HP rolls out a host of applications, wireless printers and channel partner offerings to midmarket companies.
giant Hewlett-Packard announced imaging and printing solutions and devices
designed to help small to medium-size businesses and enterprise organizations
enhance employee productivity, both in the office and on the go. These include
expanding HP solutions suitable for the enterprise but scaled for SMBs and
delivered by channel solutions partners, the introduction of strategic
technology partners Hyland Software and Nuance, as well as new workflow
solutions for health care and financial services enterprise customers and new
and enhanced multifunction printers ideal for the office environment and
featuring ePrint capabilities.
available through select channel partners, include ePrint Enterprise for
businesses with on-the-go workers who need to access and use content from their
smartphones; Access Control Printing Solutions for businesses that need a more
secure, less wasteful print environment; and the HP and TROY secure document
printing solution for businesses that need to print high-value, black-and-white
documents with antifraud security features using plain paper and their HP PCL5
LaserJet printers and multifunction printers (MFPs).
recent years, IT organizations have been under tremendous stress to control and
reduce costs while also investing in business process innovation," said Jeff
Hayes, president of InfoTrends, a market research and strategic consulting
firm. "Successful organizations realize they need to strategically invest
across their entire IT infrastructure, including business printing."
company is also offering SMBs two downloadable applications designed to
streamline document workflows and processes. The Web-Connected Business App,
accessed through a printer's touch screen, is designed to increase productivity
with improved document workflows. The latest business app from HP includes the
ability to print business forms through the DocStoc app. The LaserJet MFP
Wizard Console is a set of tools on select HP LaserJet MFPs that help SMBs manage
and streamline their document handling processes. The wizards make it possible
for users to set up send-to-email and send-to-folder workflows to create and
distribute scanned documents.
also added two partners to its Solutions Business Partner (SBP) program, which
combines an imaging and printing portfolio, a platform strategy, and document
management expertise with solutions from a range of software partners. Hyland
joins the SBP program as a Platinum partner: HP will be selling Hyland's
solution OnBase, an enterprise content management suite.
also joins the program as a Platinum partner and offers a document capture
solution at the scanning device that securely integrates with an intuitive user
interface for performing on-demand capture tasks. HP will resell Nuance eCopy
ShareScan. Omtool, a current member of the HP SBP program, is introducing new
workflow components including Image-In Connect, Image-In Queue and AccuRoute
Extensions for Microsoft SharePoint.
company's device portfolio now includes two networked HP LaserJet MFPs with
features such as ePrint to streamline document workflow. The LaserJet
Enterprise M4555 MFP series features several enterprise tools, including Web
Jetadmin for monitoring and management, FutureSmart firmware and the company's
Open Extensibility Platform to simplify the development and deployment of HP
and third-party solutions. The LaserJet Pro M1217nfw MFP includes print, scan,
fax and copy functionality, as well as Ethernet and wireless networking
need a partner that can help them solve complex business issues," said Bruce
Dahlgren, senior vice president of HP's managed enterprise solutions business.
"Our new technologies and innovations are designed to transform paper-intense
processes into simple digital workflows, allowing businesses to identify new
opportunities for growth."