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By: Josie Heskje on January 16th, 2022


GreatAmerica Touts Technology Financing at ECS

(SCOTTSDALE, AZ) January 16, 2022 – From the floor of the Executive Connection Summit (ECS) 2022, GreatAmerica Financial Services (GreatAmerica), a founding member of The Consortium, reinforced its commitment to supporting office technology dealers as they evolve beyond print, into services and solutions with its technology financing capabilities. The finance company offers a master document with supplements approach to create a way for office technology providers to easily match financing new solutions with their sales process.  

 

GreatAmerica continues to support the expansion of Managed Print Services and workflow solutions, and this approach makes layering in new software, technology, services, and solutions simple as providers increase their value to their customers and serving as total technology solution providers.   

 

According to Jennie Fisher, Vice President and General Manager of GreatAmerica Financial Services, the financing conpany has placed a heavy focus over the past year on new and emerging product lines in order to better support dealers and their evolution. “Many of our customers have moved or are moving beyond output and are now offering adjacent print solutions like VoIP, IT, or software. This brings more into the billing mix and created a need for us to innovate accordingly. We added our single invoice solution 1nVOICE™ at the end of 2020, and our technology financing capabilities marry up to 1nVOICE nicely to create a modern and comprehensive financing and billing solution.” 

 

Offerings like 1nVOICE™ and HaaR® empower technology providers to add in new and emerging office technologies into their agreements with reduced friction, facilitating the combination of various financing options into one monthly invoice.  

 

The Consortium is a collaboration of office technology industry leaders focused on creating new opportunities for the channel by embracing digital transformation, working together and generating ideas that bring true value to the industry.   

 

About GreatAmerica Financial Services 

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 Billion company, GreatAmerica was established in Cedar Rapids, Iowa in 1992 and has a staff of over 600 employees with offices in Iowa, Georgia, and Minnesota.  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

 

Josie Heskje

Josie Heskje is Director, Strategic Marketing for the Office Equipment Group at GreatAmerica Financial Services. Using over 20 years of marketing experience, she helps guide the strategic marketing direction of the Office Equipment Group, and is responsible for the marketing and public relations planning and execution for the business unit. She is the former Marketing & Communications Chair of the Managed Print Services Association (MPSA) (and current committee member) and was awarded a 2018 Global MPSA MPS Leadership Award for "Outstanding MPS Contribution" for an individual. She was also named an industry "Difference Maker" in ENX Magazine in both 2015 and 2017.

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