N-able Technologies has announced an alliance with International Business Products, Inc. (IBPI), a buying group that focuses on copiers, printers, accessories, supplies and services for the U.S. market. Effective immediately, N-able’s N-central 8 RMM platform and complementary toolsets can be purchased by IBPI members, as part of the organization’s growing portfolio of technology products from top manufacturers.
“Many copier and equipment vendors are incorporating managed IT services into their services portfolio to avoid commoditization and generate new, recurring revenue streams,” says Randy Horshok, executive director, IBPI. “Managing the equipment they sell and servicing it remotely is a logical next step for our members and will strengthen their existing customer relationships and give way to new business and technologies. N-able’s reputation as a managed services innovator, along with its hybrid licensing model and cost-effective solutions, represent an excellent choice for IBPI members looking to provide higher-value services to their client base.”
As part of the new alliance, N-able and IBPI will provide the technology, resources and expertise required by IBPI members to establish recurring service revenue streams, help customers reduce IT service costs and increase customer satisfaction by offering proactive managed services in a cloud, SaaS (software-as-a-service) or an on-premise model.
“Through IBPI, we’re extending our reach into a new customer base and bringing the value of managed services to a new audience of business owners,” says JP Jauvin, president and chief operating officer for N-able Technologies. “We look forward to engaging with IBPI and building long-term success with its members.”
IBPI’s membership is composed of nearly 300 independent commercial copier and print dealers located throughout the U.S. Formed in 1987, IBPI is focused on negotiating deep discounts and quality rebate programs with the industry’s top manufacturers and service providers. By combining the buying power of its members, IBPI is able to provide pricing that historically was reserved for the biggest players, and pass those savings on to the member dealers. The organization’s services enhance member companies by enabling them to retain their identity and independence in their respective marketplaces.
Launched in May, N-central 8 offers the industry’s most advanced remote IT automation technology and business-oriented support services. Through use of the software, MSPs and IT professionals can remotely manage and effectively support up to 750 devices per technician.