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Canon USA Wins BLI A4 Line of the Year​

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Congratulations to longtime ABE business partner Canon U.S.A., Inc. for taking home 8 BLI awards from Keypoint Intelligence, including the much sought-after A4 Line of the Year and an Outstanding Achievement Award for Hybrid Workplace Scan Technolo

ABE By the Numbers

Crunching the numbers at ABE shows a company that prioritizes customer relationships, honors commitments, continuously keeps up with the rapid pace of technology — and keeps expanding and strengthening its aspirations to bring leading-edge technologies to local businesses in WNC and the Upstate.

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Konica Minolta Takes Home BLI A3 Line of the Year

3 BLI awards for 2021

We’re excited to announce that our tech partner Konica Minolta has just won 12 Buyers Lab (BLI) awards from Keypoint Intelligence for their bizhub i-Series, including the coveted ‘A3 Line of the Year’

ABE Non-profit Spotlight: SOAR NC

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We're pleased to shine our community partner non-profit spotlight on SOARNC, founded in 1977 by Jonathan Jones, an adult with a learning disability who believed that focusing on an individual’s strengths, rather than their deficits, was critical in ensuring their success. He and his wife began the non-profit organization with programs built around the specific needs of the Learning Disabled (LD) and ADHD youth they serve. Their understanding of these youth is evident in everything they do

Lessons from the Pandemic

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"Before the Pandemic." Not too long ago, those words belonged squarely in a science fiction movie, yet we now hear them used on a daily basis. We now have a defined timeline of “before” and “during” and are (slowly) heading into “after”. As we embrace 2021, we wanted to share a few lessons we've learned as we help clients, new and old, during the pandemic. 

ABE Obtains Perfect NPS Score

Graphic of ABE's perfect 100 score from CEO Juice 

Numbers really do matter, especially when given as an indication of customer satisfaction. That's why we participate in a third-party customer service survey, sent out after every service call by our technicians. The Net Promoter Score®, or NPS®, measures customer experience through a survey consisting of a two-part questionnaire.  We're quite proud to have attained a score of 100, an indication that our efforts to take care of our customers are really paying off.

Section 179 - Everything You Need to Know

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A Game Changer for Small and Medium Businesses: Section 179

If you haven't yet taken advantage of Section 179 tax incentives to purchase or lease office technology and managed IT equipment in the current tax year, you still have a few weeks left to do so. 

According to the IRS website: "Section 179 of the IRS tax code allows businesses to deduct the full purchase price of qualifying equipment and/or software purchased or financed during the tax year. That means that if you buy (or lease) a piece of qualifying equipment, you can deduct the FULL PURCHASE PRICE from your gross income. It’s an incentive created by the U.S. government to encourage businesses to buy equipment and invest in themselves." However, in order to take the deduction for tax year 2020, the equipment must be financed or purchased and put into service between January 1, 2020 and the end of the day on December 31, 2020.


ABE Honored as Recipient of the 2020 Elite Dealer Award

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ENX Magazine announced that Advanced Business Equipment is among the nation’s top office technology dealerships chosen this year as a 2020 Elite Dealer.

What Can a Large Format Scanner Do for You?

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The process of large format scanning captures and converts large format documents to digital files that are easy to manage, access, and distribute, typically in file formats PDF, JPEG and TIFF. Do you have a library of important large format documents to scan for future reference?