Chuck Crotts TOP 2 Canon PRISMAsync. Sales Representative in the Country

Congratulations, CHUCK CROTTS! Wednesday afternoon, Chuck Crotts was honored in a ceremony awarding him for his outstanding sales performance with Canon PRISMAsync. TOP 2 in the Country- WOW! In April, Chuck also participated in the PRISMA Leadership Winners Trip to Germany – he can’t be stopped (& we don’t want him to be!!)

PRISMAsync for Canon imagePRESS is a media-based workflow solution and a powerful color gamut which increases first-time-print output on any type of media. It also provides the extra edge in terms of print quality, productivity, and operator convenience.

Pictured: Roger Hendrix (CEO of Hendrix Business Systems, Inc), Chuck Crotts (Production Print Director of Hendrix Business Systems, Inc.) and Eric Hester (Canon)

Xerox Ready Install: New Printers Configured Remotely

Xerox Ready Install is a program that enables a Ready Install Analyst to configure your new Xerox printer or multifunction printer.  The analyst will, at your convenience and with your approval, remotely access your printer to complete the network configuration on your printer(s).

The Xerox Ready Analysts use industry leading remote access tools to configure your Xerox device(s) through the cloud.  Xerox Ready Install provides secure encrypted technology-based device configuration and it is the most effective way to expedite network connectivity.

Xerox Ready Install service is an alternative to having Xerox resources come to your site for new device installation support.  It is a “green” alternative that keeps service vehicles off the roads, also eliminating the possibility of missed appointments due to traffic. By using the Xerox Ready Install service, you can schedule the implementation of your new equipment when it is most convenient for you, saving you time and unnecessary hassle.

Here is how it works, first we will discuss what is required for the Ready Install implementation and you will select a time for implementation that is convenient for you.  After your new equipment arrives, using the secure Ready Install tools, your Xerox Ready Analyst will enable the features on your Xerox device. The video below will give you a quick overview of Xerox Ready Install.

Working with you and your Xerox Supply Chain partners, we simplify the device configuration to get you up and running as quickly as possible.  Depending on the configuration, Xerox Ready Install takes on average 30 minutes per device and the device will be fully operational once complete.

Let’s look at the requirements and what can be configured.

Requirements:

  • A computer with Internet connectivity located on the same network as the new Xerox device
  • An IT contact to ensure a smooth install and to provide any required network credentials to configure the device or print drivers.

What can be configured:

  • Machine IP Address
  • Hostname
  • Domain information
  • DNS information
  • Clone Files
  • Software Upgrade
  • Energy Settings
  • Date/Time Settings
  • Display Settings
  • Printing and Copy Defaults
    • Banner Sheets
    • Held Jobs
    • Alternate Paper
    • Paper Management
  • Scan to Email
  • LDAP
  • Active Directory
  • Network Authentication
  • Network Scanning
    • SMB
    • FTP
  • Workflow Scanning
  • Fax
    • Embedded Fax
    • Fax Forward
    • Internet Fax
  • Xerox® Standard Accounting Feature
    • Users
    • Groups
    • Limits
    • User Roles
  • Security
    • Image Overwrite
    • Secure Print
  • Print Drivers Deployment
    • Server Environments
    • Max 3 PC’s or Mac
  • PCL 6
  • PostScript
  • Address Book
    • Up to 5 entries

Please let your Xerox representative know if you have any questions about Xerox Ready Install. For additional information, please look at the Xerox Ready Install brochure and website.

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Meet our Director of Production Print, Chuck Crotts

In today’s fast pace, innovative world we find the need to be constantly developing our skills and expertise to keep up with technological advancements. Chuck Crotts’ ability to do so translates to eloquence, evolution, and synchronicity and has become more of a lifestyle choice than personality traits. Chuck is an uncanny math whiz and our Director of Production Print at Hendrix Business Systems.

Chuck attended North Carolina State in the mid-80s and had majored in Mathematics. He says he was always a numbers guy. After high school, he spent eighteen years working for a company called Applied Copier where he was Head of Production Print. His strong belief in always putting customers first was something he found he had in common with our CEO Roger Hendrix, and is what motivated him to join Hendrix Business Systems. It has been three years since Chuck Crotts has been serving in the capacity of Director of Production Print. In that time, he played a significant role in helping Hendrix Business Systems go from basically being nonexistent in the production print industry, to becoming the 15th largest production print dealer with Canon USA. Before, Hendrix was more of a workgroup dealer and although we sold production print, we did not specialize in it. But with Chuck here, production print has become more of a key focus for the business.

One of his major accomplishments was being successful in transitioning a Fortune 500 insurance company in-house print facility away from Xerox to a Canon stronghold. But Chuck can’t take all the credit for this job. He explains that all through the project, it has been a team effort, adding that, ‘We win together because of each other’.

“Our team’s ability to offer immediate and excellent customer service at just a phone call away and to be prompt in conflict resolution and customer queries is what sets us apart from our competitors.” – Chuck Crotts

Recently, his days have been spent focusing on the launch of a new division within production print. The Oce Colorado wide format product is an initiative to expand the capabilities of what Hendrix Business Systems offer to our customers. This new and exciting option comes because cut sheet printing is shrinking and the need for a new avenue arose.

“At Hendrix, every day we work towards exceeding our customers’ expectations. Not only do we aim to provide a service but we work towards building relationships, being a valued partner, and helping our customers achieve their goals.” – Chuck Crotts

For Chuck, honesty is the most valuable trait a person can have. This is a quality he got from his father, one of the biggest mentors in his life. Chuck thinks of his father as his hero and explained how he taught him pretty much everything that he knows. He enjoys watching his beloved Wolf Pack and other sports as well. When he is not at home catching up on some basketball, he spends his time with his wife, Leigh, his son, Lewis and his daughter, Kinkead. Kinkead is a competitive rower and the family enjoys supporting her at school events.

Chuck describes himself as blessed! He is grateful for his life and the people around him. He is happy that he gets to make a meaningful contribution through the work that he does.  So the next time you’re at Hendrix Business Systems, say ‘Hi’ to Chuck Crotts.

Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. Hosted Annual Technology Showcase

Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. hosted their annual Technology Showcase at their Charlotte, NC – Founders Hall location in early March. The event was a great success, drawing scores of both current and potential customers. Also in attendance were representatives from Hendrix’s current vendors such as Canon, Oce, Xerox, HP, NT-ware, and MBM. The atmosphere was bustling with lively conversations and personal demonstrations of all the latest technologies in the imaging and MPS industries. Everyone was treated to lunch catered by neighboring Aria Tuscan Grill.

“I love this event!  We have the privilege to invite our prospective and current clients to our amazing technical showroom and training center, where they can experience hands-on demonstrations on the newest technology.  Manufacturer’s representatives fly from all over the country to provide the most up-to-date information about the devices in the show, and we have our own specialists on hand answering any questions that our guests may ask” said Tim Manuel, Hendrix Marketing/Operations Manager. “Each year we offer something new to show to keep the event interesting and fresh. This year was special because we were featuring HP products for the first time; this is a new product line for us that we officially launched at the beginning of 2019.”

Never content to rest on success, Hendrix Business Systems is already planning next year’s Technology Showcase. In the meantime, they plan to hold similar events this year in their Raleigh and Greensboro showrooms, each with their own special flair.

About Hendrix Business Systems, Inc.

Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. is a privately held Charlotte-based technology company that specializes in providing businesses of all types and sizes with the highest quality imaging equipment and related software solutions. Founded in 1976 as an office equipment repair service company, Hendrix Business Systems continues to operate with this same fundamental commitment to service by backing everything they sell with award-winning service. As an Authorized Canon®, HP® and Xerox® independent dealer, Hendrix Business Systems offers the most reliable and advanced equipment available on the market today, and they have specialists to implement solutions tailored to a variety of business environments. For more information, please visit https://hendrixbusiness.com.

Press/Media Contact Information:

Timothy A. Manuel
Marketing/Operations Manager
704-574-4800 ext. 4035
tim@hendrixbusiness.com

Millennials Haven’t Killed Print: Canon Launches Print for Action Initiative to Show Print Remains an Influential Medium

Print has long been a powerful medium to inspire action, from promoting social change to influencing purchasing decisions. It therefore comes with little surprise to Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, that nearly half of Americans would feel sad in a world without print, according to survey findings released by the Company today. The Canon Print for Action Survey1, conducted by Ipsos, uncovers consumers’ perception and use of printed materials, as well as the importance of print in the minds of tomorrow’s business leaders.

“We are pleased to find that, despite living in what seems like a digital world, Millennials still count on print for information and inspiration,” says Shinichi Yoshida, executive vice president and general manager, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “With our new Print for Action initiative, our goal is to highlight the power of print’s versatility by coupling Canon’s deep heritage in innovative imaging with proven statistics to educate and to help empower future business leaders.”

Statistics from the Canon Print for Action Survey reveal that the print medium has a favorable influence in many aspects of the lives of U.S. Millennials. From food and beverage purchasing decisions to study habits to relaxation techniques, print is a driving influence and one that seems here to stay. For instance, according to the Canon Print for Action Survey:

  • Millennials still send printed cards. In fact, for Valentine’s Day 2018, giving printed romance cards (30%) won out over sending e-cards (7%) for Millennials. Overall, in the twelve months prior to the survey1 more than half (51%) of Millennials gave someone a printed card for a celebratory moment or a holiday compared to just 18% that sent a digital greeting on those occasions.
  • Other than watching streaming services (56%), Millennials turn to books (48%) to relax. Nearly half of Millennials surveyed say reading a book makes them feel the most relaxed compared to activities like exercising (37%), cooking (37%) and meditating (21%).
  • Millennials still turn to print to plan out their days. In the twelve months prior to the survey1, 43% of Millennials used physical calendars and 30% of Millennials used planners for scheduling and staying organized.

The Canon Print for Action Survey covers more than just Millennials; its statistical findings span a range of demographics and market verticals. Generational findings all point toward the power of print, with only one-in-five Americans, as a whole, reporting that they rely solely on digital platforms.

With a breadth of expertise in production and wide-format printing, Canon print solutions and cutting-edge technology, including but not limited to the imagePROGRAF large format printer series and Océ Colorado wide format printer, help bring visions to life, which in turn have the power to influence the next generations of consumers. The Canon Print for Action Survey is the first component of an initiative meant to help Canon continue on its path of innovation to provide print solutions that spark creativity in the lives of consumers and help fuel its channel partners’ future success through the power of print.

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Meet our Operations Manager, Reggie Brice

His love for interacting with people and the gift of being a problem solver has brought him here. He is proactive, professional and quite frankly, he knows just how to get the job done.

Reggie has been a part of the Hendrix Business family for three years now. He describes his current role of Operations Manager as being a ‘real-life problem solver’. He’s the guy responsible for overseeing and managing the operations of the business for maximum efficiency and customer satisfaction. His typical day includes responding to customer queries and issues, dispatching technicians in a timely, effective manner and ensuring that tools and parts are procured and available for each job. Reggie is also responsible for scheduling new equipment sales and getting the customers equipment installed correctly and on time. Anything mechanical, operational or logistical, Reggie is there, ready to take a hands-on approach to things.

Reggie went to Cary High School in his hometown of Cary, North Carolina. After that, he pursued a Technical L4 qualification before working at a copy shop for some time. It was here that Reggie found his desire to work in this particular industry.

“I used to see the technicians come in and repair the copiers quite frequently and I somehow found that intriguing” – Reggie Brice

Reggie started as a technician and has moved his way up to a managerial position. He gained a wealth of experience which has allowed him to excel at his job. The real test of his expertise as Operations Manager is seen when several new clients come on board at the same time.

“Family time is time well spent!” Reggie is a big believer in this idea. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Carnisha and two kids, Olivia and Tyler. They spend time together doing family-planned activities and watching a lot of sports. Football, basketball, and race cars, yes, Reggie is a sports fanatic! When it comes to mentors, Reggie’s parents have always played a significant role in shaping his individuality; his honesty, his integrity, and his willingness are all values instilled in him from a young age.

When Reggie isn’t here fulfilling his role as Operations Manager, he enjoys playing the drums and making music. In fact, he is quite the drummer and keeps practicing whenever he gets the time. He has played in his church choir a few times and even at a couple weddings.

At Hendrix Business Systems, we work to maintain a close-knit culture and help our employees grow every step of the way. Reggie especially loves this about the company. He likes to see everyone happy and is known among his friends and peers as  ‘a regular prankster’. ‘Life is too short to be uptight’ he says, adding that it’s necessary for us to be more carefree rather than careless with our time and actions.

 

Toner Pirates and Printer Phone Scams

Ahoy! Beware of Toner Pirates and Printer Phone Scams

 

Shiver me timbers, toner pirates are at it again. This sounds like a funny office joke or a Saturday Night Live skit with the “Makin’ Copies” guy. It’s not. A bunch of our customers are reporting that these scammers have been calling them.

 

As silly as “toner pirates” might sound, make sure everyone in your office understands that this is a real thing and to NEVER order copier/printer supplies from an unsolicited phone call. How real? In 2016, 21 people were arrested in a $126 million telemarketing scam for “selling them (small business and charities) overpriced toner for printers and photocopiers.”

The Toner Pirate Scam

Toner pirates are telemarketing scammers. These scurvy scallywags will lie and say they are representing us (Canon Solutions America or Canon Financial Services). Other times they’ll claim to be from a national toner supplier.

The call sounds helpful and preys on everyone’s desire for a “good deal.” Toner prices are about to go up – order now to save money before toner price rises.  

You then receive low-grade toner cartridges and an invoice stating that you owe 3 times the price you would normally pay for them. If you return the cartridges, you’ll be charged a 15% restocking fee!

These yellow-livered bamboozlers use different tactics to scam you:

  • They pretend to be from your regular supplier or the copier manufacturer. The pitch could be that price is increasing or they have a surplus and are selling at a discount or they need to send you a new manual for your copier.
  • Unordered supplies. You’ll receive an invoice for supplies you never ordered billed to the company address and an employee name they gathered from your website, LinkedIn, etc.
  • Lucky winner! These bilge-sucking barnacles will entice someone in your office with a “free gift” in return for telling them what supplies you use. They’ll then send the merchandise (also overpriced in addition to being unordered) with an invoice to that employee’s name. The scam is that you think you have to pay the invoice.
  • Invoices galore. They keep sending invoices with “past due” and threats of legal action or turning you over to a collection agency until you send payment.

10 Ways to Spot a Toner Pirate

  • The company name is intended to sound like a government agency or the caller says they are affiliated with a company name that is similar to your own supplier’s name.
  • You must act NOW! Either immediately or that day.
  • The caller acts like they’ve done business with you before.
  • Unwilling to send prices in writing.
  • Unwilling to give you references.
  • Caller asks for your copier, fax, or printer model number.
  • Caller asks for the serial number of your copier, fax, or printer.
  • Refuses to give you an actual dollar amount.
  • Offer of a free gift for ordering.
  • The caller is often located out of state and won’t give you an exact address.

Send Them to Davey Jones’ Locker

Here are steps to avoid being scammed by these peg-legged, swag bellied sea rats:

  • Train all employees to not buy supplies from unsolicited phone calls
  • Assign only one person to be in charge of ordering office supplies and refer all such calls to that person
  • Never provide details about your equipment over the phone — toner pirates will call to collect small bits of information that they can use to make future interactions seem authentic and valid
  • Do not tell strangers your copier serial number, make or model over the phone
  • Know the contact person for your supply and Managed Print service company
  • Never sign for and accept a shipment you did not order
  • Buyer Beware — If an offer seems too good to be true, it is

It’s a gift. You are not legally obligated to pay for goods you didn’t order. If you do receive supplies:

  1. don’t pay
  2. don’t return it
  3. treat it as a gift (but do not use it is may not be an OEM toner)

There you have it. Everything you need to know to avoid being scammed and to sink every toner pirate ship.

Meet Cortney Hendrix, our Assistant Manager of Marketing and Operations

Cortney joined Hendrix Business Systems in June 2018, but truth be told, she wasn’t always the savvy, business-oriented person she is today. In fact, you could say she was perhaps the complete opposite. Cortney graduated from East Carolina University with a BFA in Theatrical Design and Production–with a concentration in makeup–in 2009. She then went on to graduate with a Master Makeup Artist Degree for Film and Television in New York City. It was there that she lived and worked as a special effects makeup artist in the film and television industry for seven years, plying her trade on such projects as Quatro Terra, Rockaway (2017) and The Karma Club (2016). What’s interesting is that even though the industries are so unlike each other, Cortney’s experience working in the film and television industry, dealing with both sides of the camera, and learning different technologies in the companies she worked for have given her the tools to grow her vision and help take Hendrix into the next generation.

Cortney speaks passionately about Hendrix Business Systems. She is proud that the company has grown from just three people to over seventy-five employees. The hard work and investment that her dad and family put into the business over the years have not only inspired her to always keep striving for greatness, but have also taught her invaluable lessons that shaped her into the person she is today. As Assistant Manager of Marketing & Operations, Cortney mostly focuses on maintaining company morale, dealing with event planning and social media, and developing marketing initiatives. She brings a fresh outlook and trendy ideas,but also really just enjoys learning on the job. Hendrix has four office locations and Cortney has been working hand in hand with the team to help ensure all things run smoothly. She has even been busy assisting with the organization of our Founders’ Club trip and big sales kick-off in January, specially planned for all our salespeople. “We want people to be happy working here,” she says. We try to maintain a close-knit culture among all our employees, and a little appreciation goes a long way.

Cortney is a woman of her words! She says what she means and she means what she says, and that makes her perfect for her role. This philosophy also allows for character building, something which she is constantly working on. Staying true to her roots, she enjoys the dramatic arts all ways, from taking in a play to just watching some good old Netflix! Traveling, good food, and new experiences are always on her horizon; France was by far her favorite destination, combining the best of all three. She has had many wonderful experiences throughout her work and personal life which, she added, will aid her in eventually transitioning into an executive position. She has many great ideas and is looking forward to putting her own spin on things here at Hendrix Business Systems.

Security Seminar – February 12, 2019! Two Sessions!!

Do you cover the camera on your laptop or iPad when it’s not in use? Technology is wonderful and convenient- but it also leaves us vulnerable in both our personal and professional lives. Hackers count on us to stay vulnerable and ultimately exposed. Have you ever thought about your networked printer or multifunction device in the office as a potential liability to company security? Did you know they could potentially be used as a gateway for hackers too?
If this raised an eyebrow, (we hope it did) you cannot miss our next Seminar event. Here you will learn how to protect your company information, and keep hackers out of your devices and network.

Please RSVP@hendrixbusiness.com

Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. Chosen as a 2018 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine

Toluca Lake, CA, December 4, 2018 — ENX Magazine and ENX The Week In Imaging announced that Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. has been selected as a 2018 Elite Dealer. This annual Who’s Who of the office technology dealer community, which is published annually, will be featured in the December issue of ENX Magazine.

The 132-strong 2018 Elite Dealers were selected based on numerous criteria, including growth initiatives, innovative marketing programs, outstanding customer service, charitable contributions to the community, progressive workplace cultures and adaptability to an ever-changing market.

“We would like to congratulate our 2018 Elite Dealers, who continue to thrive and grow in a highly-competitive marketplace. Even as the needs of their clients continue to evolve, these dealers blend many 21st century tools and tactics with old-fashioned customer service—backed by a loyal workforce—to ensure successful outcomes,” said Susan Neimes, managing editor of ENX Magazine and ENX The Week In Imaging.

Added Erik Cagle, editorial director of ENX Magazine, “The strength and vitality of this group is a testament to their core values. It seems that every year, as the industry continues to consolidate, our roster of Elite Dealers continues to grow by leaps and bounds. There are many fascinating success stories to be told, and they can be found in our December issue.”

“We are ecstatic to be selected as a 2018 Elite Dealer by ENX Magazine,” said Roger Hendrix, President and CEO of Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. “Our team works hard every day to make things better in all aspects of our business. It is nice to be recognized by experts in our industry,” he continued.

About ENX Magazine

ENX Magazine is a monthly publication dedicated to the document technology industry since 1994. Now in its 25th year, ENX Magazine continues to deliver exclusive editorial coverage on market opportunities and issues, news and trends, company profiles, new products, and industry insights through interviews with key players in all segments of the document technology industry. With a circulation of more than 28,000 hard copies, ENX Magazine is the leading integrated resource that brings together industry people, products, and business concepts and strategies for document technology industry professionals.

The magazine also publishes ENX The Week In Imaging, a weekly e-newsletter that provides news, profiles, technology and business updates, along with blogs from some of the industry’s most prominent players.

About Hendrix Business Systems, Inc.

Hendrix Business Systems, Inc. is a privately held Charlotte-based technology company that specializes in providing businesses of all types and sizes with the highest quality imaging equipment and related software solutions. As an Authorized Canon®, HP® and Xerox® independent dealer, Hendrix Business Systems offers the most reliable brands available on the market today. Founded in 1976 as an office equipment repair service company, Hendrix Business Systems continues to operate with this same deep-seeded commitment to service by backing what they sell with award-winning service.

Hendrix Business Systems, current and future clients can visit one of four fully operational technology labs and showrooms located in uptown Charlotte, Matthews, Raleigh, or Greensboro, North Carolina. On exhibition, are everyday office imaging and document solutions, such as, Multifunction Copiers, Desktop Printers & Scanners. Plus, High-Speed Production Printing Equipment and document finishing equipment, like paper Cutters and Folders. These high tech lab environments offer “proof of concept” for our customers looking to understand the benefits that their suite of hardware and software solutions are capable of providing. For more information, please visit https://hendrixbusiness.com/ .

 

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