Canon has extended its pan-European partner programme with new managed print services (MPS) accreditation.
Marc Bory, director of MPS and solution sales at Canon Europe, said the aim was to provide a credible and independent audit process for MPS partners.
"[This] provides assurance that our partners can deliver best-in-class managed services in what continues to be a challenging economic climate," Bory said.
The accreditation, which lasts for 12 months, has been devised and will be overseen by market analysis and consultancy firm Photizo Group.
Training and support includes joint business plan development, access to Canon's PartnerNet communications portal, and eligibility for the Canon Premier Partner Club, which offers top partners access to Canon Europe's management team.
It is being rolled out throughout Europe this quarter as an addendum to the partner programme launched in 2011.
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