SATO, a pioneer in the Automatic Identification and Data Collection (AIDC) industry and a leader in barcode printing, labeling, and EPC/RFID solutions, announced its selection by Business Solutions magazine's VAR subscribers as one of the Best Channel Vendors overall and in the following categories:
From mid-September 2010 through early October 2010, Business Solutions magazine conducted a Web-based survey of its VAR subscribers. To ensure statistical accuracy, Business Solutions partnered with Penn State University . VAR subscribers were asked to rate their vendor partners on a scale of 0 (worst) to 5 (best) in seven categories as follows:
Adequate VAR Margins
A total of 11,504 votes were cast with 2,437 participants. All ballots were reviewed to ensure they were submitted by Business Solutions Magazine reseller subscribers and those that could not be verified were eliminated. Scores were calculated by Penn State University and the Business Solutions Magazine editorial staff.
As a result of feedback from subscribers and vendors, Business Solutions Magazine made this year's winners part of a very exclusive group. In past years, the top 15% were selected vs this year's Top 5% only. The best and worst vendors, according to the survey, appear in the January 2011 issue of Business Solutions magazine.
"Business Solutions magazine's survey results once again reflect and verify our commitment to develop feature-rich, reliable, and customer-centric products," said Bob Linse, president of SATO America. "On behalf of our entire SATO team, we thank our business partners and Business Solutions Magazine for continuing to recognize our efforts and products."
SATO - Celebrating over 40 years of manufacturing Best-In-Class printing solutions.
SATO is a pioneer and leading global provider of integrated Automatic Identification and Data Collection solutions that leverage barcode and RFID technologies. SATO manufactures innovative, reliable auto-identification systems and offers complete solutions to businesses by integrating hardware, software, media supplies and maintenance services. Customers rely on SATO for accuracy, labor and resource savings helping to preserve the environment.
Founded in 1940, SATO is publicly listed on the first section of Tokyo Stock Exchange in Japan . It has sales and support offices in over 20 countries and is represented globally through a world-class network of partners. For the fiscal year ended March 31, 2010, it reported revenues of JPY 74,917 million (US$ 807 million). More information about SATO Corporation can be found at www.sato.co.jp/english.
Conversion is based on an average exchange rate of 1 US Dollar = 92.89 Japanese Yen.
For more information about SATO America, visit www.satoamerica.com.