HP Inc. this week accepted the “2018-19 PaceSetter Award for Retail” from Keypoint Intelligence - Buyers Lab (BLI). The award recognizes HP Inc.’s offering of the most impressive portfolios of hardware devices, software solutions, and technical and professional services for customers in the retail category. HP is the only OEM awarded in this vertical market.
“Several of the participating OEMs had strong showings in our study when it came to offerings for retail customers,” said Jamie Bsales, Director of Office Workflow Solutions Analysis for Keypoint Intelligence. “HP edged out the others thanks to a hardware portfolio that extends beyond document imaging to include other relevant offerings, including PCs, point-of-sale systems, digital signage and more.”
Analysts at Keypoint Intelligence identified HP’s leadership in the retail vertical market through its comprehensive portfolio spanning personal systems and print. BLI specifically notes HP’s:
- Complete range of retail hardware including wide format signage printers, point-of-sale systems, digital signage, tablets, barcode scanners and receipt printers
- Class-leading A4 printing portfolio that can be tailored to solve retail problems without sacrificing security
- Retail-specific solutions, support and services, including HP Workflow Discovery for Retail, Retail Behavior Analytics Services, and the HP retail industry team
BLI additionally recognizes HP’s ongoing investment to understand the changes in consumerism and ability to implement thoughtful innovative technology.
This award follows a series of top-tier recognition for HP Inc.’s innovation, leadership and collaboration across its personal systems and print businesses.
Last month, HP was named a leader in the IDC MarketScape Contractual Print and Document Services Vendor Assessment and the HP multifunction printer was named a 2018 “Product of the Year” by CRN. This fall, HP won a TSIA STAR award for innovation with Device as a Service and “swept” the print innovation category at CRN’s 2018 Annual Report Card Awards. And in July, BLI named HP the “Most Reliable Business Printer & MFP Brand, 2018-21.”
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