HP and Xerox Corporation announced an expansion of the companies’ business relationship. Xerox will source from HP certain A4 and entry-level A3 products with the majority running on Xerox’s award-winning ConnectKey controller software and Xerox will supply toner for HP products.
In addition, the companies have agreed to partner in the Device as a Service (DaaS) market according to which will become a DaaS specialist in HP’s Partner First program in the US. Xerox’s services capabilities and customer reach in the small to mid-size business market, combined with HP’s award-winning DaaS PC offerings, will allow both companies to meet a wider range of customer needs. Xerox will be authorized to sell HP PCs, displays and accessories to its commercial customers through DaaS. HP will also make Xerox’s cloud-based content management platform DocuShare Flex available on its commercial PCs distributed in the US. The companies will announce release dates for the relevant A4 and entry-level A3 printers closer to product launches. Xerox expects to begin offering HP DaaS to U.S. customers in the second half of 2019.