president, Xerox Global Services.

The Xerox MPS portfolio is made available to small- and mid-sized businesses through the company's global network of channel partners. With a client list including Fiat, Procter & Gamble, Reuters, Enterprise Rent-A-Car, The Dow Chemical Company, and KeyCorp, Xerox is the only MPS provider to monitor as many as 1.5 million devices from multiple vendors around the world.