Cedar Rapids, IA) November 2, 2022—Predictive InSight and GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (GreatAmerica) announce they have won an award for Best MPS Industry Collaboration by the Managed Print Services Association. The award recognizes their collaborative work on an integration to incorporate the financing process into the Predictive InSight ecommerce platform, Shopblocks, customized for the imaging channel. The award was presented to the companies during the 2022 MPSA Leadership Awards livestream event on LinkedIn.
Jennie Fisher, Senior Vice President and General Manager, Office Equipment Group, GreatAmerica, says that GreatAmerica invests to proactively adapt to changes in the market with a focus on making doing business with our customers as easy as possible. “Financing continues to be a key selling tool for our solution providers, and this integration with Predictive InSight brings financing capabilities into the end-customers’ ecommerce buying journey, helping them meet their budgetary needs. We’re proud and excited to be recognized, along with the Predictive InSight team, for our forward-thinking ecommerce efforts,” stated Fisher.
The Shopblocks platform calls up the GreatAmerica API in order to automate financed transactions.
Ed McLaughlin, Co-Founder of Predictive InSight, says their passion is improving the “people to process ratio” by providing the best knowledge building and customer experience improvement tools available. “Shopblocks is no code platform that allows the development and deployment of an ecommerce site in 20% of the time at almost 20% of the cost of most competitors,” said McLaughlin, “Our collaboration with GreatAmerica Financial Services provides dealers with a true B2B ecommerce platform that can lead the way to even more sales force automation and account development.”
In addition to the six official awards categories, for the first time, this year the awards program featured honorable mentions for providers who took a close second in any of these. In addition to their ‘Best MPS Industry Collaboration’ award, GreatAmerica was also acknowledged with an honorable mention for ‘Best Innovation.’
There were six award categories for The MPSA Leadership Awards this year. Winners included:
- Best MPS Collaboration 2022 — GreatAmerica Financial Services and Predictive InSight
- Ingram Micro— honorable mention
- Best MPS Infrastructure Provider 2022 — Distribution Management
- Ingram Micro— honorable mention
- Best MPS Software 2022 — Tigerpaw Software
- In Time Tec LLC — honorable mention
- Best MPS Independent Provider 2022 — Total Print USA
- Milner Inc. — honorable mention
- Best MPS Innovation 2022 — YSoft
- GreatAmerica Financial Services — honorable mention
- Best MPS Professional Services 2022 — ACDI
- Pulse Technologies — honorable mention
Nominations were submitted to the MPSA and winners were selected by a team of judges from non-competing organizations. The MPSA Awards were first held in 2010 to honor companies in the office imaging industry that have excelled in managed print related areas. GreatAmerica has been recognized with an MPSA Award each year the MPSA has held an awards event.
About GreatAmerica Financial Services Corporation (Office Equipment Group)
GreatAmerica is the largest independent, family-owned national commercial equipment finance company in the U.S. and is dedicated to helping manufacturers, vendors, and dealers be more successful and keep their customers for a lifetime. A $2.5 Billion company with life-to-date finance originations of $14 Billion, GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and has a staff of over 600 employees with offices in Iowa, Georgia, Minnesota, and Illinois. In addition to financing, GreatAmerica offers innovative non-financial services to help our customers grow. GreatAmerica is committed to the office equipment industry and is the leader in single invoice solutions (MPS, Managed IT, and other specialized billing options). GreatAmerica also offers innovative non-financial services to help dealers evolve their businesses. https://www.greatamerica.com/business-equipment-financing