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Monday, January 3, 2011

PlanWell Collaborate & AbacusPCR Awarded BERTL's BEST

If you are familiar with BERTL you know that it is recognized as one of the leading business equipment research and testing labs in the world.  Manufacturers like Xerox, Oce, Canon, KIP, HP and others submit their products to BERTL for evaluation every year. 

A BERTL’S BEST Award is a big deal to these manufactures’ as this rating helps to raise the credibility and competitive positioning of their products in certain market segments. 

Today we are pleased to announce that BERTL has tested and rated several of ARC’s software products and has given them  BERTL BEST ratings in their respective market segments.
AbacusPCR was awarded Best Print Tracking Solution in the marketplace in 2010.

According to BERTL,  AbacusPCR:

  • Is a fast, comprehensive and easy to use cost recovery tool.
  • Tracks all printers and copiers by; user, project, client or custom criteria as business requires.
  • Has the ability to import or export any data for easy integration with any accounting system, ERP or other Business Management Tools.
  • Integrates with on-board technologies of devices manufactured by KIP, OcĂ©, Canon, Ricoh/Savin and Konica Minolta.
PlanWell Collaborate was recognized as 2010’s Best AEC Project Management and Collaboration Tool.

According to BERTL, PlanWell Collaborate’s strengths are as follows:
  • Cloud based project management application requires no hardware, software or training.
  • Unique and Innovative Integration with Outlook allows for an efficient Project Team Communication tool.
  • All notifications reviews, comment distributions can be done through Outlook.
  • The project calendar can be cross-referenced with the team's calendars.
  • Notices can also be sent to non-team members through this system.
  • Visual updates allow all team members to actually see the progress of the project.
  • Knowledge base is accessible to all project team members on the cloud which eliminates time consuming documentation.
For the complete BERTL Report on PlanWell Collaborate click here!

Who is BERTL?
 The Business Equipment Research and Test Laboratories Inc., (BERTL) is an independent testing laboratory whose purpose is to provide objective, independent product evaluation reports and comparative analyses on imaging devices and software workflow solutions.

In order for reprographers to offset the declines in traditional printing they need to introduce new and relevant services to their AEC clients. Software tools like AbacusPCR and PlanWell Collaborate are examples of best in class technologies that can go a long way in helping reprographers diversify their businesses, while at the same time, generating high margin sales.
Let us know your thoughts!   Shaun

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