LRS and Getronics partner to deliver comprehensive output management
Wednesday, October 18, 2006
by Lou Bartlett
LRS and Getronics partner to deliver productivity enhancements and cost efficiencies through a comprehensive output management offering
SPRINGFIELD, IL - October 18, 2006 - Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. (LRS) and Getronics today announced a strategic partnership aimed at enhancing print operations and decreasing associated costs for Getronics clients. The addition of LRS software solutions strengthens the output management options available within Getronics' Workspace Management Services.
"In recent engagements with client CIOs and their staff, we have specifically discussed output management as an area for cost and efficiency improvements," says Marilyn Nelson, Director of Marketing at Getronics. "In order to provide our clients with enhanced capability at a cost-effective price, Getronics needed to find a company devoted to driving efficiency with minimal human intervention. Through application of their software in our own internal operations and testing labs, we have confirmed LRS as best-in-class and are pleased to proceed forward with this partnership and enhanced offering for our clients."
According to John Howerter, Senior Vice President of Product Marketing at LRS, "We are excited about partnering with a respected service provider like Getronics. Our new VPSX® output management solution for the open systems environment is a great fit for Getronics' managed environments. VPSX software provides Getronics and its clients a reliable central point of control for managing all application output, regardless of its origin or destination. We expect that Getronics' large, demanding client base will showcase the extreme scalability of our VPSX solution."
The VPSX solution is a robust, open systems print server that provides assured delivery of business-critical application output to a variety of printing devices. This POSIX-compliant software runs on several UNIX and Linux platforms, as well as Windows systems. VPSX software is primarily targeted at medium and large enterprises that run business-critical applications on non-mainframe platforms.
Fueled by VPSX, Getronics offer a complete turnkey solution tailored to clients' specific business needs. Utilizing assessment and engineering services, a client's output infrastructure is evaluated and reengineered for immediate savings and deployment with the VPSX solution. Add to this ongoing management and proactive resolution of issues and clients will discover it's hard to find such robust capability and expertise.
Getronics Output Management offer incorporating the VPSX solution is available immediately to new and existing clients.
LRS is a privately held company whose corporate headquarters are located in Springfield, Illinois. Remote offices are located throughout the United States and in key geographic regions around the world. Ninety five percent of the Fortune 100 and a majority of the Fortune 500 companies rely on industry-leading LRS solutions, with products in use in over 30 countries. Gartner and other analyst groups recognize LRS as a global IT leader. Software Magazine consistently ranks LRS as one of the top 200 software companies in the world. For more information about LRS, visit www.VPS.com.
With some 25,000 employees in over 25 countries and approximate revenues of USD $3.1 billion, Getronics is one of the world's leading providers of workspace management services.
Getronics designs, deploys, and manages flexible and innovative end-to-end solutions, working together with our partners and clients, in order to optimize and increase the productivity of our clients' mobile knowledge workers.
Getronics headquarters are in Amsterdam, with regional offices in Boston, Madrid, and Singapore. Getronics' shares are traded on Euronext Amsterdam ("GTN"). For further information about Getronics, visit www.getronics.com/us.
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LRS, LRS in the diamond device, and VPSX are registered trademarks of Levi, Ray & Shoup, Inc. Windows is a registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and/or other countries. UNIX is a registered trademark of the Open Group. Linux is a registered trademark of Linus Torvalds. POSIX is a registered trademark of the IEEE Inc.