MELVILLE, N.Y., Sept. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Continually elevating its end-to-end service and support capabilities in today's connected world, Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, receives the first Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI) PaceSetter Award for Outstanding Serviceability 2018-2019. The award recognizes the Company as the OEM that, according to BLI, has the best-designed tools, programs, and training for office technology for enterprises to enhance the serviceability of their solutions in the United States.
"Service and support are pivotal to today's customers," says Randy Dazo, director of Keypoint Intelligence's Office Technology & Services Group. "Organizations cannot risk downtime caused by poor support in today's hyper intensive work environments. OEMs recognize this and in an effort to evolve with enterprises are now considering how to enhance serviceability through design, training tools, or new smart technology capabilities like predictive maintenance."
To determine which OEMs lead the market, analysts at Keypoint Intelligence conducted an in-depth study on serviceability. Key areas of evaluation included company vision, in-field support, environmental considerations, tools and training provided to service technicians, and device design. Keypoint Intelligence also considered primary research from U.S. dealers regarding service programs provided by OEMs.
Keypoint Intelligence pinpoints Canon's Customer Solutions Center (CSC) as a pillar supporting its stellar service reputation due to its collaborative environment and ability to emulate customer environments, provide free dealer support with extended hours, and provide coverage for all U.S. time zones.
"We recently introduced our Customer Solutions Center to the Melville headquarters to push the boundaries of what is possible in providing our channel partners and customers a best-in-class, end-to-end customer support experience," says Shinichi Yoshida, Executive Vice President and General Manager, Canon U.S.A. Inc.
Further, Canon developed a predictive service model and the Canon smART service system, which includes a suite of tools to remotely and proactively interface with devices, as well as train customers on device usage, enable certain error codes to contact dealers directly, and plan service calls with greater efficiency. "The goal was to take real-time diagnostics and predictive maintenance to a whole new level, and we're proud to say that we are accomplishing that," Yoshida continues.
Keypoint Intelligence further scored Canon exceptionally high for its SnapShot and e-Support tools. SnapShot offers a dynamic snapshot of devices in the field with usage visualizations and statistics, while e-Support features a mobile knowledge base, service manuals with video and images, a direct "click to call" the Technical Support Center, and the GRID, an e-community for technicians and Canon to support one another.
Finally, Keypoint Intelligence noted Canon's outstanding serviceability cannot be tied to one area and that this commitment to service is evident across the service organization and its offerings. Included in this are the diverse and expansive service training options that offer flexible modes of education without sacrificing quality.
About Canon U.S.A., Inc.
Canon U.S.A., Inc., is a leading provider of consumer, business-to-business, and industrial digital imaging solutions to the United States and to Latin America and the Caribbean markets. With approximately $36 billion in global revenue, its parent company, Canon Inc. (NYSE: CAJ), ranks third overall in U.S. patents granted in 2017† and is one of Fortune Magazine's World's Most Admired Companies in 2018. Canon U.S.A. is committed to the highest level of customer satisfaction and loyalty, providing 100 percent U.S.-based service and support for all of the products it distributes in the United States. Canon U.S.A. is dedicated to its Kyosei philosophy of social and environmental responsibility. In 2014, the Canon Americas Headquarters secured LEED® Gold certification, a recognition for the design, construction, operations and maintenance of high-performance green buildings. To keep apprised of the latest news from Canon U.S.A., sign up for the Company's RSS news feed by visiting www.usa.canon.com/rss and follow us on Twitter @CanonUSA. For media inquiries, please contact email@example.com.
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