MPS MONITOR ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH PRINTRELEAF
New software leverages connected technology to certifiably releaf forest consumption
Milano, Italy – February 15th, 2016 – MPS Monitor srl (formerly AB Asset Management srl), producer of MPS MONITOR printer management SaaS platform, has become an authorized Distribution and Integration partner of the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX], the first technology platform to enable cloud-based forest product (e.g., paper) tracking and reforestation. This strategic partnership allows the company to provide its customers with an innovative and authentic way to promote sustainable business practices and reduce the environmental impacts that can result from the use of forest products, such as printing.
PRX measures paper consumption through a patent-pending aggregation process that uses the automatic transmission of device and fleet data collected by print management software on imaging devices. This allows end users to help neutralize paper waste, improve efficiency and certifiably participate in sustaining our global forests.
With PRX, customers “releaf,” or reforest, their paper consumption by planting new trees – equivalent to their paper use – at global reforestation project sites of their choice. Through PrintReleaf’s integration with Global Forest Watch, a platform hosted by the World Resources Institute, customer’s interface with heat map technology that represents forest loss and gain across the globe, showing them which areas the planet needs trees most. PrintReleaf reforests at a generally accepted rate of 8,333 sheets of paper per tree (this equation is detailed in PrintReleaf’s global standard for sustainability). After selecting where they want their paper releafed, customers can use their online portal to track the evolution, growth, and survival of their trees over an approximate eight-year time frame for each tree.
“ With the integration between PrintReleaf and MPS Monitor we allow our customers to reduce their environmental footprint by compensating the negative impact of printing in an automatic and seamless way. We are very excited to help our customers to become more environmental-friendly in their printing job.” said Nicola De Blasi, CEO of MPS Monitor srl.
“This partnership with MPS Monitor allows PrintReleaf to achieve greater reach in geographic areas we might not otherwise achieve on our own” said Jordan Darragh, CEO of PrintReleaf. “We are focused on expanding our footprint in Europe in 2016 and MPS Monitor represents a great partner to help us grow our global network in this part of the world”
Since the launch of PrintReleaf, the company has measured over 710 million pages and releafed over 85,000 trees.
This partnership also provides MPS Monitor’s customers with the option to integrate social media, automatically sharing monthly Twitter and Facebook announcements of releaf transactions that promote active participation in sustainable business practices.
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About MPS Monitor
With more than 10 billion pages tracked yearly on more than 30.000 end user customers, MPS Monitor is one of the leading Managed Print Services solutions in today’s print & copy market. With a Pure Cloud or Hybrid Cloud approach, MPS Monitor provides a full-featured printer monitoring and management SaaS platform, with a comprehensive API layer for integration with external software solutions. Its extremely scalable and performing Data Collection technology allows dealers, large end user customers, consumable producers and retailers, to fulfill all their needs related to managing printing fleets of any size. For more information, please visit www.mpsmonitor.com
Creating a global standard for sustainable forest product consumption, PrintReleaf guarantees to certifiably releaf all forest products consumed by its customers. Founded in 2011 by MPS industry veterans, the PrintReleaf Exchange [PRX] is the first technology platform that measures a customer’s forest consumption and connects them directly to reforestation projects. The patent-pending technology not only measures consumption, but tracks its reforestation partners to ensure fulfillment. For more information, please visit www.printreleaf.com.