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Epson Enhances Managed Print Service Offerings through Validated Device Support Status with ECi FMAudit® Software

LONG BEACH, Calif., July 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Epson America today announced its WorkForce® Pro business printers have achieved validated device support status with ECi FMAudit® software, a leading provider of innovative Managed Print Services (MPS) technologies. Epson's validated device support status with FMAudit enables extensive access, data monitoring and collection to streamline MPS deployments. Together, Epson and FMAudit deliver a powerful solution for IT network professionals and dealers requiring robust business printers with easy-to-use monitoring services to manage productivity, performance and cost.

Epson America, Inc.

"As the managed print services market continues to grow, Epson has made it a priority to partner with solution providers such as FMAudit to address businesses' need for solutions that deliver productivity and cost efficiency," said Mike Isgrig, vice president, North America Consumer Sales and Marketing, Epson America, Inc. "Resellers now have the opportunity to provide customers with leading-edge printing and imaging hardware from Epson and feature-rich MPS software from FMAudit to optimize and manage their customers' printers, MFPs and copier fleets."

Epson's validated device support status enables both companies to offer FMAudit's Data Capture software, which allows IT professionals and MPS service providers to take advantage of a streamlined, efficient process for data collection.  This includes report creation, account management strategies, and the ability to set up supply and service alerts. The solution is supported across the entire line of Epson WorkForce Pro commercial printers, including the newest models powered by PrecisionCore™, Epson's revolutionary printing technology.  All Epson commercial printers are available through the Epson ImageWaySM Partner Program and authorized MPS resellers and distributors.

FMAudit's diverse portfolio is based on a unique technology that integrates seamlessly into existing infrastructures. The Data Capture solution efficiently assesses and monitors information through its suite of products, enabling IT professionals and MPS service providers to deliver streamlined processes for monitoring, saving money and increasing productivity.

"Epson WorkForce Pro printers deliver high quality output and a low total cost of ownership, which ties seamlessly to FMAudit's extensive data collection software tools," said Kevin Tetu, president, ECi FMAudit. "Our promise to our diverse client base is to deliver the solutions they need to effectively manage and monitor data and, with Epson, we look forward to providing resellers, distributors and IT professionals with cost savings in addition to an enhanced level of service."

For more information about Epson's ImageWay Program, visit http://imageway.goepson.com or contact an Epson sales representative at 800-947-8247.

About ECi

The ECi Software Solutions family of companies provides business and e-commerce solutions, offering on-premise and cloud-based technologies. For 30+ years, ECi's companies have served the manufacturing, office equipment, office supplies, contract office furniture, lumber and building materials, hardware and jan/san sectors. Privately held, ECi is headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, USA, with offices and companies throughout the U.S., Australia, England and the Netherlands. For information, email [email protected], visit www.ECiSolutions.com, or call (800) 959-3367.

About Epson

Epson is a global innovation leader dedicated to exceeding expectations with solutions for markets as diverse as the office, home, commerce, and industry. Epson's lineup ranges from inkjet printers, printing systems and 3LCD projectors to industrial robots, smart glasses and sensing systems and is based on original compact, energy-saving and high-precision technologies.

Led by the Japan-based Seiko Epson Corporation, the Epson Group comprises more than 73,000 employees in 94 companies around the world, and is proud of its ongoing contributions to the global environment and the communities in which it operates. Epson America, Inc., based in Long Beach, Calif., is Epson's regional headquarters for the U.S., Canada, and Latin America. To learn more about Epson, please visit: www.Epson.com.

You may also connect with Epson America on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/Epson), Twitter (http://twitter.com/EpsonAmerica) and YouTube (http://www.youtube.com/EpsonTV).

EPSON and WorkForce are registered trademarks, Epson Exceed Your Vision is a registered logomark, and PrecisionCore is a trademark of Seiko Epson Corporation. ImageWay is a service mark of Epson America, Inc. All other product and brand names are trademarks and/or registered trademarks of their respective companies. Epson disclaims any and all rights in these marks.

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