Supplies Network Earns Credential

St. Louis, MO, January 3, 2013 -Supplies Network, a wholesale distributor of IT supplies and managed print services provider announced today it has received the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark for its use of industry-accepted best practices of quality managed print service delivery.

The CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark is designed to qualify and differentiate organizations providing on-premise print services via a managed services business model. Companies seeking the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark are evaluated in several areas including the internal practices and procedures they use to run their business and the external activities and operations they engage in with customers and prospects.

“This credential identifies Supplies Network as a managed print provider that runs their business in a manner that aligns with industry best practices,” said Nancy Hammervik, senior vice president, industry relations, CompTIA.

The Trustmark was developed through the CompTIA Managed Print Services Community, which focuses on the creation of training and educational resources to improve managed print services industry. The group was created to provide networking opportunities among thought leaders, develop managed print services specific programs and tools, and generate member-driven initiatives.

Supplies Network MPS partners can use the CompTIA Managed Print Trustmark. Resellers that partner with an organization that has earned the MPS Trustmark can utilize this for their own MPS program.

To qualify, Supplies Network MPS resellers need to register at the CompTIA website (www.comptia.org) and select Business Credentials to begin the application. As a Supplies Network partner, resellers only need to complete the first four sections.

Agree to the Code of Conduct (Section 1)
Successfully complete the Business Competencies (Sections 2 & 3)
Successfully complete the Sales Skills Validation Section (Section 4)

“The CompTIA trustmark is the result of two years of collaboration amongst of group of industry leaders, representing all facets of the industry. The goal was to define best practices of MPS providers and to create a testing mechanism thru which resellers and infrastructure providers validate their ability to deliver Managed Print Services. Supplies Network resellers engaged in our MPS programs can now leverage a portion of the SN Trustmark to achieve their own TrustMark and do so knowing that Industry best practices are followed to ensure an outstanding customer experience.” Barney Kister, Senior Vice President at Supplies Network

Contact Sarah Custer, MPS Solutions Manager at 800-775-5056 or custers@distributionmgmt.com for more information.