Line of the Year BLI Analysts Honor Xerox with Document Imaging Software Line of the Year Award Winter 2016

Fairfield (NJ) – Buyers Laboratory LLC (BLI), the world’s leading independent evaluator of document imaging software, hardware and services, today announced that Xerox Corporation is the recipient of BLI’s “Document Imaging Software Line of the Year” award for 2016—the third time in a row Xerox has captured the coveted honor. Given once a year, this award recognizes the document imaging vendor that offers the most complete and robust software portfolio across the range of application categories BLI covers on its bliQ subscription service.

“Throughout the year, BLI analysts delve into the software products offered by each leading OEM via research and hands-on evaluation of the products. And three times in a row now, the unmatched Xerox portfolio of in-house-developed software and applications from third-party partners has come out on top,” said Jamie Bsales, Director, Office Workflow Solutions Analysis, at BLI. “And in addition to being ranked best overall, Xerox also had the best showing in several key software categories, including print management and mobile printing applications.”

To determine the Software Line of the Year award recipient, BLI’s experienced staff of analysts considers the imaging software each leading printer and MFP OEM officially sells and supports via its direct and independent sales channels. The OEM’s own products, as well as products from partner ISVs (independent software vendors), were taken into account in categories that include Document Management, Document Capture & Workflow, Print Management, Device Management, Mobile Printing, MFP Connectors and others. BLI’s analysis rates the overall excellence of those applications that have been submitted to BLI’s lab for evaluation in key areas including feature set, ease of use and value, as well as the completeness of the OEM’s software portfolio.

Xerox earned points for several of its own class-leading software offerings, including Xerox App Studio for creating MFP-embedded connectors to streamline document capture/delivery chores, Xerox Mobile Print Solution and Mobile Print Cloud for enabling mobile print functionality across an entire organization, Xerox FreeFlow family of production-print solutions, and the Xerox DocuShare line of document management products. Further strengthening its hand were the myriad best-of-breed partner applications Xerox sells, such as Nuance Communications’ Equitrac print management offerings and AutoStore and eCopy ShareScan document capture/processing routing products, Print Audit’s accounting and fleet management tools, XMediusFAX Cloud MFP fax suite and a host of others.

“Our customer’s workflows are continuously changing and becoming more complex, and therefore they need solutions that deliver the highest levels of productivity and simplicity. Xerox’s response to these ever-changing customers’ environments is the ConnectKey ecosystem, which is the most advanced and flexible continuum of hardware and software solutions in the industry,” said Rui Ferreira, Director/General Manager of Global Office Solutions of the Office and Solutions Business Group at Xerox. “Xerox continues to deliver the simplest and most powerful office solutions that evolve with customer needs, enhance mobile and cloud workflows, and enable unparalleled productivity. Receiving the BLI ‘Line of the Year’ award for three consecutive years validates the ongoing commitment by Xerox and our solution partners to enable the highest level of productivity for our customers and channel partners.”

Stay tuned for upcoming Buyers Lab Pick, Outstanding Achievement and Line of the Year award announcements in the following categories:

January 27: A3 Copier-based Awards
January 28: Energy Efficiency and A4 Printer and Printer MFP Awards

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