Fulton, Md. – Quality Associates, Inc., (www. qualityassociatesinc.com), an established provider of services and solutions for document management, imaging and archiving, today announced its participation in the Canon USA Premier Partner Program. The designation gives Quality Associates the authorization to distribute Canon USA’s IMAGEFORMULA scanner line – including full implementation and software training – to its clients.

The Canon USA Premier Partner Program is designed to allow key resellers of content management systems access to Canon USA’s line of high-quality, business-class scanners. Through the program, partners, such as Quality Associates, receive training regarding the specifications of each scanner and learn basic technical support. As a Premier Partner, Quality Associates will have access to the highly trained support staff at Canon USA at all times during product implementation.

“We are excited to name Quality Associates as a Premier Partner,” said Rob Hodes, regional account executive, Canon USA. “QAI is known, across the industry, as one of the best resellers of scanner products because of the comprehensive nature of their document management services, which include training and on-going support. Their commitment to excellence and dedication to each client’s project from start to finish makes them exceptionally qualified to distribute our products. We believe that the addition of Canon’s scanners to Quality Associates’ service lineup will aid with their goal of supplying the finest products available to their clients.”

“Our ability to partner with advanced providers of high-volume content management solutions is a source of corporate pride for everyone here at Quality Associates,” said Scott Swidersky, director, Information Systems Division, Quality Associates. “Through Canon’s Premier Partner Program, our sales and service teams have access to a comprehensive set of tools, including user manuals, success stories, and competitive comparisons, which they will use when working with our clients. This will enable Quality Associates to give our clients access to the scanners and document management systems that fit their unique needs.”

About Quality Associates, Inc.

Quality Associates, Inc. (QAI) offers customized document and knowledge management solutions that enable organizations to maximize productivity by ensuring that information is captured, converted and accessible. As a value-added reseller (VAR) that partners with the industry’s leading intelligent information management (IIM) hardware and software providers, QAI offers a wide range of services and solutions that includes scanning and imaging; document and media conversion; storage and electronic archiving; and full systems integration and support with customized training programs. QAI also provides strategic quality assurance consulting and auditing services. QAI’s broad client base includes federal, state and local government agencies; chemical and manufacturing companies; financial, accounting and law firms; and medical research facilities. For more information, call (800) 488-3547 or visit www.qualityassociatesinc.com.