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Canon Solutions America Sparks Innovation at the 2016 Best Value Conference

Thursday, Jan 28, 2016

Canon Solutions America, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., today announced its participation in the 2016 Best Value Conference, a nationally recognized event that educates guests on a leadership-based business model that is designed to decrease risk, stress, cost, and management requirements. During the event, members of Canon Solutions America's Enterprise Managed Services Division spoke on the company's adaptation of the Best Value approach and its resounding impact on both Canon Solutions America and its customers. The event was held in Tempe, Arizona on January 18-22, 2016.

Each year, the Best Value Conference hosts esteemed industry professionals from various industries and presents innovative strategies to help companies develop best practices surrounding procurement and risk management. For over 20 years the Performance Based Studies Research Group, founded by Dr. Dean Kashiwagi, has been testing and refining a Best Value Business Model that has been utilized more than 1,750 times to improve the performance of projects and entire organizations. Canon Solutions America was proud to once again be a part of such a valuable and educational conference that continues to garner widespread praise.

"It was an honor to have been invited once again to this great event that brings together some of the most forward-thinking minds in the industry," said Rick Ranft, senior director of Strategic Markets, Enterprise Managed Services Division, Canon Solutions America. "At Canon Solutions America, we continue to have great success adapting to the Best Value approach and bringing our valued customers with us along the way."

Invited back for the third time, Ranft keyed in on Canon Solutions America's experience implementing Best Value print programs in large, complex organizations. Heading the Strategic Markets group within the Enterprise Managed Services Division, Ranft and his team focus on building solutions customized to the complex needs of Higher Education and Healthcare customers. With transformational design, dedicated account teams, and industry-leading technologies, the Enterprise Managed Services Division builds robust and scalable, yet flexible, print and document management services platforms, hardware and software that allow for customization and innovation based on respective business needs. These practices, among others, were the centerpiece of Ranft's address to the audience as guests learned of the success Canon Solutions America has achieved through applying the Best Value approach.

"We continue to generate business for the Enterprise Managed Services Division with the help of Best Value practitioners," added Erin Briggs, senior program manager for the division at Canon Solutions America. "There is no doubt that we will continue to generate additional business opportunities within the general marketplace using this methodology to drive superior rates of print program success."

As a result of extensive research and customer outreach, along with a dynamic, Best Value approach to developing comprehensive business performance enhancements for its customers, the Enterprise Managed Services Division is poised to raise the profile of Canon Solutions America as it relates to best practices in procurement, change management, and print programs.

About Canon Solutions America, Inc.

Canon Solutions America provides industry leading enterprise, production, and large format printing solutions, supported by exceptional professional service offerings. With the technology offerings of the Canon and Océ brands, Canon Solutions America helps companies of all sizes improve sustainability, increase efficiency, and control costs through high volume, continuous feed, digital and traditional printing, and document management solutions. A wholly owned subsidiary of Canon U.S.A., Inc., Canon Solutions America is headquartered in Melville, N.Y. and has sales and service locations across the U.S. For more information on Canon Solutions America, please visit

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