Operational Game Changer – Advance Signs with MWAi to Implement SAP Business One

August 6, 2013, Baltimore, MD – Advance and MWA Intelligence (MWAi), an SAP Gold Partner and leader in enterprise-class Machine to Machine (M2M) and Machine to People (M2P) solutions, today announced that they have signed an agreement to implement the MWAi Services Platform enabled by SAP Business One throughout all of their locations.

Under the agreement, Advance will implement the all-encompassing SAP Business One to deliver a complete, integrated business management solution that provides transparency and visibility throughout all of its operations. The MWAi Services Platform enabled by SAP Business One will empower Advance to better unify, manage and control shared information across their sales, service, administration and operations teams. The SAP Business One application is designed for Imaging dealers like Advance that recognize the importance of leveraging business software as an integral component of their business growth strategy.

“All of us at MWAi are honored to have a great partner like Advance choose SAP Business One to run their fast growing business,” said Michael T. Stramaglio, president and CEO of MWAi Intelligence. “The team at Advance are truly industry leaders and they continue to innovate, expand and grow their business into new markets and opportunities. The MWAi Services Platform enabled by SAP Business One is a potent business solution that has been verticalized for imaging channel dealers. It will allow Advance to attain higher revenue and customer growth with new technologies, business models, and it will provide Advance with real time, actionable data the likes of which the industry has never seen before.”

MWA Intelligence is responding to a growing need among office technology and imaging businesses struggling to gain and maintain competitive operating advantages with disparate, non-integrated business management systems. Together, MWA Intelligence and SAP will provide office technology providers the ability to make smart decisions, improve future performance, and achieve long-term success.

“Our approach has never been cookie cutter, and we were looking for the same in an ERP partner. This July marked the start of our 50th year in business, and having a 360 degree view of our relationship with our customers allows us to continue to deliver the unparalleled service they depend  on,” says Advance President, Jeff Elkin. “The implementation of SAP Business One will be a clear differentiator for Advance, not only because it streamlines our critical operations, but gives us the flexibility to support our mission to continually bring new and innovative solutions to our customers.”

“Advance is one of the most respected and fastest growing companies in the Imaging Channel and I am delighted that they have chosen SAP Business One,” said Gavin Williams, executive vice president of MWAi. “The team at Advance understands what it takes to be successful in today’s market, and they have a great vision for where they want to go. With their decision to implement the MWAi Services Platform enabled by SAP Business One, they will realize countless efficiencies that will streamline their entire business with a world-class solution with powerful functionality, ease of use and affordability.”

About MWA Intelligence, Inc.

MWA Intelligence Inc. (MWAi), a SAP Business One Gold Partner, delivers enterprise-class and leading-edge Machine-to-Machine (M2M) and Machine-to-People (M2P) solutions to better serve the imaging industry. MWAi’s intelligent service, workforce, assets and GPS solution suites deliver mission-critical information in real time to the hands of customer-facing employees and into companies’ back-end ERP systems including the powerful SAP Business One solution. The MWAi solution automates all of the business intelligence management, meter collection, consumables and service alerts and also offers an integrated pre-sale MPS tool for easy auditing of end-user networks. MWAi literally connects the people who service and sell the assets with the actual machines and ERP systems.

About Advance

As a total document solutions provider, Advance helps organizations tackle business problems by pairing best in class technology with the best support. Whether it’s network integration, multifunctional devices or a software application, Advance designs solutions for productivity so organizations can focus on their core business. The company serves all industries from legal, government, education, and construction to healthcare, religious, non-profit, and more. Service areas consist of Montgomery, Anne Arundel, Carroll, Frederick, Howard, Harford, and Baltimore counties, as well as Baltimore City. With an annual revenue approaching $40 million, Advance continues to receive national recognition for its commitment to providing outstanding service, as well as sales awards, from the manufacturers its represents.