IDC reports that our introduction of the ConnectKey technology platform is our most significant development.

By Patti Quinn, Technology Public Relations, Xerox

Xerox is a leader in the IDC MarketScape 2013 Smart MFP report¹ for the second consecutive year. IDC noted Xerox as an established market leader for printing and copying and with a solid foothold in the multifunction printer (MFP) space.WomanPrinter2

According to the report, our most significant development was the introduction of the ConnectKey® technology platform – which can scan and upload documents to cloud repositories, send business-critical documents directly into workflow processes and print securely and easily from any mobile device.

The report referenced a clear linkage between ConnectKey and its impact on our managed print services (MPS) offering, noting: “This is significant as Xerox has been recognized as a leader in the managed print and document services market, and its smart MFPs play an integral role in the delivery of these services.”

Our three-stage MPS approach – assess and optimize; secure and integrate; automate and simplify – is a roadmap to help bridge the paper and digital worlds. We have more than 50 software solutions certified for use with our MFP platform, including cost control, security, authentication, device management, document management, document scanning, fax solutions, mobility, output management and variable data.

¹IDC MarketScape: U.S. Smart Multifunction Peripheral 2013 Vendor Assessment (doc #245058, December 2013)

About IDC MarketScape:
IDC MarketScape vendor analysis model is designed to provide an overview of the competitive fitness of ICT (information and communications technology) suppliers in a given market. The research methodology utilizes a rigorous scoring methodology based on both qualitative and quantitative criteria that results in a single graphical illustration of each vendor’s position within a given market. IDC MarketScape provides a clear framework in which the product and service offerings, capabilities and strategies, and current and future market success factors of IT and telecommunications vendors can be meaningfully compared. The framework also provides technology buyers with a 360-degree assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of current and prospective vendors.